Current Awareness in Aging Research (CAAR) Report #517 -- December 17, 2009

CAAR (Current Awareness in Aging Research) is a weekly email report produced by the Center for Demography of Health and Aging at the University of Wisconsin-Madison that helps researchers keep up to date with the latest developments in the field. For more information, including an archive of back issues and subscription information see:

http://www.ssc.wisc.edu/cdha/caar.html

Due to the holidays, there will be no CAAR Report on December 24 or 31, 2009. The CAAR Report will return January 7, 2009. Have a safe and pleasant holiday season.

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I. Data:

1. HEALTH AND RETIREMENT SURVEY: The University of Michigan Institute for Social Research Health and Retirement Survey has announced the release of "Cross-Wave HRS 1992-2008 Respondent Region and Mobility Dataset (v2.0)." (Dec. 16, 2009).

http://hrsonline.isr.umich.edu/news/index.php?p=shownews3x1&hfyle=news274

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II. Reports and articles:

2. NATIONAL CENTER FOR HEALTH STATISTICS DATA BRIEF: "Death in the United States, 2007," by Arialdi M. Minino, Jiaquan Xu, Kenneth D. Kochanek, and Betzaida Tejada-Vera (Data Brief No. 26, December 2009, .pdf and HTML format, 8p.).

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db26.htm

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3. US SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION, OFFICE OF POLICY REPORTS:

A. "Selected Characteristics and Self-Perceived Performance of Individual Social Security and Supplemental Security Income Representative Payees," by Rene Parent, Jeffrey Hemmeter, and Nancy Early (Research and Statistics Note No. 2009-02, December 2009, .pdf and HTML format, 26p.).

HTML:

http://www.socialsecurity.gov/policy/docs/rsnotes/rsn2009-02.html

PDF:

http://www.socialsecurity.gov/policy/docs/rsnotes/rsn2009-02.pdf

B. "International Update, December 2009" (HTML and .pdf format, 3p.).

http://www.socialsecurity.gov/policy/docs/progdesc/intl_update/2009-12/index.html

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4. US DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL REPORT: "Aberrant Medicare Home Health Outlier Payment Patterns in Miami-Dade County and Other Geographic Areas in 2008," (OEI-04-08-00570, December 2009, .pdf format, 22p.).

http://www.oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-04-08-00570.pdf

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5. US NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON AGING PRESS RELEASE: "Amyloid Deposits in Cognitively Normal People May Predict Risk for Alzheimer's Disease," (December 14, 2009).

http://www.nih.gov/news/health/dec2009/nia-14.htm

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6. CENTERS FOR MEDICARE AND MEDICAID SERVICES PRESS RELEASE: "Medicare Announces Solicitation Of Fiscal Year FY 2010 State Health Insurance Assistance Program Grants," (December 16, 2009).

http://www.cms.hhs.gov/apps/media/press/release.asp?Counter=3560

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7. WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES REPORT: "Wisconsin Population Estimates: Jul. 1, 2008" (December 2009, Microsoft Excel and .pdf format).

http://dhs.wisconsin.gov/population/index.htm

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8. UK DEPARTMENT OF WORK AND PENSIONS REPORT: "Employer attitudes to collective defined contribution pension schemes," by Elizabeth Jordan and Andrew Thomas (Research Report No. 623, December 2009, .pdf format, 46p.).

http://research.dwp.gov.uk/asd/asd5/rports2009-2010/rrep623.pdf

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9. UK OFFICE OF NATIONAL STATISTICS REPORT: ONS has recently released two chapters of "Pension Trends" (December 2009, .pdf format).

"Pensions and the National Accounts" (Chap. 14, 11p.):

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/downloads/theme_compendia/pensiontrends/PTchapter14final.pdf

"The labour market and retirement" (Chap. 4, 10p.):

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/downloads/theme_compendia/pensiontrends/Pension_Trends_ch04.pdf

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10. AUSTRALIAN BUREAU OF STATISTICS REPORT: "Retirement and Retirement Intentions, Australia, Jul 2008 to Jun 2009," (December 2009, .pdf and Excel format, 68p.).

http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/6238.0?OpenDocument

Use the "Downloads" tab to access the full-text.

