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March 29, 2012

CAAR – Public Library of Science (PLoS) Articles – March 29, 2012

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A. “Framingham Risk Score and Alternatives for Prediction of Coronary Heart Disease in Older Adults,” by Nicolas Rodondi, Isabella Locatelli, Drahomir Aujesky, Javed Butler, Eric Vittinghoff, Eleanor Simonsick, Suzanne Satterfield, Anne B. Newman, Peter W. F. Wilson, Mark J. Pletcher, Douglas C. Bauer for the Health ABC Study (PLoS ONE 7(3): e34287. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0034287, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 8p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0034287

B. “Amyloid Precursor Protein (APP) Mediated Regulation of Ganglioside Homeostasis Linking Alzheimer’s Disease Pathology with Ganglioside Metabolism,” by Marcus O. W. Grimm, Eva G. Zinser, Sven Grosgen, Benjamin Hundsdörfer3, Tatjana L. Rothhaar, Verena K. Burg, Lars Kaestner4 Thomas A. Bayer, Peter Lipp, Ulrike Muller, Heike S. Grimm, and Tobias Hartmann (PLoS ONE 7(3): e34095. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0034095, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 12p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0034095

CAAR – UK Department of Work and Pensions Reports – March 29, 2012

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A. “Quantitative Evaluation of the Pension Credit Payment Study,” by Lucy Radford (Research Report No. 796, March 2012, .pdf format, 19p.).

research.dwp.gov.uk/asd/asd5/report_abstracts/rr_abstracts/rra_796.asp

B. “Qualitative evaluation of the Pension Credit payment study,” by Natalie Maplethorpe, Mehul Kotecha and Sue Arthur (Research Report No. 795, March 2012, .pdf format, 45p.).

research.dwp.gov.uk/asd/asd5/report_abstracts/rr_abstracts/rra_795.asp

CAAR – Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) [University of Bonn, Germany] Working Paper – March 29, 2012

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The Impact of Colombia’s Pension and Health Insurance Systems on Informality,” by Valentina Calderon-Mejia and Ioana E. Marinescu (Discussion Paper No. 6439, March 2012, .pdf format, 43p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

www.iza.org/en/webcontent/publications/papers/viewAbstract?dp_id=6439

CAAR – US Administration on Aging Funding Opportunity – March 29, 2012

Filed under: Employment/Funding Opportunities — Tags: — admin @ 4:23 pm

National Resource Centers on Older Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians,” (HHS-2012-AoA-OI-1209, .pdf and Word format, 42p.). The deadline for applications is May 1, 2012.

PDF:

www.aoa.gov/AoARoot/Grants/Funding/docs/2012/ResourceCenters_OI.pdf

Word:

www.aoa.gov/AoARoot/Grants/Funding/docs/2012/ResourceCenters_OI.doc

CAAR – Table of Contents – March 29, 2012

Filed under: Journal Table of Contents — Tags: — admin @ 4:21 pm

Research on Aging (Vol. 34, No. 3, May 2012).

roa.sagepub.com/content/34/3.toc

March 28, 2012

CAAR – Public Library of Science (PLoS) Article – March 28, 2012

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The KAP Evaluation of Intervention on Fall-Induced Injuries among Elders in a Safe Community in Shanghai, China,” by Ling-ling Zhang, Koustuv Dalal, Ming-min Yin, De-guo Yuan, Johanna Yvonne Andrews, and Shu-mei Wang (PLoS ONE 7(3): e32848. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0032848, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 6p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0032848

CAAR – Sloan Center on Aging and Work at Boston College Report – March 28, 2012

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:53 pm

Flex Strategies to Attract, Engage & Retain Older Workers,” by Linda Roundtree (March 2012, .pdf format, 28p.).

www.bc.edu/content/bc/research/agingandwork/archive_pubs/flex_case.html

CAAR – Demographic Research Article – March 28, 2012

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The mystery of Japan’s missing centenarians explained,” by Yasuhiko Saito, Vanessa Yong, and Jean-Marie Robine (Vol. 26, No. 10, March 2012, .pdf format, p. 239-252).

