Current Awareness in Aging Research (CAAR) Report #576 -- February 24, 2011

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

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I. Data:

1. HEALTH AND RETIREMENT SURVEY: "The Restricted Data Protection Plan Checklist has been Updated," (February 22, 2011).

http://hrsonline.isr.umich.edu/news/index.php?p=shownews3x1&hfyle=news301

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2. HUMAN MORTALITY DATABASE: Note: HMD requires free registration before providing data. The following update has been added to the database.

- Data for Czech Republic and updated through 2009 (Feb. 17, 2011).

- Data for Slovakia were revised and updated through 2009 (Feb. 14, 2011).

Data Availability:

http://www.mortality.org/cgi-bin/hmd/DataAvailability.php

Data Access:

http://www.mortality.org/

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3. US CENTERS FOR MEDICARE AND MEDICAID SERVICES MEDICARE & MEDICAID STATISTICAL SUPPLEMENT UPDATE: "Personal Health Care Expenditures," (2010 Edition, tables 1.1-1.4, .zip compressed .pdf and Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.cms.gov/MedicareMedicaidStatSupp/LT/itemdetail.asp?filterType=none&filterByDID=0&sortByDID=2&sortOrder=descending&itemID=CMS1244232&intNumPerPage=10

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II. Reports and articles:

4. US SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION, RESEARCH, STATISTICS, & POLICY ANALYSIS PERIODICALS, COMPENDIUM:

A. SSI Monthly Statistics, January 2011 (February 2011, HTML and .pdf format).

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/ssi_monthly/2011-01/index.html

B. International Update, February 2011 (February 2011, HTML and .pdf format, 3p.).

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/progdesc/intl_update/2011-02/index.html

C. Monthly Statistical Snapshot, January 2011 (February 2011).

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/quickfacts/stat_snapshot/

D. Annual Statistical Supplement, 2010 (February 2011, .pdf and HTML format, 557p.).

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/supplement/2010/index.html

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5. US NATIONAL CENTER FOR HEALTH STATISTICS COMPENDIUM: Health, United States, 2010 (February 2011, .pdf and Excel format, 547p.). The special segment in this year's compendium is on 'Death and Dying'.

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/hus.htm

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6. US GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE REPORT: "Defined Contribution Plans: Key Information on Target Date Funds as Default Investments Should Be Provided to Plan Sponsors and Participants," (GAO-11-118, January 2011, .pdf format, 59p.).

http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-11-118

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7. US DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION REPORT: "Emergency Department Visits Involving Adverse Reactions to Medications among Older Adults," (February 2011, HTML and .pdf format, 4p.).

http://oas.samhsa.gov/2k11/DAWN013/AdverseReactionsOlderAdults.cfm

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8. US DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES NEWS RELEASE: "Affordable Care Act Supports States in Strengthening Community Living" (Feb. 22, 2011).

http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2011pres/02/20110222b.html

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9. INTERNATIONAL LONGEVITY CENTRE [UK] REPORT: "The Economics of Preventative Healthcare in an Ageing Society," (February 2011, .pdf format, 13p.).

http://www.ilcuk.org.uk/record.jsp?type=publication&ID=84

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10. EMPLOYEE BENEFIT RESEARCH INSTITUTE PERIODICAL: EBRI Notes (Vol. 32, No. 2, February 2011, .pdf format, 20p.). Note: The articles in this issue are: "Who Tries to Find Objective Information on Health Care? Findings From the 2010 Health Confidence Survey," by Paul Fronstin; and, "Labor-Force Participation Rates of the Population Age 55 and Older: What Did the Recession Do to the Trends?" by Craig Copeland.

http://www.ebri.org/publications/notes/index.cfm?fa=notesDisp&content_id=4757

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11. URBAN INSTITUTE BRIEF: "Lifetime Benefits and Taxes in Social Security: The Effect of Different Discount Rates on Present Value Calculations," by Stephanie Rennane and C. Eugene Steuerle (February 2011, .pdf format, 2p.).

http://www.urban.org/publications/412302.html

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12. AARP REPORT: "How Recent Changes in Reverse Mortgages Impact Older Homeowners," by Donald L. Redfoot (February 2011, .pdf format, 4p.).

http://www.aarp.org/money/credit-loans-debt/info-02-2011/fs211-reverse-mortgage.html

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13. FAMILY CAREGIVER ALLIANCE PERIODICAL: Caregiving Policy Digest (Vol. 11, No. 3, Feb. 11, 2011).