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11. UK HOUSE OF COMMONS LIBRARY REPORT: "Personal Care at Home Bill," (Research Paper 09/90, December 2009, .pdf format, 11p.).

http://www.parliament.uk/commons/lib/research/rp2009/rp09-090.pdf

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12. SUPER SYSTEM REVIEW [AUSTRALIA] REPORTS:

A. "Clearer super choices: matching governance solutions," (December 2009, .pdf format, 19p.).

http://www.supersystemreview.gov.au/content/downloads/clearer_super_choices/Clearer_super_choices.pdf

B. "Phase Three: Structure (including SMSFs) - Issues Paper," (December 2009, .pdf format, 37p.).

http://www.supersystemreview.gov.au/content/downloads/structure_issues_paper/Phase_3_Structure.pdf

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13. C.D. HOWE INSTITUTE [TORONTO] REPORT: "Supersized Superannuation: The Startling Fair-Value Cost of Federal Government Pensions," by Alexandre Laurin and William B.P. Robson (Backgrounder No. 122, December 2009, .pdf format, 11p.).

http://www.cdhowe.org/pdf/backgrounder_122.pdf

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14. POPULATION REFERENCE BUREAU PERIODICAL: Today's Research on Aging (No. 18, December 2009, .pdf format, 7p.). The title article in this issue is "HIV/AIDS and Older Adults in the United States."

http://www.prb.org/Reports/2009/hivaidsandelderly.aspx

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15. KAISER FAMILY FOUNDATION BRIEF: "Health Insurance Coverage for Older Adults: Implications of a Medicare Buy-In," by Gretchen Jacobson, Karyn Schwartz and Tricia Neuman (December 2009, .pdf format, 11p.).

http://www.kff.org/healthreform/7904.cfm

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16. AARP/NATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR CAREGIVING REPORT: "Caregiving in the U.S. 2009," (December 2009, .pdf format, 74p.). This page links to a series of reports on caregiving. Of particular interest to aging researchers are "Caring for Someone Age 50+: Full Report" and "Ethnicity of Those Caring for Someone Age 50+"

http://www.aarp.org/research/surveys/care/ltc/hc/articles/caregiving_09.html

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17. PROFIT SHARING/401K COUNCIL OF AMERICA REPORT: "Impact of Economic Conditions on 401(k) and Profit Sharing Plans," (December 2009, .pdf format, 12p.).

http://www.psca.org/Portals/0/401k%20Economic%20Impact%20Survey%20Final.pdf

More information about PSCA:

http://www.psca.org/ABOUTPSCA/tabid/53/Default.aspx

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18. FAMILY CAREGIVER ALLIANCE PERIODICAL: Caregiving PolicyDigest (Vol. 9, No. 24, Dec. 16, 2009).

http://www.caregiver.org/caregiver/jsp/content_node.jsp?nodeid=467

More information about FCA:

http://www.caregiver.org/caregiver/jsp/content_node.jsp?nodeid=349

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19. DEMOGRAPHIC RESEARCH ARTICLES:

A. "Survival as a Function of Life Expectancy," by Maxim Finkelstein and James Vaupel (Vol. 21, Article 29, December 2009, .pdf format, p. 879-884).

http://www.demographic-research.org/Volumes/Vol21/29/default.htm

B. "Diverging trends in female old-age mortality: A reappraisal," by Laura Staetsky (Vol. 21, Article 30, December 2009, .pdf format, p. 885-914).

http://www.demographic-research.org/Volumes/Vol21/30/default.htm

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20. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES ARTICLE ABSTRACTS:

