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July 31, 2013

CAAR – Health and Retirement Study Request of Input – July 31, 2013

Filed under: Data Files — Tags: — admin @ 4:35 pm

The University of Michigan Institute for Social Research Health and Retirement Study has announced a request for user input on removing content from the current HRS questionnaire. For more information, including a link for input, go to:

hrsonline.isr.umich.edu/news/index.php?p=shownews3x1&hfyle=news352

CAAR – Nature Article Abstract – July 31, 2013

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 4:34 pm

Integrative genomics identifies APOE {epsilon}4 effectors in Alzheimer’s disease,” by Herve Rhinn, Ryousuke Fujita, Liang Qiang, Rong Cheng, Joseph H. Lee & Asa Abeliovich (Vol. 500, No. 7460, August 1, 2013, p. 45-50).

www.nature.com/nature/journal/v500/n7460/abs/nature12415.html

CAAR – Rand Corporation Working Paper – July 31, 2013

Filed under: Working Papers — Tags: — admin @ 4:33 pm

Disease Incidence and Mortality Among Older Americans and Europeans,” by Aida Sole-Auro, Pierre-Carl Michaud, Michael D. Hurd, and Eileen Crimmins (WR1006, July 2013, .pdf format, 36p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

www.rand.org/pubs/working_papers/WR1006.html

CAAR – Table of Contents – July 31, 2013

Filed under: Journal Table of Contents — Tags: — admin @ 4:32 pm

Reviews in Clinical Gerontology (Vol. 23, No. 3, August 2013).

journals.cambridge.org/action/displayIssue?decade=2010&jid=RCG&volumeId=23&issueId=03&iid=8961463

July 30, 2013

CAAR – US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General Report – July 30, 2013

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

Hospitals’ Use of Observation Stays and Short Inpatient Stays for Medicare Beneficiaries,” (OEI-02-12-00040, July 2013, .pdf format, 20p.).

oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-02-12-00040.asp

CAAR – US Government Accountability Office Correspondence – July 30, 2013

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

Medicare: Ownership Status of Inpatient Prospective Payment System Hospitals That Qualify for Payment Adjustments,” (GAO-13-667R, June 2013, .pdf format, 8p.).

www.gao.gov/products/GAO-13-667R

CAAR – US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Data – July 30, 2013

Filed under: Data Files — Tags: , — admin @ 4:26 pm

Healthy Aging Data Portfolio,” (July 2013). Note: “View data indicators for the U.S., a region, a state, or a metropolitan/micropolitan statistical area (MMSA).” Data tables are present in three groupings: Health and Well-being, Screenings and Vaccines, and Mental Health. For more information go to:

nccd.cdc.gov/DPH_Aging/default.aspx

CAAR – US National Institute on Aging Press Release – July 30, 2013

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 4:26 pm

Amylin deposits in the brain may link dementia and diabetes,” (July 30, 2013).

www.nia.nih.gov/announcements/2013/07/amylin-deposits-brain-may-link-dementia-and-diabetes

CAAR – US National Institutes of Health Press Release – July 30, 2013

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 4:24 pm

NIH researchers find diabetes drug extends health and lifespan in mice,” (July 30, 2013).

www.nih.gov/news/health/jul2013/nia-30.htm

CAAR – University of Michigan Retirement Research Center Working Papers – July 30, 2013

Filed under: Working Papers — Tags: , — admin @ 4:22 pm

A. “Optimal Life Cycle Portfolio Choice with Variable Annuities Offering Liquidity and Investment Downside Protection,” by Vanya Horneff, Raimond H. Maurer, Olivia S. Mitchell and Ralph Rogalla (WP 2013-286, June 2013, .pdf format, 30p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

www.mrrc.isr.umich.edu/publications/index_abstract.cfm?ptid=1&pid=902

B. “Representativeness of the Low-Income Population in the Health and Retirement Study,” by Erik Meijer and Lynn Karoly (WP 2013-273, July 2013, .pdf format, 33p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

www.mrrc.isr.umich.edu/publications/index_abstract.cfm?ptid=1&pid=904

CAAR – National Bureau of Economic Research Working Papers – July 30, 2013

Filed under: Working Papers — Tags: , — admin @ 4:21 pm

A. “Evidence for Significant Compression of Morbidity In the Elderly U.S. Population,” by David M. Cutler, Kaushik Ghosh, and Mary Beth Landrum (w19268, July 2013, .pdf format, 51p.).

