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June 28, 2013

CAAR – US Census Bureau News Release – June 28, 2013

Filed under: Data Files — Tags: — admin @ 4:55 pm

“Summary of the Quarterly Survey of Public Pensions for 2013: 1st Quarter” (Jun. 27, 2013).

www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/governments/cb13-tps63.html

CAAR – US Congressional Budget Office Report, Working Paper – June 28, 2013

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

A. “Rising Demand for Long-Term Services and Supports for Elderly People,” by Stuart Hagen (June 2013, .pdf format, 40p.).

www.cbo.gov/publication/44363

B. “Optimal Annuitization with Stochastic Mortality Probabilities,” by Felix Reichling and Kent Smetters  (WP 2013-05, .pdf format, 44p.).

www.cbo.gov/publication/44374

CAAR – US Social Security Administration, Office of Retirement and Disability Policy Report – June 28, 2013

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 3:51 pm

OASDI [Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance] Beneficiaries by State and County, 2012,” (June 2013, .pdf and Excel format, 185p.).

www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/oasdi_sc/2012/index.html

CAAR – US House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health Hearing Testimony – June 28, 2013

Filed under: Legislation Information Updates — Tags: — admin @ 3:50 pm

Examining Reforms to Improve the Medicare Part B Drug Program for Seniors,” a hearing held June 28, 2013 (witness statements available in .pdf format, full hearing can be viewed in Flash format, running time 1 hour 41 minutes).

energycommerce.house.gov/hearing/examining-reforms-improve-medicare-part-b-drug-program-seniors

CAAR – US National Institutes of Health Funding Opportunities – June 28, 2013

Filed under: Employment/Funding Opportunities — Tags: — admin @ 3:49 pm

A. “Roybal Centers for Translational Research on Aging (P30),” (RFA-AG-14-004, a reissue of RFA-AG-09-008, National Institute on Aging, deadline for applications is January 22, 2014).

grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AG-14-004.html

B. “Centers on the Demography and Economics of Aging (P30),” (RFA-AG-14-005, a reissue of RFA-AG-09-005, National Institute on Aging, deadline for applications is September 26, 2013).

grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AG-14-005.html

CAAR – US Administration for Community Living Funding Opportunity – June 28, 2013

Filed under: Employment/Funding Opportunities — Tags: — admin @ 3:48 pm

Regional Self-Advocacy Technical Assistance,” (HHS-2013-ACL-AIDD-DN-0060, .pdf format, 40p.). The deadline for applications is July 29, 2013.

acl.gov/Funding_Opportunities/Announcements/docs/2013/HHS-2013-ACL-AIDD-DN-0060.pdf

CAAR – Employee Benefit Research Institute Issue Brief – June 28, 2013

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 3:47 pm

Reality Checks: A Comparative Analysis of Future Benefits from Private-Sector, Voluntary-Enrollment 401(k) Plans vs. Stylized, Final-Average-Pay Defined Benefit and Cash Balance Plans,” by Jack VanDerhei (Issue Brief No. 387, June 2013, .pdf format, 52p.).

www.ebri.org/publications/ib/index.cfm?fa=ibDisp&content_id=5229

CAAR – Health and Retirement Study Data Release – June 28, 2013

Filed under: Data Files — Tags: — admin @ 3:39 pm

The University of Michigan Institute for Social Research Health and Retirement Study has announced the release of the following data files:

Cross-Wave HRS 1992-2008 Respondent Region and Mobility Dataset (v4.0) (June 27, 2013).

hrsonline.isr.umich.edu/news/index.php?p=shownews3x1&hfyle=news350

Researcher Contribution: Research on Early Life and Aging Trends and Effects (RELATE) Files (June 28, 2013).

hrsonline.isr.umich.edu/news/index.php?p=shownews3x1&hfyle=news351

Data access:

hrsonline.isr.umich.edu/index.php?p=data

CAAR – Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Data Release – June 28, 2013

Filed under: Data Files — Tags: — admin @ 3:37 pm

The US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has released several new MEPS data files (June 2013, data in .zip or self decompressing [.exe] ASCII text and SAS Transport format, with documentation in HTML and .pdf format, and SAS and SPSS programming statements in ASCII format).

