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  • World's older population growing by unprecedented 800,000 a month
    December 13, 2001

    The world's population age 65 and older is growing by an unprecedented 800,000 people a month, according to a report issued today by the U.S. Census Bureau and the National Institute on Aging (NIA). The report, An Aging World: 2001, predicted...

  • Cognitive impairment high among older people, study suggests
    November 12, 2001

    A new study of cognitive impairment, the first population-based study of cognitive impairment in the U.S., suggests that the condition may affect a significant proportion of older people. The research, which looked at cognitive difficulties falling...

  • Moderate exercise program benefits health of older women caregivers
    November 1, 2001

    Older women caregivers slept better and lowered their blood pressure reactivity in response to stress tests after participating in a moderate exercise program compared to a group of women who only received nutrition counseling. Results of the study...

  • Alzheimer's disease clinical trials expanded, expedited
    September 20, 2001

    As part of intensifying efforts to expand and expedite the search for Alzheimer's disease (AD) treatments, the National Institute on Aging (NIA) has awarded $54 million to support the Alzheimer's Disease Cooperative Study (ADCS), a national...

  • Breakthrough mouse model for Alzheimer's more like human disease
    August 23, 2001

    In a breakthrough with important implications for research on Alzheimer's disease (AD), scientists at the Mayo Clinic Jacksonville (FL) have developed a new mouse model that more closely resembles the disease as it appears in humans. The new "...

  • Public-private partnership launches Osteoarthritis Initiative
    July 17, 2001

    For the first time, a public-private partnership will bring together new resources and commitment to help find biological markers for the progression of osteoarthritis, a degenerative joint disease that is a major cause of disability in people 65...

  • Scientists find that heart muscle cells regenerate after a heart attack
    June 6, 2001

    Challenging one of medicine's long-standing beliefs, a team of scientists funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and the National Institute on Aging (NIA) has found the strongest evidence to date that human heart muscle...

  • Identification and treatment of isolated systolic hypertension may increase quality of life in older Americans
    May 20, 2001

    An inexpensive treatment may prevent disability and cardiovascular disease in millions of older Americans. Yet, many older people don't know that they have a common form of high blood pressure (hypertension), known as isolated systolic hypertension...

  • Get your "upper" lowered for good health
    May 10, 2001

    Getting your "upper" blood pressure number below 140 can boost your chances of staying healthy. Many older people don't know that a high "upper" number can put them at risk for heart disease, heart attack, or a stroke, with...

  • Dramatic decline in disability continues for older Americans
    May 7, 2001

    Disability among older Americans is declining dramatically—and at an accelerating pace. According to new analyses from the National Long Term Care Survey (NLTCS), the percentage of people age 65 and older with disabilities fell 1.6 percent per...