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2012-06-20 00:47:02

The first study to examine the actual willingness of older adults to be screened for dementia has found that acceptance of screening is pervasive, although it varies by age.

2011-11-17 13:39:35

A new national plan of action provides a roadmap for improving the care of patients with delirium, a poorly understood and often unrecognized brain condition that affects approximately seven million hospitalized Americans each year.

2011-02-10 14:59:22

An innovative model of dementia care developed by researchers at the Indiana University School of Medicine and the Regenstrief Institute significantly reduces emergency department visits and hospitalizations, and encourages use of medications that are not harmful to older brains.

2010-05-19 08:45:49

A new Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University Center for Aging Research (IUCAR) study provides effective strategies to help hospital systems, physicians and other care providers to overcome end zone hurdles and actually take evidence-based research to the patient's hospital or clinic bedside.

2009-07-06 12:58:20

Every year as many as seven million adults in the United States experience delirium during hospitalization

2009-06-02 13:45:59

Drugs -- many over-the-counter -- for allergies, hypertension or asthma can cause cognition problems in the elderly, U.S. researchers found. Study author Dr.

2009-06-01 10:41:40

Many drugs commonly prescribed to older adults for a variety of common medical conditions including allergies, hypertension, asthma, and cardiovascular disease appear to negatively affect the aging brain causing immediate but possibly reversible cognitive impairment

2009-01-16 12:45:52

A new study has found that in spite of their universal health care system which facilitates access to free dementia care, older adults in the United Kingdom are less willing to undergo dementia screening than their counterparts in the U.S. because the Britons perceive greater societal stigma from diagnosis of the disease than do Americans.

2005-06-23 19:25:00

Indiana University School of Medicine and Regenstrief Institute, Inc. researchers begin to answer a question of how US health-care system and more specifically, primary care doctors - the physicians from whom older adults receive most of their care - can prepare for the huge wave of dementia patients expected to engulf US in 2010, the year the baby boomers begin to reach 65.


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edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.