Aging & Wellness

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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Video Evidence of Falls in LTC: Loss of Balance, Tripping Cause More Falls than Slipping
, Aging & Wellness, Health & Wellness, Long-term Care, Operations, Senior Housing, Technology

Falls are the leading cause of injury for older adults, and about half of older adults in long-term care (LTC) experience a fall in any…

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2012 Seniors Housing & Care Journal: Predicting Nursing Home Demand
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Demographic Influences, Development & Financing, Long-term Care, Senior Housing, Supply & Demand

Being able to predict short- and long-term demand for nursing home care is important for the industry and for policy makers. This article reports on…

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2012 Seniors Housing & Care Journal: A Brief Intervention to Improve Psychological Fitness
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Health & Wellness

A pilot study involving 96 members of a retirement community tested the efficacy of a brief intervention to improve psychological skills in order to improve…

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The “New” American Family: Implications for Retirement, Finances, and Future Care
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Retirement & Workforce Aging

What was once considered the “traditional” American family consisting of a married couple with children is no longer the norm. According to the 2010 Census,…

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Best Cities for Successful Aging
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Retirement & Workforce Aging, Social/Environmental/Economic Determinants of Health

In an effort to improve the lives of aging Americans, the Milken Institute has assembled a listing of the Best Cities in America for successful…

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Health Behavior Change Following Chronic Illness
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Health & Wellness

Chronic illnesses like heart disease, cancer, cerebral vascular disease, respiratory disease, and diabetes are considered preventable because they are substantially influenced by modifiable behaviors such…

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