kathleen blanchard, EmaxHealth: elder HIVers experience premature brain aging (0126)

HIV infection or treatments causing premature brain aging
by Kathleen Blanchard RN
Jan 23rd, 2010
The Journal of Infectious Diseases 2010;201:336–340

Individuals with HIV are  found to suffer from premature aging of the brain, either from the infection or from the treatments. Scientists say the findings of concerning, given the present statistics that 14 to 18 percent of HIV infections in the US are among the over 50 age group. Cognitive decline and memory loss are being reported by individuals with HIV. Researchers say brain aging associated with HIV is a public health concern that needs more study.

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hivandhepatitisdotcom, cme & newsletter: non-AIDS-defining illnesses in the mature patient (part iii of iii in “the graying of an empidemic: clinical considerations of HIV and aging”) (0125)

chers—

this is a link to the pdf for part iii on an excellent series called “the graying of an epidemic: clinical considerations of HIV and Aging,” available as a cme from hivandhepatitis.com. the other two parts are below.

namaste

—rk

hivandhepatitisdotcom, cme & newsleetter: HIV and cardiovascular disease in the mature patient (part ii of iii in “the graying of an epidemic: clinical considerations of HIV and aging”) (0124)

chers—

this is a link to the pdf for part ii on an excellent series called “the graying of an epidemic: clinical considerations of HIV and Aging,” available as a cme from hivandhepatitis.com. the other two parts are above & belowe.

namaste

—rk

http://www.hivandhepatitis.com/cme/2010/healthmatters/cardio/images/Cardiovascular.pdf

hivandhepatitisdotcom: cme & newsletter: managing HIV infection in the mature patient (part i of iii in the graying of an epidemic) (0123)

chers—

this is a link to the pdf for part i on an excellent sereis called “the graying of an epidemic: clinical considerations of HIV and Aging,” available as a cme from hivandhepatitis.com. the other two parts follow above.

namaste—rk

http://www.hivandhepatitis.com/cme/2010/healthmatters/aging/images/Graying.pdf

nielsenwire: social networkers are mostly urban & affluent (0117)

The More Affluent and More Urban are More Likely to use Social Networks
September 25, 2009

If you’re in the U.S. and are using a social network like Facebook, MySpace or LinkedIn, chances are you’re more affluent and more urban than the average American according to Nielsen Claritas, which provides in-depth segmentation analysis of consumer behavior.

“Nielsen’s online data shows that about half of the U.S. population visited a social networking website in the last year and that number grows every quarter,” said Wils Corrigan, AVP, Research & Development, Nielsen Claritas. “The rising popularity of these sites and the deep engagement consumers have with them has advertisers and marketers asking for more and more detail as to which lifestyles should be targeted for their online advertising and promotions.”

Facebook vs Myspace

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doug anderson, nielsenwire: the graying of the middle class — medical marketeers size up new profit potentials of elder care (0115)

Aging Puts a Wrinkle in the U.S. Marketplace
by Doug Anderson
December 16, 2009

SUMMARY: The recent recession has already wiped out a decade of growth in the U.S. The number of jobs in the country is almost the same as it was in 1999, and the S&P 500 index is in almost the exact place it was in 1999. Home ownership, which rose rapidly in the 2000s, is at about the same point today due to foreclosures. The numbers of Americans who have investments in stocks and bonds has also dropped. Incomes have been flat or have fallen in constant dollars for the majority of American households. Growth will be hard to come by both now and in the coming decades—successful marketers in 2010 will factor the U.S. shifting demographic profile into the marketing mix.

It all begins with aging. U.S. fertility rates have fallen by 44% since the peaks of the Baby Boom and are projected to continue to fall by another 12% over the next several decades. Falling fertility, combined with rising life expectancy and the large Baby Boom generation just nearing retirement age, equates to an aging population. By 2037, nearly one in three households in the U.S. will be headed by someone over the age of 65. Aging, however, is only the most obvious impact. There are five other key trends fostered by aging that will completely alter the marketplace for consumer products:

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laurie orloff, aging in place tech watch: ten 2010 trends in elder care (0114)

2009 Spawned Ten Aging in Place Trends to Watch in 2010
Aging in Place Tech business potential
by Laurie Orlov
12/21/2009

It’s the end of the year and time for that wrap-up of the indicators from 2009 that will drive trends for 2010 — what it all means — more analysis on another day.

1. Location-aware tech enables more info, greater safety. GPS became even more useful in 2009. Verizon replaced its Chaperone service with Family Locator, The Alzheimer’s Association introduced its ComfortZone (powered by OmniLink), several other tracking technology vendors launched, and location-based mapping and direction technologies, 2009 was a good GPS-enabled year.

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