Depressed, and Aging Fast
UConn Center on Aging researchers have found that older adults suffering from depression age faster than their peers
Kindness – an Integral Part of the Patient Experience
“Kindness to me is showing compassion, being pleasant, and devoting time to listening,” says Crystal Trabal, UConn Center on Aging. “These qualities have shown to add value to my patients, family members, and coworkers.”
Laughing His Way to Longevity: UConn Health Patient Offers Insights
World War II veteran, 98, shares secrets to ‘successful aging’ with UConn class of future physicians
Mitochondria Linked to Major Depression in Older Adults
'One problem feeds into another, and make what began as a small issue into a much larger one'
UConn Center on Aging to Transform our Understanding of Cellular Senescence in Human Aging with NIH-Funded Tissue Mapping Center Discoveries
The journal Nature Aging has highlighted the new NIH-funded SenNet Consortium that includes an NIH Common Fund U54 Tissue Mapping Center at UConn Health/JAX to better understand senescent cells which underlie aging and chronic disease development.
UConn Center on Aging Postdoctoral Fellow Awarded by the American Federation for Aging Research
Dr. Binsheng Wang is just one of nine postdoctoral fellows to be selected nationally for this prestigious grant award.
Pepper Center Study to Help Seniors Avoid Financial Fraud and Prolong their Autonomy and Independence
Dr. Kevin Manning is accepting participants for a study to better understand financial decision making in older adults in order to help seniors avoid fraud. The ultimate goal is to be able to prolong older adults’ autonomy and independence.
Medical Students Leading Caregivers through Alzheimer’s Disease with a new Caregiver Support Group
During Alzheimer's Awareness Month and National Family Caregiver month we learn about a new support group at UConn Center on Aging for caregivers of Alzheimer's and related dementia lead by our medical students.
Aging, Frailty, and our Microbiomes: UConn Health/JAX Study Findings in Nature Aging
Study shows our microbiomes—the trillions of microbes that live on and within us—play central roles in our health and susceptibility to different diseases. And as we age, our microbiomes change too, with important health implications over time.
Fighting Fragility Fractures
Fractures in older adults often are related to osteoporosis, and can increase the chances of additional fractures and other health problems that can be debilitating. UConn Health’s fracture liaison service takes a multispecialty approach to treating and preventing these injuries.