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IU School of Medicine, partners receive $1.3 million to deploy collaborative statewide dementia care model

Supported by a $1.3 million grant from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Indiana University School of Medicine and its partners have launched a 36-month venture to enhance, strengthen and expand supports for people with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias and their caregivers in 34 Indiana counties.

IU School of Medicine  |  Sep 14, 2020

Novel app designed to help patients avoid drugs linked to dementia

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 […]

IU School of Medicine  |  Jul 15, 2019

IU, Regenstrief Institute receive nearly $3 million to fund studies on aiding family caregivers of patients with dementia or traumatic brain injury

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.

IU School of Medicine  |  Dec 18, 2017

IU and Regenstrief studying decreasing dementia after delirium for older ICU survivors

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.

IU School of Medicine  |  Jun 05, 2017

Study compares hospice care in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and patient homes

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.

IU School of Medicine  |  Mar 23, 2017

IU Center for Aging Research develops novel ICU delirium severity assessment tool

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.

IU School of Medicine  |  Mar 14, 2017

Expanding throughout Indiana, OPTIMISTIC study tests new CMS payment model

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.

IU School of Medicine  |  Jan 26, 2017

Pocket guide published to help rapidly meet mental health needs of older adults

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.

IU School of Medicine  |  Jan 16, 2017

Older adults with obesity less responsive to memory training than those with lower BMIs

Indiana University aging researchers find that memory training is less helpful to older adults who are obese.

IU School of Medicine  |  Jan 10, 2017

Commonly used drugs lead to more doctor’s office, hospital and emergency department visits

Anticholinergic medications, a class of drugs commonly used by older adults, are linked to an increased rate of emergency department and hospital utilization in the United States

IU School of Medicine  |  Dec 20, 2016