Abstract:

The question of whether morbidity is being compressed into the period just before death has been at the center of health debates in the United States for some time. Compression of morbidity would lead to longer life but less rapid medical spending increases than if life extension were accompanied by expanding morbidity. Using nearly 20 years of data from the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey, we examine how health is changing by time period until death. We show that functional measures of health are improving, and more so the farther away from death the person is surveyed. Disease rates are relatively constant at all times until death. On net, there is strong evidence for compression of morbidity based on measured disability, but less clear evidence based on disease-free survival.

www.nber.org/papers/w19268

B. “Physician Agency and Competition: Evidence from a Major Change to Medicare Chemotherapy Reimbursement Policy,” by Mireille Jacobson, Tom Y. Chang, Joseph P. Newhouse, and Craig C. Earle, M.D. (w19247, July 2013, .pdf format, 71p.).

Abstract:

We investigate the role of physician agency and competition in determining health care supply and patient outcomes. A 2005 change to Medicare fees had a large, negative impact on physician profit margins for providing chemotherapy treatment. In response to these cuts, physicians increased their provision of chemotherapy and changed the mix of chemotherapy drugs they administered. The increase in treatment improved patient survival. These changes were larger in states that experienced larger decreases in physician profit margins. Finally while physician response was larger in more competitive markets, survival improvements were larger in less competitive markets.

 

www.nber.org/papers/w19247

CAAR – Center for Economic Studies/Ifo Institute for Economic Research (CESifo) [Munich, Bavaria, Germany] Working Paper – July 30, 2013

Filed under: Working Papers — Tags: — admin @ 4:18 pm

Private, Social and Self-Insurance for Long-Term Care in the Presence of Family Help – A Political Economy Analysis,” by Philippe De Donder and Pierre Pestieau (CESifo Working Paper No. 4352, July 2013, .pdf format, 28p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

www.cesifo-group.de/ifoHome/publications/working-papers/CESifoWP/CESifoWPdetails?wp_id=19093219

CAAR – Public Library of Science (PLoS) Articles – July 30, 2013

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , , , — admin @ 4:16 pm

A. “Circulating miRNA Biomarkers for Alzheimer’s Disease,” by Pavan Kumar, Zoltan Dezso, Crystal MacKenzie, Judy Oestreicher, Sergei Agoulnik, Michael Byrne, Francois Bernier, Mamoru Yanagimachi, Ken Aoshima, and Yoshiya Oda (PLoS ONE 8(7): e69807. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0069807, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 10p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0069807

B. “The Association between Plasma 25-Hydroxyvitamin D and Subgroups in Age-Related Macular Degeneration: A Cross-Sectional Study,” by Amardeep Singh, Mads Kruger Falk, Yousif Subhi, and Torben Lykke Sorensen (PLoS ONE 8(7): e70948. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0070948, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 9p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0070948

C. “Drawing to Remember: External Support of Older Adults’ Eyewitness Performance,” by Coral J. Dando (PLoS ONE 8(7): e69937. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0069937, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 8p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0069937

CAAR – Center for Retirement Research at Boston College Issue Briefs – July 30, 2013

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 4:14 pm

A. “New Brunswick’s New Shared Risk Pension Plan,” by Alicia H. Munnell and Steven A. Sass (SLP No. 33, July 2013, .pdf format, 8p.).

crr.bc.edu/briefs/new-brunswicks-new-shared-risk-pension-plan/

B. “How Does Women Working Affect Social Security Replacement Rates?” by April Yanyuan Wu, Nadia S. Karamcheva, Alicia H. Munnell and Patrick Purcell (IB No. 13-10, July 2013, .pdf format, 7p.).

crr.bc.edu/briefs/how-does-women-working-affect-social-security-replacement-rates/

CAAR – Sloan Center on Aging and Work at Boston College Factsheet – July 30, 2013

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

Retirement Prospects for the Racially and Ethnically Diverse Older Adult Labor Force,” by Betty Cohen (July 2013, .pdf format, 2p.).

www.bc.edu/research/agingandwork/archive_pubs/FS35.html

CAAR – Family Caregiver Alliance Periodical – July 30, 2013

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:11 pm

Caregiving PolicyDigest (Vol. 13, No. 6, July 30, 2013).

