Health & Wellness

Current research on falls prevention: the efficacy of falls reduction programs
, Falls Reduction, Health & Wellness, Newsworthy

Many recent research articles show that comprehensive assessment and prevention programs are useful ways to reduce falls and related injuries for older adults, in community,…

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Current research on falls prevention: what are the influences and consequences of falls?
, Falls Reduction, Health & Wellness, Spotlight on Mather LifeWays

November provided abundant information about falls and falls reduction. Following is an overview of some recent publications on the prevalence, correlates, and consequences of falls.…

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Rethinking Clinicians’ Understanding of Culture in Treating Older Adults
, Health & Wellness, Person Centered Care

A recent Journal of the American Geriatric Society article shows that, among the medical fields, an improved understanding of culture is particularly important in geriatrics.…

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Encouraging Better Standards for Medication Use by Older Adults
, Health & Wellness, Person Centered Care

The Journal of the American Medical Association features two pieces that address medication use among older adults. One is a commentary by Dr. Jerry Avorn,…

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Relaxation and music: a short-term remedy for postoperative pain?
, Health & Wellness

According to a recent article in Nursing Research (Good et al. 2010), music may prove useful for managing post-operative pain. A study involved 517 participants…

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New Research Examines Health Literacy and Computer Usage of Low-Income Adults
, Health & Wellness

Internet use and access has increased immensely over the past 15 years. In 1995, 15% of households had internet access. In 2008 this number rose…

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CARE Coaching Online Now Available: Communicate, Advocate, Relate, Encourage
, Health & Wellness, Intergenerational Programs, Long-term Care, Spotlight on Mather LifeWays

Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging has announced a new online educational opportunity for caregivers: CARE Coaching Online. Developed by the Institute with the support of…

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