MEPS HC-144H: 2011 Home Health File

meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_stats/download_data_files_detail.jsp?cboPufNumber=HC-144H

MEPS HC-144C: 2011 Other Medical Expenses

meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_stats/download_data_files_detail.jsp?cboPufNumber=HC-144C

MEPS HC-144B: 2011 Dental Visits

meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_stats/download_data_files_detail.jsp?cboPufNumber=HC-144B

CAAR – Tables of Contents – June 28, 2013

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Alzheimer’s and Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association (Vol. 9, No. 4, July 2013).

www.alzheimersanddementia.org/current

Educational Gerontology (Vol. 39, No. 9, September 2013).

www.ingentaconnect.com/content/routledg/uedg/2013/00000039/00000009

Journal of Aging and Physical Activity (Vol. 21, No. 3, July 2013).

journals.humankinetics.com/japa-current-issue

Journal of Population Aging (Vol. 6, Nos. 1 & 2, June 2013).

link.springer.com/journal/12062/6/1/page/1

CAAR – US National Center for Health Statistics Data Release – June 28, 2013

Filed under: Data Files — Tags: — admin @ 2:34 pm

“The Division of Health Interview Statistics (DHIS) of the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has announced the Internet release of the 2012 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) data files and supporting documentation.

The 2012 NHIS contains the core questions, enhanced questions on health care access and utilization, and additional supplemental questions in the Family questionnaire on the subject of food security, Sample Adult questionnaire on the subjects of immunization, complementary and alternative medicine, non-cigarette tobacco use, voice, speech, and language and in the Sample Child questionnaire on the subjects of mental health, mental health services, immunization, complementary and alternative medicine, balance, voice, speech, and language. Along with the 2012 NHIS core data files are the Disability Questions Tests 2012 files which contain person-level data collected via a field test of six disability questions. These supplemental questions appeared on the NHIS, at the end of the Family, Sample Adult, and Sample Child Cores. For more details, please refer to

www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis/disabilityquestionstests2012.htm

The Disability Questions Tests 2012 files are released as three separate files. A fourth disability supplement was also fielded in 2012 as part of the Sample Adult Core and is called ‘Functioning and Disability.’

The 2012 NHIS data release consists of eleven questionnaires, six core data files, a paradata file, the three Disability Questions Tests files, a Functioning and Disability file, and two Complementary and Alternative Medicine files. See the Survey Description document for more details. The only 2012 data files not being released at this time are the Imputed Income files which will be released later this year.”

www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis/quest_data_related_1997_forward.htm

Scroll to “2012 NHIS.”

CAAR – US House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee, Health Subcommittee Hearing Transcript – June 28, 2013

Filed under: Legislation Information Updates — Tags: — admin @ 2:29 pm

“Examining Reforms to Improve the Medicare Part B Drug Program for Seniors,” a hearing held Jun. 28, 2013 (.pdf format). In addition to print testimony transcripts, a video hearing transcript (running time: 1 hour, 41 minutes, 44 seconds) is available at the site.

energycommerce.house.gov/hearing/examining-reforms-improve-medicare-part-b-drug-program-seniors

CAAR – Lancet Article Abstract – June 28, 2013

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 2:27 pm

Note: Lancet may require free registration before providing content. “A structural multidisciplinary approach to depression management in nursing-home residents: a multicentre, stepped-wedge cluster-randomised trial,” by  Ruslan Leontjevas, Debby L. Gerritsen, Martin Smalbrugge, Steven Teerenstra, Myrra J.F.J. Vernooij-Dassen, and Raymond T.C.M. Koopmans (Vol. 381, No. 9885, Jun. 29, 2013, p. 2255-2264).

www.lancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736%2813%2960590-5/abstract

CAAR – US Social Security Administration, Office of Retirement and Disability Policy Report – June 28, 2013

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 2:25 pm

“OASDI Beneficiaries by State and County, 2012” (June 2013, .pdf format, 185p., with tables also available in Microsoft Excel format).

www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/oasdi_sc/2012/index.html

CAAR – Springer Publishing New Gerontology Books – June 28, 2013

Filed under: Books — Tags: — admin @ 2:22 pm

The latest list of new titles in gerontology is available at:

www.springerpub.com/products/subjects/Gerontology/All/newtitles

CAAR – University of California at Los Angeles Health Policy Research Center Policy Brief – June 28, 2013