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

CAAR – Tables of Contents – July 30, 2013

Filed under: Journal Table of Contents — Tags: , — admin @ 4:10 pm

International Psychogeriatrics (Vol. 25, No. 9, September 2013).

journals.cambridge.org/action/displayIssue?decade=2010&jid=IPG&volumeId=25&issueId=09&iid=8960179

Journal of Gerontological Social Work (Vol. 56, No. 6, 2013).

www.tandfonline.com/toc/wger20/56/6

Research on Aging (Vol. 35, No. 5, September 2013).

roa.sagepub.com/content/35/5.toc

July 26, 2013

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

Filed under: Legislation Information Updates — Tags: — admin @ 4:06 pm

Payday Loans: Short-term Solution or Long-term Problem?” a hearing held July 24, 2013 (witness statements available in .pdf format, full hearing can be viewed in Flash format, running time 2 hours 20 minutes).

www.aging.senate.gov/hearing_detail.cfm?id=345334&

CAAR – US National Institutes of Health Funding Opportunities – July 26, 2013

Filed under: Employment/Funding Opportunities — Tags: — admin @ 4:05 pm

A. “Centers of Excellence for Big Data Computing in the Biomedical Sciences (U54),” (RFA-HG-13-009, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with other agencies, deadline for applications is Nov. 20, 2013).

grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HG-13-009.html

B. “Systemic Amyloidosis: Basic, Translational, and Clinical Research (R01),” (PA-13-286, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with other agencies, deadlines for applications are Feb. 5, June 5, and Oct. 5).

grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-13-286.html

C. “Development and Application of PET and SPECT Imaging Ligands as Biomarkers for Drug Discovery and for Pathophysiological Studies of CNS Disorders (R21),” (PAR-13-282, a reissue of PA-13-157, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with other agencies, deadlines for applications are Feb. 16, June 16, and Oct. 16).

grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-13-282.html

D. “Network and Infrastructure Support for Development of Interdisciplinary Aging Research (R24),” (PAR-13-287, a reissue of PA-12-064, National Institute on Aging, deadline for applications is Sept. 25, 2013).

grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-13-287.html

E. “Building Evidence: Effective Palliative/End of Life Care Interventions (R01),” (PAR-13-289, National Institute of Nursing Research, applications deadlines: October 8, 2013, June 9, 2014, October 8, 2014, June 9, 2015, October 8, 2015, June 9, 2016).

grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-13-289.html

CAAR – British Medical Journal Article – July 26, 2013

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:03 pm

Care in specialist medical and mental health unit compared with standard care for older people with cognitive impairment admitted to general hospital: randomised controlled trial (NIHR TEAM trial),” by Sarah E. Goldberg, Lucy E. Bradshaw, Fiona C. Kearney, Catherine Russell, Kathy H. Whittamore, Pippa E. R. Foster, Jil Mamza, John R. F. Gladman, Rob G. Jones, Sarah A. Lewis, Davina Porock, and Rowan H. Harwood, on behalf of the Medical Crises in Older People Study Group (BMJ 2013;347:f4132, July 20, 2013, .pdf and HTML format).

www.bmj.com/content/347/bmj.f4132

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

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 4:02 pm

A. “Handgrip Strength Predicts Functional Decline at Discharge in Hospitalized Male Elderly: A Hospital Cohort Study,” by Carmen García-Pena, Luis C. Garcia-Fabela, Luis M. Gutierrez-Robledo, Jose J. García-Gonzalez, Victoria E. Arango-Lopera, and Mario U. Perez-Zepeda (PLoS ONE 8(7): e69849. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0069849, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 7p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0069849

B. “Systemic Transplantation of Human Umbilical Cord Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells-Educated T Regulatory Cells Improved the Impaired Cognition in A{beta}PPswe/PS1dE9 Transgenic Mice,” by Hongna Yang, Hui Yang, Zhaohong Xie, Lifei Wei, and Jianzhong Bi (PLoS ONE 8(7): e69129. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0069129, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 10p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0069129

