Alzheimer’s Disease: The next frontier—Special Report 2017 – Alzheimer’s & Dementia

ABSTRACT In the history of medicine, one means to progress is when we make the decision that our assumptions and definitions of disease are no longer consistent with the scientific evidence, and no longer serve our health care needs. The arc of scientific progress is now requiring a change in how we diagnose Alzheimer’s disease. … [Read More] Alzheimer’s Disease: The next frontier—Special Report 2017 – Alzheimer’s & Dementia

10 Questions To Ask – NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association

A partnership of aged care professionals, consumers, carers and nurses has produced a new series of resources to support older people as they navigate the aged care system. The series of resources, 10 Questions to Ask, which was launched in Sydney this week, covers a range of topics such as facility staffing levels, access to … [Read More] 10 Questions To Ask – NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association

Health Status, Health Behaviours and Anxiety Symptoms of Older Male Caregivers: Findings from the Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project – Australasian Journal on Ageing 

ABSTRACT Objective: To explore differences between older male caregivers and non-caregivers on health status, health behaviours and well-being, including symptoms of anxiety. Methods: Data were collected through self-completed questionnaires and face-to-face interviews with 1705 community living men aged ?70 in the Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project. Results: Eleven per cent of older men were caregivers, of … [Read More] Health Status, Health Behaviours and Anxiety Symptoms of Older Male Caregivers: Findings from the Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project – Australasian Journal on Ageing 

Economic Cost of Dementia in Australia 2016-2056 – Alzheimer’s Australia

ABSTRACT Alzheimer’s Australia commissioned NATSEM at the Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis at the University of Canberra to estimate the cost of dementia in Australia. The economic impact of dementia is a major concern nationally and internationally as the number of individuals with dementia continues to rise. Access Economics (2003) estimated the total cost … [Read More] Economic Cost of Dementia in Australia 2016-2056 – Alzheimer’s Australia

Poverty and Perceived Hardship Affect Cognitive Function and May Contribute to Premature Aging, Say Investigators – Elsevier

New study finds strong associations between sustained exposure to economic hardship and worse cognitive function in relatively young individuals, reports the American Journal of Preventive Medicine Extract from an article by Ann Arbor Poverty and perceived hardship over decades among relatively young people in the U.S. are strongly associated with worse cognitive function and may be … [Read More] Poverty and Perceived Hardship Affect Cognitive Function and May Contribute to Premature Aging, Say Investigators – Elsevier

Associations of Successful Aging With Socioeconomic Position Across the Life-Course: The West of Scotland Twenty-07 Prospective Cohort Study -Journal of Aging and Health

ABSTRACT Objective: The aim of this study is to investigate how socioeconomic position (SEP) is associated with multidimensional measures of successful aging (SA), and how this varies and accumulates across the life-course. Method: Using data from 1,733 Scottish men and women from two cohorts aged around 57 and 76, respectively, we explored associations of SA, … [Read More] Associations of Successful Aging With Socioeconomic Position Across the Life-Course: The West of Scotland Twenty-07 Prospective Cohort Study -Journal of Aging and Health

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