New Yale Initiative Looks Beyond Life Span to Increase Years of Health
Aging is a major risk factor for most chronic conditions, evidence shows, yet much of current research focuses on addressing specific diseases. The new Translational Geroscience Initiative at Yale School of Medicine (YSM) seeks to change that approach by studying the effects of aging on various ailments.
Study Examines Dementia Caregiver Experiences and Preparedness
As the global population ages, people providing care for more than one family member or close other across adulthood is becoming increasingly common. Yet little is known about the ways prior caregiving experiences shape an individual’s future preparedness when it comes to caring for additional people living with dementia.
Yale Researchers Awarded $12M NIH Grant to Study Impact of FGF21 Protein on Aging
Researchers from Yale University, and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center have been awarded a $12.4 million, five-year grant from the National Institute on Aging of the NIH to deploy their unique research models and expertise in a coordinated fashion to develop a novel course of gerontological research.
Calorie Reduction Lowers Protein Linked to the Aging Process
In a new study, Yale researchers show that moderate calorie restriction in people reduces the production of a protein called SPARC, which then reins in harmful inflammation and improves health in the aged. It could be a target for extending human health span, they report.
Hwang spearheads Yale New Haven Health System hospitals earning special geriatric accreditation
Ula Hwang, MD instrumental in Yale New Haven Health System receiving the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) elite Health System Geriatric Emergency Department accreditation designating eight of their facilities as senior friendly.
Vishwa Deep Dixit Elected to Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering
Vishwa Deep Dixit, DVM, PhD, Director of the Yale Center for Research on Aging (Y-Age), has been elected to the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering, a non-profit institution formed nearly 50 years ago to promote the application of science and technology to human welfare and economic well-being.
Helping Caregivers Nationwide with Public Health Research
Adult caregiving is not easy. Between frequent doctor visits and sometimes tense conversations with older loved ones about what’s best for their care, millions of adults who help aging Americans say they feel stressed, anxious or financially insecure.
Happy in Marriage? Genetics May Play a Role
People fall in love for many reasons — similar interests, physical attraction, and shared values among them. But if they marry and stay together, their long-term happiness may depend on their individual genes or those of their spouse, says a new study led by Yale School of Public Health researchers.
VOICES Project to Curb Elder Abuse Is Kicked off at Yale Event with Senator Blumenthal
The Department of Emergency Medicine (DEM) at Yale School of Medicine kicked off the start of a new project to combat elder mistreatment (EM) with a community event at Monterey Place in New Haven, Connecticut on Friday, Jan. 4.