A. "Structural and mechanistic basis behind the inhibitory interaction of PcTS on {alpha}-synuclein amyloid fibril formation," by Gonzalo R. Lamberto, Andrés Binolfi, María L. Orcellet, Carlos W. Bertoncini, Markus Zweckstetter, Christian Griesinger, and Claudio O. Fernández (Vol. 106, No. 50, December 15, 2009, p. 21057-21062).

http://www.pnas.org/content/106/50/21057.abstract

B. "Long-term economic growth stimulus of human capital preservation in the elderly," by Kenneth G. Manton, Xi-Liang Gu, Arthur Ullian, H. Dennis Tolley, Alvin E. Headen, Jr, and Gene Lowrimore (Vol. 106, No. 50, December 15, 2009, p. 21080-21085). Note: _PNAS_ is providing open access to the full-text of this article.

http://www.pnas.org/content/106/50/21080.abstract

C. "A distinctive role of the leukotriene B4 receptor BLT1 in osteoclastic activity during bone loss," by Hisako Hikiji, Satoshi Ishii, Takehiko Yokomizo, Tsuyoshi Takato, and Takao Shimizu (Vol. 106, No. 50, December 15, 2009, p. 21294-21299).

http://www.pnas.org/content/106/50/21294.abstract

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21. PUBLIC LIBRARY OF SCIENCE (PLoS) ARTICLES:

A. "Bone T-Scores and Functional Status: A Cross-Sectional Study on German Elderly," by Shoma Berkemeyer, Jochen Schumacher, Ulrich Thiem, and Ludger Pientka (PLoS ONE 4(12): e8216. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0008216, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 8p.).

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0008216

B. "Apolipoprotein E-Mimetics Inhibit Neurodegeneration and Restore Cognitive Functions in a Transgenic Drosophila Model of Alzheimer's Disease," by Svetlana Sarantseva, Svetlana Timoshenko, Olga Bolshakova, Eugenia Karaseva, Dmitry Rodin, Alexander L. Schwarzman, and Michael P. Vitek (PLoS ONE 4(12): e8191. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0008191, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 11p.).

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0008191

C. "Regional Brain Stem Atrophy in Idiopathic Parkinson's Disease Detected by Anatomical MRI," by Thomas Jubault, Simona M. Brambati, Clotilde Degroot, Benoît Kullmann, Antonio P. Strafella, Anne-Louise Lafontaine, Sylvain Chouinard, and Oury Monchi (PLoS ONE 4(12): e8247. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0008247, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 4p.).

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0008247

D. "Combined Bezafibrate and Medroxyprogesterone Acetate: Potential Novel Therapy for Acute Myeloid Leukaemia," by Farhat L. Khanim, Rachel E. Hayden, Jane Birtwistle, Alessia Lodi, Stefano Tiziani, Nicholas J. Davies, Jon P. Ride, Mark R. Viant, Ulrich L. Gunther, Joanne C. Mountford, Heinrich Schrewe, Richard M. Green, Jim A. Murray, Mark T. Drayson, and Chris M. Bunce (PLoS ONE 4(12): e8147. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0008147, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 14p.).

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0008147

E. "Mitochondrial Mislocalization Underlies A{beta}42-Induced Neuronal Dysfunction in a Drosophila Model of Alzheimer's Disease," by Kanae Iijima-Ando, Stephen A. Hearn, Christopher Shenton, Anthony Gatt, LiJuan Zhao, and Koichi Iijima (PLoS ONE 4(12): e8310. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0008310, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 13p.).

