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  • At the intersection of arts and aging
    May 29, 2013
    Singing. Dancing. Painting. Acting. Playing a musical instrument. Creative writing. Many people enjoy some kind of arts activity. Whether it’s singing in a church choir, attending the performance of a play, visiting an art museum, or tap...
  • Medicaid study links insurance to reduced depression and financial strain, but no increase in health
    May 10, 2013
    An analysis of 2 years of data from the Oregon Health Insurance Experiment showed that Medicaid coverage reduced rates of depression and overall financial strain on participating individuals, but did not yield improvements in overall health status....
  • NIH-supported study finds U.S. dementia care costs as high as $215 billion in 2010
    April 4, 2013
    The costs of caring for people with dementia in the United States in 2010 were between $159 billion to $215 billion, and those costs could rise dramatically with the increase in the numbers of older people in coming decades, according to estimates...
  • New Alzheimer’s Prevention Registry recruiting 250,000 volunteers
    March 28, 2013
    People who have been touched by Alzheimer’s—in a parent, partner, grandparent, or friend—know the challenges and sadness of this devastating disease. Many also wish to take action in the fight against the disease. Now, a new...
  • Join NIA to honor Dr. Robert Butler with May 8 memorial lecture
    March 15, 2013
    Dr. Robert Butler, former NIA Director Please join us as Dr. Ronald C. Petersen, a leading expert in the field of Alzheimer’s disease research, presents Neuroimaging and Biomarkers: How Early Can We Diagnose...
  • Latest NIH Alzheimer’s research progress report available
    January 14, 2013
    A new online report from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) highlights recent progress in NIH-supported Alzheimer’s disease research. Prepared annually by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) at NIH, the latest report -- 2011-2012...
  • Study identifies basis for sense of trust in older people
    December 7, 2012
    Two new studies by NIA-funded researchers at UCLA have shown that older people are less adept than younger people at discerning visual clues of dishonesty in others. This may help to explain why many older people are more susceptible to financial...
  • NIH study finds calorie restriction does not affect survival
    August 29, 2012
    Scientists have found that calorie restriction—a diet comprised of approximately 30 percent fewer calories but with the same nutrients of a standard diet—does not extend years of life or reduce age-related deaths in a 23-year study of...
  • CDC recommends that all baby boomers get hepatitis C test
    August 28, 2012
    The CDC has issued new guidelines for hepatitis C testing, focusing on people born during 1945–1965, a population with a disproportionately high prevalence of HCV infection and related disease. CDC is now recommending all baby boomers receive...
  • New online tip sheets for Alzheimer’s caregivers
    August 7, 2012
    Every day can bring a new change or challenge for caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s disease. Now, practical information and advice is at hand with a new series of online tip sheets from the Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral...

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