July 25, 2013

CAAR – US National Institutes of Health Funding Opportunity – July 25, 2013

Filed under: Employment/Funding Opportunities — Tags: — admin @ 4:12 pm

Clinical Trial of a Multifactorial Fall Injury Prevention Strategy in Older Persons (U01),” (RFA-AG-14-009, National Institute on Aging, deadline for applications Nov. 13, 2013).

grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AG-14-009.html

CAAR – Kaiser Family Foundation Brief – July 25, 2013

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

Development of the Financial Alignment Demonstrations for Dual Eligible Beneficiaries: Perspectives from National and State Disability Stakeholders,” by Jeffrey S. Crowley, MaryBeth Musumeci and Erica L. Reaves (July 2013, .pdf format, 21p.).

kff.org/medicaid/issue-brief/development-of-the-financial-alignment-demonstrations-for-dual-eligible-beneficiaries-perspectives-from-national-and-state-disability-stakeholders/

CAAR – AARP Public Policy Institute Report – July 25, 2013

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:11 pm

At the Crossroads: Providing Long-Term Services and Supports at a Time of High Demand and Fiscal Constraint,” by Diana Scully, Eunhee (Grace) Cho, John Michael Hall, Kelsey Walter, Jenna Walls, Wendy Fox-Grage and Kathleen Ujvari (July 2013, .pdf format, 53p.).

www.aarp.org/health/health-insurance/info-06-2013/providing-ltss-at-a-time-of-high-demand-AARP-ppi-health.html

CAAR – University of Michigan Center for Retirement Research Working Paper – July 25, 2013

Filed under: Working Papers — Tags: — admin @ 4:09 pm

Employment Trends by Age in the United States: Why Are Older Workers Different?” by Sudipto Banerjee and David Blau (WP 2013-285, June 2013, .pdf format, 53p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

www.mrrc.isr.umich.edu/publications/index_abstract.cfm?ptid=1&pid=898

CAAR – UK Office for National Statistics Statistical Bulletin – July 25, 2013

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 4:08 pm

Life expectancy at birth and at age 65 for local areas in England and Wales, 2009-11,” (July 2013, .pdf and HTML format, 20p.).

www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/subnational-health4/life-expectancy-at-birth-and-at-age-65-by-local-areas-in-england-and-wales/2009-11/stb.html

CAAR – Australia Institute Report – July 25, 2013

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 4:07 pm

What’s choice got to do with it?” by Prue Cameron (Policy Brief No. 55, July 2013, .pdf format, 21p.).

www.tai.org.au/index.php?q=node%2F19&pubid=1199&act=display

CAAR – C.D. Howe Institute [Toronto, Ontario, Canada] Brief – July 25, 2013

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 4:05 pm

The Main Challenge of Our Times: A Population Growing Younger,” by Marcel Boyer and Sébastien Boyer (E-brief No. 161, July 2013, .pdf format, 7p.).

www.cdhowe.org/the-main-challenge-of-our-times-a-population-growing-younger/22311

CAAR – GESIS-Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences (Mannheim/Koln/Bonn Germany) Data Release – July 25, 2013

Filed under: Data Files — Tags: — admin @ 4:03 pm

GESIS has recently added the following dataset to its holdings:

Old-Age Insurance in Germany 2007 (ASID ´07) (ZA5799)

info1.gesis.org/gesis-data-news/newsfeed-en.asp?id=886

CAAR – New England Journal of Medicine Article Abstract – July 25, 2013

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 4:00 pm

A Phase 3 Trial of Semagacestat for Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease,” by Rachelle S. Doody, Rema Raman, Martin Farlow, Takeshi Iwatsubo, Bruno Vellas, Steven Joffe, Karl Kieburtz, Feng He, Xiaoying Sun, Ronald G. Thomas, Paul S. Aisen, Eric Siemers, Gopalan Sethuraman, and Richard Mohs, for the Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study Steering Committee and the Semagacestat Study Group (Vol. 369, No. 4, July 25, 2013, p. 341-350).

www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1210951#t=abstract

CAAR – Medscape Article – July 25, 2013

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 3:59 pm

Note: Medscape requires registration prior to providing access.