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0008310

F. "Immediate Risk for Cardiovascular Events and Suicide Following a Prostate Cancer Diagnosis: Prospective Cohort Study," by Katja Fall, Fang Fang, Lorelei A. Mucci, Weimin Ye, Ove Andren, Jan-Erik Johansson, Swen-Olof Andersson, Par Sparen, Georg Klein, Meir Stampfer, Hans-Olov Adami, and Unnur Valdimarsdottir (PLoS Med 6(12): e1000197. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1000197, HTML, XML, and .pdf format, 8p.).

http://www.plosmedicine.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pmed.1000197

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22. LANCET NEUROLOGY ARTICLE ABSTRACTS:

A. "Efficacy of community-based physiotherapy networks for patients with Parkinson's disease: a cluster-randomised trial," by Marten Munneke, Maarten J. Nijkrake, Samyra H.J. Keus, Gert Kwakkel, Henk W. Berendse, Raymund A.C. Roos, George F. Borm, Eddy M. Adang, Sebastiaan Overeem, and Bastiaan R. Bloem, on behalf of the ParkinsonNet Trial Study Group (Vol. 9, No. 1, January 2010, p. 46-54).

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/laneur/article/PIIS1474-4422%2809%2970327-8/abstract

B. "Medical complications after stroke," by Sandeep Kumar, Magdy H. Selim, and Louis R. Caplan (Vol. 9, No. 1, January 2010, p. 105-118).

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/laneur/article/PIIS1474-4422%2809%2970266-2/abstract

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23. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION ARTICLE, EDITORIAL ABSTRACTS:

A. "Effect of Tarenflurbil on Cognitive Decline and Activities of Daily Living in Patients With Mild Alzheimer Disease: A Randomized Controlled Trial," by Robert C. Green, Lon S. Schneider, David A. Amato, Andrew P. Beelen, Gordon Wilcock, Edward A. Swabb, and Kenton H. Zavitz, for the Tarenflurbil Phase 3 Study Group (Vol. 302, No. 23, December 16, 2009, p. 2557-2564).

http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/302/23/2557

B. "Association of Plasma Leptin Levels With Incident Alzheimer Disease and MRI Measures of Brain Aging," by Wolfgang Lieb, Alexa S. Beiser, Ramachandran S. Vasan, Zaldy S. Tan, Rhoda Au, Tamara B. Harris, Ronenn Roubenoff, Sanford Auerbach, Charles DeCarli, Philip A. Wolf, and Sudha Seshadri (Vol. 302, No. 23, December 16, 2009, p. 2565-2572).

http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/302/23/2565

C. "Late-Life Dementias: Does This Unyielding Global Challenge Require a Broader View?" by Thomas J. Montine and Eric B. Larson (Vol. 302, No. 23, December 16, 2009, p. 2593-2594).

http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/extract/302/23/2593

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24. NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE ARTICLE ABSTRACT: "Ferric Carboxymaltose in Patients with Heart Failure and Iron Deficiency," by Stefan D. Anker, Josep Comin Colet, Gerasimos Filippatos, Ronnie Willenheimer, Kenneth Dickstein, Helmut Drexler, Thomas F. Lüscher, Boris Bart, Waldemar Banasiak, Joanna Niegowska, Bridget-Anne Kirwan, Claudio Mori, Barbara von Eisenhart Rothe, Stuart J. Pocock, Philip A. Poole-Wilson, and Piotr Ponikowski, for the FAIR-HF Trial Investigators (Vol. 361, No. 25, December 17, 2009, p. 2436-2448).

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/abstract/361/25/2436

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25. ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE EDUCATION AND REFERRAL (ADEAR) CENTER NEWSLETTER: Connections (Fall 2009, HTML format).

http://www.nia.nih.gov/Alzheimers/ResearchInformation/Newsletter/Fall2009/

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III. Working Papers:

26. CALIFORNIA CENTER FOR POPULATION RESEARCH [UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-LOS ANGELES]: "The Urban Neighborhood and Cognitive Functioning in Late Middle Age," by Carol Aneshensel, Michelle J. Ko, and Joshua Chodosh (CCPR-2009-024, December 2009, .pdf format, 45p.).

