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Modern Maker Trend Could Spur Aging Brains

School of Information Professor Kentaro Toyama and graduate student Kayla Carucci study the positive effects of implementing makerspaces in senior citizen homes, allowing residents to utilize tools, make crafts, and stimulate their brains. July 18, 2019. # #universityofmichigan-other #web-article #MichiganNews #Society #Technology #Aging #Design #InformationScience #MentalHealth #KentaroToyama ​​​​​​​​​​​


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Suicide Among Older Adults in Long-term Care Suggests More is Needed to Promote Mental, Social Well-being

School of Public Health Professor of Epidemiology Briana Mezuk conducts research focusing on mental health and suicide rates in older adults, concluding that mental and social well-being should be emphasized more in these areas. June 17, 2019. # #PublicHealth #web-article #SchoolofPublicHealth #HealthandWellness #HealthBehaviorandHealthEducation #Epidemiology #MentalHealth #Aging #Suicide #BrianaMezuk ​​​​​​​​​​​


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Lethal Plans: When Seniors Turn to Suicide in Long-term Care

School of Public Health Associate Professor Briana Mezuk and colleagues discuss their research findings that older adults are quietly and frequently committing suicide in nursing homes and other care centers. April 9, 2019. #15-30-mins #PublicHealth #web-article #SchoolofPublicHealth #Health/Wellness #Society #Aging #MentalHealth #Suicide #healthcare #BrianaMezuk


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How Pets Contribute to Healthy Aging: Results from the National Poll on Healthy Aging

School of Public Health Professors discuss the results of the National Poll on Healthy Aging, which reveals a high number of aging folks who keep pets for social support and reducing stress, among many other benefits. April 3, 2019. #5mins #Medicine #video #MichiganMedicine #Health/Wellness #Society #Aging #HealthBehaviorandHealthEducation #nature


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All Things Could Be Part of the Internet of Things with New RFID System

Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Alanson Sample discusses the possibility for "smart" everyday objects, such as "a pill bottle that keeps track of your medication intake." Such objects can be crucial for elder care. April 9, 2019. #5mins #Engineering #web-article #DepartmentofElectricalEngineeringandComputerScience #Health/Wellness #Technology #ArtificialIntelligence #HealthBehaviorandHealthEducation #medicine #Aging #AlansonSample


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Seniors Struggle with Anxiety When Personal Needs Not Met

School of Social Work Assistant Professor Xiaoling Xiang finds that elderly folks whose daily needs, such as showering and eating, are not met have increased levels of anxiety. April 1, 2019. # #SocialWork #web-article #schoolofsocialwork #HealthandWellness #Society #Aging #MentalHealth #HealthBehaviorandHealthEducation #XiaolingXiang ​​​​​​​​​​


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Furry Friends Help Older Adults Cope with Health Issues, Get Active, Connect with Others

School of Public Health Professors Cathleen Connell and Mary Janevic discuss the benefits of pet presence on healthy aging, including finding a sense of purpose and reducing stress. April 2, 2019. # #PublicHealth #web-article #SchoolofPublicHealth #HealthandWellness #Society #Aging #HealthBehaviorandHealthEducation #nature #CathleenConnell #MaryJanevic ​​​​​​​​​​​​


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Medicating Distress: Risky Sedative Prescriptions for Older Adults Vary Widely

U-M Geriatric Psychiatrist Donovan Maust and team discover alarmingly high rates of benzodiazepine prescriptions for elderly patients in the Southern region of the US and in economically disadvantaged counties, despite warnings given to physicians. October 17, 2018. #5-15mins #Medicine #webarticle #InstituteforHealthcarePolicyandInnovation #HealthandWellness #Society #GeriatricMedicine #Psychiatry #Pharmacy #Aging


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To Manage Dementia Well, Start with the Caregivers

Michigan Medicine professor Helen Kales develops a new way to care for dementia patients, based first on the caregiver and their understanding of the disease and behavioral changes for positive aging. September 15, 2018. #5-15mins #Medicine #web-article #InstituteforHealthcarePolicyandInnovation #HealthandWellness #Society #Disability #MentalHealth #Aging #HelenKales ​​​​​​​​​​


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New Funding: Family Medicine Faculty Will Lead Research and Clinical Pilot Program to Address Aging with Long-term Disabilities

Michigan Medicine Department of Family Medicine Assistant Professors & Disability Health Researchers Michael M. McKee & Elham Mahmoudi discuss the goals and study plans of the new research concerning aging with long-term disabilities. August 13, 2018. #5-15mins #Medicine #web-article #MichiganMedicine #HealthandWellness #FamilyMedicine #Aging #Disability