Aging & Wellness

Seniors Housing & Care Journal - Call for Papers
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness

2013 SHCJ Call for Papers Seniors Housing & Care Journal is accepting submissions for its 2013 issue. The Journal is an open-access, peer-reviewed academic journal…

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Possible Breakthrough in the Study, Treatment of Hearing Loss
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness

Problems in the cochlea (a hollow spiral in the inner ear) are the cause of most individuals’ hearing loss. However, the exact cause of such…

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Advances in the Neurobiology of Memory & Aging
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The hippocampus of the brain is important for memory and orientation. Because of its role in memory, and because it is one of the main…

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Studies Suggest Strategy to Reduce Age-Related Forgetting
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Memory is typically viewed as a skill that declines with aging, with studies showing that older adults have greater susceptibility to forgetting new information, and…

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Study Supports Tdap Vaccine for Older Adults
, Aging & Wellness, Health & Wellness, Policy & Regulation, Policy, Regulation & News

Pertussis (or whooping cough) has increased in prevalence in the United States over the last several years, and can be fatal for infants. Infants are…

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More Evidence on the Importance of Physical Activity for Brain Health
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Health & Wellness

There appears to be increasing evidence that physical activity in later life may support continued cognitive well-being. It is unclear, however, how this hypothesized effect…

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Pharmaceutical Policy for the Aging World Population
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Demographic Influences, Health & Wellness, Policy & Regulation, Policy, Regulation & News

A recent opinion piece in the New England Journal of Medicine discusses a European strategy for appropriate research, marketing, and authorization for geriatric medicines. The…

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The BRIGHTEN Program: An Electronic Networking Intervention Program for Interdisciplinary Geriatric Health Teams
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Health & Wellness

Thirty percent of older adults report depressive symptoms at primary care visits; however, many more may go undetected. Primary care physicians rarely have the time…

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Hurricane Evacuation: Its Impact on Nursing Home Residents with Dementia
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Health & Wellness, Long-term Care, Operational Resources, Operations, Senior Housing, Social/Environmental/Economic Determinants of Health

Natural disasters challenge any organization that must put evacuation plans in place to move those who are vulnerable. Recent research suggests that those with dementia…

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Long-term Care Awareness Study Reveals Americans’ Lack of Preparedness Related to Financing Long-Term Care
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Demographic Influences, Development & Financing, Financing, Long-term Care, Senior Housing, Supply & Demand

Northwestern Mutual’s Long-Term Care Awareness Study suggests that many Americans have work to do in order to be financially prepared for the costs of their…

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Confidence in 55+ Housing Market Continues to Climb: 2012 3rd Quarter Results Announced
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Senior Housing, Supply & Demand

Each quarter since its inception in 2008 the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) 55+ Housing Market Index (HMI) is used to measure builder confidence…

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Physical Activity Appears to Protect the Aging Brain
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Health & Wellness

There is still limited evidence on ways to prevent cognitive decline in later life, which results from structural changes in the brain, the causes of…

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