Assisting the elderly throughout COVID-19 - APR 9, 2020
Dr. Angela Catic provides insight on how to help older adults in the community during the global coronavirus pandemic.
Gardening boosts physical, mental health while staying home - APR 7, 2020
While people are urged to stay home to help contain the spread of COVID-19, many are turning to a popular hobby – gardening.
Religious coping’s impact on older adults with depression - DEC 18, 2019
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Texas at Austin studied the effects of religious coping and its correlation with the treatment of psychotherapeutic depression in older adults.
Link between herpes virus infections, Alzheimer’s refuted - DEC 18, 2019
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine report today in the journal Neuron evidence that refutes the link between increased levels of herpes virus and Alzheimer’s disease.
Baylor researchers Wang, Lichtarge named 2019 AAAS Fellows - NOV 26, 2019
Two Baylor College of Medicine researchers have been named 2019 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Model senior care community to be established in Yangzhou - NOV 4, 2019
A delegation from Baylor College of Medicine met with Jun Xiang, chairman of KongSun Holding Limited, to discuss a plan for a senior care community and medical park in Yangzhou in Jiangsu Province, China.
Annual Update on Alzheimer’s Disease Lecture at Baylor - OCT 21, 2019
Researchers are studying better ways to evaluate, diagnosis and treat Alzheimer’s Disease and will present the latest research for patients and caregivers at a free Nov. 6 lecture.
Patient Priorities Care provides easier care for older adults - OCT 7, 2019
Patient Priorities Care is a demonstration program that provides a new approach to care for older adults with multiple chronic conditions by focusing on their health goals and values.
Grant funds study on cardiovascular disease, aging - SEP 5, 2019
The National Institutes of Health’s Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute has awarded Dr. Christie Ballantyne a $6 million grant to begin research to better understand how mutations contribute to atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases.
Postnatal overnutrition linked to aging - AUG 26, 2019
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have found a new answer to an old question: how can overnutrition during infancy lead to long-lasting health problems such as diabetes?
Loss of ataxin-1 gene linked to Alzheimer’s disease risk - AUG 22, 2019
A collaborative study reveals the ataxin-1 gene, which is known to cause the rare neurodegenerative disease called spinocerebellar ataxia type 1 (SCA1), can increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease in a mouse model of the condition.
Top three tips to prevent early signs of aging - JUL 18, 2019
Dr. Rajani Katta, a dermatologist and clinical faculty member at Baylor College of Medicine, offers three major ways to combat signs of aging no matter how old you are.
Moderate dose of novel form of stress promotes longevity - JUL 10, 2019
A team of researchers found that a newly described form of stress called chromatin architectural defect triggers a response in cells that could lead to a longer life.
Grant from HRSA to establish Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program - JUL 10, 2019
Baylor College of Medicine’s Department of Medicine has been awarded a grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration that will focus on integrating geriatrics into primary care training.
Stabilizing chromosome ends may treat age-related disease - MAR 28, 2019
A study led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine has uncovered a new strategy that can potentially treat age-related disease and decline.
Researchers uncover intracellular longevity pathway - JAN 31, 2019
The search for clues on how to live healthier, longer lives has led researchers at Baylor College of Medicine to look inside the cells of the worm Caenorhabditis elegans.
Volunteers needed for Alzheimer’s research - DEC 11, 2018
Researchers are seeking clinical trial volunteers for new Alzheimer’s disease prevention and treatment studies.
Warning signs of fraud this holiday season - NOV 21, 2018
An expert at Baylor College of Medicine shares tips on what to look for when dealing with a fraudster.
Fall prevention key to avoiding injury - NOV 12, 2018
In sports it’s said that the best offense is a good defense, and that can be true for falls too – two orthopedic surgeons offer prevention tips and discuss common injuries that can occur when people fall.
Baylor hosts Update on Alzheimer’s Disease lecture - OCT 26, 2018
Experts will present the latest in research and information for patients and caregivers at the annual “Update on Alzheimer’s Disease” lecture Nov. 8.
Study offers novel approach to geriatric person-centered care - OCT 3, 2018
In a study published today in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, researchers describe ways to make person-centered care more actionable for older people.
Grant addresses cognitive decline in aging population - SEP 12, 2018
A new grant is looking at designing a smart home environment powered by a wearable device and connected smart tags that would help monitor day-to-day tasks of a dementia patient.