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

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14. KAISER FAMILY FOUNDATION ANNOUNCEMENT: "New Resources, Briefing Examine Medicaid Long-Term Services and Supports" (.pdf format). "The following resources by the Kaiser Family Foundation's Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (KCMU) examine the latest data findings regarding Medicaids long-term services and supports for seniors and people with disabilities."

http://www.kff.org/medicaid/medicaid-long-term-services-briefing-resources.cfm

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15. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES ARTICLE, ARTICLE ABSTRACT:

A. "Cancer genetics-guided discovery of serum biomarker signatures for diagnosis and prognosis of prostate cancer," by Igor Cima, Ralph Schiess, Peter Wild, Martin Kaelin, Peter Schuffler, Vinzenz Lange, Paola Picotti, Reto Ossola, Arnoud Templeton, Olga Schubert, Thomas Fuchs, Thomas Leippold, Stephen Wyler, Jens Zehetner, Wolfram Jochum, Joachim Buhmann, Thomas Cerny, Holger Moch, Silke Gillessen, Ruedi Aebersold, and Wilhelm Krek (Vol. 108, No. 8, Feb. 22, 2011, HTML and .pdf format, p. 3342-3347). This article is available free of charge.

http://www.pnas.org/content/108/8/3342.full

B. "Low-resolution structure of a vesicle disrupting {alpha}-synuclein oligomer that accumulates during fibrillation," by Lise Giehm, Dmitri I. Svergun, Daniel E. Otzen, and Bente Vestergaard (Vol. 305, No. 8, February 22, 2011, p. 3246-3251).

http://www.pnas.org/content/108/8/3246.abstract

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16. LANCET NEUROLOGY ARTICLE ABSTRACTS:

A. "{alpha}-Synuclein and tau concentrations in cerebrospinal fluid of patients presenting with parkinsonism: a cohort study," by Brit Mollenhauer, Joseph J. Locascio, Walter Schulz-Schaeffer, Friederike Sixel-Ding, Claudia Trenkwalder, and Michael G. Schlossmacher (Vol. 10, No. 3, March 2011, p. 230-240).

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/laneur/article/PIIS1474-4422%2811%2970014-X/abstract

B. "Pre-dementia clinical stages in presenilin 1 E280A familial early-onset Alzheimer's disease: a retrospective cohort study," by Natalia Acosta-Baena, Diego Sepulveda-Falla, Carlos Mario Lopera-Gez, Mario Car Jaramillo-Elorza, Sonia Moreno, Daniel Camilo Aguirre-Acevedo, Amanda Saldarriaga, and Francisco Lopera (Vol. 10, No. 3, March 2011, p. 213-220).

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/laneur/article/PIIS1474-4422%2810%2970323-9/abstract

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17. NATURE NEUROSCIENCE ARTICLE ABSTRACT: "The neural substrates of rapid-onset Dystonia-Parkinsonism," by D. Paola Calderon, Rachel Fremont, Franca Kraenzlin, and Kamran Khodakhah (Vol. 14, No. 3, March 2011, p. 357-365).

http://www.nature.com/neuro/journal/v14/n3/abs/nn.2753.html

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18. PUBLIC LIBRARY OF SCIENCE (PLOS) ARTICLES:

A. "Prediction of Dementia in Primary Care Patients," by Frank Jessen, Birgitt Wiese, Horst Bickel, Sandra Eifflander-Gorfer, Angela Fuchs, Hanna Kaduszkiewicz, Mirjam Kohler, Tobias Luck, Edelgard Mch, Michael Pentzek, Steffi G. Riedel-Heller, Michael Wagner, Siegfried Weyerer, Wolfgang Maier, and Hendrik van den Bussche (PLoS ONE 6(2): e16852. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0016852, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 10p.).

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0016852

B. "Behavioral Defects in Chaperone-Deficient Alzheimer's Disease Model Mice," by Juhi Ojha, Rajalakshmi V. Karmegam, J. Gunasingh Masilamoni, Alvin V. Terry Jr., and Anil G. Cashikar (PLoS ONE 6(2): e16550. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0016550, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 9p.).

