National Institute On Aging
Two research organizations are teaming up for a major study to reduce the number of fall-related injuries among seniors. Provider input is requested.
There's something comforting about an expert on aging living to 89. I'm not saying that gerontologist Reubin Andres had all the answers, or that we should see him as the sole test case of proving his theories. But his longevity helps.
The growing proportion of Americans over the age of 65 could have dramatic long-term financial consequences on the nation, putting safety-net programs on an unsustainable course, a new report suggests.
Older women with disturbed and fragmented sleep were three times more likely to be placed in a long-term care facility than elderly women with healthier sleep patterns, new research finds.
Seniors who self-identify as being lonely are at a higher risk for physical decline, death and admission to a nursing home, new research suggests.
The aging of the American population and the healthcare issues that go with it are creating a demographic earthquake that will shake our current system of healthcare to the core. We are on our way to becoming a nation of caregivers, a job description we are largely unprepared to fill.
The National Institute on Aging has awarded a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant to AFrame Digital, the company announced. The more than $1 million grant will support a two-year study to evaluate the use of novel mobile technologies to improve remote health and wellness monitoring of seniors. In all, 90 adults, aged 65 years and older (including 60 with congestive heart failure) will be monitored for six months each. Investigators will focus on the usability of the system by and for seniors, and its ability to easily monitor health status in order to reduce the likelihood of unplanned medical events.
The number of Americans over the age of 90 has tripled in thirty years, reaching 1.9 million in 2010, according to a new report. That means long-term care facilities are increasingly seeing older, sicker residents.
One of the realities of the national budget crisis is that government funding for age-related health conditions — particularly Alzheimer's — is drying up, says a new report from the Alzheimer's Foundation of America.
New diagnostic criteria and new biomarkers for Alzheimer's disease should go a long way in helping physicians catch the disease earlier and develop therapies faster, according to new guidelines released by the Alzheimer's Association and the National Institutes of Health and the National Institute of Aging.
Dr. Robert Butler, founding director of the National Institute of Aging and a lifelong seniors' health advocate, died Sunday from complications due to acute leukemia. He was 83.