www.demographic-research.org/volumes/vol26/11/

CAAR – Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) [University of Bonn, Germany] Working Paper – March 28, 2012

Filed under: Working Papers — Tags: — admin @ 4:50 pm

Ageing and Literacy Skills: Evidence from Canada, Norway and the United States,” by David A. Green and W. Craig Riddell (Discussion Paper No. 6424, March 2012, .pdf format, 39p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

www.iza.org/en/webcontent/publications/papers/viewAbstract?dp_id=6424

CAAR – US Administration on Aging Funding Opportunities – March 28, 2012

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A. “Lifespan Respite Care Program – Technical Assistance Resource Center,” (HHS-2012-AoA-LT-1204, .pdf and Word format, 46p.). Deadline for applications is May 21, 2012.

PDF:

www.aoa.gov/AoARoot/Grants/Funding/docs/2012/Lifespan_Respite_TARC.pdf

Word:

www.aoa.gov/AoARoot/Grants/Funding/docs/2012/Lifespan_Respite_TARC.doc

B. “Health Care Fraud Program Expansion and SMP Capacity Building Grants,” (HHS-2012-AoA-SM-1208, .pdf and Word format, 55p.). Deadline for applications is April 30, 2012.

PDF:

www.aoa.gov/AoARoot/Grants/Funding/docs/2012/FY2012_PA_SMPExpansion.pdf

Word:

www.aoa.gov/AoARoot/Grants/Funding/docs/2012/FY2012_PA_SMPExpansion.doc

CAAR – Conferencealerts.Com Palliative Care – March 28, 2012

Filed under: Conferences — Tags: — admin @ 4:47 pm

- Palliative Care Nurses Australia Conference – Melbourne, Australia (Dec. 10-11, 2012).

www.conferencealerts.com/hospice.htm

CAAR – Table of Contents – March 28, 2012

Filed under: Journal Table of Contents — Tags: — admin @ 4:46 pm

International Psychogeriatrics (Vol. 24, No. 5, May 2012).

journals.cambridge.org/action/displayIssue?decade=2010&jid=IPG&volumeId=24&issueId=05&iid=8520155

CAAR – Boston College Center for Retirement Research Issue Brief – March 28, 2012

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“How Can Employers Encourage Young Workers to Save for Retirement?” by Nicole Votolato Montgomery,Lisa R. Szykman and Julie Agnew (IB#12-7, March 2012, .pdf format, 11p.).

crr.bc.edu/briefs/how-can-employers-encourage-young-workers-to-save-for-retirement/

CAAR – Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Article Abstract – March 28, 2012

“Whole lifespan microscopic observation of budding yeast aging through a microfluidic dissection platform,” by Sung Sik Lee, Ima Avalos Vizcarra, Daphne H.E.W. Huberts, Luke P. Lee, and Matthias Heinemann (Vol. 109, No. 13, Mar. 27, 2012, p. 4916-4920).

www.pnas.org/content/109/13/4916.abstract

CAAR – Invitation for Proposed Supplemental Modules for the 2013 National Health and Aging Trends Study (NHATS)- March 28, 2012

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The National Health and Aging Trends Study (NHATS) is a national study of functioning in later life. The NHATS is being conducted by the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, with data collection by Westat, and support from the National Institute on Aging.  NHATS provides a basis for understanding trends and trajectories in late-life functioning, how these differ for various population subgroups, and the economic and social consequences of aging and disability for individuals, families, and society. More information about NHATS including copies of the instruments and documentation are available online at

www.nhats.org/

The NHATS encourages researchers to propose brief supplemental data collection modules for inclusion in an upcoming wave of the survey.  This announcement invites submission of supplemental modules to be included in the 2013 wave of the NHATS.

Modules should be brief, no more than 3 minutes in length.  We anticipate including 3 to 5 modules at each wave. Sample size available for a module will vary depending on the number of modules included in a wave but will generally include approximately 2,500 individuals. Modules are administered at the end of the NHATS interview.

