Wednesday, April 03, 2013
UF develops online screening tool to help caregivers identify at-risk older drivers

The University of Florida has launched a free, online tool to help caregivers and family members identify drivers age 65 and older who may be at risk for driving problems. ..

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Wednesday, June 06, 2012
UF Institute on Aging wins major grant for research to help older adults stay healthy

The University of Florida Institute on Aging has been awarded a major grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Aging that is expected to total $5.2 million over five years. The award, in renewed support of the UF Pepper Older Americans Independence Center, will fund studies to better understand the biological and behavioral processes that lead to physical disability in older adults, and to develop and test disability prevention and rehabilitation therapies. ..

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Monday, May 21, 2012
UF: New research dashes notions of benign brain plaque

The time may have come to scrub the idea that brain plaque — deposits of protein that clog passages between brain cells — might not be all that bad. University of Florida researchers have discovered that people with no signs of dementia during their lives, even though their brains contained the debris typical of Alzheimer’s disease, probably would have experienced health problems had they lived longer, according to a study to appear this week in the open access journal Alzheimer’s Research & Therapy. ..

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Wednesday, May 09, 2012
Middle-age spread: FSU study shows range of perceptions about when midlife begins

In a paper published in the journal Advances in Life Course Research, Florida State University researcher Anne Barrett examines how people view the start and end of middle age. ..

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011
UF review of resveratrol studies confirms potential health boost

A University of Florida review of research finds the polyphenol compound known as resveratrol found in red wine, grapes and other fruits may not prevent old age, but it might make it more tolerable. ..

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Thursday, May 26, 2011
Study shows stroke patients can improve walking ability

Stroke patients regain walking ability through at-home strength and balance exercise provided by a physical therapist just as well as when they participate in programs that practice the actual task of walking using a treadmill and partial body weight support, according to a study published in Thursday’s New England Journal of Medicine. ..

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Monday, March 14, 2011
Students to present research at symposium

Free to the general public, the ILR/UF Student Research-on-Aging Symposium will feature students and emerging professionals presenting their research on a variety of issues related to aging and adult development. ..

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Monday, February 07, 2011
New UF research study aims to keep aging minds strong

For his 90th birthday, Chester Crowell took a Hula Hoop out for a spin. ..

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Stimulating brain’s immune response may provide treatment for Alzheimer’s disease

A new target for the prevention of adverse immune responses identified as factors in the development of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) has been discovered by researchers at the University of South Florida’s Department of Psychiatry and the Center of Excellence for Aging and Brain Repair. ..

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Course correction needed for Alzheimer’s therapies, experts warn

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Misaligned research, medical challenges and harsh economics are thwarting efforts to slow the destructive course of Alzheimer’s disease in the United States, according to a trio of nationally regarded Alzheimer’s researchers writing a “Perspective” in Thursday’s (Jan. 27) issue of the journal Neuron. ..

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