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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.

Hebrew SeniorLife Selected as First Adopter of UCLA Dementia Care Program

Proven program expands evidence-based services of the newly opened Center for Memory Health at Hebrew SeniorLife and serves as a national model for later adopters of the program

Hebrew SeniorLife Opens the Center for Memory Health for People Living with Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias

The Center for Memory Health is the first to offer fully comprehensive care for both people living with dementia and their caregivers; 
Includes the first and only evidence-based, nurse-led comprehensive care management program for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias in New England

Separating the Fat from the Lean

Disentangling the genetics of lean body mass

Boston – In a study published on 2/11/20 in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers reported they have identified genes associated with lean body mass. This is important because lean body mass, which is comprised mostly of muscle in the body, plays an important role in mobility and metabolic function.

New Study Seeks to Guide Clinical Treatment for Older Patients with Aortic Stenosis

Boston – Why do some patients recover quickly after surgery, while others don’t? That is an important question when treating older frail patients suffering from aortic stenosis. Lead author Dae Hyun Kim, M.D., M.P.H., Sc.D., and principle investigator Director Lewis A. Lipsitz in the Marcus Institute for Aging Research at Hebrew SeniorLife explore this question in a paper published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine.

Can testosterone plus exercise improve healing after hip fracture?

Women recovering from hip fractures sought for multicenter study

Boston — Researchers at the Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research at Hebrew SeniorLife and Harvard Medical School are participating in a multicenter study exploring whether testosterone plus exercise can restore physical abilities in elderly women who have broken a hip.

A new “atlas” of genetic influences on osteoporosis will unlock better treatment options

Identifying more than 500 genetic determinants of bone mineral density, researchers expect to provide new opportunities for the development of novel drugs to prevent or treat osteoporosis

Study Reveals Best Tools for Measuring Severity of Delirium in Hospitalized Patients

Boston - A study published today in JAMA Internal Medicine reveals the best assessment tools available to establish the severity of diagnosed delirium in hospitalized patients. Delirium is a common, serious, and often preventable complication among older adult patients.

Promising New Imaging Method Aids Fracture Prediction

Deterioration in bone microstructure is an independent risk factor for fracture in older women and men

Research Study Sheds New Light on Relationship Between Genes and Bone Fracture Risk

Boston—A paper titled “Assessment of the genetic and clinical determinants of fracture risk: genome wide association and mendelian randomization study” appeared today in the British Medical Journal. The paper reports findings from a large international collaboration that identified 15 variations in the genome that are related to the risk of suffering bone fractures, which are a major healthcare problem affecting more than 9 million persons worldwide every year.