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  • NIH-funded study uses planning prompts to enhance vaccination rates
    June 13, 2011

    We all have good intentions, but sometimes we need a nudge to turn those intentions into actions. According to a new study, encouraging people to write down the date and time when they plan to get their flu shot increased the number of people who...

  • White House, UK include NIA in collaboration
    May 25, 2011

    A joint statement from the U.S. and United Kingdom on collaborations in higher education, science and innovation cites the NIA’s role in the development of measures on subjective wellbeing. The statement noted the potential for such research...

  • Luigi Ferrucci named NIA scientific director
    May 24, 2011

    Luigi Ferrucci, M.D., Ph.D., an internationally known geriatrician and gerontologist, has been named NIA’s new Scientific Director, effective May 8, 2011. Dr. Ferrucci has served in NIA’s Intramural Research Program (IRP) as chief of the...

  • LINKS: Minority Research & Training - Spring 2011
    May 21, 2011

    Gerardo Moreno: Speaking from Experience Following IRP Fellows: Making the Transition from Postdoc to Career Researcher Luigi Ferrucci Named NIA Scientific Director Talking About Alzheimer’s Disease Using the Words of Latinos...

  • NIH-supported survey to study functional change in older adults
    April 20, 2011

    Thousands of Medicare beneficiaries will receive an invitation in May to be part of a special study looking at the impact of age-related changes on functional ability. The National Health and Aging Trends Study (NHATS) will be seeking some 9,000...

  • Alzheimer's diagnostic guidelines updated for first time in decades
    April 19, 2011

    For the first time in 27 years, clinical diagnostic criteria for Alzheimer’s disease dementia have been revised, and research guidelines for earlier stages of the disease have been characterized to reflect a deeper understanding of the...

  • Long-term care is newest topic on NIHSeniorHealth site
    April 5, 2011

    What is long-term care and will I need it? If I do need long-term care services, where can I find them? Are there things I should be doing now to plan ahead? Older adults and their loved ones can find easy-to-understand answers to these and other...

  • Studies find possible new genetic risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease
    April 4, 2011

    Scientists have confirmed one gene variant and have identified several others that may be risk factors for late-onset Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of the disorder. In the largest genome-wide association study, or GWAS, ever...

  • Largest genetic study to date in Parkinson’s disease reveals risk genes
    February 19, 2011

    Parkinson’s disease, a progressive movement disorder, was historically considered a nongenetic disease. Now, in the largest genome-wide association study to date of Parkinson’s disease, scientists show genetics play a substantial role in...

  • 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...