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“The High Cost of Caring: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren,” by D. Imelda Padilla-Frausto and Steven P. Wallace (June 2013, .pdf format, 8p.).

healthpolicy.ucla.edu/publications/search/pages/detail.aspx?PubID=1200

June 27, 2013

CAAR – US Census Bureau Data Update – June 27, 2013

Filed under: Data Files — Tags: — admin @ 4:33 pm

Quarterly Survey of Public Pensions: State & Local Government – 2013 First Quarter,” (Microsoft Excel and .pdf format).

www.census.gov/govs/qpr/

CAAR – Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Report – June 27, 2013

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 4:32 pm

Trends in hospitalisations due to falls by older people, Australia 1999-00 to 2010-11,” (June 2013, .pdf format, 92p.).

www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=60129543594

CAAR – Centre d’Etudes de Populations, de Pauvrete et de Politiques Socio-Economiques / International Network for Studies in Technology, Environment, Alternatives, Development [Differdange, Luxembourg] Working Paper – June 27, 2013

Filed under: Working Papers — Tags: , — admin @ 4:31 pm

Retirement and Cognitive Development: Are the Retired Really Inactive?” by Andries de Grip, Arnaud Dupuy. Jelle Jollesx, and Martin van Boxtel (Working Paper No 2013-11, June 2013, .pdf format, 40p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

www.ceps.lu/?type=module&id=104&tmp=1941

CAAR – UK Parliamentary Library Note – June 27, 2013

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:30 pm

Pension Credit: assessed income periods,” by Djuna Thurley (SN06677, June 2013, .pdf format, 11p.).

www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/SN06677

CAAR – Public Library of Science (PLoS) Article – June 27, 2013

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:29 pm

Association between an Alzheimer’s Disease-Related Index and APOE {epsilon}4 Gene Dose,” by Frank Schraml, Kewei Chen, Napatkamon Ayutyanont, Roontiva Auttawut, Jessica B. S. Langbaum, Wendy Lee, Xiaofen Liu, Dan Bandy, Stephanie Q. Reeder, Gene E. Alexander, Richard J. Caselli, Adam S. Fleisher, and Eric M. Reiman, the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (PLoS ONE 8(6): e67163. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0067163, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 5p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0067163

June 26, 2013

CAAR – Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Statistical Briefs – June 26, 2013

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:35 pm

A. “Heart Disease among Elderly Americans: Estimates for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 2010,” by William Carroll and G. Edward Miller (Statistical Brief No. 409, June 2013, .pdf and HTML format, 8p.).

meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_stats/Pub_ProdResults_Details.jsp?pt=Statistical+Brief&opt=2&id=1107

B. “Heart Disease among Near Elderly Americans: Estimates for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 2010,” by William Carroll and G. Edward Miller (Statistical Brief No. 408, June 2013, .pdf and HTML format, 9p.).

meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_stats/Pub_ProdResults_Details.jsp?pt=Statistical+Brief&opt=2&id=1106

CAAR – US Senate Special Committee on Aging Hearing Testimony – June 26, 2013

Filed under: Legislation Information Updates — Tags: — admin @ 4:34 pm

Renewing The Conversation: Respecting Patients’ Wishes And Advance Care Planning,” a hearing held June 26, 2013 (witness statements available in .pdf format, full hearing can be viewed in Flash format, running time 1 hour 49 minutes).

www.aging.senate.gov/hearing_detail.cfm?id=344148&

CAAR – US House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health Hearing Testimony – June 26, 2013

Filed under: Legislation Information Updates — Tags: — admin @ 4:33 pm

A 21st Century Medicare: Bipartisan Proposals to Redesign the Program’s Outdated Benefit Structure,” a hearing held June 26, 2013 (witness statements available in .pdf format, full hearing can be viewed in Flash format, running time 1 hour 46 minutes).

energycommerce.house.gov/hearing/21st-century-medicare-bipartisan-proposals-redesign-programs-outdated-benefit-structure

CAAR – US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service Decision Memorandum – June 26, 2013

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:32 pm

National Coverage Analysis (NCA) for Positron Emission Tomography (FDG) for Solid Tumors (CAG-00181R4),” (June 2013, HTML format).

