Study shows that individuals age at different rates
August 10, 2015
Much of the research on human aging has been conducted in animal models and in older people. The Dunedin Study in New Zealand, funded in part by NIA, has taken a different approach, studying a group of 1,037 people born in 1972-73 from birth to age...
White House Conference on Aging showcases physical activity through Go4Life Month
July 13, 2015
In collaboration with the White House Conference on Aging, Go4Life, the national exercise and physical activity campaign for people 50+ from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is bringing together more...
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...