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Welcome to Minding Memory. In this podcast we discuss topics related to dementia research. This is an all-hands-on-deck moment for dementia research, and we have topics for both those new to the space as well as old pros. We start with some basics, like: What exactly is dementia? What are the different types of dementia? What is the TICS, if not a swarm of blood-sucking insects? But we also invite researchers on to discuss their interesting work to give you a glimpse at the questions, data, and methods moving the field forward. 
 
Minding Memory is co-hosted by Matthew Davis and Donovan Maust. Matt and Donovan are Associate Professors and health services researchers at the University of Michigan. Matt’s PhD is in data science and Donovan is a psychiatrist. The Minding Memory podcast is part of the Center to Accelerate Population Research in Alzheimer’s (CAPRA) at the University of Michigan, supported by the National Institute on Aging at the National Institutes of Health. Additional support also comes from the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation. The content of this podcast does not represent the views of the National Institutes of Health or the University of Michigan. Please consider subscribing to this podcast and make sure to check out our website at: https://capra.med.umich.edu/. On our website you’ll also find links to the center’s seminar series and data products created specifically for dementia research. 
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Welcome to Minding Memory. In this podcast we discuss topics related to dementia research. This is an all-hands-on-deck moment for dementia research, and we have topics for both those new to the space as well as old pros. We start with some basics, like: What exactly is dementia? What are the different types of dementia? What is the TICS, if not a swarm of blood-sucking insects? But we also invite researchers on to discuss their interesting work to give you a glimpse at the questions, data, and methods moving the field forward. 
 
Minding Memory is co-hosted by Matthew Davis and Donovan Maust. Matt and Donovan are Associate Professors and health services researchers at the University of Michigan. Matt’s PhD is in data science and Donovan is a psychiatrist. The Minding Memory podcast is part of the Center to Accelerate Population Research in Alzheimer’s (CAPRA) at the University of Michigan, supported by the National Institute on Aging at the National Institutes of Health. Additional support also comes from the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation. The content of this podcast does not represent the views of the National Institutes of Health or the University of Michigan. Please consider subscribing to this podcast and make sure to check out our website at: https://capra.med.umich.edu/. On our website you’ll also find links to the center’s seminar series and data products created specifically for dementia research. 
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    Emotional Burden & Depressive Symptoms in Caregivers

    Emotional Burden & Depressive Symptoms in Caregivers

    In this episode, Donovan & Matt speak with Geoffrey Hoffman, a faculty member and researcher at the University of Michigan School of Nursing. Dr. Hoffman discusses the transition to the role of caregiver for partners of persons diagnosed with dementia – and the unique emotional burden and stress that they undertake. Dr. Hoffman also discusses using the Health & Retirement Study (HRS) to better explore the emotional stress and onset of depression in caregivers.   
     
    Geoff Hoffman Faculty Profile: https://nursing.umich.edu/faculty-staff/faculty/geoffrey-j-hoffman 
     
    Article Referenced in this Episode 
    Harris ML, Errickson J, Ha J, Hoffman GJ. Depressive Symptoms and Caregiving Intensity Before and After Onset of Dementia in Partners: A Retrospective, Observational Study. Med Care. 2022;60(11):844-851. doi:10.1097/MLR.0000000000001771 [PMID: 36038513] 
    The transcript for this episode can be found here.
    CAPRA Website: http://capra.med.umich.edu/ 
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    Has the Likelihood of Receiving a Dementia Diagnosis at the End of Life Changed?

    Has the Likelihood of Receiving a Dementia Diagnosis at the End of Life Changed?

    In this episode we’ll speak with Dr. Julie Bynum who was the senior author on a recent study that examined how the likelihood of receiving a diagnosis of dementia has changed over the last decade or so. We’ll discuss what this might mean clinically and what researchers that rely on Medicare data should take-away from this finding. We also will talk in general about the various approaches that exist for identification of dementia in Medicare billing data. 
     
