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  • NIA director blogs about White House Conference on Aging
    July 13, 2015

    In a blog post on the White House Conference on Aging, NIA Director Dr. Richard Hodes wrote: “The White House Conference on Aging happening today at the White House occurs once per decade. But at the National Institutes of Health, particularly...

  • Advice for older people on staying safe in hot weather
    July 7, 2015

    Summer weather can pose special health risks to older adults and people with chronic medical conditions. It is critically important that adults particularly susceptible to hyperthermia and other heat-related illnesses know how to safeguard against...

  • Financial incentives can increase the effectiveness of smoking cessation programs
    May 15, 2015

    Smoking remains the leading cause of preventable illness and death despite the implementation of national policies, behavioral programs, and pharmacological treatments that have helped decrease smoking rates in the US. One promising line of research...

  • People with memory complaints, Alzheimer’s risk gene show early biological signs of disease
    May 15, 2015

    Cognitively normal older adults who report memory problems and have a genetic risk for late-onset Alzheimer’s disease also have biological evidence of brain changes associated with the disease, a new NIA-funded study reports. The findings...

  • NIH summit delivers recommendations to transform Alzheimer’s disease research
    May 1, 2015

    The National Institutes of Health released recommendations today that provide a framework for a bold and transformative Alzheimer’s disease research agenda. Developed at the recent Alzheimer’s Disease Research Summit 2015: Path to...

  • Read latest Connections newsletter for Alzheimer’s research news
    April 24, 2015

    The Spring 2015 issue of Connections, the e-newsletter from NIA’s Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center, is now available! In the latest issue: Get a recap of the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Summit 2015,...

  • Bethune-Cookman University hosts inaugural Caregiver Symposium
    April 21, 2015

    The Bethune-Cookman University Petrock College of Health Sciences, Daytona Beach, FL hosted their first Caregivers Symposium. Dr. Vanessa Jones Briscoe, Department Chair for Aging Studies, acknowledges that with the “graying” of America...

  • In memoriam: Richard M. Suzman, Ph.D.
    April 17, 2015

    Richard M. Suzman, Ph.D., director of NIA’s Division of Behavioral and Social Research, died on April 16, 2015. He was 72. Dr. Suzman possessed an unrivaled vision, energy and determination that helped transform the behavioral and social...

  • Heart disease and multimorbidity information available online
    April 15, 2015

    Heart disease is the leading cause of death and a major cause of disability in the U.S., but it doesn’t occur in isolation. A new website——now provides the latest information on how to...

  • Institute of Medicine releases report on cognitive aging
    April 14, 2015

    A new report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) calls for increased research on assessing and maintaining cognitive health in older adults. The report, Cognitive Aging: Progress in Understanding and Opportunities for Action, released April 14,...