Assessing Symptoms in Older Adults After Critical Illness
Older adults who survive a critical illness, such as sepsis or respiratory failure, often have symptoms that restrict activities, but little is known about how these symptoms change over time or compare with those prior to illness, and whether these changes differ among vulnerable subgroups. In a new study, Yale researchers evaluated changes in restricting symptoms among adults aged 70 or older during the six months after discharge from the ICU or intensive care unit.
New Yale Initiative Looks Beyond Life Span to Increase Years of Health
Aging is a major risk factor for most chronic conditions, evidence shows, yet much of current research focuses on addressing specific diseases. The new Translational Geroscience Initiative at Yale School of Medicine (YSM) seeks to change that approach by studying the effects of aging on various ailments.
Yale Older Adult Research Center Receives Renewed Funding
For the sixth consecutive time, the Yale Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center (OAIC) has been renewed for funding from the National Institute on Aging (NIA). The center is one of only two such programs nationwide that have received continuous NIA support since it was first funded in 1992.
Study Examines Dementia Caregiver Experiences and Preparedness
As the global population ages, people providing care for more than one family member or close other across adulthood is becoming increasingly common. Yet little is known about the ways prior caregiving experiences shape an individual’s future preparedness when it comes to caring for additional people living with dementia.
Hwang spearheads Yale New Haven Health System hospitals earning special geriatric accreditation
Ula Hwang, MD instrumental in Yale New Haven Health System receiving the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) elite Health System Geriatric Emergency Department accreditation designating eight of their facilities as senior friendly.
Harmful Effects of Ageism on Older Persons’ Health Found in 45 Countries
In the largest examination to date of the health consequences of ageism, or age-based bias, researchers at the Yale School of Public Health have found evidence that it harms the health of older people in 45 countries and across 5 continents. The study included over 7 million participants.
Adjö — My Patient’s Prolonged Good-Bye
"Do you know how to say au revoir in Swedish?” His eyes light up like miniature moons, cataracts shimmering with childish joy. His lips pull back into a smile, revealing teeth browned and loosened from their foundation. His mind, having churned thought after thought for 95 years, can’t keep up now, so he asks me this same question at every clinic visit. I smile and pretend I’m answering for the first time. Every time.Source: The New England Journal of Medicine
Gill Named PI In NIA Clin-STAR Program
Thomas M. Gill, MD, Humana Foundation Professor of Medicine (Geriatrics) and professor of epidemiology (chronic diseases) and of Investigative Medicine; and director, Yale Program on Aging and Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center; was named a principal investigator (PI) for Yale School of Medicine (YSM) as part of the new Clinician-Scientists Transdisciplinary Aging Research (Clin-STAR) program.
YSM Faculty Help Make New Haven Restaurant Week More Accessible to Older Adults
Barry Wu, MD, professor of clinical medicine (Geriatrics), looks forward to New Haven Restaurant Week (NHRW) twice a year, when around thirty local restaurants have special lunch and dinner prix fixe menus, to encourage people to enjoy the city’s local restaurants. Over the summer, Wu and Richard Marottoli, MD, MPH, professor of medicine (Geriatrics), began to consider if there was a way to enable more older adults in the New Haven area, particularly ones with limitations, to enjoy NHRW.
Patient-aligned Care Reduces Unwanted Medications, Tests for Older Adults
An emerging approach to health care that focuses decision-making on older patients’ health goals and care preferences can reduce unwanted and unhelpful treatment, such as medications and diagnostic tests, say Yale researchers.
$3.75 Million Grant Provides Opportunity for Yale School of Medicine and Partners to Create Age-friendly Health Environment
As the U.S. population ages, improving the care of older adults is more important than ever. Mary Tinetti, MD, Gladys Phillips Crofoot Professor of Medicine and section chief (Geriatrics), describes a $3.75 million Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP) award as an opportunity for Yale School of Medicine (YSM) and its partners to create an age-friendly health environment across parts of Connecticut, Rhode Island, and New York.