    Julie Bynum Faculty Profile: https://medicine.umich.edu/dept/dgpm/julie-bynum-md-mph  
     
    Article Referenced in this Episode 
    Davis MA, Chang CH, Simonton S, Bynum JPW. Trends in US Medicare Decedents' Diagnosis of Dementia From 2004 to 2017. JAMA Health Forum. 2022 Apr 1;3(4):e220346. doi: 10.1001/jamahealthforum.2022.0346. PMID: 35977316 
     
    Resources:  
    The Bynum-Standard 1-Year Algorithm for identifying Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD) in Medicare Claims data.  
    The transcript for this episode can be found here.
    CAPRA Website: http://capra.med.umich.edu/ 
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    • 45 min
    Personality Type and Cognitive Resilience

    Personality Type and Cognitive Resilience

    In this episode we discuss what’s known about the association between personality type and cognitive function. Further, the idea of resilience—or what protects the cognition of individuals with a high level of neuropathology associated with cognitive decline—might have important implications for dementia prevention. Our guests are Dr. Eileen Graham and Dr. Dan Mroczek. Drs. Graham and Mroczek are both faculty at Northwestern University with interests in how personality factors influence physical and cognitive health over the life course. 
     
    Eileen Graham Faculty Profile  
     
    Dan Mroczek Faculty Profile  
     
    Article References in Podcast: 
    Graham EK, James BD, Jackson KL, et al. Associations Between Personality Traits and Cognitive Resilience in Older Adults. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2021;76(1):6-19. doi:10.1093/geronb/gbaa135 
    The transcript for this episode can be found here.
    CAPRA Website: http://capra.med.umich.edu/ 
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    • 44 min
    The Secret Life of a Health Data Analyst

    The Secret Life of a Health Data Analyst

    Health data analysts are an elusive bunch in the wild. While we see their names periodically show up as middle authors on manuscripts or in the Acknowledgement section they work largely behind the scenes; yet they play a vital role in conducting research that use large data. In this episode we speak with several health data analysts to better understand the role they play in research and, for all the researchers out there, discuss how to make the process as smooth as possible when working with an analyst. 
    The transcript for this episode can be found here.
    CAPRA Website: http://capra.med.umich.edu/ 
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    • 36 min
    Healthcare at Home for People Living with Dementia

    Healthcare at Home for People Living with Dementia

    This week we feature a recent study by Katherine Ornstein and colleagues that was published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Dr. Ornstein studies family caregiving and the home-based clinical care. The study used Medicare claims linked to the National Health and Aging Trends Study to estimate the degree to which people living with dementia use health services from home. We’ll discuss what exactly home-based health services are (and how they are typically categorized) and discuss the role these services are expected to play for people living with dementia. 
    The transcript for this episode can be found here.
     
    Dr. Ornstein Faculty Profile: https://nursing.jhu.edu/faculty_research/faculty/faculty-directory/katherine-ornstein 
     
    Article Referenced in Podcast: 
    Ornstein KA, Ankuda CK, Leff B, et al. Medicare-funded home-based clinical care for community-dwelling persons with dementia: An essential healthcare delivery mechanism. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2022;70(4):1127-1135. doi:10.1111/jgs.17621 
    CAPRA Website: http://capra.med.umich.edu/ 
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    • 35 min
    Cognitive Impairment and Susceptibility to Scams

    Cognitive Impairment and Susceptibility to Scams

    For older adults living with dementia, cognitive impairment can lead to susceptibility to fraudulent activities. In this episode we’ll discuss with Dr. Duke Han from the Keck School of Medicine at USC what’s known about the intersection of aging, cognition, and susceptibility to scams.
    The transcript for this episode can be found here.
    Duke Han PhD Faculty Profile: https://profiles.sc-ctsi.org/duke.han 
    Additional Information:
    The susceptibility to scams scale developed by James, Boyle, & Bennett (2014)* is a 5-item self-report measure in which participants rated their agreement using a 7-point Likert scale (strongly agree to strongly disagree) for the following statements:
    I answer the phone whenever it rings, even if I do not know who is calling.I have difficulty ending a phone call, even if the caller is a telemarketer, someone I do not know, or someone I did not wish to call me.If something sounds too good to be true, it usually is.Persons over the age of 65 are often targeted by con-artists.If a telemarketer calls me, I usually listen to what they have to say.
    Resources for older adults (and non-older adults) to report fraud:  
    U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging: Fraud Hotline | Senate Committee On Aging
    Hotline: 1-855-303-9470 (open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time)
    Internet Crime Compliant Center (IC3): https://Ic3.gov/
    Federal Trade Commission: Reportfraud.ftc.gov/
    *James BD, Boyle PA, Bennett DA. Correlates of susceptibility to scams in older adults without dementia. J Elder Abuse Negl. 2014;26(2):107-122. doi:10.1080/08946566.2013.821809
    CAPRA Website: http://capra.med.umich.edu/ 
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    • 45 min

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