National Evidence on the Use of Shared Decision Making in Prostate-specific Antigen Screening,” by Paul K. J. Han, Sarah Kobrin, Nancy Breen, Djenaba A. Joseph, Jun Li, Dominick L. Frosch, and Carrie N. Klabunde (Annals of Family Medicine, Vol. 11, No. 4, 2013, p. 306-314).

www.medscape.com/viewarticle/807709

CAAR – Public Library of Science (PLoS) Articles – July 25, 2013

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , , , — admin @ 3:58 pm

A. “Prevalence and Burden of Gait Disorders in Elderly Men and Women Aged 60-97 Years: A Population-Based Study,” by Philipp Mahlknecht, Stefan Kiechl, Bastiaan R. Bloem, Johann Willeit, Christoph Scherfler, Arno Gasperi, Gregorio Rungger, Werner Poewe, and Klaus Seppi (PLoS ONE 8(7): e69627. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0069627, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 7p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0069627

B. “Early Enriched Environment Exposure Protects Spatial Memory and Accelerates Amyloid Plaque Formation in APPSwe/PS1L166P Mice,” by Francesca Montarolo, Roberta Parolisi, Eriola Hoxha, Enrica Boda, and Filippo Tempia (PLoS ONE 8(7): e69381. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0069381, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 14p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0069381

C. “High Glucose Promotes A{beta} Production by Inhibiting APP Degradation,” by Yi Yang, Yili Wu, Shuting Zhang, and Weihong Song (PLoS ONE 8(7): e69824. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0069824, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 7p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0069824

D. “Rotigotine Transdermal Patch in Parkinson’s Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis,” by Chang-Qing Zhou, Shan-Shan Li, Zhong-Mei Chen, Feng-Qun Li, Peng Lei, and Guo-Guang Peng (PLoS ONE 8(7): e69738. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0069738, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 9p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0069738

E. “Dopaminergic Neuronal Imaging in Genetic Parkinson’s Disease: Insights into Pathogenesis,” by Alisdair McNeill, Ruey-Meei Wu, Kai-Yuan Tzen, Patricia C. Aguiar, Jose M. Arbelo, Paolo Barone, Kailash Bhatia, Orlando Barsottini, Vincenzo Bonifati, Sevasti Bostantjopoulou, Rodrigo Bressan, Giovanni Cossu, Pietro Cortelli, Andre Felicio, Henrique B. Ferraz, Joanna Herrera, Henry Houlden, Marcelo Hoexter, Concepcion Isla, Andrew Lees, Oswaldo Lorenzo-Betancor, Niccolo E. Mencacci, Pau Pastor, Sabina Pappata, Maria Teresa Pellecchia, Laura Silveria-Moriyama, Andrea Varrone, Tom Foltynie, and Anthony H. V. Schapira (PLoS ONE 8(7): e69190. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0069190, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 7p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0069190

F. “Glucose Metabolism during Resting State Reveals Abnormal Brain Networks Organization in the Alzheimer’s Disease and Mild Cognitive Impairment,” by Gretel Sanabria-Diaz, Eduardo Martínez-Montes, and Lester Melie-Garcia, the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (PLoS ONE 8(7): e68860. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0068860, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 25p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0068860

July 24, 2013

CAAR – Wisconsin Longitudinal Study Conference Presentation – July 24, 2013

Filed under: Conferences — Tags: — admin @ 4:29 pm

WLS will be hosting two presentations about using WLS data at the upcoming American Sociological Association conference (August 10-13, 2013, New York, NY). The first presentation will occur on Aug. 10 from 4:30-6:10pm, and the second session will occur on Aug. 13 from 1-3pm. Check the conference program for location information. For more information about each of the sessions:

www.ssc.wisc.edu/wlsresearch/

July 23, 2013

CAAR – US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General Report – July 23, 2013

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

Performance Data for the Senior Medicare Patrol Projects: July 2013 Performance Report,” (OEI-02-13-00170, July 2013, .pdf format, 91p.).

oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-02-13-00170.asp

CAAR – US Social Security Administration, Office of the Chief Actuary Periodical – July 23, 2013

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

SSI Monthly Statistics, June 2013 (July 2013, .pdf and HTML format).

www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/ssi_monthly/2013-06/index.html

CAAR – US National Institute on Aging Website of Interest – July 23, 2013

Filed under: Websites of Interest — Tags: — admin @ 4:28 pm

Instruments to Detect Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults,” (July 2013). Note: This database “contains detailed information about more than 100 published instruments for detecting Alzheimer’s disease and other types of cognitive impairment. It was created by NIA staff in consultation with experts in the field. Many instruments are suitable for outpatient practices and community studies. Each instrument in the database was developed as a cognitive assessment for age-related dementia and has had at least three published studies using the instrument since its debut and at least one publication in the last 10 years.”

www.nia.nih.gov/research/cognitive-instrument

CAAR – Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Data Releases – July 23, 2013

Filed under: Data Files — Tags: , — admin @ 4:28 pm

The US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has released several new MEPS data files (July 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-144G: 2011 Office-Based Medical Provider Visits File

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

MEPS HC-144F: 2011 Outpatient Visits File

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

MEPS HC-144E: 2011 Emergency Room Visits File

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

MEPS HC-144D: 2011 Hospital Inpatient Stays File

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

CAAR – Federal Reserve Board Finance and Economic Discussion Series Working Paper – July 23, 2013

Filed under: Working Papers — Tags: , — admin @ 4:26 pm

Dementia Risk and Financial Decision Making by Older Households: The Impact of Information,” by Joanne W. Hsu and Robert J. Willis (2013-45, July 2013, .pdf format, 43p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

www.federalreserve.gov/pubs/feds/2013/201345/201345abs.html

CAAR – Pension Research Council, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania Working Paper – July 23, 2013

Filed under: Working Papers — Tags: , , — admin @ 4:25 pm

Note: PRC requires free registration before providing working papers.

Retirement in Japan and the United States: Cross-national Comparisons using the Japanese Study of Aging and Retirement (JSTAR) and the U.S. Health and Retirement Study (HRS),” by Olivia S. Mitchell and John W. R. Phillips (WP 2013-05, July 2013, .pdf format, 48p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

www.pensionresearchcouncil.org/publications/document.php?file=1108

CAAR – Center for Economic Studies/Ifo Institute for Economic Research (CESifo) [Munich, Bavaria, Germany] Working Papers – July 23, 2013

Filed under: Working Papers — Tags: — admin @ 4:23 pm

A. “Early Retirement Incentives and Student Achievement,” by Maria D. Fitzpatrick and Michael Lovenheim (CESifo Working Paper No. 4347, July 2013, .pdf format, p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

www.cesifo-group.de/ifoHome/publications/working-papers/CESifoWP/CESifoWPdetails?wp_id=19093144

B. “The Effect of Firms’ Partial Retirement Policies on the Labour Market Outcomes of their Employees,” by Martin Huber, Michael Lechner and Conny Wunsch (CESifo Working Paper No. 4343, July 2013, .pdf format, 34p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

www.cesifo-group.de/ifoHome/publications/working-papers/CESifoWP/CESifoWPdetails?wp_id=19093136

CAAR – Demographic Research Article – July 23, 2013

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:22 pm

Distortion of regional old-age mortality rates due to migration in the period prior to death in the Netherlands?” by Eva Kibele and Fanny Janssen (Vol. 29, Article 5, July 2013, .pdf format, p. 105-132).

www.demographic-research.org/volumes/vol29/5/default.htm

CAAR – Public Library of Science (PLoS) Articles – July 23, 2013

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

A. “What Is the Subjective Cost of Cognitive Effort? Load, Trait, and Aging Effects Revealed by Economic Preference,” by Andrew Westbrook, Daria Kester, and Todd S. Braver (PLoS ONE 8(7): e68210. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0068210, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 8p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0068210

B. “Mitochondrial Autophagy Involving Renal Injury and Aging Is Modulated by Caloric Intake in Aged Rat Kidneys,” by Jing Cui, Suozhu Shi, Xuefeng Sun, Guangyan Cai, Shaoyuan Cui, Quan Hong, Xiangmei Chen, and Xue-Yuan Bai (PLoS ONE 8(7): e69720. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0069720, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 9p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0069720

