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Muscling up against disability

Three hundred Brisbane adults aged over 65 years are set to benefit from a $1.3 million joint Burnie Brae Centre and University ...

Premature aging: scientists identify and correct defects in diseased cells

Scientists from the Institut Pasteur and CNRS, in collaboration with scientists from the Institut Gustave Roussy and CEA, have succeeded in restoring ...

Hospital admissions strongly linked to disability for older adults in last year of life

By Ziba Kashef - Yale researchers found a close association between acute hospitalizations and the development and progression of disability among older adults at the end of life. Their findings may have profound implications for medical decision-making for older people and those who care for them. ... Full story

More people are dying in hospices

The proportion of people dying in hospices in England has nearly doubled since 1993, but the gap in hospice deaths between people living in the least and most deprived areas appears to be growing, find a new study by the Cicely Saunders Institute at King’s College London. ... Full story

Geriatric Patient Functional Independence and Recovery Increased with Interdisciplinary Model

David S. Kushner, M.D., clinical associate professor, and Doug Johnson-Greene, Ph.D., professor and Associate Vice Chair, both of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, have completed an observational study on use of the Siebens Domain Management Model (SDMM) in health care management of geriatric patients during inpatient rehabilitation. The study corroborates their earlier research, which demonstrated that implementing SDMM in a health care setting can positively impact stroke patient outcomes. ... Full story

Embedded geriatrics consults mean healthier patients, according to UF Health study

When older adults have access to a geriatrician in the hospital, they are much less likely to die and more frequently leave the hospital healthier, according to a study UF Health researchers presented today (May 15) at the annual meeting of the American Geriatrics Society. ... Full story

ANU research looks at how ageing affects driving

Researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) are studying how ageing affects driving with the aim of promoting road safety, and they are looking for more older drivers to help with the project. ... Full story

Baby boomers open up about old age

Future government policies will need to be flexible to accommodate the diverse needs of ageing baby boomers, a Victoria University of Wellington researcher has found. ... Full story

“Glass half empty” people could face a lonelier old age

People who see old age as a time of loneliness or expect to be lonely in old age are two to three times more likely to feel alone in later life. ... Full story

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Linked to Accelerated Aging

In recent years, public health concerns about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have risen significantly, driven in part by affected military veterans returning from conflicts in the Middle East and elsewhere. PTSD is associated with number of psychological maladies, among them chronic depression, anger, insomnia, eating disorders and substance abuse. ... Full story

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