Aging

Lonely

Multiple periods of loneliness may add up to higher mortality risk

New research from Xuexin Yu and Lindsay Kobayashi

Working from well-established research on the detrimental health effects of loneliness, University of Michigan researchers set out to study whether feeling lonely at multiple times through the years leads to more serious illness and higher mortality risk in mid to later life.

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Nursing homes hardest hit by health care employment declines

New research from Thuy Nguyen

Among health care job sectors, nursing homes have been the most adversely affected by declines in employment growth since the pandemic—a rate more than triple that of hospitals or physician offices, says a University of Michigan School of Public Health researcher.

An illustration of a brain. Image by Justine Ross and Jacob Dwyer, Michigan Medicine.

Majority of older adults with cognitive impairment still drive

Researchers highlight the importance of caregivers having conversations with care recipients and health care professionals about driving

The majority of older adults with cognitive impairment are still driving, despite concerns raised by caregivers and others, a Michigan Medicine study in a South Texas community finds.