In general, sample persons will be randomly assigned to modules in advance of the interview.  Sample persons will be assigned to one module only. Submissions for proposed modules should include the following:

Brief summary of the topic and rationale for its inclusion in NHATS (one page or less)

Sample size being requested

Overview of variables that the module will try to measure

References to recent publications on the topic

Any survey instruments, scales or other measurement tools that have been used to examine the topic (if any) The NHATS leadership team will select modules and identify a team member to work in partnership with researchers whose modules are selected to develop the module for administration. Proposals should be sent by May 15, 2012 to NHATS electronically at jkasper@jhsph.edu.  Selected modules will be notified by June 1, 2012.  The module must be in final form by July 1, 2012. If you have any questions, please contact the Principal Investigator, Judy Kasper, at

jkasper@jhsph.edu

CAAR – US Census Bureau Website – March 28, 2012

Filed under: Websites of Interest — Tags: — admin @ 4:16 pm

“Research @ Census” (2012).” This new Web pagea is a gateway to the world of research at the Census Bureau. Visit the site to learn about innovations to measure and understand America through improved statistics,
statistical products and analysis.” At present the site links working papers, data, and seminars.

www.census.gov/research/

CAAR – AARP Factsheets – March 28, 2012

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A. “Social Security: A Brief Overview,” by Mikki D. Waid (March 2012, .pdf format, 8p.).

www.aarp.org/work/social-security/info-03-2012/social-security-a-brief-overview-AARP-ppi-econ-sec.html

B. “The Medicare Program: A Brief Overview,” by Megan Multack  (March 2012, .pdf format, 7p.).

www.aarp.org/health/medicare-insurance/info-03-2012/medicare-program-a-brief-overview-AARP-ppi-health.html

CAAR – Demographic Research Article – Mar. 28, 2012

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“The mystery of Japan’s missing centenarians explained,” by Yasuhiko Saito, Vanessa Yong, and Jean-Marie Robine (Vol. 26, Article 11, March 2012, .pdf format, p. 239-252).

www.demographic-research.org/volumes/vol26/11/

March 27, 2012

CAAR – National Academies Press Monograph – March 27, 2012

Filed under: Books — Tags: , — admin @ 5:01 pm

Nutrition and Healthy Aging in the Community: Workshop Summary, (Sheila Moats and Julia Hoglund, Rapporteurs; Food and Nutrition Board; Institute of Medicine, March 2012, .pdf and OpenBook format, 160p.). Ordering information for a print copy is available at the site. Note: NAP requires free registration before providing a .pdf copy.

www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=13344

CAAR – US National Institutes of Health Press Releases – March 27, 2012

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A. “NIA adds genetic data to Health and Retirement Study,” (March 27, 2012).

www.nih.gov/news/health/mar2012/nia-27.htm

B. “”NIH study shows survival advantage for bypass surgery compared with non-surgical procedure: Project analyzed data from over 189,000 older adults” (Mar. 27, 2012).

www.nih.gov/news/health/mar2012/nhlbi-27.htm

 

CAAR – Public Library of Science (PLoS) Articles – March 27, 2012

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A. “The Zinc Dyshomeostasis Hypothesis of Alzheimer’s Disease,” by Travis J. A. Craddock, Jack A. Tuszynski, Deepak Chopra, Noel Casey, Lee E. Goldstein, Stuart R. Hameroff, and Rudolph E. Tanzi (PLoS ONE 7(3): e33552. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0033552, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 16p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0033552

B. “Transient Focal Cerebral Ischemia/Reperfusion Induces Early and Chronic Axonal Changes in Rats: Its Importance for the Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease,” by Qinan Zhang, Teng Gao, Yi Luo, Xijuan Chen, Ge Gao, Xiaoqun Gao, Yiwu Zhou, and Jiapei Dai (PLoS ONE 7(3): e33722. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0033722, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 7p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0033722

C. “Disrupted Small-World Brain Networks in Moderate Alzheimer’s Disease: A Resting-State fMRI Study,” by Xiaohu Zhao, Yong Liu, Xiangbin Wang, Bing Liu, Qian Xi, Qihao Guo, Hong Jiang, Tianzi Jiang, and Peijun Wang (PLoS ONE 7(3): e33540. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0033540, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 12p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0033540

