Alzheimer’s Association supports research of Sanders-Brown director

The Alzheimer's Association has awarded Dr. Linda Van Eldik, of the University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, a Part the Cloud Translational Research for Alzheimer’s Disease grant. This funding will support research critical to developing new preventions and treatments for the disease. Van Eldik’s team is focused on brain inflammation and why neurodegenerative disorders [...]

Sanders-Brown Center to participate in study on dementia

The University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging has been selected to participate in a multicenter, landmark $3.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to identify biomarkers for vascular cognitive impairment and dementia. UK was one of just seven sites selected for the five-year NIH's National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke grant. [...]

Kentucky ranks 49th in senior well-being for a second year

  Kentucky is near the bottom in a new ranking of senior well-being, and Indiana doesn't fare much better in the December report. A recent story by Courier-Journal reporter Darla Carter stated that the commonwealth is 49th, behind rock-bottom West Virginia, in the 2015 State Well-Being Rankings for Older Americans. Indiana joins Kentucky in the [...]

Aging in America conference to be held March 20-24 in Chicago

More than 3,000 attendees from across the nation and abroad attend the annual ASA Aging in America Conference to learn, network and participate in the largest multidisciplinary conference covering issues of aging and quality of life for older adults. The conference is for professionals in the field of aging and for the general public. Also, [...]

More Kentucky cities are becoming ‘age friendly’

Louisville this fall became the fourth Kentucky city to receive AARP’s “age-friendly” classification, another step for Kentucky toward what is called “intergenerational equity.” Louisville Metro is the 120th national AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities member, joining Berea, Bowling Green and Lexington. In a recent story in The Lane Report, Dawn Marie Yankeelov explains that the [...]

Started a new year’s exercise regiment?

Started a new year’s exercise regiment? Here’s how to ease muscle soreness Increasing your workout intensity, a change of walking or running terrain and a number of other factors can make you aware of every muscle you never knew you had, especially after 50, writes Linda Melone for nextavenue.org. Less-elastic tendons and ligaments require longer [...]