Killing Off Old Cells Might Mean Relief from Persistent Jaw Pain
'Senescent cells' resist the body's normal process of removing damaged cells
FDA Approves Alzheimer’s Medication
On Monday, the FDA approved a new medication for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. Dr. Kristina Zdanys and Dr. Yazeed Maghaydah, co-directors of the UConn Health James E.C. Walker Memory Assessment Program at the Center on Aging answer questions about this new treatment.
UConn School of Nursing Working to Fill the Need for Skilled Alzheimer’s, Dementia Care
Meeting the growing needs of people suffering from dementia - and their families
Study Seeks to Learn Why COVID-19 Is So Deadly for the Old
Research that will provide valuable insights about how vaccines affect immune systems
Five Stars for Team Based Approach to Patient Care
Avon Health Center, a member of the UConn John Dempsey Hospital preferred post-acute care network, is in the top 2% of skilled nursing facilities (SNF) in the country, receiving 5 stars in all 4 categories from The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
Rethinking Care for Older Adults with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia
Two UConn researchers will study how well state programs provide care for older adults living with dementia while remaining at home.
STEP-HI – Helping Women Gain Strength After A Broken Hip
One in four Americans age 65 and older falls each year making falls the leading cause of fatal injury and the most common cause of nonfatal trauma-related hospital admissions among older adults. Falls result in more than 2.8 million injuries treated in emergency departments (ED) annually, including over 800,000 hospitalizations and more than 27,000 deaths. […]
Family Honors Mother’s Alzheimer’s Journey
November is Alzheimer’s disease and National Family Caregiver Awareness Months. The month recognizes and raises awareness of Alzheimer’s disease and is dedicated to supporting caregivers who care for family and friends. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia that affects memory, thinking, and behavior. Symptoms of Alzheimer’s eventually grow severe enough to interfere […]