Health and Aging

News of Note

  • VA expands caregiver support program developed by NIA-funded researchers
    February 15, 2011
    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is expanding support nationally to caregivers of veterans with Alzheimer’s disease with a program developed by NIA-funded researchers. The REACH VA (Resources for Enhancing Alzheimer’s...
  • Come dance with me
    December 1, 2010
    (Published in LINKS: Minority Research & Training - Fall 2010) Some people remember their high school prom as the perfect party to celebrate the end of an era. Others do not fondly recall their evening. For older adults living in or around St....
  • Peripheral arterial disease newest offering on NIHSeniorHealth site
    September 16, 2010
    Information about the risk factors, diagnosis and treatment of peripheral arterial disease, or P.A.D., has just been added to NIHSeniorHealth, the senior-friendly health and wellness website from the National Institutes of Health. Consumers can...
  • Mild cognitive impairment more common in older men than older women
    September 7, 2010
    Older men may be at risk of developing mild cognitive impairment (MCI), often a precursor to Alzheimer’s disease, earlier in life than older women, according to a study appearing today in Neurology. Primarily funded by the National Institute...
  • NIHSeniorHealth site offers information about older adults and alcohol use
    August 11, 2010
    Having a drink now and then as you get older is not usually thought to be harmful, but alcohol can be a problem for older adults, especially if they take certain medications, have health problems or don’t control their drinking. Alcohol Use...
  • Hospice—Not a black and white decision
    May 15, 2010
    (Published in LINKS: Minority Research & Training - Spring 2010) Hospice care, for many people, is intimately tied to this country’s growing discussion about end-of-life care. Understanding different communities’ knowledge and...
  • Study presents new data on prostate cancer screening in older men
    March 15, 2010
    The appropriate age at which to end prostate cancer screening is controversial, with different organizations issuing different recommendations. Data from a new study suggest that screening might be safely discontinued in men ages 75 and older who...
  • Personality a factor in longevity and healthy aging
    March 15, 2010
    Specific personality characteristics may be important to successful aging, according to researchers who studied a group of adult children of centenarians. Other studies have shown that these personality traits promote good health and minimize...
  • Less social activity associated with motor function decline
    March 15, 2010
    Older adults with limited participation in social activities had a faster decline in motor function than those who had frequent social engagements, according to a report in the Archives of Internal Medicine. The study suggests that more frequent...
  • High conscientiousness, low neuroticism predict better health in older couples
    March 15, 2010
    A high degree of conscientiousness—the tendency to follow societal norms, plan, and be task and goal directed—has been shown to predict better physical health and functioning. In a recent study by researchers at the University of...

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