Archived articles
Eldercare
Online courses address COVID-19 challenges for assisted living and senior housing communities
Published Dec 18, 2020
Developed with the Baltimore City Health Department, courses cover emergency preparedness, infection prevention, and well-being policies to keep residents and staff safe
Health
Study suggests missed financial payments may be early indicator of dementia
Published Dec 2, 2020
Older adults who go on to be diagnosed with dementia are more likely to miss payments on bills as early as six years before a clinical diagnosis, study suggests
Q+A
The complexities of safe nursing home visits during the holidays
Published Nov 23, 2020
Nursing home visits support residents' socialization and care, but families should exercise caution when planning a visit during the third wave of the coronavirus pandemic, Hopkins Nursing expert says
Q+A
The impact of COVID-19 on older adults
Published May 5, 2020
COVID-19 poses a risk not only to the health of older adults who contract the disease but also to those without the health care resources and social structures that contribute to overall wellness
Another reason to meditate
Published Winter 2019
A School of Medicine study links stressful events with memory loss among aging Americans / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Alzheimer's disease
Stressors linked to cognitive decline in women
Published Aug 6, 2019
'We can't get rid of stressors, but we might adjust the way we respond to stress,' Hopkins neuropsychologist Cynthia Munro says
Nursing
Aging-in-place program expanding
Published Dec 13, 2018
Nearly $3M grant in support of School of Nursing's CAPABLE program could help millions of lower-income older adults age safely in their own homes
GERONTOLOGY
Careful wording
Published Fall 2018
Hopkins expert develops gold standard for discussing sensitive topics relating to health and life expectancy / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Public Health
Life expectancy gains slowing
Published Jan 29, 2018
Progress in health technology has not been enough to keep average life expectancy increasing at historic rates, study finds
Cell biology
How old are your cells?
Published July 11, 2017
Determining cell age more accurately could help clinicians delay effects of age-related health decline