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  • Mouse study shows effect of blood pressure drug on Alzheimer’s disease
    November 15, 2010

    A drug used decades ago to treat high blood pressure has been shown to improve learning and memory in mouse models of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study by researchers at the National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National...

  • In Memoriam: Dr. Gene D. Cohen
    November 8, 2010

    Dr. Gene D. Cohen, former NIA deputy director and acting NIA director from 1988 to 1993, died November 7 at his home in Kensington, MD, after a long battle with cancer. “We will remember Gene Cohen as a talented and dedicated scientist as...

  • Severe sepsis associated with later cognitive, physical decline
    October 26, 2010

    Older adults who survive hospitalization involving severe sepsis, a serious medical condition caused by an overwhelming immune response to severe infection, are at higher risk for cognitive impairment and physical limitations than older adults...

  • Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative enters next phase of research
    October 21, 2010

    The National Institutes of Health is expanding the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI), a groundbreaking study that will recruit hundreds of new volunteers to help define the subtle changes that may take place in the brains of...

  • 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...

  • NIHSeniorHealth site offers tips on creating a family health history
    July 21, 2010

    At your next family reunion or gathering, consider discussing a different type of family tree—the family health history. Find out how to collect, organize and use information about your family’s health at Creating a Family Health History...

  • Media Availability: Federal report details health and economic status of older Americans
    July 19, 2010

    Today’s older Americans enjoy longer lives and better health than did previous generations. These and other trends are reported in Older Americans 2010: Key Indicators of Well-Being, a unique, comprehensive look at aging in the United States...

  • In Memoriam: Robert N. Butler, M.D.
    July 5, 2010

    Dr. Robert N. Butler, NIA’s founding director, died July 4, 2010. He was 83. Dr. Butler leaves behind an unparalleled professional and personal legacy. There was no greater champion for older people and for the research and policies that...

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