Current Awareness in Aging Report No. 539--June 3, 2010

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I. Data:

1. INTEGRATED PUBLIC USE MICRODATA SERIES (UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA) INTERNATIONAL UPDATE." IPUMS International announced the following data release on Jun. 1, 2010: "The IPUMS-International project announces the addition of 28 new samples to the data series. The database now includes 325 million person records in 158 samples from 55 countries. The new samples include:

Cuba 2002

Mali 1987, 1998

Nepal 2001

Pakistan 1973, 1981, 1998

Peru 1993, 2007

Puerto Rico 1970, 1980, 1990, 2000, 2005

Saint Lucia 1980, 1991

Senegal 1988, 2002

Switzerland 1970, 1980, 1990, 2000

Tanzania 1988, 2002

Thailand 1970, 1980, 1990, 2000


II. Reports and articles:


A. "Decision Memo for Collagen Meniscus Implant (CAG-00414N)," (May 25, 2010).

B. "Medicare Part D Beneficiaries Will See 50 Percent Savings on Applicable Drugs in the Coverage Gap in 2011," (May 21, 2010). Note: A link to the Federal Register rule is available in the press release


3. US GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE REPORT: "Medicare Advantage: Relationship between Benefit Package Designs and Plans' Average Beneficiary Health Status" (GAO-10-403, April 2010, HTML and .pdf format, 38p.).


4. US NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON AGING PRESS RELEASE: "NIH-Supported Study Looks for Earliest Changes in the Brain That May Lead to Alzheimer's Disease," (June 2, 2010).



A. "Reports of Poor Care Being Investigated" (May 30, 2010, HTML and .pdf format, 1p.).

B. "$140 Million Funding Boost for Aged Care Services" (May 28, 2010, HTML and .pdf format, 1p.).


6. BOSTON COLLEGE SLOAN CENTER ON AGING AND WORK REPORT: "Mind the Gap: France: Employee Perspective," by Shanyuan Foo and Ariane Ollier-Malaterre (May 2010, .pdf format, 14p.).


7. DEMOGRAPHIC RESEARCH REPORT: "Moving close to parents and adult children in the Netherlands: the influence of support needs," by Annika Smits (Vol. 22, Article 31, Jun. 1, 2010, .pdf format, p. 985-1014). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:


8. EMPLOYEE BENEFIT RESEARCH INSTITUTE PERIODICAL EBRI Notes (Vol. 31, No. 6, June 2010, .pdf format, 16p.). The two articles in this issue are: "Income of the Elderly Population Age 65 and Over, 2008," by Ken McDonnell; and, "Examination of the Short-term Impact of the COBRA Premium Subsidy and Characteristics of the COBRA Population," by Paul Fronstin.



A. "How Middle-Age Retirement Adds to Recession Woes," by C. Eugene Steuerle (June 2010, HTML and .pdf format, 1p.).

B. "Distributional Effects of Alternative Social Security Reforms: Details Matter" (Factsheet, .pdf format, 6p.).


10. NATURE LETTER ABSTRACT: "The role of mentorship in protege performance," by R. Dean Malmgren, Julio M. Ottino, and Luis A. Nunes Amaral (Vol. 465, No. 7298, June 4, 2010, p. 622-626).



A. "Apolipoprotein E (APOE) genotype has dissociable effects on memory and attentional--executive network function in Alzheimers disease," by David A. Wolk, Bradford C. Dickerson (Vol. 107, No. 22, Jun. 1, 2010, p. 10256-10261).

B. "Life-history connections to rates of aging in terrestrial vertebrates," by Robert E. Ricklefs (Vol. 107, No. 22, Jun. 1, 2010, p. 10314-10319).

C. "A snapshot of the age distribution of psychological well-being in the United States," by Arthur A. Stone, Joseph E. Schwartz, Joan E. Broderick, and Angus Deaton (Vol. 107, No. 22, Jun. 1, 2010, p. 9985-9990).



A. "Trends in Length of Stay and Short-term Outcomes Among Medicare Patients Hospitalized for Heart Failure, 1993-2006," by Hector Bueno, Joseph S. Ross, Yun Wang, Jersey Chen, Mar T. Vidan, Sharon-Lise T. Normand, Jeptha P. Curtis, Elizabeth E. Drye, Judith H. Lichtman, Patricia S. Keenan, Mikhail Kosiborod, and Harlan M. Krumholz (Vol. 303, No. 21, Jun. 2, 2010, p. 2141-2147).

