Adverse occupational characteristics held at midlife, particularly service work, low job control, heavy lifting, and long work hours, are associated with accelerated biological aging.
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Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Community-Dwelling Older Adults Living with Dementia
The Beers Criteria identifies potentially inappropriate medications (PIMs) that should be avoided in older adults living with dementia.
Cross-National Differences in Wealth Inequality in Health Services and Caregiving Used Near the End of Life
Wealth inequality in end of life care exists across countries and reflects differences in the organization, financing, and delivery of care in different countries.
Age Differences in Social Decision-Making Preferences and Perceived Ability
Older age was associated with being less likely to prefer social decision-making.
COVID-19 Hospitalization and Mortality in Community-Dwelling Racially and Ethnically Diverse Persons Living with Dementia
Community-dwelling persons living with dementia (PLWD) are vulnerable to COVID-19 infection, severity, and mortality due to the high prevalence of comorbidities, reliance on caregivers, and potential inability to employ risk reduction measures, among other factors.
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2023 Clinical Trial Recruitment Lab (CTRL) Request for Pilot Project Proposals
CTRL is seeking proposals for pilot projects that test strategies and solutions designed to address barriers to recruitment for Alzheimer’s disease clinical trials.
Applying for the 2023-2024 Roybal Center for Behavioral Interventions in Aging Pilot Projects
The Roybal Center for Behavioral Interventions in Aging seeks proposals for pilot projects that involve randomized controlled trials (RCTs).
Interdisciplinary Panel Offers Solutions to Improve Recruitment for Alzheimer’s Clinical Trials
Experts from the private and public sectors convened a panel to improve recruitment for Alzheimer’s clinical trials.Categorized in
Recommendations To Address Key Recruitment Challenges of Alzheimer’s Disease Clinical Trials
An advisory panel of experts convened in 2020 to assess the critical challenges facing recruitment in Alzheimer’s clinical trials and develop a set of recommendations to overcome them.
The Moderating Role of Race and Ethnicity in the Relationship Between Negative Family Interactions and Mental Health Among Older Adults
This study examines whether the association between negative family interactions and mental health outcomes varies by race and ethnicity.
Addressing Challenges to Alternative Payment Models for New Alzheimer’s Disease Therapies for US Commercial Payers
Developing a blueprint to overcome challenges in implementing new payment models will ensure better access.Categorized in