News of Note
HHS releases 2013 Alzheimer’s disease plan update
June 14, 2013
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today released the National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease: 2013 Update, a follow-up to the initial plan released in May 2012. The update reflects our national progress towards accomplishing...
At the intersection of arts and aging
May 29, 2013
Singing. Dancing. Painting. Acting. Playing a musical instrument. Creative writing. Many people enjoy some kind of arts activity. Whether it’s singing in a church choir, attending the performance of a play, visiting an art museum, or tap...
NIA supports studies of health needs of LGBT community
May 29, 2013
As the American population ages, the number of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals ages 65 and older is also increasing. However, we know surprisingly little about unique health issues and needs that may pertain to this group...
May 29, 2013
Go4Life® en español Go4Life, NIA’s national exercise and physical activity campaign encourages Americans 50 and older to fit exercise and physical activity into daily life. Go4Life offers exercises, motivational tips, safety...
Medicaid study links insurance to reduced depression and financial strain, but no increase in health
May 10, 2013
An analysis of 2 years of data from the Oregon Health Insurance Experiment showed that Medicaid coverage reduced rates of depression and overall financial strain on participating individuals, but did not yield improvements in overall health status....
NIH-supported study finds U.S. dementia care costs as high as $215 billion in 2010
April 4, 2013
The costs of caring for people with dementia in the United States in 2010 were between $159 billion to $215 billion, and those costs could rise dramatically with the increase in the numbers of older people in coming decades, according to estimates...
New Alzheimer’s Prevention Registry recruiting 250,000 volunteers
March 28, 2013
People who have been touched by Alzheimer’s—in a parent, partner, grandparent, or friend—know the challenges and sadness of this devastating disease. Many also wish to take action in the fight against the disease. Now, a new...
Join NIA to honor Dr. Robert Butler with May 8 memorial lecture
March 15, 2013
Dr. Robert Butler, former NIA Director Please join us as Dr. Ronald C. Petersen, a leading expert in the field of Alzheimer’s disease research, presents Neuroimaging and Biomarkers: How Early Can We Diagnose...
Latest NIH Alzheimer’s research progress report available
January 14, 2013
A new online report from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) highlights recent progress in NIH-supported Alzheimer’s disease research. Prepared annually by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) at NIH, the latest report -- 2011-2012...
Study identifies basis for sense of trust in older people
December 7, 2012
Two new studies by NIA-funded researchers at UCLA have shown that older people are less adept than younger people at discerning visual clues of dishonesty in others. This may help to explain why many older people are more susceptible to financial...