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Aging Bulletin - March 2014 Archives


Gen X obesity a major problem for healthcare, workforce (3/31/2014)

If current trends continue, Australia's Generation X will overtake Baby Boomers for poor health, including rates of obesity and diabetes, which could have huge implications for healthcare and the workforce. ...> Full Article


Adult day-care services boost beneficial stress hormones in caregivers (3/26/2014)

Family caregivers show an increase in the beneficial stress hormone DHEA-S on days when they use an adult day care service for their relatives with dementia, according to researchers at Penn State and the University of Texas at Austin. ...> Full Article


Can a treadmill help seniors avoid falls? (3/22/2014)

Can a treadmill help seniors avoid falls?Clive Pai, professor of physical therapy at the University of Illinois at Chicago will use a five-year, $1 million grant from the National Institute of Aging to develop a computerized treadmill program that could be used in physical therapy offices to prevent falls and fall-related injuries in older adults. ...> Full Article


Cognitive function and oral perception in independently-living octogenarians (3/21/2014)

Today, at the 43rd Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the American Association for Dental Research, held in conjunction with the 38th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research, Kazunori Ikebe, from Osaka University, Japan, will present a research study titled 'Cognitive Function and Oral Perception in Independently-living Octogenarians.' ...> Full Article


Better continuity of care for elderly pataients cuts costs and complications, study finds (3/20/2014)

Patients with chronic illnesses often face care that is poorly coordinated, leading to higher use of health services and poorer outcomes. A new study finds that improving the coordination of care for elderly patients with chronic diseases trims costs, reduces use of health services and cuts complications. ...> Full Article


Supplements not associated with reduced risk of cardiovascular disease in elderly (3/19/2014)

Daily dietary supplements of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (also found in fish) or lutein and zeaxanthin (nutrients found in green leafy vegetables) were not associated with reduced risk for cardiovascular disease in elderly patients with the eye disease age-related macular degeneration. ...> Full Article


One in 5 older Americans take medications that work against each other (3/18/2014)

About three out of four older Americans have multiple chronic health conditions, and more than 20 percent of them are being treated with drugs that work at odds with each other -- the medication being used for one condition can actually make the other condition worse. ...> Full Article


Genes may thwart seniors' exercise gains (3/17/2014)

A new study in Physiological Genomics examines the ACE I/D gene and how its variations -- the ID, DD, and II genotypes -- cause some seniors' to lose out on the benefits of exercise. ...> Full Article


Falls among elderly reduced by state program (3/16/2014)

A low-cost program reduced falls in the elderly by 17 percent statewide, illustrating the value and effectiveness of using existing aging services, such as senior centers, in preventing falls, a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health study determined. Pitt Public Health researchers followed nearly 2,000 older Pennsylvanians between 2010 and 2011 to determine the effectiveness of the state's Healthy Steps for Older Adults, a voluntary fall-prevention program. ...> Full Article


Boosting self-esteem prevents health problems for seniors (3/15/2014)

The importance of boosting self-esteem is normally associated with the trials and tribulations of adolescence. But new research from Concordia University shows that it's even more important for older adults to maintain and improve upon those confidence levels as they enter their twilight years. ...> Full Article


Diets high in animal protein may help prevent functional decline in elderly individuals (3/14/2014)

A diet high in protein, particularly animal protein, may help elderly individuals function at higher levels physically, psychologically, and socially, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. ...> Full Article


Lessons learned managing geriatric patients offer framework for improved care (3/14/2014)

A large team of experts led by a Johns Hopkins geriatrician reports that efforts to improve the care of older adults and others with complex medical needs will fall short unless public policymakers focus not only on preventing hospital readmission rates, but also on better coordination of community-based 'care transitions.' Lessons learned from managing such transitions for older patients, they say, may offer a framework for overall improvement. ...> Full Article


Healthy midlife diet may prevent dementia later (3/13/2014)

Healthy dietary choices in midlife may prevent dementia in later years, according a doctoral thesis published at the University of Eastern Finland. The results showed that those who ate the healthiest diet at the average age of 50 had an almost 90 per cent lower risk of dementia in a 14-year follow-up study than those whose diet was the least healthy. ...> Full Article


Loss of antioxidant protein Nrf2 represses regeneration of muscle lost to aging (3/12/2014)

Good news for lifelong exercisers: Along with its salutary effects on the heart, weight, and other facets of health, physical activity also helps to regenerate muscle mass, which tends to diminish as people age. ...> Full Article


For older drivers, study finds, 1 drink may be 1 too many (3/9/2014)

You may have only had one glass of wine with dinner, but if you're 55 or older, that single serving may hit you hard enough to make you a dangerous driver. ...> Full Article


Study aims to define risk factors for falls in post-menopausal women (3/8/2014)

A new study appearing in the March issue of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery showed that women with distal radius (wrist) fractures had decreased strength compared to similar patients without fractures. This could explain why these women were more likely to fall and might sustain future fractures. ...> Full Article


Researchers find drug therapy that could eventually reverse memory decline in seniors (3/7/2014)

It may seem normal: As we age, we misplace car keys, or can't remember a name we just learned or a meal we just ordered. But University of Florida researchers say memory trouble doesn't have to be inevitable, and they've found a drug therapy that could potentially reverse this type of memory decline. ...> Full Article


Medication to treat high blood pressure associated with fall injuries in elderly (3/1/2014)

Medication to treat high blood pressure in older patients appears to be associated with an increased risk for serious injury from falling such as a hip fracture or head injury, especially in older patients who have been injured in previous falls. ...> Full Article


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Sharpening state spending on seniors

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