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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Funds boost research into causes, interventions for age-related cognitive decline
    March 1, 2010

    The Research Partnership in Cognitive Aging, a public-private effort to promote the study of brain function with age, will award up to $28 million over five years to 17 research grants to examine the neural and behavioral profiles of healthy...

  • Recovery Act funds all areas of aging research
    March 1, 2010

    In February 2009, President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. As part of the legislation, more than $10 billion was allocated to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for support of biomedical research in fiscal years (FY...

  • Information on life after cancer now available on
    February 24, 2010

    Older adults who have survived cancer can find out what to expect once treatment ends in Life after Cancer, the newest topic on NIHSeniorHealth ( Visitors to the site will learn about managing follow...

  • NIA funds Roybal Centers for Translational Research in Aging
    February 4, 2010

    The National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health, today announced that it has renewed funding for nine Edward R. Roybal Centers for Research on Applied Gerontology and designated four new centers. The goal of the...

  • NIA funds centers to study demography of aging
    February 2, 2010

    The National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health, today announced that it has committed more than $36.7 million over the next five years to support and expand its Centers on the Demography and Economics of Aging. The...

  • Amyloid deposits in cognitively normal people may predict risk for Alzheimer’s disease
    December 14, 2009

    For people free of dementia, abnormal deposits of a protein associated with Alzheimer’s disease are associated with increased risk of developing the symptoms of the progressive brain disorder, according to two studies from researchers at...

  • Recovery funds advance Alzheimer’s disease research
    November 23, 2009

    American Recovery and Reinvestment Funds are being used to promote the national research efforts to better understand, diagnose and treat Alzheimer’s disease. The National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health,...