Other Diseases/Conditions of Aging

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Press Room

Experts Explore Federal Agency Collaborations to Close Alzheimer’s Disease Research Gaps at ACT-AD Coalition Annual Meeting

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: November 16th, 2016

Today, senior representatives from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Institute on Aging at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) joined with advocates, federal colleagues, researchers, and industry to explore collaborations for advancing the most up-to-date knowledge in Alzheimer’s disease research. 

Public Doesn't Realize How Vulnerable Seniors are to Chronic Diseases

Date: March 30th, 2006

Alliance for Aging Research almanac underscores human and economic impact of chronic diseases on our aging nation.

Alliance Launches Age-Related Macular Degeneration Campaign

Date: July 7th, 2004

The Alliance for Aging Research, a not-for-profit organization, has launched a new campaign on a leading cause of vision loss in people over 60, Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD).

Americans Not Making Stroke - Irregular Heartbeat Connection

Date: May 5th, 2004

A new survey released today by the not-for-profit Alliance for Aging Research found that most Americans are unaware of one of the strongest risk factors for stroke.

New Survey Shows Lack of Action on Skin Damage

Date: August 25th, 2003

New Survey Shows That Women Know the Cause of Age Spots, But Don't Choose to Protect Themselves

Focus on Options for Lowering Osteoarthritis Treatment Costs

Date: February 5th, 2003

The Alliance for Aging Research has launched Making $ense of Arthritis Pain, a new campaign designed to help seniors talk to their physicians about choosing the most cost-effective OA treatments. 



Infographic Incapsulates Malnutrition Crisis among Older U.S. Adults

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: January 14th, 2016

This infographic casts awareness on the issue of malnutrition among older adults in the U.S.

Pocket Film Gives Intro to Sepsis in Older Adults

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: April 27th, 2015

 The Alliance offers a short "pocket film" on how to recognize the signs of sepsis and how you can take action.

Forget the Finger Wagging: It's Aging, Stupid

Author: Dan Perry

Date: November 17th, 2011

It was reported on the NBC Today Show that type 2 diabetes is on the rise worldwide – the number of adults suffering from the disease has doubled since 1980, and will double again by 2030. Why the uptick? Anchor Natalie Morales attributed the increase to “weight gain and a sedentary lifestyle.” There’s only one problem: It’s not true.

Improving Access to Dental Care for Seniors

Author: Guest Contributor

Date: February 10th, 2009

The health and overall well-being of seniors can be improved with regular dental services. In many circumstances, ignoring oral care can lead to the development of oral diseases, tooth loss, infection, and if left untreated, death.


Taking Delirium Seriously

Date: February 1st, 2007

For more than one in five patients over 65, hospital stays are complicated by frightening bouts of confusion known as delirium.

Delirium is disturbing, yet it is common enough that many people think it is simply a side effect of serious illness — harmless in its own right. But research has shown that delirium episodes are in fact dangerous, and may be indications that something else is wrong.

Sun and Skin: An Unhealthy Partnership

Date: July 1st, 2003

After a long winter spent inside, many of us welcome the appearance of the sun and the return of warm weather. Unfortunately, the excitement of summer may be tempered by worries about the effects the sun has on our skin.