How can we make the future better for aging adults?

The National Institute on Aging (NIA) recently released a report (which you can read in full here) on how to improve life for older Americans long-term. Their recommendations intend to “reduce the burden of illness, enhance quality of life, and maintain health among older adults.”

With a population of 72 million Americans over 65 expected by 2030, the NIA’s strategies are both timely and promising.

The NIA plans to:

Better Understand the Aging Process

Improve Older Adults’ Health, Independence, and Well-Being

Support Research

New Reports from the National Study of Long-Term Care Providers Summarized

December 16, 2015

Long-term care for the elderly is a crucial issue. Each year, new data sheds light on the state of care in the United States. The National Study of Long-Term Care Providers reports on trends in residential care communities and adult day care centers. The study examines resident demographics, medical conditions, funding sources, and other variables. […]

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Volunteering For Alzheimer’s Research: Is It For You?  

November 23, 2015

Participating in Alzheimer’s research is a great way to get involved in treating, preventing and potentially curing Alzheimer’s. You can take part in scientific discovery and help others live healthier lives. If you’re interested, here’s what you need to know. Who Can Volunteer? Although patients with Alzheimer’s can participate, you don’t need to have the […]

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The Fungus that Could Cause Alzheimer’s

October 26, 2015

A new study points to a possibility for the still obscure cause of Alzheimer’s disease – fungal cells growing in the neurons. Many researchers believe microbial organisms play a large role in the disease, which affects at least 40 million Americans. Fungi have been proposed as a cause for the first time by a team […]

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Nuedexta May Help Alzheimer’s Patients

October 6, 2015

A new drug may calm agitation in Alzheimer’s patients, according to promising results in an early clinical trial. The drug, Nuedexta, combines a cough suppressant with a heart medication. The trial included 220 Alzheimer’s patients. Nuedexta generally eased agitation symptoms over 10 weeks, without worsening patients’ memory or judgment. The patients, all with Alzheimer’s-related agitation, […]

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Download the National Institute on Aging’s Latest Alzheimer’s Disease Research Report

April 8, 2010

The National Institute on Aging’s (NIA) Alzheimer’s Disease research program is responsible for Alzheimer’s clinical, behavioral, prevention, treatment and social research. The NIA is part of the National Institutes of Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Every year the NIA publishes a progress report on Alzheimer’s disease research that was either […]

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Crossword Puzzles WILL NOT Prevent or Stave Off Alzheimers Disease

June 24, 2009

I have always had a hard time with the “do crossword puzzles to stave off Alzheimer’s” mantra, and was thankful to overhear it being discussed recently on National Public Radio’s piece, Meditations, Digressions, From A Crossword Addict. Dean Olsher, author of the new book, From Square One: A Meditation, with Digressions, on Crosswords, found in […]

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