D. “Impaired Trunk Stability in Individuals at High Risk for Parkinson’s Disease,” by Walter Maetzler, Martina Mancini, Inga Liepelt-Scarfone, Katharina Muller, Clemens Becker, Rob C. van Lummel, Erik Ainsworth, Markus Hobert, Johannes Streffer, Daniela Berg, and Lorenzo Chiari (PLoS ONE 7(3): e32240. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0032240, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 6p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0032240

CAAR – Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences Article Abstract – March 27, 2012

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Whole lifespan microscopic observation of budding yeast aging through a microfluidic dissection platform,” by Sung Sik Lee, Ima Avalos Vizcarra, Daphne H. E. W. Huberts, Luke P. Lee, and Matthias Heinemann (Vol. 109, No. 13, March 27, 2012, p. 4916-4920).

www.pnas.org/content/109/13/4916.abstract?etoc

CAAR – King’s Fund [UK] Reports – March 27, 2012

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A. “Continuity of care for older hospital patients: A call for action,” by Jocelyn Cornwell, Lara Sonola, Ros Levenson, and Emmi Poteliakhoff (March 2012, .pdf format, 32p.).

www.kingsfund.org.uk/publications/continuity_of_care.html

B. “The care of frail older people with complex needs: time for a revolution: The Sir Roger Bannister Health Summit, Leeds Castle,” by Jocelyn Cornwell (March 2012, .pdf format, 16p.).

www.kingsfund.org.uk/publications/care_revolution.html

CAAR – World Demographic and Ageing Forum Conference Announcement – March 27, 2012

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8th World Demographic & Ageing Forum,” (August 27-30, 2012, St. Gallen, Switzerland, .pdf format, 8p.).

www.wdaforum.org/images/stories/Diverses/WDAForum2012_FirstAnnouncement_120202_Web_e_avd.pdf

March 26, 2012

CAAR – US National Institutes of Health Funding Opportunities – March 26, 2012

A. “Early Detection and Prevention of Mild Cognitive Impairment (R01)” (RFA-NR-12-010, application due date is May 21, 2012, National Institute of Nursing Research). For more information see:

grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-NR-12-010.html

B. “Research to Assist Informal Caregivers in Assessing and Managing Symptoms in Individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease (R01)” (RFA-NR-12-011, application due date is May 21, 2012, National Institute of Nursing Research). For more information see:

grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-NR-12-011.html

C. “Translational Research at the Aging/Cancer Interface (TRACI) (R01)” (PA-12-136, reissue of PA-08-230, multiple application due dates, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with National Cancer Institute). The opportunity links to a companion FOA: “Translational Research at the Aging/Cancer Interface (TRACI) (R21).” (PA-12-135, R21). For more information see:

grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-12-136.html

CAAR – UK Alzheimer’s Society Report – March 26, 2012

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Dementia 2012: A national challenge,” (March 2012, .pdf format, 64p.).

www.alzheimers.org.uk/dementia2012

CAAR – UK Office for National Statistics Report – March 26, 2012

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What are the Chances of Surviving to Age 100?” (March 2012, .pdf format, 10p.).

www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/lifetables/historic-and-projected-mortality-data-from-the-uk-life-tables/2010-based/rpt-surviving-to-100.html

CAAR – US Social Security Administration Office of Retirement and Disability Policy Periodicals – March 26, 2012

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SSI Monthly Statistics, February 2012 (March 2012, .pdf and HTML format).

www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/ssi_monthly/2012-02/index.html

CAAR – Public Library of Science (PLoS) Article – March 26, 2012

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Hormone Treatment, Estrogen Receptor Polymorphisms and Mortality: A Prospective Cohort Study,” by Joanne Ryan, Marianne Canonico, Laure Carcaillon, Isabelle Carrière1, Jacqueline Scali, Jean-Francois Dartigues, Carole Dufouil, Karen Ritchie, Pierre-Yves Scarabin, and Marie-Laure Ancelin (PLoS ONE 7(3): e34112. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0034112, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 7p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0034112

CAAR – National Bureau of Economic Research Working Papers – March 26, 2012

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A. “What Will My Account Really Be Worth? An Experiment on Exponential Growth Bias and Retirement Saving,” by Gopi Shah Goda, Colleen Flaherty Manchester, and Aaron Sojourner (w17927, March 2012, .pdf format, 68p.).