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0016550

C. "Identifying Consensus Disease Pathways in Parkinson's Disease Using an Integrative Systems Biology Approach," by Yvonne J. K. Edwards, Gary W. Beecham, William K. Scott, Sawsan Khuri, Guney Bademci, Demet Tekin, Eden R. Martin, Zhijie Jiang, Deborah C. Mash, Jarlath ffrench-Mullen, Margaret A. Pericak-Vance, Nicholas Tsinoremas, and Jeffery M. Vance (PLoS ONE 6(2): e16917. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0016917, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 11p.).

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0016917

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19. LANCET ARTICLE: Note: Lancet requires free registration before providing articles. "Imputation of sequence variants for identification of genetic risks for Parkinson's disease: a meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies," by International Parkinson Disease Genomics Consortium (Vol. 377, No. 9766, Feb. 19, 2011, HTML and .pdf format, p. 641-649). This article is available free of charge.

http://www.lancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(10)62345-8/fulltext

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20. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION ARTICLE ABSTRACT: "Bisphosphonate Use and the Risk of Subtrochanteric or Femoral Shaft Fractures in Older Women," by Laura Y. Park-Wyllie, Muhammad M. Mamdani, David N. Juurlink, Gillian A. Hawker, Nadia Gunraj, Peter C. Austin, Daniel B. Whelan, Peter J. Weiler, and Andreas Laupacis (Vol. 305, No. 8, February 23, 2011, p. 783-789).

http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/305/8/783

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III. Working Papers:

21. CENTER FOR RETIREMENT RESEARCH AT BOSTON COLLEGE:

A. "Interdependent Durations in Joint Retirement," by Bo Honore and Aureo de Paula (WP2011-5, February 2011, .pdf format, 26p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://crr.bc.edu/working_papers/interdependent_durations_in_joint_retirement.html

B. "Changes in Firm Pension Policy: Trends Away From Traditional Defined Benefit Plans," by Kandice A. Kapinos (WP2011-6, February 2011, .pdf format, 22p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://crr.bc.edu/working_papers/changes_in_firm_pension_policy_trends_away_from_traditional_defined_benefit_plans.html

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22. NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH: "The Economics of State and Local Public Pensions," by Jeffrey R. Brown, Robert Clark, and Joshua Rauh (w16792, February 2011, .pdf format, 22p.).

Abstract:

This paper provides an overview of an economics-based perspective on the financial aspects of state and local public pensions in the U.S. Drawing on the research commissioned for an NBER research program on this topic, we discuss the large degree to which public pension liabilities exceed the assets set aside to fund them. We summarize issues related to the optimality of pre-funding, portfolio allocation, the discounting of liabilities, as well as how plans operate in practice. We also lay out an agenda for future research related to financial aspects of public pensions, retiree health plans for public employees, as well as issues related to plan design and labor market outcomes.

http://www.nber.org/papers/w16792

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23. RAND CORPORATION: "Employment Status, Quality of Matching, and Retirement in Korea: Evidence from Korean Longitudinal Study of Aging," by Chulhee Lee and Jinkook Lee (WR-834, January 2011, .pdf format, 28p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://www.rand.org/pubs/working_papers/WR834.html

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24. CENTER FOR ECONOMIC STUDIES/Ifo INSTITUTE FOR ECONOMIC RESEARCH (CESifo) [UNIVERSITY OF BONN, GERMANY]: "Ageing, Government Budgets, Retirement, and Growth," by Martin Gonzalez-Eiras and Dirk Niepelt (CESifo Working Paper No. 3352, February 2011, .pdf format, 32p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://www.cesifo-group.de/portal/page/portal/ifoHome/b-publ/b3publwp/_wp_abstract?p_file_id=15111676&category=

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25. INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF LABOR (IZA) [UNIVERSITY OF BONN, GERMANY]: "The Transition from Work to Retirement," by Werner Eichhorst (Discussion Paper No. 5490, February 2011, .pdf format, 23p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://www.iza.org/en/webcontent/publications/papers/viewAbstract?dp_id=5490

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26. INSTITUTE FOR ECONOMIC AFFAIRS [UK] REPORT: "Sharing the burden - How the older generation should suffer its share of the cuts," by Prof. Philip Booth (Discussion Paper No. 34, February 2011, .pdf format, 19p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://www.iea.org.uk/publications/research/sharing-the-burden-how-the-older-generation-should-suffer-its-share-of-the-cut

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27. NEP-AGE: Working papers in the Economics of Aging are available through the bibliographic database provided by Research Papers in Economics (RePEc). The latest compilations are for Feb. 12, 2011.

