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Podcast: COVID and Older Adults‘ Resiliency

UConn Health's psychiatry chair and a medical student who's studying how older adults are handling the pandemic with him share their observations, which may surprise you.

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UConn Center on Aging Awarded $7 Million NIH Grant to Support Older Adults Initiative

The grant will establish a center focused on helping older adults maintain their independence

Pain from the temporomandibular joint (TMJ, joint of the lower jaw) might be eased by destroying old cells, according to new research.

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. 

2021 Top Doctors Named by Connecticut Magazine

See which 43 UConn Health physicians have been named 2021 Top Doctors by Connecticut Magazine. Plus, read more about four UConn Health doctors and their additional unique talents beyond their daily practice of medicine.

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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

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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. […]