Scientists discover new frontotemporal dementia gene
July 17, 2006
Scientists have discovered genetic mutations that cause a form of familial frontotemporal dementia (FTD), a finding that provides clues to the underlying mechanism of this devastating disease and that may provide insight for future approaches to...
NIH-funded study seeks long-lived families to help discover secrets of long and healthy life
July 11, 2006
Long, healthy life tends to run in some families, and researchers on a project supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) want to learn more about the factors that contribute to it. The Long Life Family Study (LLFS), developed by the NIH...
Higher levels of common daily activity associated with lower risk of death
July 11, 2006
Older adults who expend more energy through any daily activity, including non-exercise activity, have a lower rate of death than adults who are less active, according to a study in the July 12 issue of JAMA. Observational studies have shown that...
Greater proportion of older men, women working, according to updated federal report
July 10, 2006
As the baby boom generation anticipates retirement, a growing proportion of older Americans are in fact remaining in the workforce. Labor force participation rates for older women have increased significantly since the mid-1980s, and for older men,...
NIHSeniorHealth adds information on heart attack
July 7, 2006
What causes a heart attack, and how can I reduce my risk? What are the symptoms of a heart attack, and do I have to have all of them before calling 911? Does having a heart attack mean that I can't do the things I enjoy doing? The answers to...
Promoting successful eating in long-term care: Relationships with residents are key
July 1, 2006
First of two parts Anyone who has worked with mid- and late-stage dementia residents in long-term care can describe mealtime challenges they’ve encountered. Refusing to eat, rejecting food, becoming too distracted to eat, not being able to...
NIH, University of Michigan renew major survey on older adults' health, retirement
June 19, 2006
The National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has renewed its cooperative agreement with the University of Michigan to continue the Health and Retirement Study (HRS), the nation’s leading resource for...
Study finds middle-aged Americans not as healthy as English counterparts
May 2, 2006
White middle-aged Americans are not as healthy as their English counterparts, and in both countries lower income and education levels are associated with poorer health, according to a new comparison of key American and English health surveys. The...
Media Availability: Low calorie diet affects aging-related factors
April 4, 2006
What: Results from a controlled clinical trial indicate that overweight people who cut their calories by 25 percent for six months have reduced fasting insulin levels and core body temperature, two markers for which lower levels have been associated...
Dramatic changes in U.S. aging highlighted in new census, NIH report
March 9, 2006
The face of aging in the United States is changing dramatically -- and rapidly, according to a new U.S. Census Bureau report, commissioned by the National Institute on Aging (NIA). Today’s older Americans are very different from their...