Adding Life to Your Years

The latest headlines on aging often point to the declines associated with aging and the many claims to “reverse,” “halt,” or “prevent” them. Stories about 100-year-olds marking birthdays have been replaced by those about centenarians running marathons. Is that what healthy aging looks like – accomplishing the same physical tasks you were able to achieve as a youth? Can we also stall some of aging’s effects on the mind? As the baby-boom generation ages, it’s no surprise that more efforts are being focused on understanding issues related to later life, and many UConn researchers are tackling the important issues surrounding healthy aging. Read this ongoing series about their inquiries.