CAAR – Institute for Fiscal Studies [London, UK] Report – July 23, 2013

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A single-tier pension: what does it really mean?” by Rowena Crawford, Soumaya Keynes and Gemma Tetlow (IFS Report R82, July 2013, .pdf format, 71p.).

www.ifs.org.uk/publications/6796

CAAR – International Longevity Centre [UK] Report – July 23, 2013

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Ageing, longevity and demographic change: A Factpack of statistics from the International Longevity Centre-UK,” (July 2013, .pdf format, 12p.).

www.ilcuk.org.uk/index.php/publications/publication_details/ageing_longevity_and_demographic_change_a_factpack_of_statistics_from_the_i

CAAR – Spring Publishing Book – July 23, 2013

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Handbook of Minority Aging, edited by Keith Whitfield and Tamara Baker (2013, ISBN-13: 9780826109637, 592p.).

www.springerpub.com/product/9780826109637

CAAR – Tables of Contents – July 23, 2013

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Aging & Mental Health (Vol. 17, No. 6, June 2013).

www.tandfonline.com/toc/camh20/17/6

Ageing and Society (Vol. 33, No. 6, August 2013).

journals.cambridge.org/action/displayIssue?decade=2010&jid=ASO&volumeId=33&issueId=06&iid=8956355

Educational Gerontology (Vol. 39, No. 10, October 2013).

www.ingentaconnect.com/content/routledg/uedg/2013/00000039/00000010

Experimental Aging Research (Vol. 39, No. 4, 2013).

www.tandfonline.com/toc/uear20/39/4

July 19, 2013

CAAR – US Social Security Administration, Office of the Chief Actuary Report – July 19, 2013

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International Update, July 2013,” (July 2013, .pdf format, 4p.).

www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/progdesc/intl_update/2013-07/index.html

CAAR – US National Institutes of Health Funding Opportunities – July 19, 2013

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A. “Collaborative Research Infrastructure to Develop Research Strategies to Identify Potential Therapeutic Targets Based on Genetic Factors Influencing Human Life Span and Health Span (U24),” (RFA-AG-14-003, National Institute on Aging, deadline for applications is Nov. 4, 2013).

grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AG-14-003.html

B. “Mid-life Reversibility of Early-established Biobehavioral Risk Factors (R01),” (RFA-AG-14-006, National Institute on Aging, deadline for applications is Feb. 3, 2014).

grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AG-14-006.html

C. “High Priority Behavioral and Social Research Networks (R24),” (RFA-AG-14-007, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with other agencies, deadline for applications is Oct. 22, 2013).

grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AG-14-007.html

D. “Clinical Trial of a Multifactorial Fall Injury Prevention Strategy in Older Persons (U01),” (RFA-AG-14-009, National Institute on Aging, deadline for applications is Nov. 13, 2013).

grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AG-14-009.html

E. “NLM Administrative Supplements for Informationist Services in NIH-funded Research Projects (Admin Supp),” (PA-13-276, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with other agencies, deadline for applications is Nov. 5, 2013)

grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-13-276.html

CAAR – Lancet Neurology Article Abstract – July 19, 2013

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Pramipexole in patients with early Parkinson’s disease (PROUD): a randomised delayed-start trial,” by Prof. Anthony H.V. Schapira, Prof. Michael P. McDermott, Prof. Paolo Barone, Prof Cynthia L. Comella, Stefan Albrecht, Helen H. Hsu, Daniel H. Massey, Prof. Yoshikuni Mizuno, Prof. Werner Poewe, Prof. Olivier Rascol, and Kenneth Marek (Vol. 12, No. 8, August 2013, p. 747-755).

www.thelancet.com/journals/laneur/article/PIIS1474-4422(13)70117-0/abstract

CAAR – Canadian Institute for Health Information/Institut Canadien D’information Sur La Sante Brief – July 19, 2013

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The Effect of Bearing Surface on Early Revisions Following Total Hip Arthroplasty,” (July 2013, .pdf format, 15p.).

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