From the National Resource Center on Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Aging:

September 1st, 2005: Biweekly Highlights
This notice provides announcements and links to new nutrition and aging information.

Of Special Interest

From AoA:

New grants will help families in 19 states find needed long term care services

CMS issues marketing rules for all plans offering Medicare drug coverage

Other funding opportunities from AoA Grant Programs

September is:

National Healthy Aging Month. Check out the website for tips on: Physical Fitness, Social Wellbeing, Mental Wellness, Financial Fitness.

National 5-a-day Month. Colorful site including toolkits, recipes, showing how to eat 5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day.

National Cholesterol Education Month. Includes a link to the toolkit with tips, Q & As, recipes and other ideas.

Resources and Web links

Stroke Information for Seniors added to the NIHSeniorHealth website.

NIH exercise stories have been updated. Read others' stories and post your own here.

Interactive tutorial from the Mayo Clinic. Balance exercises to keep you steady on your feet.

Mayo Clinic page on the benefits of aquatic exercise for general public. Read Q&A and view the slide show.

National Institute on Aging offers free cancer information in Spanish

Peer to Peer PowerPoint presentation on the 2005 Dietary Guidelines. ADA historical guide on the development and use of the DGs for professionals.

Spending your calorie salary: Tips for using MyPyramid from the University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension.

Research and Reports

Anderson F. Vitamin D for older people: how much, for whom and—above all—why? Age Ageing. 2005;34:425-426.

Berzlanovich AM, Keil W, Waldhoer T, Sim E, Fasching P, Fazeny-Dörner B. Do centenarians die healthy? An autopsy study. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2005;60:862-865.

Brantervik AM, Jacobsson IE, Grimby A, Wallén TC, Bosaeus IG. Older hospitalised patients at risk of malnutrition: correlation with quality of life, aid from the social welfare system and length of stay? Age Ageing. 2005;34:444-449.

Hicks GE, Simonsick EM, Harris TB, Newman AB, Weiner DK, Nevitt MA, Tylavsky FA. Cross-sectional associations between trunk muscle composition, back pain, and physical function in the Health, Aging and Body Composition Study. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2005;60:882-887.

Higashi T, Shekelle PG, Adams JL, Kamberg CJ, Roth CP, Solomon DH, Reuben DB, Chiang L, MacLean CH, Chang JT, Young RT, Saliba DM, Wenger NS. Quality of care is associated with survival in vulnerable older patients. Ann Intern Med. 2005 Aug 16;143(4):274-81.

Hirani V, Primatesta P. Vitamin D concentrations among people aged 65 years and over living in private households and institutions in England: population survey. Age Ageing. 2005;34:485-491.

Kannus P, Uusi-Rasi K, Palvanen M, Parkkari J. Non-pharmacological means to prevent fractures among older adults. Ann Med. 2005;37(4):303-10.

Lee CC, Glickman SG, Dengel DR, Brown MD, Supiano MA. Abdominal adiposity assessed by dual energy x-ray absorptiometry provides a sex-independent predictor of insulin sensitivity in older adults. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2005;60:872-877.

Levinson Y, Dwolatzky T, Epstein A, Adler B, Epstein L. Is it possible to increase weight and maintain the protein status of debilitated elderly residents of nursing homes? J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2005;60:878-881.

Mudur G. Aid agencies ignored special needs of elderly people after tsunami. BMJ. 2005 Aug 20;331(7514):422.

Pasman HR, Onwuteaka-Philipsen BD, Kriegsman DM, Ooms ME, Ribbe MW, van der Wal G. Discomfort in nursing home patients with severe dementia in whom artificial nutrition and hydration is forgone. Arch Intern Med. 2005 Aug 8-22;165(15):1729-35.

Sato Y, Kanoko T, Satoh K, Iwamoto J. The prevention of hip fracture with risedronate and ergocalciferol plus calcium supplementation in elderly women with Alzheimer disease: a randomized controlled trial. Arch Intern Med. 2005;8-22;165(15):1737-42.

Sergi G, Perissinotto E, Pisent C, Buja A, Maggi S, Coin A, Grigoletto F, Enzi G. An adequate threshold for Body Mass Index to detect underweight condition in elderly persons: The Italian Longitudinal Study on Aging (ILSA). J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2005;60:866-871.

Walker L, Jamrozik K, Wingfield D, Lawley G. Increased use of emergency services by older people after health screening . Age Ageing. 2005;34:480-485.

Wong R , Pelaez M , Palloni A. [Self-reported general health in older adults in Latin America and the Caribbean: usefulness of the indicator]. Rev Panam Salud Publica. 2005 May-Jun;17(5-6):323-32. Spanish.

Visvanathan R, Chapman I. Prognosis in obesity: older people should not be misinformed about being overweight. BMJ. 2005 Aug 20;331(7514):452; author reply 453.

Xu DO, Li JX, Hong Y. Effect of regular Tai Chi and jogging exercise on neuromuscular reaction in older people. Age Ageing. 2005;34:439-444; doi:10.1093/ageing/afi114.

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