www.cms.gov/medicare-coverage-database/details/nca-decision-memo.aspx?NCAId=263

CAAR – US Administration on Aging Funding Opportunity – June 26, 2013

Filed under: Employment/Funding Opportunities — Tags: — admin @ 4:31 pm

NWD/ADRC Opportunity-Sustainability Competive Continuation,” (HHS-2013-ACL-CDAP-DR-0054, .pdf format, 27p.). Note: The deadline for applications is Jul. 24, 2013).

acl.gov/Funding_Opportunities/Announcements/docs/2013/HHS-2013-ACL-CDAP-DR-0054%20FOA.pdf

CAAR – AARP Report – June 26, 2013

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:30 pm

Summer Cooling Costs and Older Households,” by Ann McLarty Jackson and Neal Walters (June 2013, .pdf format, 7p.).

www.aarp.org/money/budgeting-saving/info-06-2013/summer-cooling-costs-report-june-2013-AARP-ppi-cons-prot.html

CAAR – Royal Voluntary Service [UK] Report – June 26, 2013

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 4:29 pm

Involving older age: the route to twenty-first century well-being,” (June 2013, .pdf format, 97p.).

www.royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk/our-impact/reports-and-reviews/involving-older-age-the-route-to-twenty-first-century-well-being

CAAR – Public Library of Science (PLoS) Articles – June 26, 2013

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 4:27 pm

A. “Understanding the Relationship between Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Falls in Older Adults: A Prospective Cohort Study,” by Tine Roman de Mettelinge, Dirk Cambier, Patrick Calders, Nele Van Den Noortgate, and Kim Delbaere (PLoS ONE 8(6): e67055. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0067055, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 5p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0067055

B. “A Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study of Pathophysiological Changes Responsible for Mirror Movements in Parkinson’s Disease,” by Alice Poisson, Benedicte Ballanger, Elise Metereau, Jerome Redoute, Danielle Ibarolla, Jean-Christophe Comte, Helene Gervais Bernard, Marie Vidailhet, Emmanuel Broussolle, and Stephane Thobois (PLoS ONE 8(6): e66910. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0066910, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 6p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0066910

C. “Complexity of Motor Sequences and Cortical Reorganization in Parkinson’s Disease: A Functional MRI Study,” by Stefano Caproni, Marco Muti, Massimo Principi, Pierfausto Ottaviano, Domenico Frondizi, Giuseppe Capocchi, Piero Floridi, Aroldo Rossi, Paolo Calabresi, and Nicola Tambasco (PLoS ONE 8(6): e66834. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0066834, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 10p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0066834

CAAR – Tables of Contents – June 26, 2013

Filed under: Journal Table of Contents — Tags: , , — admin @ 4:25 pm

Aging & Mental Health (Vol. 17, No. 5, 2013).

www.tandfonline.com/toc/camh20/17/5

American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry (Vol. 21, No. 7, July 2013).

www.ajgponline.org/current

Canadian Journal on Aging/La Revue canadienne du vieillissement (Vol. 32, No. 2, June 2013).

journals.cambridge.org/action/displayIssue?decade=2010&jid=CJG&volumeId=32&issueId=02&iid=8940857

Dementia (Vol. 12, No. 4, July 2013).

dem.sagepub.com/content/12/4.toc

June 25, 2013

CAAR – US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General Report – June 25, 2013

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 3:44 pm

Replacement Schedules for Medicare Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Supplies,” (OEI-07-12-00250, June 2013, .pdf format, 19p.).

oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-07-12-00250.asp

CAAR – Employee Benefit Research Institute Periodical – June 25, 2013

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 3:44 pm

EBRI Notes (Vol. 34, No. 6, June 2013, .pdf format, 24p.). Note: The articles in this issue are: “What a Sustained Low-yield Rate Environment Means for Retirement Income Adequacy: Results From the 2013 EBRI Retirement Security Projection Model,” by Jack VanDerhei; and, “Use of Health Care Services and Access Issues by Type of Health Plan: Findings from the EBRI/MGA Consumer Engagement in Health Care Survey,” by Paul Fronstin.

www.ebri.org/publications/notes/index.cfm?fa=notesDisp&content_id=5227

CAAR – Kaiser Family Foundation Issue Brief – June 25, 2013

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 3:42 pm

Transitioning Beneficiaries with Complex Care Needs to Medicaid Managed Care: Insights from California,” (June 2013, .pdf format, 15p.).

kff.org/medicaid/issue-brief/transitioning-beneficiaries-with-complex-care-needs-to-medicaid-managed-care-insights-from-california/

CAAR – AARP Report – June 25, 2013

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 3:41 pm

Rx Price Watch Case Study: Efforts to Reduce the Impact of Generic Competition for Lipitor,” by Leigh Purvis and Stephen W. Schondelmeyer (June 2013, .pdf format, 16p.).

