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Exercise and Physical Activity | National Institute on Aging

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Physical activity is an important part of healthy aging. Check out these articles, which were previously housed on the Go4Life exercise and physical activity website, to learn the latest on how exercise and physical activity can help you stay healthy as you age. Find tips on how to fit exercise into your daily life safely and get motivated to get moving!

NIA-designed drug candidate helps lab mice recover faster ...

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A new investigational drug called NAP (for its chemical name N-adamantyl phthalimidine), which was designed by scientists in NIA’s Drug Design and Development Section, enabled lab mice to recover faster from severe brain injury compared to those that did not receive the drug candidate.An international research team led by the NIA scientists published the findings in ACS Pharmacology and ...

Milestone 1.N | National Institute on Aging

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Convene a working group of stakeholders from the TBI and AD/ADRD communities, including trainees, to evaluate the extent to which current knowledge in AD/ADRD can be applied to the study of dementia after TBI. This working group can assess the level of data harmonization across existing TBI and ...

Milestone 9.N | National Institute on Aging

https://www.nia.nih.gov/research/milestones/biomarkers-diagnosis/milestone-9-n
Complete at least one practical trial of iterative (over time) cognitive impairment screening that determines the value of performing an initial cognitive assessment in middle adulthood that can serve as a baseline for future determination of meaningful change in cognitive function (a sort of “Brain Health Check” and baseline).

National Institute on Aging

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Find science-based info. on health & aging & Alzheimer's. Get research news & funding opportunities from the National Institute on Aging at NIH.

Osteoporosis | National Institute on Aging

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Osteoporosis is a disease that weakens bones to the point where they break easily—most often, bones in the hip, backbone (spine), and wrist. Osteoporosis is called a “silent disease” because you may not notice any changes until a bone breaks. All the while, though, your bones had been losing strength for many years. Bone is living tissue.

Lymphocyte Differentiation Section | National Institute on ...

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Lymphocyte Differentiation Section. The adaptive immune system plays an essential role in protecting the body against external infectious agents such as virus, bacteria, and other microorganisms and internal cancerous cells. The function of adaptive immunity declines with age, which contributes to increased morbidity and mortality in the older ...

Milestone 2.N | National Institute on Aging

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Milestone 2.N ADRD Specific Milestone Clarify unique and converging cellular mechanisms related to tau pathogenesis, C9orf72 hexanucleotide repeat expansions, GRN mutations, and other targets and pathways contributing to FTD neurodegeneration.

Fiscal Year 2022 Budget | National Institute on Aging

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In FY 2020, the Institute monitored 3,665 research grants as well as 676 full-time training positions and 54 research and support contracts. Budget Policy: The FY 2022 President’s Budget request is $123.9 million, an increase of $4.2 million or 3.5 percent compared to the FY 2021 Enacted level. Back to contents.

Medicines: Common Questions Answered | National Institute ...

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Two examples: Eat first and take the pills 2 hours later. If you eat breakfast at 8 a.m., wait until 10 a.m. to take your pills. Or take the pills first and eat 2 hours later. If you take your pills at 8:00 a.m., wait until 10 a.m. to eat. In both cases, your stomach will be empty enough for the pills to work.

National Health and Aging Trends Study (NHATS) | National ...

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The National Health and Aging Trends Study (NHATS) is a new resource for the scientific study of functioning in later life. The NHATS is being conducted by the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, with data collection by Westat, and support from the NIA. In design and content, NHATS is intended to foster research that will guide efforts to reduce disability, maximize ...

Prisca N. FALL | National Institute on Aging

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Prisca N. Fall is a Health Specialist within the Population and Social Process Branch of the Division of Behavioral and Social Research (BSR) at the National Institute on Aging (NIA). Ms. Fall is the primary point of contact on several ends to facilitate processes and scientific support tasks within NIA/BSR.

New paper estimates AT(N) framework impact on ...

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This biological construct is based on three general groups of biomarkers: beta-amyloid (A), tau (T), and neurodegeneration or neuronal injury (N). Also referred to as the AT(N) research framework, it is designed to facilitate better understanding of the disease process and the sequence of events that lead to cognitive impairment and dementia.

What Is Long-Term Care? | National Institute on Aging

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The most common type of long-term care is personal care—help with everyday activities, also called "activities of daily living." These activities include bathing, dressing, grooming, using the toilet, eating, and moving around—for example, getting out of bed and into a chair.

Global Aging | National Institute on Aging

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Unprecedented changes are occurring worldwide as fertility and mortality rates decline in most countries and as populations age. These changes affect individuals, families, governments, and private-sector organizations as they seek to answer questions related to health care, housing, social security, work and retirement, caregiving, and the burden of disease and disability.

Lifestyle, Behavior, and Cognitive Training Intervention ...

https://www.nia.nih.gov/report-2020-2021-scientific-advances-prevention-treatment-and...
Lifestyle and behavioral interventions include cognitive training, a healthy diet, and exercise, as well as combinations of these strategies. These interventions are being studied as ways to help prevent dementia or slow the progression from mild cognitive impairment to dementia.

A new neuroscience review committee is born – NIA-T ...

https://www.nia.nih.gov/research/blog/2020/04/new-neuroscience-review-committee-born-nia-t
Neuroscience of Aging – NIA-N: Reviews all aspects of the neuroscience of aging, from clinical trials to basic animal and in vitro work. After some discussion and analysis, NIA was granted approval to charter a new committee to effectively divide the NIA-N review into two new categories:

Family member availability predicts likelihood of unpaid ...

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As dementia worsens, people may gradually lose the ability to prepare meals, bathe, get dressed, and otherwise care for themselves. The likelihood that people living with dementia rely on unpaid care rather than paid care depends on whether a spouse or adult children are available to be primary caregivers, according to an NIA-supported study at the University of Michigan.

What Happens When Someone Dies? | National Institute on Aging

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Just as each life is unique, so is each death. But, there are some common experiences very near the end: Shortness of breath, known as dyspnea. Depression. Anxiety. Tiredness and sleepiness. Mental confusion or reduced alertness. Refusal to eat or drink. Each of these symptoms, taken alone, is not a sign of death.

Telehealth: What Is It, How to Prepare, Is It Covered ...

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What Is Telehealth? Telehealth is a service that uses video calling and other technologies to help you see your doctor or other health care provider from home instead of at a medical facility.