In a study researchers found that video chats such as Skype, between dementia patients in nursing homes and their family members, combining visual with auditory sensory inputs, reduce agitated behaviors in dementia patients. Telephone conversations involving auditory inputs alone also decreased agitated behaviors in dementia patients but to a much lesser extent.
Researchers have found a modest link between levels of 25-hydroxy vitamin D (vitamin D) and sex hormones in men and women aged 45 to 84. Lower levels of vitamin D were associated with lower levels of sex-hormone–binding globulin (SHBG) and higher levels of free testosterone in men and women and lower levels of estradiol and higher levels of dehydroepandrosterone (DHEA) in women. Further studies are needed to determine whether treating vitamin D deficiency can improve the low testosterone state.
Dr. Ayati, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine at Stanfornd university School of Medicine and Director of Geriatric Concierge Center will be speaking at the Stanford Geriatric Care Series on Thursday Feb 16th.