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New realities of aging: Resources for reporters

Compiled by Eileen Beal

Frailty

Articulating the Case for the Longevity Dividend,” Olshansky, S.J., Public Policy/Aging Report.

“Animal Protein Intake Is Associated with Higher-Level Functional Capacity in Elderly Adults: The Ohasama Study,” Imal, E., et al., The American Geriatrics Society DOI:10.1111/jgs.12690.  Wiley allows free access to this article until April 30. Log in or sign up for a free account with Wiley, go to the trial access page within “My Profile, and enter this case-sensitive access code (valid until April 30): AHCJ14.

Frailty: an emerging geriatric syndrome," Ahmed, N, et al.

Frailty in Older Adults,”  JAMA Patient Page. 2006.

Frailty in Older Adults: Evidence for a Phenotype,” Fried, L.P., et al., Gerontology: Medical Sciences.

The Challenges of Changing the Culture of Dying," Clarke, D., The Lancet.

The Frailty Syndrome,” Palace, Z. J., & Flood-Sukhdeo, J., Today’s Geriatric Medicine.

The Frequency and Cost of Treatment Perceived to be Futile in Critical Care,” Huynh, T., et al., JAMA Internal Medicine, 2013;173(20):1887-1894 DOI:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.10261. (Password required for access.)

Handbook for Mortals: Guidance for People Facing Serious Illness, Lynn, J., M.D., Harrold, J., M.D., & Schuster, J.L., MFA. (Note: Dr. Lynn presented at the New Realities of Aging session.)

Healthy Aging and its Limits” (pps. 67-75) in More Years, More Life: Recommendations of the Joint Academy Initiative on Aging.

Research Agenda for Frailty in Older Adults: Toward a Better Understanding of Physiology and Etiology: Summary from the American Geriatrics Society/National Institute on Aging Research Conference on Frailty in Older Adults,” Fried, L.P., et al., Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, June 2006.

Senior Mental Health

Men, Elderly, and Minorities Not Getting Treated for Depression

Integrating behavioral health care into the patient-centered medical home, guidelines developed by the American Board of Family Medicine’s Working Party Group on integrated Behavioral Healthcare.

Mental Health Issues among Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) People, factsheet.

Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity, guidelines. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA).

Psychological Treatment of Older Adults: A Holistic Model, Lee Hyer, Ph.D., ABPP, Editor. This is textbook, but has a wealth of senior-focused behavioral health information from experts.  Click here for the table of contents.

SAMHSA’s Senior/Older Adult Mental Health Center

“Technology, Innovation, and Developing a NextGen Aging Services Workforce,” Coughlin, J.F., Public Policy Aging Report (Winter 2014) DOI:10.1093/ppar/prt00.

Under the Rug: Substance Abuse and the Mature Woman." See link at bottom of page to download the full report.

"High Society: How Substance Abuse Ravages America and What to Do About It," Califano Jr., J.R., Public Affairs Press, May 2007.

"Women under the Influence," National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse, Johns Hopkins University Press, February 2006.

Coordinated – wraparound – care

A Short Look at Long-term Care for Seniors,” Kaiser Family Foundation Visualizing Health Policy infographic.

"Care at the Close of Life: Evidence and Experience," McPhee, S.J., Winker, M.A., Rabow, M., Pantilat, S.Z., & Markowitz, A.J., JAMA. 

Care Coordination: How Nursing is Revolutionizing Quality Care, Lamb, G., et al., American Nurses Association and American Nurses Credentialing Center. The contributing authors for this book are nursing “thought leaders,” champions of the care-coordination movement, and excellent sources for interviews.

Completion of Advance Directives Among U.S. Consumers,” Rao, J.K., M.D., Anderson,  L., Ph.D., Lin, Feng-Chang, Ph.D., & Laux, J., Ph.D., Am J Prev Med 2014;46(1):65–70.

Long-term Care Services in the United States: 2013 Overview.  Ccomprehensive and exhaustive CDC report.

Regardless of Age: Incorporating Principles from Geriatric Medicine to Improve Care Transitions for Patients with Complex Needs,” Arbeje, A.I., et al., Journal of General Internal Medicine, 2014 DOI: 10.1007/s11606-013-2729-1.