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Making a Difference for Aging Populations and the People Who Help Them

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Although most of us don’t want to admit it, we’re all getting older. Population demographics indicate that U.S. residents are aging at an unprecedented rate. By 2030, 20%…

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Why a Smell Test Could Become Part of a Regular Doctor Visit

Monday, April 29, 2019
Lower face of a senior woman with lips ajar

A new Michigan State University study suggests that older adults with poor sense of smell may see an almost 50% increase in their risk of dying within 10…

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Perceptions of Old Age Change As We Age

Monday, February 26, 2018
William Chopik

Does life really begin at 40? Is 50 the new 30? For people in these age groups, the answer appears to be yes. But for young adults in…

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Is Sex in Later Years Good for Your Health?

Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Cathy Hiu-Liu

Having sex frequently – and enjoying it – puts older men at higher risk for heart attacks and other cardiovascular problems. For older women, however, good sex may…

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New Technology May Help Elderly Stay in Their Homes

Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Mi Zhang with WiFi device

Can Grandma’s WiFi system alert you that it’s time to check on her? A grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) will allow Michigan State University to explore…

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Blacks at Higher Risk for Cognitive Impairment in Later Life

Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Zhenmei Zhang, associate professor of sociology, poses in her office on Wednesday April 20, 2016.

Social and economic disadvantages play a significant role in why blacks face a much higher risk than whites of developing cognitive impairment later in life, indicates a national…

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Age Related Research at MSU

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Professor Clare Luz provides an overview of research being conducted at MSU that relates to the aging population.

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