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October 2014

Pain and Depression Place Older Adults at Risk of Delirium Following Surgery

BOSTON — New research reports that preoperative pain and depressive symptoms in older adults place them at greater risk of delirium following surgery.  According to the findings published today in The Lancet Psychiatry journal, both pain and depression are independent and interactive risk factors for delirium, suggesting a cumulative effect.


Mo Rocca and Mitch Albom among guests at Hebrew SeniorLife event

BOSTON — “Tuesdays With Morrie” author Mitch Albom, humorist Mo Rocca, and nutritionist Keri Glassman joined Boston-area businesspeople, philanthropists, and folks from Hebrew SeniorLife’s Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research for an evening of networking and talking at the Calderwood Pavilion.

Study Shows Vibrating Insoles Could Reduce Falls Among Seniors

Boston researchers find vibratory stimulation applied to the sole of the foot using novel piezoelectric technology shows promise for fall prevention.