Abstract:

This study examines the association of cognitive functioning with urban neighborhood socioeconomic disadvantage and racial/ethnic segregation for a United States national sample of persons in late middle age, a time in the life course when cognitive deficits begin to emerge. The key hypothesis is that effects of neighborhood on cognitive functioning are not uniform, but are most pronounced among subgroups of the population defined by socioeconomic status (SES) and race/ethnicity. Data are from the third wave of the Health and Retirement Survey for the birth cohort of 1931-1941, which was 55-65 years of age in 1996 (analytic N = 4,525), and the 1990 U.S. Census. Neighborhood socioeconomic disadvantage has an especially large negative impact on cognitive functioning among persons who are themselves poor, an instance of compound disadvantage. These findings have policy implications supporting "upstream" interventions to enhance cognitive functioning, especially among those most adversely affected by neighborhood socioeconomic disadvantage.

http://papers.ccpr.ucla.edu/papers/PWP-CCPR-2009-024/PWP-CCPR-2009-024.pdf

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27. MAX PLANCK INSTITUTE FOR DEMOGRAPHIC RESEARCH: "Senescence vs. sustenance: evolutionary-demographic models of aging," by Annette Baudisch and James W. Vaupel (WP-2009-040, December 2009, .pdf format, 11p.).

Abstract:

Humans, and many other species, suffer senescence: mortality increases and fertility declines with adult age. Some species, however, enjoy sustenance: mortality and fertility remain constant. Here we develop simple but general evolutionary-demographic models to explain the conditions that favor senescence vs. sustenance. The models illustrate how mathematical demography can deepen understanding of the evolution of aging.

http://www.demogr.mpg.de/papers/working/wp-2009-040.pdf

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28. PROGRAM ON THE GLOBAL DEMOGRAPHY OF AGING [HARVARD CENTER FOR POPULATION AND DEVELOPMENT STUDIES]:

A. "The Effect of Social Security Reform on Male Retirement in High and Middle Income Countries," by David E. Bloom, David Canning, Guenther Fink, and Jocelyn Finlay (PGDA Working Paper No. 48, November 2009, .pdf format, 38p.).

Abstract:

We analyze panel data for 40 countries over the period 1970-2000 to examine the effect of social security reforms on the labor supply of older men. The data show a trend towards earlier retirement that can be explained by rising income levels. We find that the average retirement age rises significantly when the normal, or early, social security eligibility age rises, the pension benefits for postponing retirement are increased, or the system shifts from defined benefits to defined contributions. A package of social security reforms is capable of substantially increasing the labor supply of older men.

http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/pgda/Working%20Papers/2009/PGDA_WP_48.pdf

B. "The Graying of the Global Population and Its Macroeconomic Consequences," by David E. Bloom, David Canning, and Guenther Fink (PGDA Working Paper No. 47, October 2009, .pdf format, 11p.).

Abstract:

Population aging is emerging as a major demographic trend in many countries, with potentially important implications for a variety of macroeconomic issues. Notwithstanding these challenges, population aging will likely have a comparatively modest effect on economic growth. Although the changed age distribution would be expected to cause the labor force participation rate to decrease, the ratio of labor force to population will actually increase in most countries. This will occur because the lower youth dependency rate and the increased rate of female labor force participation - both of which may reasonably be expected to follow from the fertility rate declines that are driving population aging - will counterbalance the shifting of adults toward older ages at which labor force participation and savings rates are lower. Behavioral and policy responses to population aging - including higher savings for retirement, a higher rate of human capital accumulation, alternate pension funding plans, and (possibly) increased migration from labor-abundant to labor-scarce countries - also suggest that population aging need not necessarily significantly impede economic growth.

http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/pgda/Working%20Papers/2009/PGDA_WP_47.pdf

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29. UK DEPARTMENT OF WORK AND PENSIONS: "Workplace Pension Market model," by Kyla Malcolm, Tim Wilsdon and Charles Xie (Working Paper No. 74, December 2009, .pdf format, 33p.). There is no abstract for this paper.

http://research.dwp.gov.uk/asd/asd5/WP74.pdf

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30. PENSIONS INSTITUTE [CASS BUSINESS SCHOOL, CITY UNIVERSITY, LONDON, UK]: "Systemic Risk in Financial Services," by D. Besar, P. Booth, K. K. Chan, A. K. L. Milne and J. Pickles (PI-0912, December 2009, .pdf format, 127p.).

