June was a busy month for Global Health Aging. The Dementia Diaries book giveaway was a success and thanks to new corporate partnerships, the website is promoting novel products. More developments are underway including articles on trending topics in innovation. This month, the focus was on the health profile of older people in Tasmania. Let’s take a look at what happened in June 2016.
From the Writers
In the News
- The Graying of Rural America – Citylab
- Ageism is getting old. Let’s end it – The Globe and Mail
- Virtual Reality Aimed At The Elderly Finds New Fans – NPR
- 9 growth areas for health and wellness – McKnight’s Senior Living
- Asia’s Aging Population To Pressure Global Economy – Seeking Alpha
- When a patient nears the end, a feared therapy can also comfort – STAT
- End-Of-Life Care Better For Patients With Cancer, Dementia: Study Finds – Kaiser Health News
March Peer Reviews
- Serum Albumin Levels and Economic Status in Japanese Older Adults – PLoS One
- H-MRS metabolites in adults with Down syndrome: Effects of dementia – Neuroimage: Clinical
- Nutritional Cognitive Neuroscience: Innovations for Healthy Brain Aging – Frontiers in Neuroscience
- Combined Cognitive Training vs. Memory Strategy Training in Healthy Older Adults – Frontiers in Psychology
- Age differences in learning emerge from an insufficient representation of uncertainty in older adults – Nature Communications
- Comparison of timing and force control of foot tapping between elderly and young subjects – Journal of Physical Therapy Science
- Six-Year Training Improves Everyday Memory in Healthy Older People. Randomized Controlled Trial – Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
“From Patient Data to Clinical Diagnosis in Neurodegenerative Diseases”, PredictND is a 4-year, 4.2 million euro European project focusing on developing tools and means for earlier, evidence-based diagnosis of a range of Neurodegenerative diseases (ND). The organization has two scientific and technical objectives which hope to improve diagnostics and enable cost-efficient detection of patients at high-risk, among other outcomes. Members of PredictND consortium include VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd. (Finland), GE Healthcare (UK, Sweden), Imperial College of London (UK), University of Eastern Finland (Finland), Rigshospitalet (Denmark), VU/VUmc (the Netherlands), Università degli Studi di Perugia (Italy), Alzheimer Europe (Luxembourg) and Combinostics Ltd. (Finland). For more information, visit PredictND.
- Aug 8-10 | Orlando, USA: Florida Conference on Aging
- Aug 16-24 | Spetses, GRC: Molecular mechanisms of ageing and regeneration: From pluripoteny to senescence
- Aug 29-Sept 1 | Washington D.C., USA: National Home and Community Based Services Conference
- Sept 26-28 | Philadelphia, USA: Senior Centers 2016 Conference
- Oct 12-14 | San Francisco, USA: Aging2.0 OPTIMIZE
Just for Fun
- Bridging the gap in human aging – UCLA Newsroom
- Why Everybody Loves Seniors on Airbnb – Bloomberg
- Gerber: Softball keep aging players on the field – Florida Today
- And a quote to keep you inspired till next month!
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