2016 is moving along! Last month, Global Health Aging covered diverse topics such as diabetes, menopause alternative medicine and elderly homes. The articles focused on target populations as well as regions in Asia, North America and Australia. Global Health Aging is currently recruiting writers, so anyone with an interest in aging is encouraged to submit a writing sample. Let’s take a look at what happened in February 2016.
From the Writers
- The Not-so-Novel Concept of Elderly Homes in Asia
- The Dangers of Type 2 Diabetes among Older Hispanics
- Menopausal Experiences Among Major Ethnic Groups in the U.S.
- Integrating Alternative Medicine with Geriatric Care in Australia
- How Social Factors Affect Diabetes Prevalence Among U.S. Hispanic Subgroups
In the News
- Shock abuse of elderly – Independent Online
- Zambia: Old People Need Care, Protection – AllAfrica
- Devices that matter most for the elderly and disabled – The Daily Star
- Rapidly Aging Thailand Tells Businesses to Hire More Elderly – Voice of America
- Global Aging Population and Quality Healthcare for Biophotonics Market – Medgadget
- Time to Ditch Retirement? Global Leaders Confront an Aging Population – The Fiscal Times
- Elderly people living in certain parts of the UK die earlier than those in most of Europe – Mirror Online
February Peer Reviews
- Novel loci and pathways significantly associated with longevity – Scientific Reports
- Movement Discordance between Healthy and Non-Healthy US Adults – PLoS One
- Assessing Visuospatial Abilities in Healthy Aging: A Novel Visuomotor Task – Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
- Coaching or gaming? Implications of strategy choice for home based stroke rehabilitation – Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation
- Chemoradiation may increase survival for a subset of elderly head and neck cancer patients – EurekAlert!
- Preclinical Cerebral Network Connectivity Evidence of Deficits in Mild White Matter Lesions – Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
- Cognitive Benefits of Social Dancing and Walking in Old Age: The Dancing Mind Randomized Controlled Trial – Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
The International Institute on Ageing (INIA) provides multi-disciplinary education and training in specific areas related to ageing, whilst also acting as a catalyst as regards the exchange of information on issues relating to ageing welfare. Located in Malta, the Institute seeks to empower low-income countries to cope with the challenges of the consequences of mass longevity in the next decades through training key personnel in different aspects of ageing and the establishment of regional training centres. INIA also commits itself in providing continuing support and continuity to sustain both the individual personnel and the Centres through modern information technology. For more information, please visit INIA and check out this photo of two elderly fishermen in Malta.
- Mar 29-30 | Bethesda, USA: Alzheimer’s Disease-Related Dementias 2016 Summit
- Apr 13-14 | New York, USA: 2016 Advances in Geroscience Summit
- Apr 14-17 | Atlanta, USA: Cognitive Aging Conference 2016
- Apr 14-17 | Malaga, Spain: 2016 World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Muscoskeletal Diseases
- May 13 | Minneapolis, USA: Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration 2016 Education Conference
Just for Fun
- Super Bowl Ads With Boomer Celebs – Next Avenue
- Songs That Defined the Boomer Generation – Next Avenue
- A Vietnam Vet Fondly Remembers Carole King – Next Avenue
- And a quote to keep you inspired till next month!