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.
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.
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.
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.
Dr. Mindy Fain has had an Op-Ed published in the Los Angeles Times.
Research at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson and University of Arizona Center on Aging published in The Journal of Immunology
Free multimedia presentation and dialogue, open to the public, on the expressive arts, healing, and the end-of-life journey, with special guests from the Feeling Arts Academy, Japan.
The Donald W. Reynolds Foundation grant will ensure that hospitalized older adults will be cared for by specialists who have been trained to meet the unique health-care needs of older adults.
The study will use virtual-reality-based exercise combining balance training and a Yoga meditation technique, “Kirtan Kriya.”
Free and open to the public, the event will include information about the latest diabetes treatment and research programs, student involvement opportunities and an open question panel.