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Scientists mount genome research initiative to unlock Alzheimer’s genetic secrets

July 2, 2012 -- The genetic secrets of Alzheimer’s disease are hiding in our DNA. Researchers at Indiana University School of Medicine and colleagues across the country are mounting a revolutionary new research project to find them.  read more...

Let's talk: The nature of the health care surrogate-clinician relationship

August 8, 2012 -- A new study from the Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Medicine examines the relationship between family members who make decisions for hospitalized older adults with impaired cognition and the doctors, nurses and other clinicians who care for these patients.  read more...

Study provides roadmap for delirium risks, prevention, treatment, prognosis and research

September 18, 2012 -- Delirium, a common acute condition with significant short- and long-term effects on cognition and function, should be identified as an indicator of poor long-term prognosis, prompting immediate and effective management strategies, according to the authors of a new systematic evidence review.  read more...

IU and Regenstrief to collaborate with 19 Indiana nursing facilities to improve care

October 11, 2012 -- A multi-million-dollar award from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, or CMS, will enable Indiana University and Regenstrief Institute clinician-researchers to work with 19 central Indiana nursing facilities to improve the quality of care, reduce hospitalizations and increase access to palliative care for long-stay nursing facility residents.  read more...

Network's 'it takes a village' approach improves dementia care and informs research, study shows

November 19, 2012 -- The approach of the Indianapolis Discovery Network for Dementia -- with contributions from family members, community advocates, health care systems and researchers -- improves dementia care and informs dementia research, according to a new study by researchers from the Regenstrief Institute and the Indiana University Center for Aging Research.  read more...

Regenstrief and IU study investigates older adults' views on cancer screenings

March 11, 2013 -- A study from the Regenstrief Institute and the Indiana University Center for Aging Research has found that many older adults are hesitant to halt cancer screenings even when the screenings may no longer be beneficial or may even be potentially harmful. The study is among the first to explore older adults’ perceptions of recommendations to halt screenings for breast, prostate, colon and other cancers as they age.  read more...
 

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