The findings indicate weight loss may be a useful predictor of the disease prior to the onset of the cognitive problems that often trigger diagnosis.
UW–Madison researchers have shown that mice making too much of a human protein called AT-1 show signs of early aging and premature death, which are also symptoms of the human disorder progeria.
Searching for clues in electronic health records could steer dementia patients to better treatment and follow-up examinations — especially patients from minority groups that tend to be less likely to receive specialized care.
A new toolkit from the School of Nursing prepares professionals, like pharmacists, as well as family members and other front-line staff to face and handle situations involving dementia patients.
The Amazing Grace chorus mixes caregivers and people with dementia; to encourage social contact, the pairs seldom sit side-by-side at performances.
Participants in a study saw significant improvements on two measures of walking gait, and on balance, after 8 weeks of yoga classes.
Could a stripped-down tai chi class, taught in just 12 sessions and also practiced at home, improve balance in people over age 65 who were concerned about balance?
MIDUS is a national longitudinal study on aging explicitly focused on midlife, including transitions from young adulthood to midlife, and from midlife into old age.
New insights into the mechanism behind how plants age may help scientists better understand crop yields, nutrient allocation, and even the timing and duration of fall leaf color.
Anne Basting, who received a master’s degree in theatre and drama at UW–Madison, is now a theatre professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Sociology Professor Douglas Maynard has received many honors in his career but until recently, they never came with a sword.
We all know that exercise is good for us. Yet becoming active late in life comes with a unique set of challenges.
The latest results from a 25-year study of diet and aging in monkeys shows a significant reduction in mortality and in age-associated diseases among those with calorie-restricted diets. The study, begun at the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1989, is one of two ongoing, long-term U.S. efforts to examine the effects of a reduced-calorie diet on nonhuman primates.