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Patient Raps About Parkinson's Disease to Teach Medical Students About Chronic Disease

Patient, Sharon Kha, stands out by performing a motivational rap during a patient panel for medical students to learn about living with chronic disease.

Town Hall Nov 14 - Stop LGBTQ Elder Housing Discrimination

1:30 PM
Donna Liggins Center
2160 N 6th Avenue
Tucson, AZ

Hospital Stays can bring on sudden - usually temporary - signs of dementia

Delirium, brain dysfunction that is a side effect of critical illness and its treatments, affects about one-third of patients admitted to hospital intensive care units

New UA Geriatrician to Talk ‘Lewy Body Dementia’ at Advances in Aging Lecture, Oct. 10

Corrine Self, MD, will present on “Understanding Lewy Body Dementia”—a common form of dementia that affects cognitive functions for organization and planning as well as visual-spatial areas—at the next talk in the UA Center on Aging’s lecture series. The free lecture, open to the public, also may be viewed live and archived online.

Coalition Advocate for End-Of-Life Planning - by Rachel Peterson, MA, MPH

Rachel Peterson's article was published in Sombrero, the Official Publication of the Pima County Medical Society

Advances in Aging Lecture Series returns to UA Health Sciences

The popular Advances in Aging lecture series returns to Kiewit Auditorium

There's a Doctor at the Door: Big Expansion in Home Visits Possible

A small, fledgling program through Banner Health is bringing home medical visits to certain chronically ill patients in Tucson

Elders Help Teach Future Professionals

Elders living in Tucson's St. Luke's Assisted Living Center help teach aspiring medical professionals and other UA students about what it's like to age - both physically and emotionally.

Boosting Immunity in Older Adults: UA Health Sciences Immunologists Unmask New Infection-Fighting T Cells

Sixty-five is the age when many people retire, kick back and take it easy. And so it often is with the human immune system. New findings from a study led by the University of Arizona Health Sciences Department of Immunobiology show it may not have to be that way.

Op-Ed: "Landmark Legislation for Older Adults" by W. Mark Clark, PCOA

It is not news to anyone that in Washington, D.C., the legislative priorities of both parties are often subject to partisan gridlock. But the Older Americans Act has been one legislative priority with the potential to overcome political standoffs and benefit older adults across the country and here at home in Tucson and around Pima County. Last month Washington policymakers seized a rare opportunity for unanimity and passed a bipartisan Older Americans Act. This is a significant event that was signed into law by President Obama on April 19.

Debbie Dyjak Accepted to Hartford Foundation Policy Institute

Debbie Dyjak RN, BSN, MS, GNLA Fellow has been accepted to the John A. Hartford Foundation Change AGEnts Initiative Policy Institute June 5-7, 2016 in Washington D.C.  

Dementia: A Global Challenge Lecture Series

LECTURE:  Prevention Trial for Alzheimer's Disease - June 3, 2016

Lisa O’Neill Named ‘2015 Gerontologist of the Year’ by Arizona Geriatrics Society

The director of education for the University of Arizona Center on Aging is recognized for multiple efforts to enhance the quality of life and care for the unique needs of those of advancing age across the state of Arizona.

Pooja Rajguru Awarded Theodore H. Koff Graduate Scholarship For Studies in Aging and Gerontology

The UA Center on Aging presents the scholarship each year to outstanding UA graduate health professions students who are pursuing studies or have an interest in aging, health care administration or gerontology.

UA Center on Aging Awarded $2.5 Million Grant to Better Prepare Arizona’s Geriatric Health-care Workforce

The University of Arizona Center on Aging is among 44 organizations in 29 states that will receive a three-year grant as part of a new Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP) announced by Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell during the recent White House Conference on Aging.

UA Researchers Receive $1.5 Million NIH Grant to Develop Mobile, Wearable Technology to Assess Frailty

The senior population in the United States is growing rapidly. People are living longer. However, one 80-year-old person may be more frail and less able to withstand the same medical treatment or surgery than another person the same age. New mobile technologies are being developed at the University of Arizona to assess frailty and to help make evidenced-based improvements in the care of the elderly.

Study Finds Potentially Treatable Cause of Dementia Following Stroke

UA College of Medicine – Tucson researcher Kristian Doyle, PhD, is first author of the study published in the Feb. 4 edition of the Journal of Neuroscience.

Impact of Lifelong Cytomegalovirus Infection on Aging and the Immune System Focus of UA Research

The study, funded by a $2.3 million five-year NIH grant, is critically important to understanding how to improve older adults’ responses to vaccination against the infectious diseases that remain among the major causes of mortality of those over age 65.

UA Researchers Study Increasing Lifespan and Immune Function

National Institute on Aging-funded research testing if dietary interventions that extend lifespan increase or decrease immune defense against infection, and help to understand how to achieve optimal healthy longevity.

Op-Ed written by Dr. Mindy Fain is published in LA Times

Dr. Mindy Fain has had an Op-Ed published in the Los Angeles Times.

UA Study’s Findings Key to Understanding Immunity as We Age

Research at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson and University of Arizona Center on Aging published in The Journal of Immunology