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

CAAR – Nature Neuroscience Brief Communication Abstract – June 25, 2013

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 3:40 pm

CD33 Alzheimer’s disease locus: altered monocyte function and amyloid biology,” by Elizabeth M. Bradshaw, Lori B. Chibnik, Brendan T. Keenan, Linda Ottoboni, Towfique Raj, Anna Tang, Laura L. Rosenkrantz, Selina Imboywa, Michelle Lee, Alina Von Korff, The Alzheimer Disease Neuroimaging Initiative, Martha C. Morris, Denis A. Evans, Keith Johnson, Reisa A. Sperling, Julie A. Schneider, David A. Bennett and Philip L. De Jager (Vol. 16, No. 7, July 2013, p. 848-850).

www.nature.com/neuro/journal/v16/n7/abs/nn.3435.html

CAAR – Public Library of Science (PLoS) Article – June 25, 2013

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 3:39 pm

Chronic Diseases Knowledge and Related Factors among the Elderly in Jinan, China,” by Yapei Song, Wei Ma, Xiangren Yi, Shumei Wang, Xiaojie Sun, Jiming Tian, Shukang Wang, Chunmei Zheng, Bingyin Zhang, Zhijian Xu, and Gifty Marley (PLoS ONE 8(6): e68599. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0068599, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 9p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0068599

CAAR – World Bank Working Paper – June 25, 2013

Filed under: Working Papers — Tags: , — admin @ 3:38 pm

Expanding social insurance coverage in urban China,” by John Giles, Dewen Wang, and Albert Park (WPS No. 6497, June 2013, .pdf and ASCII text format, 52p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

econ.worldbank.org/external/default/main?pagePK=64165259&piPK=64165421&theSitePK=469382&menuPK=64166093&entityID=000158349_20130624115221

June 24, 2013

CAAR – US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General Report – June 24, 2013

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:39 pm

Medicare Inappropriately Paid for Drugs Ordered by Individuals Without Prescribing Authority,” (OEI-02-09-00608, June 2013, .pdf format, 23p.).

oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-02-09-00608.asp

CAAR – US Department of Health and Human Services, Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation Report – June 24, 2013

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:38 pm

Improving Care for Populations Disproportionally Affected by Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias: Report from the Task Force on Specific Populations,” (March 2013, .pdf and HTML format, 46p.).

aspe.hhs.gov/daltcp/reports/2013/AlzSpPop.shtml

CAAR – US Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs Hearing Testimony – June 24, 2013

Filed under: Legislation Information Updates — Tags: — admin @ 4:37 pm

Curbing Prescription Drug Abuse in Medicare,” a hearing held June 24, 2013 (witness statements available in .pdf format, full hearing can be viewed in Flash format, running time 1 hour 52 minutes).

www.hsgac.senate.gov/hearings/curbing-prescription-drug-abuse-in-medicare

CAAR – US National Institute on Aging Press Release – June 24, 2013

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 4:36 pm

Estrogen therapy has no long-term effect on cognition in younger postmenopausal women,” (June 24, 2013).

www.nih.gov/news/health/jun2013/nia-24.htm

CAAR – Alzheimer’s Australia Reports – June 24, 2013

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , , — admin @ 4:35 pm

A. “Models of Dementia Care: Person-Centred, Palliative and Supportive,” by Julian Hughes (Discussion Paper No. 35, June 2013, .pdf format, 27p.).

www.fightdementia.org.au/sites/default/files/pictures/Paper%2035%20web%20v2.pdf

B. “Wrestling With Dementia And Death,” by Jenny Abbey (Discussion Paper No. 34, June 2013, .pdf format, 27p.).

www.fightdementia.org.au/sites/default/files/pictures/Paper%2034%20web%20v2.pdf

C. “Cognitive Impairment Symbol: Creating dementia friendly organisations,” (Discussion Paper No. 32, June 2013, .pdf format, 19p.).

www.fightdementia.org.au/sites/default/files/pictures/20130604_NAT_PUB_Paper32CognitiveImpairmentSymbol.pdf

