A Q&A with Linda Fried, Dean of Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.
The study by Associate Professor Pamela Lutsey shows that both restrictive and obstructive lung diseases were associated with mild cognitive impairment and dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease.
Research from Associate Professor Tetyana Shippee showed that factors impacting family satisfaction with a relative’s nursing home care were consistent when comparing data from two very different states, Minnesota and Ohio.
Professor Joseph Gaugler is on a mission to help those who are helping others.
Assistant Professor Carrie Henning-Smith found rural workers have less access to caregiver supports, such as employee assistance programs, paid leave or the flexibility to work at home compared to those in urban areas.
An analysis by Assistant Professor Mary Butler shows trials of physical activity, prescription medications, over-the-counter vitamins and supplements, or cognitive training interventions did not prevent dementia in patients who did not have it at the time of the studies.
Research from Associate Professor Tetyana Shippee demonstrates the effectiveness of using lay care guides to provide emotional support to patients, answer their questions, and coordinate care with the medical team.
Research from Assistant Professor Katie White shows that family members often struggle to work and make decisions as an intergenerational family unit while caring for seriously ill loved ones.
A report by researcher Carrie Henning-Smith details the barriers rural residents face in finding long-term and nursing home care in their communities.
Research by PhD student Eric Jutkowitz shows that poor function among dementia patients incurs the greatest amount out-of-pocket health care spending.
A study from Research Associate Carrie Henning-Smith found that the combination of low wealth and living alone creates one of the biggest risk factors for the onset of disability in older adults.
Professors James Pankow and Ellen Demerath are researching a mechanism that turns genes off and on to see if it’s a predictor for healthy aging in older adults.