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Continuous medical care is crucial for people with dementia

– Dr. Larson discusses how continuity of care for dementia patients may lower costs, emergency visits, and hospital stays.

Dr. Larson discusses how continuity of care for dementia patients may lower costs, emergency visits, and hospital stays. by Eric B. Larson, MD, MPH, executive director of Group H…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2016/july/continuous-medical-care-crucial-people-dementia/

TBI linked to Parkinson’s and Parkinson-related brain defects

– Dr. Eric B. Larson relates research to Muhammad Ali—and how we can prevent late-life injuries and falls for our families and ourselves.

Drs. Larson and Crane co-lead Group Health-University of Washington collaboration learning how to promote healthy aging. Dr. Eric B. Larson relates research to Muhammad Ali—and h…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2016/july/tbi-linked-parkinsons-and-parkinson-related-brain-defects/

At what age are you happiest?

– Group Health Research Institute executive director Dr. Eric Larson unpacks the findings of several life satisfaction studies.

Brookings Institute scholars used Gallup polls to show relationship between age and well being. Respondents rated their life satisfaction relative to “best possible life” for them,…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2016/may/what-age-are-you-happiest/

‘Concussion’ movie sheds light on discoveries that may prevent dementia

– Actor Will Smith plays a hero who discovers how football injuries lead to brain disease. At GHRI, Group Health members are contributing to a similar cause.

  Actor Will Smith plays a hero who discovers how football injuries lead to brain disease. At GHRI, Group Health members are contributing to a similar cause. by Eric B. Larso…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/december/concussion-movie-sheds-light-discoveries-may-prevent-dementia/

The aging population: Is the world ready for 2050?

– Dr. Eric B. Larson adds the global angle to Dr. Andrea's LaCroix's post about the importance of maximizing functionality and activity in older people.

Dr. Andrea LaCroix writes that in 35 years, the American population aged 65+ will double. What can we do now for their health and independence? Dr. Eric B. Larson adds the global…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/07/aging-population-world-ready-2050/

The aging population: Are we ready for 2050?

– Dr. Andrea LaCroix writes that in 35 years, the American population aged 65+ will double. What can we do now for their health and independence?

Dr. Andrea LaCroix writes that in 35 years, the American population aged 65+ will double. What can we do now for their health and independence? by Andrea Z. LaCroix, PhD, profess…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/07/aging-population-are-we-ready-2050/

Time sitting affects both health and health costs

– Research from Dr. Dori Rosenberg and colleagues extends findings about the effects of sitting to veterans and older people.

Research from Dr. Dori Rosenberg and colleagues extends findings about the effects of sitting to veterans and older people. We know that exercise and activity are generally good …
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/07/time-sitting-affects-both-health-and-health-costs/

News release: Group Health and UW get $13 million to study aging and the brain

– National Institute on Aging renews funding for long-running ‘living laboratory.’

Georgie Bright Kunkel with Dr. Eric B. Larson. National Institute on Aging renews funding for long-running ‘living laboratory’ What happens with Group Health patients older than …
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/07/news-release-group-health-and-uw-get-13-million-study-aging-and-brain/

Standing up for my health

– What it was like for a Group Health patient to participate in a study that coached him to sit less.

Gerald Alexander What it was like for a Group Health patient to participate in a study that coached him to sit less By Gerald Alexander, a retired social service worker, Group He…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/04/standing-my-health/

Tips for healthy aging: Your teens and 20s

– Part one of our seven-part series.

Part one of our seven-part series Aging begins at birth. Even so, the way we age changes with each successive decade of life. What health goals should you have when you are in yo…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/03/tips-healthy-aging-your-teens-and-20s/

Tips for healthy aging: Your 30s

– Part two of our seven-part series.

Part two of our seven-part series Aging begins at birth. Even so, the way we age changes with each successive decade of life. What health goals should you have when you are in yo…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/03/tips-healthy-aging-your-30s/

Tips for healthy aging: Your 40s

– Part three of our seven-part series.

Part three of our seven-part series Aging begins at birth. Even so, the way we age changes with each successive decade of life. What health goals should you have when you are in …
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/03/tips-healthy-aging-your-40s/

Tips for healthy aging: Your 50s

– Part four of our seven-part series.

Part four of our seven-part series Aging begins at birth. Even so, the way we age changes with each successive decade of life. What health and lifestyle goals should you have whe…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/03/tips-healthy-aging-your-50s/

Tips for healthy aging: Your 60s

– Part five of our seven-part series.

Part five of our seven-part series Aging begins at birth. Even so, the way we age changes with each successive decade of life. What health and lifestyle goals should you have whe…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/03/tips-healthy-aging-your-60s/

Tips for healthy aging: Your 70s

– Part six of our seven-part series.

Part six of our seven-part series Aging begins at birth. Even so, the way we age changes with each successive decade of life. What health and lifestyle goals should you have when…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/03/tips-healthy-aging-your-70s/

Tips for healthy aging: Your 80s and beyond

– Part seven of our seven-part series.

Advice based on your current decade of life. Part seven of our seven-part series Aging begins at birth. Even so, the way we age changes with each successive decade of life. The…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/03/tips-healthy-aging-your-80s-and-beyond/

News release: Anticholinergic drugs linked to risk for pneumonia in elderly

– Group Health study suggests higher risk with acute or chronic use.

    More bad news on older people using medications with anticholinergic effects: Dr. Sascha Dublin found a link to a higher risk for developing pneumonia. Luckily, alterna…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/03/news-release-anticholinergic-drugs-linked-risk-pneumonia-elderly-group-health-research-institute/

The Who was wrong: We should hope to get old

– Old age does not equal unhappiness, says Dr. Eric B. Larson in King’s Review, a magazine from University of Cambridge, UK.

Old age does not equal unhappiness, says Dr. Eric B. Larson in King’s Review, a magazine from University of Cambridge, UK Think of aging and you might think of a depressing decli…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/02/who-was-wrong-we-should-hope-get-old/

Paul G. Allen Family Foundation and GHRI study concussion effects from NFL

– GHRI's Dr. Eric B. Larson comments on our role in one Paul Allen-funded study in Bloomberg News.

  Seattle, known for the earth-shaking fervor of its “12th Man” football fans, has become ground zero in the National Football League for another reason: It’s among the leaders…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/01/paul-allen-foundation-and-ghri-partner-study-concussion-effects-nfl/

News release: Higher dementia risk linked to more use of common drugs

– Latest findings from a Group Health Research Institute study finds some common over-the-counter and prescription drugs can increase a person's risk for dementia.

A large study links a significantly increased risk for developing dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, to taking commonly used medications with anticholinergic effects at…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/01/news-release-higher-dementia-risk-linked-more-use-common-drugs/