Aging

A nurse holds the hand of an elderly patient.

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

An older woman seen from behind as she receives the COVID-19 vaccine at an outdoor vaccination center. UConn Health researchers are studying why COVID-19 is so much deadlier for older adults, in a project that will yield insights into the effect of vaccines on adult immune systems.

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 […]

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Dementia Gene Raises Risk of Severe COVID-19

A gene associated with increased risk of Alzheimer's disease is also linked to severe cases of COVID-19, according to researchers.