5025.0 Environment and Aging

Wednesday, November 2, 2011: 8:30 AM
How and where we live, eat, work, play, and socialize profoundly influence our physical and mental health. This session on environment and aging covers the following topics: the association of blood cotinine level with cognitive performance in older adults, an ecological approach to healthy aging across the lifespan, 15-year trends in demographics and health care utilization in the Alaskan elderly, modeling environmental exposures in the older adult population, and the importance of social and environmental factors in predicting poor health among older adults in Los Angeles County.
Session Objectives: 1. Design a study that assesses environmental tobacco smoke effects on cognitive change in older adults. 2. Describe the connections between environmental factors and chronic diseases throughout the lifespan.

8:30 AM
Association of Blood Cotinine Level With Cognitive Performance in Older Adults
Wajiha Akhtar, MPH, Elena Andresen, PhD, Michael Cannell, MPH and Xiaohui Xu
8:48 AM
An Ecological Approach to Healthy Aging Across the Lifespan
Patrice Sutton, MPH, Elise G. Miller, MEd, Ted Schettler, MD, MPH and Harry Moody, PhD
9:06 AM
Hospitalizations in the Alaskan elderly: 15-year trends in demographics and health care utilization
Kenneth K. H. Chui, PhD, MS/MPH, Steven A. Cohen, DrPH, MPH, Cheryl Rosa, DVM, PhD, Ekaterina Naumova, BA and Elena N. Naumova, PhD
9:24 AM
9:42 AM
Relative importance of caregiver status in predicting poor health among older adults in Los Angeles County
Carolyn A. Mendez-Luck, PhD, MPH, Jihey Lee, MS, Amy Lightstone, MPH and Tony Kuo, MD, MSHS

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Organized by: Aging & Public Health
Endorsed by: Environment, Socialist Caucus, American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Caucus

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)

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