Abstract:

The current banking crisis has reminded us of how risks materialising in one part of the financial system can have a widespread impact, affecting other financial markets and institutions and the broader economy. This paper, prepared on behalf of the Actuarial Profession, examines how such events have an impact on the entire financial system and explores whether such disturbances may arise within the insurance and pensions sectors as well as within banking. The paper seeks to provide an overview of a number of banking and other financial crises which have occurred in the past, illustrated by four cases studies. It discusses what constitutes a systemic event and what distinguishes it from a large aggregate system wide shock. Finally, it discusses how policy makers can respond to the risk of such systemic financial failures.

http://www.actuaries.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0008/162746/sm20091207.pdf

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31. INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF LABOR (IZA) [UNIVERSITY OF BONN, GERMANY]: "On The Rise of Health Spending and Longevity," by Raquel Fonseca, Pierre-Carl Michaud, Titus Galama, and Arie Kapteyn (Discussion Paper No. 4622, December 2009, .pdf format, p.). Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://www.iza.org/en/webcontent/publications/papers/viewAbstract?dp_id=4622

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32. NEP-AGE: Working papers in the Economics of Aging are available through the bibliographic database provided by Research Papers in Economics (RePEc). The latest compilation is for Dec. 5, 2009.

http://ideas.repec.org/n/nep-age/

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IV. Journal Tables of Contents (check your library for availability):

33. Age and Ageing (Vol. 39, No. 1, January 2010).

http://ageing.oxfordjournals.org/content/vol39/issue1/index.dtl?etoc

34. Ageing and Society (Vol. 30, No. 1, January 2010).

http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayIssue?jid=ASO&volumeId=30&issueId=01&iid=6837472

35. Ageing International (Vol. 34, No. 4, December 2009).

http://www.springerlink.com/content/l11m3061340x/?p=ebe44fced49c4618838a75e7f951ce43&pi=0

36. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics (Vol. 49, Supp. 2, 2009).

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/issue/4975-2009-999509999.8997-1577255

37. Clinical Gerontologist (Vol. 33, No. 1, 2010).

http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~db=all~content=g917483711

38. Gerontechnology (Vol. 8, No. 4, Autumn 2005).

http://www.gerontechnology.info/Journal/main.php?p=12&i=67

39. OMEGA--Journal of Death and Dying (Vol. 60, No. 2, 2009-2010).

http://baywood.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=issue&issn=0030-2228&volume=60&issue=2

40. Reviews in Clinical Gerontology (Vol. 19, No. 3, August 2009).

http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayIssue?jid=RCG&volumeId=19&issueId=03&iid=6840772

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41. AMEDEO MEDICAL LITERATURE: Note: "AMEDEO has been created to serve the needs of healthcare professionals, including physicians, nurses, pharmacists, administrators, other members of the health professions, and patients and their friends. They can easily access timely, relevant information within their respective fields... All AMEDEO services are free of charge. This policy was made possible thanks to generous unrestricted educational grants provided by AMGEN, Berlex, Eisai, Glaxo Wellcome, Novartis, Pfizer, Roche, and Schering AG."