CAAR – Public Library of Science (PLoS) Articles – June 24, 2013

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , , , — admin @ 4:33 pm

A. “Discrete Neural Correlates for the Recognition of Negative Emotions: Insights from Frontotemporal Dementia,” by Fiona Kumfor, Muireann Irish, John R. Hodges, and Olivier Piguet (PLoS ONE 8(6): e67457. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0067457, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 11p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0067457

B. “Variability of Stepping during a Virtual Reality Paradigm in Parkinson’s Disease Patients with and without Freezing of Gait,” by Moran Gilat, James M. Shine, Samuel J. Bolitho, Elie Matar, Yvo P. T. Kamsma, Sharon L. Naismith, and Simon J. G. Lewis (PLoS ONE 8(6): e66718. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0066718, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 6p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0066718

C. “Lifelong Physical Activity Prevents Aging-Associated Insulin Resistance in Human Skeletal Muscle Myotubes via Increased Glucose Transporter Expression,” by Tipwadee Bunprajun, Tora Ida Henriksen, Camilla Scheele, Bente Klarlund Pedersen, and Charlotte Jane Green (PLoS ONE 8(6): e66628. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0066628, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 10p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0066628

D. “Direct Interaction of Selenoprotein R with Clusterin and Its Possible Role in Alzheimer’s Disease,” by Ping Chen, Chao Wang, Xiaojie Ma, Yizhe Zhang, Qing Liu, Shi Qiu, Qiong Liu, Jing Tian, and Jiazuan Ni (PLoS ONE 8(6): e66384. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0066384, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 12p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0066384

CAAR – Max Planck International Research Network on Aging [MaxNetAging] Employment Opportunity – June 24, 2013

Filed under: Employment/Funding Opportunities — Tags: — admin @ 4:30 pm

MaxNetAging Research School (MNARS) is seeking applications for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships, starting in Feb. 2014” (June 2013, .pdf and HTML format, 1p.). The deadline for application is Sept. 6, 2013. For more information, including application information, go to:

www.maxnetaging.mpg.de/en/announcements/default.htm

June 21, 2013

CAAR – Health and Retirement Study Data Release – June 21, 2013

Filed under: Data Files — Tags: — admin @ 4:14 pm

The University of Michigan Institute for Social Research Health and Retirement Study has announced the release of the following data file:

Researcher Contribution: Future Elderly Model (FEM) File (June 2013).

hrsonline.isr.umich.edu/news/index.php?p=shownews3x1&hfyle=news349

Data access:

hrsonline.isr.umich.edu/index.php?p=data

CAAR – US National Institutes of Health Funding Opportunity – June 21, 2013

Filed under: Employment/Funding Opportunities — Tags: — admin @ 4:13 pm

Person-Centered Outcomes Research Resource (U2C),” (RFA-CA-13-008, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with other agencies, application deadline Sept. 26, 2013).

grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-CA-13-008.html

CAAR – Science Report Abstract – June 21, 2013

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:12 pm

Structure of Parkin Reveals Mechanisms for Ubiquitin Ligase Activation,” by Jean-Francois Trempe, Veronique Sauve, Karl Grenier, Marjan Seirafi, Matthew Y. Tang, Marie Menade, Sameer Al-Abdul-Wahid, Jonathan Krett, Kathy Wong, Guennadi Kozlov, Bhushan Nagar, Edward A. Fon, and Kalle Gehring (Vol. 340, No. 6139, June 21, 2013, p. 1451-1455).

www.sciencemag.org/content/340/6139/1451.abstract

CAAR – National Bureau of Economic Research Working Papers – June 21, 2013

Filed under: Working Papers — Tags: , , , , — admin @ 4:11 pm

A. “Medicaid Insurance in Old Age,” by Mariacristina De Nardi, Eric French, and John Bailey Jones (w19151, June 2013, .pdf format, 50p.).

Abstract:

The old age provisions of the Medicaid program were designed to insure poor retirees against medical expenses. However, it is the rich who are most likely to live long and face expensive medical conditions when very old. We estimate a rich structural model of savings and endogenous medical spending with heterogeneous agents, and use it to compute the distribution of lifetime Medicaid transfers and Medicaid valuations across single retirees.