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

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

28. Ageing International (Vol. 36, No. 1, March 2011).

http://www.springerlink.com/content/0163-5158/36/1/

29. Aging and Mental Health (Vol. 15, No. 2, 2011).

http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~content=g933681666~db=all

30. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry (Vol. 19, No. 3, March 2011).

http://journals.lww.com/ajgponline/pages/currenttoc.aspx

31. Educational Gerontology (Vol. 37, No. 3, March 2011).

http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/routledg/uedg/2011/00000037/00000003

32. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Vol. 59, No. 2, February 2011).

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jgs.2011.59.issue-2/issuetoc

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33. 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 Feb. 21, 2011:

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

B. Alzheimer's Disease: Literature for the week of Feb. 21, 2011:

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

C. Parkinson's Disease: Literature for the week of Feb. 21, 2011:

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

D. Prostate Cancer: Literature for the week of Feb. 21, 2011:

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

E. Stem Cell Research: Literature for the week of Feb. 21, 2011:

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

F. Ophthalmology: Literature for the week of Feb. 21, 2011:

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

AMEDEO Literature Guide:

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

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V. Books:

34. SPRINGER PUBLISHING:

A. Gerontology in the Era of the Third Age: Implications and Next Steps, by Dawn C. Carr and Kathrin S. Komp (2011, ISBN: 9780826105967, 296p.).

http://www.springerpub.com/product/9780826105967

B. Cognitive Behavior Therapy with Older Adults: Innovations Across Care Settings, by Kristen H. Sorocco and Sean Lauderdale (2011, ISBN-13: 9780826106193, 496p.).

http://www.springerpub.com/product/9780826106193

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VI. Funding Opportunities/Employment Opportunities:

35. US NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH:

A. "Translational Research to Help Older Adults Maintain their Health and Independence in the Community (R01) (PA-11-123, application deadline, various, US National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with US Administration on Aging). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-11-123.html

B. "Translational Research to Help Older Adults Maintain their Health and Independence in the Community (R21) (PA-11-124) (PA-11-123, application deadline, various, US National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with US Administration on Aging). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-11-124.html

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36. US ADMINISTRATION ON AGING:

A. "Senior Medicare Patrol," (HHS-2011-AoA-MP-1105, .pdf and Word format, 50p.). Note: The deadline for applications is April 4, 2011.

PDF:

http://www.aoa.gov/AoARoot/Grants/Funding/docs/2011/FY_2011_SMP_PA.pdf

Word:

http://www.aoa.gov/AoARoot/Grants/Funding/docs/2011/FY_2011_SMP_PA.doc

B. "National Legal Resource Center and Technical Support Projects," (HHS-2011-AoA-LA-1107. .pdf and Word format, 80p.). Note: The deadline for applications is March 28, 2011.

PDF:

http://www.aoa.gov/AoARoot/Grants/Funding/docs/2011/FY11_NLRC_PA_021011.pdf

Word:

http://www.aoa.gov/AoARoot/Grants/Funding/docs/2011/FY11_NLRC_PA_021011.doc

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37. AGEWORK.COM: AgeWork has updated its employment page with listings through Feb. 24, 2011.

http://agework.geron.org/c/search_results.cfm?site_id=312

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VII. Conferences:

38. CONFERENCEALERTS.COM PALLIATIVE CARE CONFERENCES: "4th Pan African Pain Congress," to be held in Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa (March 11-13, 2011).

http://www.conferencealerts.com/seeconf.mv?q=ca1iisss

- "4th ASEAPS 2011," to be held in Pattaya, Chonburi, Thailand (May 5-8, 2011).

http://www.conferencealerts.com/seeconf.mv?q=ca1ixmms

Conferencealerts.Com Palliative Care:

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

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VIII. Legislation Information Updates:

39. US SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON AGING HEARING PUBLICATION: "The Older Americans Act Making Reauthorization Work For Wisconsin's Seniors," a hearing held Sept. 10, 2010 (S. Hrg. 111-842, .pdf and ASCII text format, 66p.).

ASCII:

http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=111_senate_hearings&docid=f:63679.wais

PDF:

http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=111_senate_hearings&docid=f:63679.wais.pdf

Thanks,

Charlie

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