National Institute on Aging

Why Spending More For Meals on Wheels Would Cost Almost Nothing

Posted on 10/17/2013 by | General News | Comments

Bulletin TodayBy David Orenstein Expanding programs like Meals on Wheels would save 26 of 48 U.S. states money and would allow more seniors to stay in their own homes, research shows. A new study reports that if every state in the lower 48 expanded the number of seniors receiving meals by just 1 percent, 1,722 more Medicaid recipients could avoid living in a nursing home and most states would experience a net annual savings from implementing the expansion. Pennsylvania would see …

Is it Mild Cognitive Impairment or Alzheimer’s?

Posted on 02/8/2012 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthMore than 90 percent of older adults diagnosed with mild Alzheimer’s would be re-diagnosed as having the less serious condition of mild cognitive impairment, according to a study that looks at newly revised diagnosis criteria. The new criteria for diagnosing mild Alzheimer’s were issued last year by experts with the National Institute on Aging and the Alzheimer’s Association. John C. Morris, M.D., director of the Knight Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at Washington University in St. Louis, decided to look at …