A. Osteoporosis: Literature for the week of December 14, 2009:

http://www.amedeo.com/medicine/ost.htm

B. Alzheimer's Disease: Literature for the week of December 14, 2009:

http://www.amedeo.com/medicine/ad.htm

C. Parkinson's Disease: Literature for the week of December 14, 2009:

http://www.amedeo.com/medicine/pd.htm

D. Prostate Cancer: Literature for the week of December 14, 2009:

http://www.amedeo.com/medicine/prc.htm

E. Stem Cell Research: Literature for the week of December 14, 2009:

http://www.amedeo.com/medicine/stc.htm

F. Ophthalmology: Literature for the week of December 14, 2009:

http://www.amedeo.com/medicine/eye.htm

AMEDEO Literature Guide:

http://www.amedeo.com/index.htm

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V. Books:

42. SPRINGER PUBLISHING: Geriatric Mental Health Disaster and Emergency Preparedness, edited by John Toner, Therese Mierswa, and Judith Howe (2010, ISBN13: 9780826122216, 368p.).

http://www.springerpub.com/prod.aspx?prod_id=22216

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43. HEALTH PROFESSION PRESS: My Story: Alzheimer's From the Inside Out by Richard Taylor (2007, ISBN 978-1-932529-23-4, 288p.).

http://www.healthpropress.com/store/taylor-9233/index.htm

Note: A link to Prof. Taylor's DVD "Be With Me Today" is also available at:

http://www.haveagoodlife.com/

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VI. Funding Opportunities:

44. US NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH:

A. "Mentored Quantitative Research Development Award (Parent K25)," (PA-10-062, is a reissue of PA-09-039, Dec. 17, 2009, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with other agencies).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-10-062.html

B. "Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (Parent K01)," (PA-10-056, is a reissue of PA-09-040, Dec. 17, 2009, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with other agencies).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-10-056.html

C. "Independent Scientist Award (Parent K02)," (PA-10-057, is a reissue of PA-09-038, Dec. 17, 2009, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with other agencies).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-10-057.html

D. "Academic Career Award (Parent K07)," (PA-10-058, is a reissue of PA-09-041, Dec. 17, 2009, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with other agencies).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-10-058.html

E. "Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award (Parent K08)," (PA-10-059, is a reissue of PA-09-042, Dec. 17, 2009, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with other agencies).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-10-059.html

F. "Midcareer Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research (Parent K24)," (PA-10-061, is a reissue of PA-09-037, Dec. 17, 2009, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with other agencies).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-10-061.html

G. "NIH Pathway to Independence Award (Parent K99/R00)," (PA-10-063, is a reissue of PA-09-036, Dec. 17, 2009, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with other agencies).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-10-063.html

H. "NIH Small Research Grant Program (Parent R03)," (PA-10-064, is a reissue of PA-09-163, Dec. 17, 2009, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with other agencies).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-10-064.html

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45. ADMINISTRATION ON AGING: "American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Communities Putting Prevention to Work Chronic Disease Self-Management Program," (HHS-2010-AOA-RA-1003, December 16, 2009).

http://www.aoa.gov/AoARoot/Grants/Funding/docs/2010/ARRA_Prevention_PA.pdf

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VII. Conferences:

46. CONFERENCEALERTS.COM PALLIATIVE CARE CONFERENCES:

"The First International Multidisciplinary Forum on Palliative Care," to be held Budapest Hungary November 11-14, 2009.

http://www.conferencealerts.com/seeconf.mv?q=ca1m86aa

Conferencealerts.com Gerontology Conferences:

http://www.conferencealerts.com/hospice.htm

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VIII. Legislation Information Updates:

47. US HOUSE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND LABOR, SUBCOMMITTEE ON HEALTH, EMPLOYMENT, LABOR AND PENSIONS HEARING PUBLICATION: "H.R. 1984, 401(k) Fair Disclosure For Retirement Security Act Of 2009," a hearing held April 22, 2009 (Serial No. 111-14, .pdf and ASCII text format, 78p.).

ASCII:

http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=111_house_hearings&docid=f:48716.wais

PDF:

http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=111_house_hearings&docid=f:48716.pdf

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48. US HOUSE COMMITTEE ON SMALL BUSINESS HEARING PUBLICATION: "Drop In Retirement Savings: The Challenges Small Businesses Face Funding And Maintaining Retirement Plans In A Struggling Economy," a hearing held Feb. 25, 2009 (Small Business Committee Document Number 111-006, ASCII text and .pdf format, 87p.).

