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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.

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
,  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, 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).

$53.4M grant to Brown, Hebrew SeniorLife to enable massive expansion of Alzheimer’s research

Federal grant from the National Institute on Aging will fund a collaborative research incubator to support trials across the nation aimed at improving care for people living with dementia.

Dr. Lewis Lipsitz Quoted in New York Times Article: Deadly Falls in Older Americans Are Rising. Here’s How to Prevent Them.

Deadly Falls in Older Americans Are Rising. Here’s How to Prevent Them.

The rate of deaths after falls is rising for people over 75, a new study shows. But falls are avoidable for most seniors. We have some tips.

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.