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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 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.

NIA Grant Announcement

The NIA grant announcement on September 10 generated extensive media coverage via online, print, social, TV, and broadcast. Following are highlights.

September 11
Jewish Telegraphic AgencyHealth Care Organization Linked To Boston’s Jewish Community Gets $53 Million To Study Dementia: This story addressed the NIA grant as well as the Hebrew Senior Life and Brown University initiative to improve health care and quality of life for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.  The article also appeared in Times of IsraelJerusalem PostJewish Boston, and several other outlets.

September 10
Boston GlobeHebrew SeniorLife, Brown Get $53M US Grant To Lead National Dementia Care Research: This article featured Dr. Susan Mitchell, Senior Scientist at the Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. This also appeared in Kaiser Health News.

September 10
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,  National Institute On Aging Awards Large Federal Grant for Dementia Care: This article, originally appearing in the Boston Globe, talked about the NIA grant to Hebrew SeniorLife and Brown University to find ways to improve the hodgepodge of care now available for people with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

September 10
Boston Business JournalBoston Non-profit, Brown University Win $53.4M Grant To Study Alzheimer's: This article introduced the AD/ADRD grant and what the HSL/Brown team aims to accomplish.

September 10
WBUR, Hebrew SeniorLife, Brown Awarded $53 Million To Expand Nondrug Dementia Treatments: This blog post was accompanied by on-air announcements during the news day.

September 10
Associated Press, Alzheimer's Research Grant Given To Brown, Boston Nonprofit: This grant award article appeared in more than two dozen outlets, such as Boston 25 NewsUS News & World ReportSFGate.com, among others.

September 10
McKnight’s Long-Term Care News, ‘Revolutionary’ $53M Grant To Fund 40 Pilots To Improve Direct Alzheimer’s Care: This article led with “Research into Alzheimer’s treatment entered a new phase Tuesday.”  

September 10
Penn Memory Center, P3MB Joins New IMPACT Collaboratory Research Incubator: This article featured one of the partners in the NIA Imbedded Pragmatic AD/ADRD Clinical Trials (IMPACT) Collaboratory: the Penn Program on Precision Medicine for the Brain (P3MB).

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