B. "Incontinence in Older Women," by Patricia S. Goode, Kathryn L. Burgio, Holly E. Richter, and Alayne D. Markland (Vol. 303, No. 21, Jun. 2, 2010, p. 2172-2181).

C. "Talking About Incontinence: The First Step Toward Prevention and Treatment," by Todd H. Wagner and Leslee L. Subak (Commentary Extract, Vol. 303, No. 21, Jun. 2, 2010, p. 2184-2185).

D. "Building the Patient-Centered Medical Home in Ontario," by Richard H. Glazier, and Donald A. Redelmeier (Commentary Extract, Vol. 303, No. 21, Jun. 2, 2010, p. 2186-2187).


13. NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE ARTICLE ABSTRACT: "Pallidal versus Subthalamic Deep-Brain Stimulation for Parkinson's Disease," by Kenneth A. Follett, Frances M. Weaver, Matthew Stern, Kwan Hur, Crystal L. Harris, Ping Luo, William J. Marks, Jr., Johannes Rothlind, Oren Sagher, Claudia Moy, Rajesh Pahwa, Kim Burchiel, Penelope Hogarth, Eugene C. Lai, John E. Duda, Kathryn Holloway, Ali Samii, Stacy Horn, Jeff M. Bronstein, Gatana Stoner, Philip A. Starr, Richard Simpson, Gordon Baltuch, Antonio De Salles, Grant D. Huang, and Domenic J. Reda (Vol. 362, No. 22, Jun. 3, 2010, p. 2077-2091).


III. Working Papers:

14. NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SOCIAL INSURANCE "Long-Term Services and Supports: Meeting the Needs of Elders, Families and the Workforce Through Social Insurance," by Weiwen Ng (May 2010, .pdf format, 17p.). Links to an abstract and full-text are available at:


15. WHARTON PENSION RESEARCH COUNCIL (UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA): Note: WPRC requires free registration before providing working papers. "Health Cost Risk and Optimal Retirement Provision: A Simple Rule for Annuity Demand," by Kim Peijnenburg, Theo Nijman, and Bas J.M. Werker (WP 2010-08, June 2010, .pdf format, 33p.). Note: PRC requires free registration before providing working papers. Links to an abstract and full-text are available at:


16. 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 May 22, 2010.


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

17. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics (Vol. 51, No. 1, July-August 2010).

18. International Journal of Aging and Human Development (Vol. 70, No. 4, 2010).

19. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Vol. 58, No. 6, June 2010).


20. 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 May 31, 2010:

B. Alzheimer's Disease: Literature for the week of May 31, 2010:

C. Parkinson's Disease: Literature for the week of May 31, 2010:

D. Prostate Cancer: Literature for the week of Mar. 31, 2010:

E. Stem Cell Research: Literature for the week of May 31, 2010:

F. Ophthalmology: Literature for the week of May 31, 2010:

AMEDEO Literature Guide:


V. Funding Opportunities/Employment Opportunities:


A. "Implementing the Affordable Care Act: Making it Easier for Individuals to Navigate their Health and Long-Term Care through Person-Centered Systems of Information, Counseling and Access," (HHS-2010-AoA-OC-1025, .pdf and Word format, 136p.). Deadline for applications is July 30, 2010.



B. "Alzheimer's Disease Supportive Services Program: Evidence-Based Caregiver Intervention Programs to Better Serve People with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders," (HHS-2010-AoA-AE-1027, .pdf and Word format, 46p.). Deadline for applications is July 6, 2010.




22. AGEWORK: has updated its listings through Jun. 2, 2010:


23. US NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH NEWS RELEASE: "NIH-Supported Study Looks for Earliest Changes in the Brain That May Lead to Alzheimer's Disease" (Jun. 2, 2010).


VI. Conferences:

24. Conferencealerts.Com Palliative Care Conferences: "Managing Pain In Elders: Challenges And Choices," To Be Held In New York, NY Oct. 26, 2010.

Conferencealerts.Com Palliative Care:


It is not by muscle, speed, or physical dexterity that great things are achieved, but by reflection, force of character, and judgement; and in these qualities old age is usually not only not poorer, but is even richer

Cicero--106-43 B.C.


Jack Solock
Director--Data and Information Services Center
Social Sciences Research Services
3313 Social Science
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI 53706