Aging Research & Issues: July 3 – 7, 2017
- Making a Difference: A Study of Cognitive Stimulation Therapy for Persons with Dementia. Daniel B. Stewart, Marla Berg-Weger, Susan Tebb, Michele Sakamoto, Kristina Roselle, Laura Downing, Janice Lundy & Deborah Hayden. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, Volume 60, 2017 – Issue 4, Pages: 300-312. Published online: April 14, 2017 .
- The Gerontological Society of America, WHAT’S HOT Newsletter on: Oral Health: An Essential Element of Healthy Aging. This edition of the newsletter provides evidence supporting the crucial links between oral health, systemic conditions, functional abilities, and healthy aging.
PCA prepares for service coordination under managed care
PCA has collaborated with AmeriHealth Caritas for about two years on an innovative service coordination project, in preparation for the state-mandated switch to Community HealthChoices (CHC) a new system of service delivery for Aging Waiver participants.
Aging Research & Issues: May 30 – June 2, 2017
- Honoring the Everyday Preferences of Nursing Home Residents: Perceived Choice and Satisfaction With Care. Lauren R. Bangerter MA, Allison R. Heid PhD, Katherine Abbott PhD, Kimberly Van Haitsma, PhD. The Gerontologist, June 2017, Volume 57, Issue 3, Pages 479-486. Published online: February 13, 2016.
- Oral health-related quality of life and loneliness among older adults. Patrick Rouxel, Anja Heilmann, Panayotes Demakakos, Jun Aida, Georgios Tsakos, Richard G. Watt. European Journal of Ageing, Volume 14, Issue 2 (2017), Pages 101–109. Published online: 18 July 2016.
Aging Research & Issues: May 22 – 26, 2017
- The Adequacy of Income Allowances for Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services. Richard W. Johnson, Stephan Lindner. The Urban Institute. May 10, 2017. We found that 48 percent of older households with incomes below four times the federal poverty level spend more than their state’s Medicaid HCBS income allowances, and 29 percent spend at least 50 percent more than the allowances, potentially limiting program access and forcing some older adults into nursing homes.
- Physical Activity, Brain Volume, and Dementia Risk: The Framingham Study. Zaldy S. Tan; Nicole L. Spartano; Alexa S. Beiser; Charles DeCarli; Sanford H. Auerbach; Ramachandran S. Vasan; Sudha Seshadri. Journal of Gerontology A – Biological & Medical Sciences, June 2017, Volume 72, Issue 6, Pages 789-795. Published online: July 15, 2016. Low physical activity is associated with a higher risk for dementia in older individuals, suggesting that a reduced risk of dementia and higher brain volumes may be additional health benefits of maintaining physical activity into old age.
Webinar to address sepsis and limb loss
The National Limb Loss Resource Center, which is funded by the Administration for Community Living and operated by the Amputee Coalition, will hold a webinar on Sepsis and Limb Loss: Awareness and Prevention at 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, May 17.