ASCII:

http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=111_house_hearings&docid=f:47526.wais

PDF:

http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=111_house_hearings&docid=f:47526.pdf

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49. US HOUSE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND LABOR HEARING PUBLICATION: "Strengthening Worker Retirement Security," a hearing held Feb. 24, 2009 (Serial No. 111-3, ASCII text and .pdf format, 155p.).

ASCII:

http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=111_house_hearings&docid=f:47491.wais

PDF:

http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=111_house_hearings&docid=f:47491.pdf

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50. US SENATE SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON AGING HEARING PUBLICATIONS:

A. "Health Care Reform In An Aging America," a hearing held March 4, 2009 (S. Hrg. 111-64, .pdf and ASCII text format, 110p.).

ASCII:

http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=111_senate_hearings&docid=f:50873.wais

PDF:

http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=111_senate_hearings&docid=f:50873.pdf

B. "Boomer Bust? Securing Retirement In A Volatile Economy," a hearing held February 25, 2009 (S. Hrg. 111-49, .pdf and ASCII text format, 232p.).

ASCII:

http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=111_senate_hearings&docid=f:50872.wais

PDF:

http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=111_senate_hearings&docid=f:50872.pdf

C. "The Way Forward: An Update From The Alzheimer's Study Group," a hearing held March 25, 2009 (S. Hrg. 111-75, .pdf and ASCII text format, 82p.).

ASCII:

http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=111_senate_hearings&docid=f:51546.wais

PDF:

http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=111_senate_hearings&docid=f:51546.pdf

D. "Catch Me If You Can: Solutions To Stop Medicare And Medicaid Fraud From Hurting Seniors And Taxpayers," a hearing held May 6, 2009 (S. Hrg. 111-120, .pdf and ASCII text format, 107p.).

ASCII:

http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=111_senate_hearings&docid=f:52778.wais

PDF:

http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=111_senate_hearings&docid=f:52778.pdf

E. "No Guarantees: As Pension Plans Crumble, Can PBGC Deliver?" a hearing held May 20, 2009 (S. Hrg. 111-153, .pdf and ASCII text format, 156p.).

ASCII:

http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=111_senate_hearings&docid=f:52779.wais

PDF:

http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=111_senate_hearings&docid=f:52779.pdf

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IX. Websites of Interest:

51. MEDICARE.GOV WEBSITE UPDATES: The "Supplier Directory" page was updated on Dec. 11, 2009. The following pages were updated on Dec. 17, 2009: "Home Health Compare", "Hospital Compare", "Medicare Options Compare", "Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Finder", and "Physician and Other Healthcare Professional Directory." For all of Medicare.gov's suite of interactive web databases see:

http://www.medicare.gov/Updates.asp

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52. PROJECT FOR AN ONTARIO WOMEN'S HEALTH EVIDENCE BASED REPORT [POWER]: "The POWER Report provides policy makers, providers, advocates and consumers with findings on the health differences between men and women and between various groups of women. Differences reported are associated with age, income, education, ethnicity, language and where the person lives in the province." Volume I provides data on "Burden of Illness (the overall health of Ontarians); Cancer; Cardiovascular Disease; Depression; and Access to Health Care. Volume II will include sections on: "Musculoskeletal Disorders (arthritis, osteoporosis); Diabetes; HIV Infection; Reproductive and Gynecological Health; Social Determinants of Health; and Special Populations (low income, immigrant and older women)." Use the link to "Power Report" in the toolbar to access Volume I chapters (Volume II is not yet available).

http://www.powerstudy.ca/the-power-report/the-power-report-volume-1/cardiovascular-disease

Thanks,

Charlie

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Charlie Fiss
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Data and Information Services Center
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1180 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706-1393
Phone: (608) 265-9240
Fax: (608) 262-8400
Email: fiss@ssc.wisc.edu

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