Researcher awarded $3.5 million to study effectiveness of technology intervention aimed at older adults A team of researchers from Indiana University School of Medicine, Regenstrief Institute and Purdue University, led by Richard Holden, PhD, is testing a new app, called Brain Safe, designed to help people reduce their exposure to a common class of drugs […]
Health services researcher Nicole Fowler, PhD, MHSA, of Indiana University School of Medicine and colleagues have received grants from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the United States Department of Defense totaling nearly $3 million to fund two novel studies focusing on helping family caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias or traumatic brain injury.
Researchers from the Indiana University Center for Aging Research and the Regenstrief Institute are developing and testing the nation’s first program to deliver via telemedicine specially designed cognitive training and physical exercise programs to the homes of hospital intensive care survivors who have experienced delirium while in the ICU.
Researchers, led by Center for Aging Research and Regenstrief Institute investigator Kathleen Unroe, MD, MHA, assistant professor of medicine at IU School of Medicine, analyzed data from more than 32,600 men and women in 18 states who received routine hospice care from 2009 to 2015.
Researchers from the Indiana University Center for Aging Research have developed and validated a novel easy-to-administer tool to score and track delirium severity in the ICU, enabling clinicians to make better decisions about the brain health of ICU patients.
Over the next four years, the nursing homes that participated in the OPTIMISTIC study are implementing new Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services payment model which incentivizes nursing facilities, as well as their medical staffs, to provide higher levels of care on site rather than sending residents to the hospital.
A new pocket guide to elder mental health has been written with the purpose of rapidly teaching all health care professionals the basics of diagnosing and treating mental health disorders in individuals over age 65.