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Aging Bulletin - September 2013 Archives


Study compares types of insurance of nursing home residents and likelihood of being hospitalized (9/30/2013)

Elderly nursing home residents with advanced dementia who were enrolled in a Medicare managed care insurance plan were more likely to have do-not-hospitalize orders and were less likely to be hospitalized for acute illness than those residents enrolled in traditional Medicare, according to a study published by JAMA Internal Medicine, a JAMA Network publication. ...> Full Article


Smartphones and tablets could provide universal access to medical monitoring (9/29/2013)

Do you have a smartphone in your pocket or purse? If so, you may be carrying the future of mobile medical monitoring technology, according to a special article in the October issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia, official journal of the International Anesthesia Research Society. ...> Full Article


World Alzheimer Report 2013 (9/28/2013)

The World Alzheimer Report 2013 'Journey of Caring: An analysis of long-term care for dementia', released today, calls for governments around the world to make dementia a priority by implementing national plans, and by initiating urgent national debates on future arrangements for long-term care. ...> Full Article


Moderate exercising encourages a healthier lifestyle (9/27/2013)

Interdisciplinary research at the University of Copenhagen explains why moderate exercising is more motivating than hard training. The findings have just been published in Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. ...> Full Article


Can vitamin B supplements help stave off stroke? (9/26/2013)

New evidence suggests that taking vitamin B supplements may help reduce the risk of stroke. The research appears in the Sept. 18, 2013, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. ...> Full Article


Millions harmed each year from unsafe medical care (9/25/2013)

More than 43 million people are injured worldwide each year due to unsafe medical care. These injuries result in the loss of nearly 23 million years of "healthy" life. ...> Full Article


Older adults live longer with a few extra pounds -- if they don't add more (9/24/2013)

Some overweight older adults don't need to lose weight to extend their lives, but they could risk an earlier death if they pack on more pounds. ...> Full Article


Driving cessation hinders aging adults' volunteer and work lives, social lives okay in short term (9/23/2013)

University of Missouri researchers have found that seniors' loss of driving independence negatively affected their ability to work and their volunteerism; however, the adults' social lives were not immediately affected when they stopped driving. ...> Full Article


Need steroids? Maybe not for lower back pain (9/22/2013)

New research from Johns Hopkins suggests that it may not be the steroids in spinal shots that provide relief from lower back pain, but the mere introduction of any of a number of fluids, such as anesthetics and saline, to the space around the spinal cord. ...> Full Article


Study: Memory problems, emotional stress result in early readmissions of heart patients (9/21/2013)

Heart patients' mental state and thinking abilities may help predict whether costly and potentially dangerous early hospital readmission will follow their release after treatment, according to the results of a significant new study by Henry Ford Hospital researchers. ...> Full Article


Rare gene variant linked to macular degeneration (9/20/2013)

Rare gene variant linked to macular degenerationAn international team of researchers, led by scientists at The Genome Institute at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the University of Michigan School of Public Health in Ann Arbor, have identified a gene mutation linked to age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in Americans over age 50. ...> Full Article


Intelligent use of electronic data helps the medicine go down, say researchers (9/19/2013)

Intelligent use of electronic data helps the medicine go down, say researchersElectronic data routinely gathered in hospitals can be used as a warning system for missed doses of prescribed medicine and making improvements to patient safety, says a new study. ...> Full Article


Research points to promising treatment for macular degeneration (9/18/2013)

Research points to promising treatment for macular degenerationResearchers at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine have published new findings in the hunt for a better treatment for macular degeneration. In studies using mice, a class of drugs known as MDM2 inhibitors proved highly effective at regressing the abnormal blood vessels responsible for the vision loss associated with the disease. ...> Full Article


Living the good life, longer (9/17/2013)

By synthesizing the data collected in multiple government-sponsored health surveys conducted over the last three decades, researchers from the National Bureau of Economic Research, Harvard University, and the University of Massachusetts were able to show that the quality-adjusted life expectancy of Americans has increased by six years since 1987. ...> Full Article


Americans living longer, more healthy lives (9/16/2013)

In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School have found that the average 25-year-old American today can look forward to 2.4 more years of a healthy life than 20 years ago while a 65-year-old today has gained 1.7 years. ...> Full Article


Older adults gauge their partner's feelings through knowing, not seeing (9/15/2013)

Compared to younger adults, older people are less adept at reading emotion in their spouse's face. But when their spouse isn't present, older and younger adults are equally able to discern their significant others' moods, according to new research from Psychological Science. ...> Full Article


Analysis: Provider-initiated solutions improve quality of care in nursing homes (9/14/2013)

Analysis: Provider-initiated solutions improve quality of care in nursing homesA new study from the Regenstrief Institute and the Indiana University Center for Aging Research has found that nursing home care improves in critical areas -- including falls, quality of life and rehospitalizations -- when state government and nursing homes collaborate in a performance-based incentive program that promotes local solutions to local problems. ...> Full Article


Young adults reminisce about music from before their time (9/13/2013)

Music has an uncanny way of bringing us back to a specific point in time, and each generation seems to have its own opinions about which tunes will live on as classics. Young adults today are fond of and have an emotional connection to the music that was popular for their parents' generation, according to new research published in Psychological Science. ...> Full Article


Wireless network detects falls by the elderly (9/12/2013)

Wireless network detects falls by the elderlyUniversity of Utah electrical engineers have developed a network of wireless sensors that can detect a person falling. This monitoring technology could be linked to a service that would call emergency help for the elderly without requiring them to wear monitoring devices. ...> Full Article


Brain circuitry loss may be sign of cognitive decline in healthy elderly (9/11/2013)

White matter loss in an area of the brain known as the fornix may be associated with cognitive decline in healthy elderly patients and may be helpful in predicting the earliest clinical deterioration, according to a study by Evan Fletcher, Ph.D., of the University of California, Davis, and colleagues. ...> Full Article


Older women still feel cultural pressure to tone down (9/9/2013)

Older women still feel cultural pressure to tone downNew research by one of the UK's leading sociologists shows many older women still feel under pressure to tone down their dress. ...> Full Article


Training the older brain in 3-D: Video game enhances cognitive control (9/8/2013)

Training the older brain in 3-D: Video game enhances cognitive controlScientists at UC San Francisco are reporting that they have found a way to reverse some of the negative effects of aging on the brain, using a video game designed to improve cognitive control. ...> Full Article


Study shows that people who undergo cataract surgery to correct visual impairment live longer (9/7/2013)

People with cataract-related vision loss who have had cataract surgery to improve their sight are living longer than those with visual impairment who chose not to have the procedure, according to an Australian cohort study published this month in Ophthalmology, the journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. After comparing the two groups, the researchers found a 40 percent lower long-term mortality risk in those who had the surgery. ...> Full Article


Stressful life events significantly raise the risk of falls in older men (9/6/2013)

A study of around 5,000 older men has shown that stressful life events such as death of a loved one, or serious financial problems, significantly raised the risk of falls in the year following the incident. The research is published online in the journal Age and Ageing. ...> Full Article


Lessons from the worm: How the elderly can live an active life (9/5/2013)

When the tiny roundworm C. elegans reaches middle age -- at about 2 weeks old -- it can't quite move like it did in the bloom of youth. But rather than imposing an exercise regimen to rebuild the worm's body-wall muscles, researchers can bring the wriggle back by stimulating the animal's neurons. And, they say, pharmaceuticals might have a similar effect in mammals. ...> Full Article


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