From the National Resource Center on Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Aging:
May 17, 2005: Biweekly
This notice provides announcements and links to new nutrition and aging information.
Of Special Interest
Older Americans Month, as Proclaimed by the President of the United States of America.
National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. Incentives, tips and resources from the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.
National Arthritis Month and Annual Arthritis Walk. Learn about arthritis treatments, prevention and research. Arthritis Foundation.
National High Blood Pressure Education Month. Learn how to prevent and control. National Heart Lung Blood Institute
National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month. 5 steps to bone health and osteoporosis prevention. National Osteoporosis Foundation.
Nutrition across the spectrum of aging . ADA Position Paper. Discusses environmental impacts on health-related qualtiy of life, access to coordinated food and nutrition services & nutrition care outcomes and quality of life.
AoA and Centers for Medicare & Medicade Services (CMS) offer grant funding opportunities for long term care for older Americans and individuals with disabilities. Deadline date for submission of letter of intent: June 1, 2005 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Resources and Web links
Data Profiles on adult children. Overview of adult children as primary caregivers to an older parent. Center on An Aging Society, Georgetown University.
Does constipation ruin your day? What you eat, drink and do can make a difference. Patient handout, Geriatrics.
Easy to Swallow.co.uk. Delicious recipes and tips for those with chewing and swallowing problems. For consumers and professionals.
Vitamin D -- More May Be Better. New report in the May issue of the Mayo Clinic Health Letter.
Research and Reports
Bennett JA, Perrin NA, Hanson G, Bennett D, Gaynor W, Flaherty-Robb M, Joseph C, Butterworth S, Potempa K. Healthy aging demonstration project: Nurse coaching for behavior change in older adults. Res Nurs Health. 2005;May 9;28(3):187-197.
Daviglus ML, Liu K, Pirzada A, Yan LL, Garside DB, Greenland P, Manheim LM, Dyer AR, Wang R, Lubitz J, Manning WG, Fries JF, Stamler J. Cardiovascular risk profile earlier in life and medicare costs in the last year of life. Arch Intern Med. 2005;165:1028-1034.
Franco OH, Burger H, Lebrun CE, Peeters PH, Lamberts SW, Grobbee DE, Van Der Schouw YT. Higher dietary intake of lignans is associated with better cognitive performance in postmenopausal women. J Nutr. 2005;135:1190-1195.
Gardner CD, Coulston A, Chatterjee L, Rigby A, Spiller G, Farquhar JW. Improving cholesterol levels: Is a low-fat diet high in plant-based foods better than a typical low-fat diet? Ann Intern Med. 2005;142:725-733.
Martin FC, Hart D, Spector T, Doyle DV, Harari D. Fear of falling limiting activity in young-old women is associated with reduced functional mobility rather than psychological factors. Age Ageing. 2005;34(3):281-287.
McMurdo M, Bissett LY, Price R, Phillips G, Crombie IK. Does ingestion of cranberry juice reduce symptomatic urinary tract infections in older people in hospital? A double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Age Ageing. 2005;34(3):256-261.
Newson RS, Kemps EB. General lifestyle activities as a predictor of current cognition and cognitive change in older adults: A cross-sectional and longitudinal examination. J Gerontol B: Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2005;60:P113-P120.
Skarupski KA, de Leon CF, Bienias JL, Barnes LL, Everson-Rose SA, Wilson RS, Evans DA. Black–White differences in depressive symptoms among older adults over time. J Gerontol B: Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2005;60:P136-P142.
National Resource Center on Nutrition, Physical Activity and Aging Highlights notices archive.
National Resource Center on Nutrition, Physical Activity and Aging website:www.fiu.edu/~nutreldr
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