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COVID-19: Adjusting to the "new normal"

The COVID-19 pandemic has rapidly changed how we live, work and learn. First and foremost, I want to assure everyone that the safety of older adults, a population known to be at high risk, is paramount to NIH and NIA leadership.

Dr. Richard Hodes
Richard J. HODES,
Director,
Office of the Director (OD)
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A supplement to keep scientists on track at critical life junctions

As John Lennon once sang, “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” This famous adage rings true in scientific careers, where critical life events — the arrival of a child or a loved one’s illness and caregiving responsibilities — often pause a promising career.

Dr. Sharooz Vahedi
Shahrooz VAHEDI,
Training Officer (Health Science Administrator) ,
Division of Extramural Activities (DEA)
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Second research summit on dementia care, caregiving, and services is fast approaching!

Estimates suggest that as many as 5.5 million older Americans — and many more under age 65 — are living with Alzheimer’s disease, with another 1 million Americans affected by related dementias such as frontotemporal, Lewy body, vascular, and mixed dementias.

Elena Fazio
Elena FAZIO,
Health Scientist Administrator,
Division of Behavioral and Social Research (DBSR)
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picture of Chandra Keller
Chandra KELLER,
Social Science Analyst,
Division of Behavioral and Social Research (DBSR)
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