Abstract:

Recent findings on limited financial literacy and exponential growth bias suggest saving decisions may not be optimal because such decisions require an accurate understanding of how current contributions can translate into income in retirement. This study uses a large-scale field experiment to measure how a low-cost, direct-mail intervention designed to inform subjects about this relationship affects their saving behavior. Using administrative data prior to and following the intervention, we measure its effect on participation and the level of contributions in retirement saving accounts. Those sent income projections along with enrollment information were more likely to change contribution levels and increase annual contributions relative to the control group. Among those who made a change in contribution, the increase in annual contributions was approximately $1,150. Results from a follow-up survey corroborate these findings and show heterogeneous effects of the intervention by rational and behavioral factors known to affect saving. Finally, we find evidence of behavioral influences on decision-making in that the assumptions used to generate the projections influence the saving response.

papers.nber.org/papers/w17927

B. “Financial Literacy and the Financial Crisis,” by Leora F. Klapper, Annamaria Lusardi, and Georgios A. Panos (w17930, March 2012, .pdf format, 54p.).

Abstract:

The ability of consumers to make informed financial decisions improves their ability to develop sound personal finance. This paper uses a panel dataset from Russia, an economy in which consumer loans grew at an astounding rate – from about US$10 billion in 2003 to over US$170 billion in 2008 – to examine the importance of financial literacy and its effects on behavior. The survey contains questions on financial literacy, consumer borrowing (formal and informal), saving and spending behavior. The paper studies both the financial consequences and the real consequences of financial illiteracy. Even though consumer borrowing increased very rapidly in Russia, the authors find that only 41% of respondents demonstrate understanding of the workings of interest compounding and only 46% can answer a simple question about inflation. Financial literacy is positively related to participation in financial markets and negatively related to the use of informal sources of borrowing. Moreover, individuals with higher financial literacy are significantly more likely to report having greater availability of unspent income and higher spending capacity. The relationship between financial literacy and availability of unspent income is higher during the financial crisis, suggesting that financial literacy may better equip individuals to deal with macroeconomic shocks.

papers.nber.org/papers/w17930

C. “Limited Life Expectancy, Human Capital and Health Investments: Evidence from Huntington Disease,” by Emily Oster, Ira Shoulson, and E. Ray Dorsey (w17931, March 2012, .pdf format, 40p.).

Abstract:

One of the most basic predictions of human capital theory is that life expectancy should impact human capital investment. Limited exogenous variation in life expectancy makes this difficult to test, especially in the contexts most relevant to the macroeconomic applications. We estimate the relationship between life expectancy and human capital investments using genetic variation in life expectancy driven by Huntington disease (HD), an inherited degenerative neurological disorder with large impacts on mortality. We compare investment levels for individuals who have ex ante identical risks of HD but learn (through early symptom development or genetic testing) that they do or do not carry the genetic mutation which causes the disease. We find strong qualitative support: individuals with more limited life expectancy complete less education and less job training. We estimate the elasticity of demand for college completion with respect to years of life expectancy of 0.40. This figure implies that differences in life expectancy explain about 10% of cross-country differences in college enrollment. Finally, we use smoking and cancer screening data to test the corollary that health capital is responsive to life expectancy.

papers.nber.org/papers/w17931

March 23, 2012

CAAR – US Government Accountability Office Report – March 23, 2012

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:21 pm

Nursing Homes: CMS Needs Milestones and Timelines to Ensure Goals for the Five-Star Quality Rating System are Met,” (GAO-12-390, March 2012, .pdf format, 41p.).

www.gao.gov/products/GAO-12-390

CAAR – Science Report Abstract – March 23, 2012

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:20 pm

ApoE-Directed Therapeutics Rapidly Clear {beta}-Amyloid and Reverse Deficits in AD Mouse Models,” by Paige E. Cramer, John R. Cirrito, Daniel W. Wesson, C. Y. Daniel Lee, J. Colleen Karlo, Adriana E. Zinn, Brad T. Casali, Jessica L. Restivo, Whitney D. Goebel, Michael J. James, Kurt R. Brunden, Donald A. Wilson, and Gary E. Landreth (Vol. 335, No. 6075, March 23, 2012, p. 1503-1506).

