At-A-Glance: Aging Research News
Leading researchers and authorities on aging are constantly making news with their breakthroughs and discoveries. Below is a small sample of the articles, podcasts, blog postings, and other media that highlight some of this important information on aging, age-related disease, and the science behind getting old:
The Changing Face of HIV/AIDS: A Graying Epidemic
| Alliance for Aging Research
Related topics: Health
When the AIDS epidemic first shook the nation in the 1980s, no one with the virus was expected to live long—let alone reach old age. But thanks to the discovery of effective drug therapies, most people with the disease can now look forward to living well into their senior years. Add to that the fact that older Americans are becoming newly infected at an alarming rate, and HIV/AIDS is clearly no longer a problem for the young.
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What is the 510(k)? Balancing Benefits, Safety, and Patient Needs
What does a tongue depressor have in common with an artificial knee and a heart monitor? This is not trick question or an unsolvable riddle—all three are medical devices that must go through the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for approval. Many of us are exposed to medical devices on a regular basis but few of us give much thought to who develops these products, and even fewer take the time to consider how their benefits and safety were measured. The process by which these products are evaluated and allowed for public use is essential to the quality of life of millions of people in the U.S., however most Americans know very little about it.
La Enfermedad de Alzheimer: Ayudandote a Ayudar a un Ser Querido
In order to educate family caregivers on how to care for themselves while caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease, the Alliance for Aging Research created this workshop kit. This translated workshop kits assist community groups in hosting workshops for Spanish-speaking family caregivers.
La Enfermedad de Alzheimer: Ayudándote a Ayudar a un Ser Querido - Guía para Líderes
El propósito de este taller es educar a los familiares encargados de cuidar a
un ser querido con la enfermedad de Alzheimer a darles el mejor cuidado
posible sin descuidar sus propias necesidades. Esta Guía para Líderes servirá
de guía para los que trabajan en el ambiente de la salud, personal médico,
coordinadores comunitarios, etc, y les ayudará con la conducción del taller.