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.
Aging Research & Issues: April 24 – 28, 2017
- 2017 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures. Alzheimer’s Association. Alzheimers and Dementia, April 2017, Volume 13, Issue 4, Pages 325-373.
- Do Canes or Walkers Make Any Difference? NonUse and Fall Injuries. Clare Luz, PhD, Tamara Bush, PhD, Xiaoxi Shen, MS. The Gerontologist, April 2017, Volume 57, Issue 2, Pages 211-218.
Faith conference to address opioid epidemic
The 11th annual Faith and Spiritual Affairs Conference, “Empowering Families and Communities: Addressing the Opioid Epidemic,” will be held 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, April 28, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch St.
PCA to hold caregiver workshop on advance planning
A free caregiver workshop, “Advance Planning: Health, Legal, Financial Information and Strategies to Plan for the Future,” will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, May 5, in the second-floor auditorium at PCA, 642 N. Broad St.
PCA offers free training for social workers, volunteers serving Latino older adults
PCA will present “Putting the Gold in Our Golden Years,” a free training for social workers and volunteers serving Latino older adults, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, April 27, at Concilio Ballroom, 141 E. Hunting Park Ave.