We find that retirees with high lifetime incomes can end up on Medicaid, and often value Medicaid’s insurance features the most, as they face a larger risk of catastrophic medical needs at old ages, and face the greatest consumption risk. Finally, our compensating differential calculations indicate that retirees value Medicaid insurance at more than its actuarial cost, but that most would value expansions of the current Medicaid program at less than cost.

www.nber.org/papers/w19151

B. “Donative Behavior at the End of Life,” by Jonathan Meer and Harvey S. Rosen (w19145, June 2013, .pdf format, 20p.).

Abstract:

A general finding in the empirical literature on charitable giving is that among older individuals, both the probability of giving and the conditional amount of donations decrease with age, ceteris paribus. In this paper, we use data on giving by alumni at an anonymous university to investigate end-of-life giving patterns. Our main finding is that taking into account the approach of death substantially changes the age-giving profile for the elderly-in one segment of the age distribution, the independent effect of an increase in age on giving actually changes from negative to positive.

We examine how the decline in giving as death approaches varies with the length of time that a given condition is likely to bring about death, and the individual’s age when he died. We find that for individuals who died from conditions that bring about death fairly quickly, there is little decline in giving as death approaches compared to those who died from other causes. Further, the decline in giving as death approaches is steeper for the elderly (for whom death is less likely to be a surprise) than for the relatively young. These findings suggest that our primary result, that failing to take into account the approach of death leads to biased inferences with respect to the age-giving profile, is not merely an artifact of some kind of nonlinearity in the relationship between age and giving.

www.nber.org/papers/w19145

C. “Informal Care and Caregiver’s Health,” by Young Kyung Do, Edward C. Norton, Sally Stearns, and Courtney H. Van Houtven (w19142, June 2013, .pdf format, 30p.).

Abstract:

This study aims to measure the causal effect of informal caregiving on the health and health care use of women who are caregivers, using instrumental variables. We use data from South Korea, where daughters and daughters-in-law are the prevalent source of caregivers for frail elderly parents and parents-in-law. A key insight of our instrumental variable approach is that having a parent-in-law with functional limitations increases the probability of providing informal care to that parent-in-law, but a parent-in-law’s functional limitation does not directly affect the daughter-in-law’s health. We compare results for the daughter-in-law and daughter samples to check the assumption of the excludability of the instruments for the daughter sample. Our results show that providing informal care has significant adverse effects along multiple dimensions of health for daughter-in-law and daughter caregivers in South Korea.

www.nber.org/papers/w19142

D. “Propagation and Smoothing of Shocks in Alternative Social Security Systems,” by Alan Auerbach, Lorenz Kueng, and Ronald Lee (w19137, June 2013, .pdf format, 41p.).

Abstract:

Even with well-developed capital markets, there is no private market mechanism for trading between current and future generations, so a potential role for public old-age pension systems is to spread economic and demographic shocks among different generations. This paper evaluates the smoothing and propagation of shocks of three pay-as-you-go public pension schemes, based on the actual U.S. and German systems, which vary in the extent to which they rely on tax adjustments versus benefit adjustments to provide annual cash-flow budget balance. Modifying the Auerbach-Kotlikoff (1987) dynamic general-equilibrium overlapping generations model to incorporate realistic patterns of fertility and mortality and shocks to productivity, fertility and mortality, we evaluate the effectiveness of the three public pension systems at spreading the effects of such shocks. We find that the systems, particularly those that rely to some extent on tax adjustments, are effective at spreading fertility and mortality shocks, but that this is not the case for productivity shocks, for which the pension systems actually tend to concentrate the economic impact. These results suggest that both system design and the source of shocks are important factors in determining the potential of public pension arrangements to spread the burden of shocks.

www.nber.org/papers/w19137

CAAR – Urban Institute Report – June 21, 2013

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How Important is Social Security Disability Insurance to U.S. Workers?” by Melissa M. Favreault, Richard W. Johnson, and Karen E. Smith (Brief No. 36, June 2013, .pdf format, 12p.).

www.urban.org/publications/412847.html

CAAR – AARP Fact Sheet – June 21, 2013

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Medicare Benefits and Cost-Sharing: How Does Medicare Compare,” by Lina Walker (June 2013, .pdf format, 3p.).

www.aarp.org/health/medicare-insurance/info-06-2013/medicare-benefits-and-cost-sharing-AARP-ppi-health.html

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