www.sciencemag.org/content/335/6075/1503.short

CAAR – Public Library of Science (PLoS) Articles – March 23, 2012

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A. “Toxoplasma gondii Infection in the Brain Inhibits Neuronal Degeneration and Learning and Memory Impairments in a Murine Model of Alzheimer’s Disease,” by Bong-Kwang Jung, Kyoung-Ho Pyo, Ki Young Shin, Young Sang Hwang, Hyoungsub Lim, Sung Joong Lee, Jung-Ho Moon, Sang Hyung Lee, Yoo-Hun Suh, Jong-Yil Chai, and Eun-Hee Shin (PLoS ONE 7(3): e33312. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0033312, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 11p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0033312

B. “Characterisation of a Peripheral Neuropathic Component of the Rat Monoiodoacetate Model of Osteoarthritis,” by Matthew Thakur, Wahida Rahman, Carl Hobbs, Anthony H. Dickenson, and David L. H. Bennett (PLoS ONE 7(3): e33730. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0033730, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 11p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0033730

CAAR – UK Parliamentary Library Standard Note – March 23, 2012

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:18 pm

Age-related personal allowance,” by Antony Seely and Dominic Webb (SN06158, March 2012, .pdf format, 14p.).

www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/SN06158

CAAR – Economist Article – March 23, 2012

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:17 pm

Tick, tock; The Senate debates a small measure to help disarm an economic time bomb,” (March 24, 2012).

www.economist.com/node/21551093

March 22, 2012

CAAR – Human Mortality Database – March 22, 2012

Filed under: Data Files — Tags: — admin @ 3:56 pm

Note: HMD requires free registration before providing data. The following updates have been added to the database:

- Data for Taiwan were revised and updated through 2010 (Mar. 21, 2012).

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

Data access:

www.mortality.org/

CAAR – US National Institute on Aging Press Release – March 22, 2012

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 3:55 pm

Smoking in middle age is associated with increased rate of cognitive decline in men,” (March 22, 2012).

www.nia.nih.gov/newsroom/announcements/2012/03/smoking-middle-age-associated-increased-rate-cognitive-decline-men

CAAR – UK Parliamentary Library Research Notes – March 22, 2012

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 3:54 pm

A. “State Pension age,” by Djuna Thurley (SN02234, March 2012, .pdf format, 35p.).

www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/SN02234

B. “State Pension Reform,” by Djuna Thurley (SN05787, March 2012, .pdf format, 32p.).

www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/SN05787

CAAR – California Center for Population Research [University of California-Los Angeles] Working Paper – March 22, 2012

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Education, elderly health, and differential population aging in South Korea: A demographic approach,” by Bongoh Kye, Erika Arenas, Graciela Teruel Belismelis, and Luis Rubalcava (CCPR-2012-002, March 2012, .pdf format, 53p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

papers.ccpr.ucla.edu/abstract.php?preprint=922

CAAR – Rand Corporation Working Paper – March 22, 2012

Filed under: Working Papers — Tags: — admin @ 3:51 pm

Do Consumers Know How to Value Annuities? Complexity as a Barrier to Annuitization,” by by Jeffrey R. Brown, Arie Kapteyn, Erzo F.P. Luttmer, and Olivia Mitchell (WR-924, 2011, .pdf format, 42p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

www.rand.org/pubs/working_papers/WR924.html

CAAR – Institute for Fiscal Studies [London, UK] Working Paper – March 22, 2012

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Do up-front tax incentives affect private pension saving in the United Kingdom?” by Rowena Crawford, Richard Disney and Carl Emmerson (W12/05, March 2012, .pdf format, 38p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

www.ifs.org.uk/publications/6073

CAAR – Family Caregiver Alliance Periodical – March 22, 2012

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Caregiving PolicyDigest (Vol. 12, No. 6, Mar. 21, 2012).

