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  • Track: Research
  • CME/CE: 1.0
  • Q & A: Chat

Co-Moderators: Heather E. Whitson, MD, MHS; Camille P. Vaughan, MD, MS; Peter M. Abadir, MD

Sponsored by the Research Committee

Communications Coach: John P. Beilenson, MA (Strategic Communications & Planning)
This fast-paced, interactive session will showcase some of the meeting’s best new research and innovation. Top-rated abstracts submitted to AGS are selected for inclusion.  Presenters will give the highlights of their research findings in five minutes or less and the audience will have an opportunity to discuss and ask questions.  Learning Objectives: (1) describe at least one emerging concept or new scientific focus in aging research; (2) summarize the key findings of at least three projects with relevance to care of older adults; and (3) identify at least three AGS-affiliated individuals conducting exciting research in aging.

AGE SELF CARE: A Program to Improve Aging in Place Through Education, Incremental Behavior Change and Group Learning    
Tracy Nguyen & Belinda C. Tang, BS
Family Caregiving for Community-Dwelling Older Adults Living with Dementia: A Population-Based Descriptive Study in Ontario, Canada    
Nathan M. Stall, MD, PhD, FRCPC
Methamphetamine Use Among Older Adults Living with HIV    
Benjamin Hyun Han, MD
The Development of Mesoporous Melanin Nanoparticles as Drug-Delivery Carriers for the Treatment of Age-Related Macular Degeneration    
Mary C. Kaufmann, BA
Nationally Representative Estimates of Short- and Longer-Term Hospital Readmissions after Major Surgery Among Community-Living Older Americans    
Yi Wang, PhD
Grasping the Risk: Handgrip Strength as a Predictor of Delirium in Hospitalized Older Adults
Thiago J. Avelino-Silva, MD, PhD
Beers’ List Alerts Help Reduce Antipsychotic and Benzodiazepine Prescribing in Hospitalized Older Adults    
Lynn McNicoll, MD
Fear of Falling in Older Adults: A Feasibility Randomized Control Trial of Virtual GERAS DANCE
Patricia Hewston, OT Reg (Ont), PhD