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Keep up-to-date with the latest news from the Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research at Hebrew SeniorLife.

Study Shows Massachusetts Response to COVID-19 in Nursing Homes Helped Stem Infection Rate

State’s Innovative Program Can Serve as a National Model to Ease the Devastating Impact of Future Pandemics Like COVID-19 on Frail Nursing Home Residents

Living in Disadvantaged Neighborhoods Doubles Post-Op Delirium Risk for Older Adults

BOSTON - Where you live can increase your risk for experiencing delirium after surgery. So said a study that showed older adults who live in the most disadvantaged neighborhoods are two times more likely to experience delirium after surgery than their counterparts from more affluent communities. These findings by researchers from the Aging Brain Center in the Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research (Marcus Institute) at Hebrew SeniorLife were published today in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

Study Seeks to Explain Decline in Hip Fracture Rates

Report Suggests Lifestyle Choices Play an Important Role in Hip Fracture Prevention

Researchers Work to Better Measure Delirium Severity in Older Patients

BOSTON – In a study published in the journal Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorder, researchers reported on their effort to improve and validate tools used to assess the severity of a condition called delirium, an acute confusional state often experienced by older hospitalized patients. The aim was to more accurately define methods for detecting and measuring delirium symptom severity, which could in turn lead to improved prevention and treatment for patients at risk. Sharon K.

Study Reports Nursing Home Hip Fracture Rates Stay Persistently High

BOSTON – A recent study of hip fracture rates in nursing homes in the U.S. reports a slight rise in the rate of hip fractures among long-stay residents in recent years. Researchers looked at data collected between 2007 and 2015 and found, despite a dip in 2013, rates have begun to rise again even though long- stay nursing home admissions have declined. Sarah T.

Family Members Can Assist in Preventing Post-Operative Delirium and Functional Decline in Older Patients Undergoing Surgery by as Much as 16.8 Percent

BOSTON – In a study published today in JAMA Internal Medicine, researchers reported that training family members in delirium prevention approaches can significantly reduce the incidence of post-operative delirium by up to 16.8 percent within seven days after surgery.

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