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

CAAR – Journal Table of Contents – March 22, 2012

Filed under: Journal Table of Contents — Tags: — admin @ 3:47 pm

Journal of Applied Gerontology (Vol. 31, No. 1, February 2012).

jag.sagepub.com/content/31/1.toc

March 21, 2012

CAAR – National Health and Aging Trends Study Supplement Module Submission – March 21, 2012

Filed under: Websites of Interest — Tags: — admin @ 3:18 pm

Invitation for Proposed Supplemental Modules for the 2013 National Health and Aging Trends Study (NHATS),” (March 2012). Proposals should be sent by May 15, 2012 to NHATS electronically at jkasper@jhsph.edu. For more information:

www.nhats.org/scripts/moduleCall2013.htm

CAAR – Public Library of Science (PLoS) Articles – March 21, 2012

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A. “Age at Menarche, the Leg Length to Sitting Height Ratio, and Risk of Diabetes in Middle-Aged and Elderly Chinese Men and Women,” by Baqiyyah N. Conway, Xiao-Ou Shu, Xianglan Zhang, Yong-Bing Xiang, Hui Cai, Honglan Li, Gong Yang, Yu-Tang Gao, and Wei Zheng (PLoS ONE 7(3): e30625. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0030625, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 7p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0030625

B. “Prevalence and Associated Factors of Elder Mistreatment in a Rural Community in People’s Republic of China: A Cross-Sectional Study,” by Li Wu, Hui Chen, Yang Hu, Huiyun Xiang, Xiang Yu, Tao Zhang, Zhongqiang Cao, and Youjie Wang (PLoS ONE 7(3): e33857. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0033857, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 8p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0033857

C. “Vocal Responses to Perturbations in Voice Auditory Feedback in Individuals with Parkinson’s Disease,” by Hanjun Liu, Emily Q. Wang, Leo Verhagen Metman, and Charles R. Larson (PLoS ONE 7(3): e33629. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0033629, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 10p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0033629

CAAR – AARP Reports – March 21, 2012

A. “Trends in Retail Prices of Prescription Drugs Widely Used by Medicare Beneficiaries 2005 to 2009,” by Stephen W. Schondelmeyer and Leigh Purvis (March 2012, .pdf format, 15p.).

www.aarp.org/health/drugs-supplements/info-08-2010/rx_price_watch.html

B. “Moving Toward Person- and Family-Centered Care,” by Lynn Feinberg (March 2012, .pdf format, 7p.).

www.aarp.org/relationships/caregiving/info-03-2012/moving-toward-person-and-family-centered-care-insight-AARP-ppi-ltc.html

C. “The Employment Situation, February 2012,” by Sara E. Rix (March 2012, .pdf format, 8p.).

www.aarp.org/work/job-hunting/info-03-2012/The-Employment-Situation-February-2012-AARP-ppi-econ-sec.html

CAAR – Metlife Mature Market Institute Report – March 21, 2012

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Changing Attitudes, Changing Motives: The MetLife Study of How Aging Homeowners Use Reverse Mortgages,” (March 2012, .pdf format, 27p.).

www.metlife.com/mmi/research/changing-attitudes-changing-motives.html

CAAR – US National Institutes of Health Funding Opportunities – March 21, 2012

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Translational Research at the Aging/Cancer Interface (TRACI) (R01),” (PA-12-136, a reissue of PA-08-230, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with other agencies, deadlines for applications are Feb. 5, June 5, Oct. 5). This site also links to a Companion FOA: “Translational Research at the Aging/Cancer Interface (TRACI) (R21),” (PA-12-135, a reissue of PA-08-231, deadlines for applications are Feb. 16, June 16, and Oct. 16).

grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-12-136.html

CAAR – Table of Contents – March 21, 2012

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American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry (Vol. 20, No. 4, April 2012).

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

March 20, 2012

CAAR – Employee Benefit Research Institute Periodical – March 20, 2012

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EBRI Notes (Vol. 33, No. 3, March 2012, .pdf format, 28p.). The articles in this issue are: “Modifying the Federal Tax Treatment of 401(k) Plan Contributions: Projected Impact on Participant Account Balances,” by Jack VanDerhei; and “Trends in Health Coverage for Part-Time Workers,” by Paul Fronstin.

www.ebri.org/publications/notes/index.cfm?fa=notesDisp&content_id=5019


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