From the National Resource Center on Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Aging:
September 15th, 2005:
This notice provides announcements and links to new nutrition and aging information.
The Center on Nutrition, Physical Activity & Aging invites submissions of educational modules for Phase 2 of Eat Better & Move More: A Guidebook for Community Programs. Monetary awards available.
CDC report: Nursing homes 1977-1999. What has changed, what has not? examines discharge rate, length of stay, size of facility, and number of residents
Medicare Today Report: "Medicare tomorrow: Future savings for beneficiaries"
Food and Nutrition Service seeks public comments on Food Stamp Application
From Ohio State University Cooperative Extension Program:
When to save and when to throw out:
American Red Cross: Disaster preparedness for seniors by seniors
Washington Post, 09-12-05 : Eat, drink and be ready
Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging summary from two studies: Strength training yields hefty benefits for seniors
Commonwealth Fund issue brief: A look at working-age caregivers' roles, health concerns, and need for support
Washington Post, 09-05-05: Warming up: Jiffy lube for aging bodies
AARP database with statistical data, bibliographies, training materials, and audio/visual resources on aging
University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension releases new mix and match MyPyramid PowerPoint presentations
University of Michigan Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research databases that may be of interest to aging researchers:
Ahmad R, Bath PA. Identification of risk factors for 15-year mortality among community-dwelling older people using Cox regression and a genetic algorithm. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2005;60:1052-1058
Fulmer T, Paveza G, VandeWeerd C, Guadagno L, Fairchild S, Norman R, Abraham I, Bolton-Blatt M . Neglect assessment in urban emergency departments and confirmation by an expert clinical team . J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2005;60:1002-1006
Lee JS, Kritchevsky SB, Tylavsky F, Harris T, Simonsick EM, Rubin SM, Newman AB. Weight change, weight change intention, and the incidence of mobility limitation in well-functioning community-dwelling older adults. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2005;60:1007-1012
McAuley E, Elavsky S, Motl RW, Konopack JF, Hu L, Marquez DX. Physical activity, self-efficacy, and self-esteem: longitudinal relationships in older adults. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2005;60:P268-P275
Østbye T, Taylor DH Jr, Yancy WS Jr, Krause KM. Associations between obesity and receipt of screening mammography, Papanicolaou tests, and influenza vaccination: Results from the Health and Retirement Study (HRS) and the Asset and Health Dynamics Among the Oldest Old (AHEAD) Study. Am J Public Health. 2005;95:1623-1630
Sharkey JR, Schoenberg NE. Prospective study of black-white differences in food insufficiency among homebound elders. J Aging Health. 2005;17(4):507-27
Williams PT, Pate RR. Cross-sectional relationships of exercise and age to adiposity in 60,617 male runners. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2005;37(8):1329-37
Young KWH, Greenwood CE, Van Reekum R, Binns MA. A randomized, crossover trial of high-carbohydrate foods in nursing home residents with Alzheimer's Disease: associations among intervention response, body mass index, and behavioral and cognitive function. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2005;60:1039-1045
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