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Aging Bulletin - May 2011 Archives


Study shows elderly drivers support competency tests (5/27/2011)

Researchers studying driving habits and accident rates among the elderly found that a majority support age-based competency tests. ...> Full Article


Protein drinks after exercise help maintain aging muscles (5/26/2011)

A new research report appearing online in the FASEB Journal shows that what someone drinks after exercise plays a critical role in maximizing the effects of exercise. Specifically, the report shows that protein drinks after aerobic activity increases the training effect after six weeks, when compared to carbohydrate drinks. Additionally, this study suggests that this effect can be seen using as little as 20 grams of protein. ...> Full Article


Researchers show reduced ability of the aging brain to respond to experience (5/25/2011)

Researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine have published new data on why the aging brain is less resilient and less capable of learning from life experiences. The findings provide further insight into the cognitive decline associated with aging and neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's. The study is published in the May 25 issue of the Journal of Neuroscience. ...> Full Article


Rise of for-profit hospice industry raises troubling questions, new study says (5/22/2011)

A new survey of hospice care in the US says that the rapidly growing role of for-profit companies in providing end-of-life care for terminally ill patients raises serious concerns about whose interests are being served under such a commercial arrangement: those of shareholders or those of dying patients and their loved ones. For-profit hospices' marketing practices, their gaming of the Medicare system, and their lower pay for less-skilled staff raise ethical and quality concerns. ...> Full Article


Driving errors increase with age among older drivers (5/21/2011)

Even healthy adults with a safe driving record tend to make more driving errors as they age, including potentially dangerous mistakes, such as failing to check blind spots, according to a study published by the American Psychological Association. ...> Full Article


What does aging mean for individuals, families and societies? (5/20/2011)

In the context of a rapidly aging population, the recently published "Handbook of Sociology of Aging" looks at the new diversity of America's aging society, and the direct challenges it poses to current public policies now and in the future. It describes what sociology has to offer to the study of human aging. ...> Full Article


Computer program aids patients in end-of-life planning (5/19/2011)

A new program developed by researchers at Pennsylvania State College of Medicine and Pennsylvania State University may make it easier for patients with moderate/severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) to make critical decisions regarding their care as their disease worsens. The computer-based decision aid (CDA) is designed to educate patients about planning for end-of-life decisions without diminishing hope, according to the researchers. ...> Full Article


The ties that bind: Grandparents and their grandchildren (5/18/2011)

Close your eyes for a moment, open your treasure trove of memories and take a step back in time to your childhood. Do you remember your grandfather gently scooping you up into his warm and comforting embrace? Or sitting by your grandmother's side as she lovingly baked pies chock full of delicious, juicy warm apples sprinkled with crumbly cinnamon bits? ...> Full Article


Musical experience offsets some aging effects (5/15/2011)

A growing body of research finds musical training gives students learning advantages in the classroom. Now a Northwestern University study finds musical training can benefit Grandma, too, by offsetting some of the deleterious effects of aging. "Lifelong musical training appears to confer advantages in at least two important functions known to decline with age -- memory and the ability to hear speech in noise," says Nina Kraus, director of the Auditory Neuroscience Laboratory ...> Full Article


Results from study of 8,000 older people in Ireland launched (5/14/2011)

The study is the most comprehensive study ever conducted on aging in Ireland. Between 2009- 2011, over 8,000 people aged 50 and over were interviewed about aspects of their lives including issues such as health, financial circumstances and quality of life. Almost 85 percent of the participants also underwent a rigorous health assessment. The same group will be interviewed every two years until 2018. ...> Full Article


Dementia, mild cognitive impairment common in 'oldest old' women (5/13/2011)

Mild cognitive impairment, dementia, and their subtypes are common in the "oldest old" women, which includes those 85 years of age and older, according to a report in the May issue of Archives of Neurology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. ...> Full Article


Supply of hospice services strongly associated with local area's median household income (5/12/2011)

Wealth, population size, race and age associate with the supply of hospice care available in a county, according to a study published in the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management this month. ...> Full Article


Families need to know more about feeding tubes for elderly dementia patients (5/7/2011)

In hundreds of interviews in five states with family members of persons who had advanced dementia, researchers found that their decision-making process for whether to insert a feeding tube often lacked necessary information for informed consent. ...> Full Article


Helping brush up oral hygiene in nursing homes (5/6/2011)

People with dementia may soon have improved oral hygiene because of a National Institutes of Health $1.4 million, four-year grant to Rita A. Jablonski, assistant professor of nursing, Penn State. ...> Full Article


Physical and emotional health of older couples linked for better or worse, study finds (5/5/2011)

A study of older married couples that gives new meaning to the matrimonial adage "for better or worse" finds that spouses have a much greater impact on their partner's health than previously known. ...> Full Article


Higher levels of social activity decrease the risk of cognitive decline (5/1/2011)

If you want to keep your brain healthy, it turns out that visiting friends, attending parties, and even going to church might be just as good for you as crossword puzzles. According to research conducted at Rush University Medical Center, frequent social activity may help to prevent or delay cognitive decline in old age. ...> Full Article


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Computerized cognitive training has modest benefits for cognitively healthy older adults

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