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January 17, 2017 • News
January 17, 2017 • News
Rapidly meeting the mental health needs of older adults
INDIANAPOLIS — Nearly 20 percent of older Americans experience depression and the highest rate of suicide is among older adult Caucasian males. Despite the anticipated growth of mental health needs as the U.S. population ages, there is only one geriatric psychiatrist for every 23,000 older Americans. By 2030, there will only be one geriatric psychiatrist […]
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January 10, 2017 • News
January 10, 2017 • News
Older adults with obesity less responsive to memory training than those with lower BMIs
INDIANAPOLIS – In the first study to compare the results of cognitive training by body mass index (BMI) category, scientists from the Indiana University Center for Aging Research found that memory training provided only one-third the benefit to older adults with obesity than the benefit it provided to older adults without obesity. To determine responsiveness […]
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December 20, 2016 • News
December 20, 2016 • News
Commonly used drugs lead to more doctor’s office, hospital and emergency department visits
INDIANAPOLIS — Anticholinergic medications, a class of drugs commonly used by older adults, are linked to an increased rate of emergency department and hospital utilization in the United States, according to a study of community-dwelling Americans age 65 and older by Indiana University Center for Aging Research, Indiana University Center for Health Innovation and Implementation […]
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November 22, 2016 • News
November 22, 2016 • News
Incoming Regenstrief Institute president Embi named chair-elect of AMIA board of directors
INDIANAPOLIS — Peter J. Embi, MD, MS, who joins the Regenstrief Institute as president and CEO on December 15, has been selected as the chair-elect of the board of directors of the American Medical Informatics Association, the largest international professional biomedical and health informatics association. The four-year term includes a one-year term as chair-elect, two […]
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November 21, 2016 • News
November 21, 2016 • News
Study finds occupational therapy unable to delay Alzheimer’s patients’ functional decline
INDIANAPOLIS – In the first study to investigate whether two years of in-home occupational therapy might help those with Alzheimer’s disease delay the loss of their physical function, researchers from the Indiana Center for Aging Research and the Regenstrief Institute have found that occupational therapy tailored to the individual patient’s needs did not delay the […]
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