Our goal is to stimulate interdisciplinary, innovative research and education related to aging issues. We support collaboration of U.Va. faculty across all disciplines to address critical issues affecting the aging population such as quality of life, health care, housing, and public policy.
- John Nesselroade, Hugh Scott Hamilton Professor of Psychology has been awarded the distinction of Honorary Lifetime Associate by his colleagues throughout by The Center for Optimal Adult Development (COAD). This award is provided to a "difference maker" within the multidisciplinary fields of Adult Development.
- U.VA. Nursing Professor Karen Rose To Study Link Between Alzheimer's and Incontinence
Does Alzheimer's disease lead to incontinence? Not necessarily, asserts the University of Virginia Researcher.
- Brian Wiltgen, assistant professor of Psychology, receives the New Investigator Research Grant from the Alzheimer's Association
Wiltgen will use the $100,000 award over two years to investigate the hippocampus, which plays an essential role in learning and memory.
- Salthouse Named Fellow of Society of Experimental Psychologists
The Society of Experimental Psychologists has named Timothy Salthouse, Brown-Forman Professor of Psychology in the University of Virginia' College of Arts & Sciences, a fellow – one of 10 psychologists from around the nation chosen this year....
- The Institute on Aging partnered with the Alzheimer's Association of Virginia, Central and Western Virginia Chapter's application to the Administration on Aging resulting in the Association receiving a generous grant. The Association is actively seeking family participants for their Connections home visitation program in the following counties: Culpeper, Orange, Madison, Rappahannick, and Fauquier. Trained students and volunteers will visit the person with memory loss in their home and will help to engage them in meaningful activity through the use of the Alzheimer’s Association’s Connections Program. Often, caregivers are at a loss for what to do at home all day, or they simply need a break from the 24/7 responsibilities of caregiving. Please call their Care Coordinator, Cathryn Astin, on the Helpline at 800-272-3900 if you are interested.
- A study looks at the nature of change in our aging, changing brains
What happens to this structure as we age? That was the question Timothy A. Salthouse, Brown-Foreman professor of psychology at the University of Virginia investigated in a new study......
- Alzheimer's Association Awards Brian Wiltgen, U.Va. Psychologist, $100,000 New Investigator Grant
- Former Students, Colleagues Honor Leading Psychology Methodologist Nesselroade with 'Festschrift' Retirement Celebration.
Colleagues and former students gathered in the Rotunda to Honor John R. Nesselroade.
- Students, Community Members Reflect on Benefits of the U.Va. Institute on Aging's Inaugural 'Art And Aging' Course.
Recent research demonstrates that viewing nature and art may improve mood, reduce stress and improve attention or concentration.
- Geneva Dodson, a graduate student in quantitative psychology in the University of Virginia's Graduate School of Art & Sciences has earned a rare training grant with National Institute on Aging's Laboratory of Behavioral Neuroscience.
- Japan company developing sensors for seniors.
In the U.S., the Institute on Aging at the University of Virginia has been carrying out studies in practical applications of what it calls "body area sensor networks" to promote senior independent living.
- The Institute on Aging partnered with the Livable for a Lifetime organization to host a community forum featuring University of Southern California architecture and gerontology professor Victor Regnier. Photo shown in Week in Photos (January 29-February 4)
- U.Va. Awarded $2.5 Million to Study and Prevent Older Drivers' Motor Vehicle Crash Injuries -
Senior driving safety and mobility are among the U.Va. Institute on Aging's most important activities, said Donna Hearn, its executive director. The institute, a University-wide initiative reporting to U.Va.'s vice president for research, serves as a catalyst and coordinator for interdisciplinary research on critical issues for the aging population. This grant continues the institute's efforts to facilitate research that will save lives and promote independent living for America's rapidly growing aging population.
- U.Va. launches Website for Alzheimer's and Dementia Care The University of Virginia School of Medicine on Sunday unveiled "Memory Commons," an interactive, first-of-its-kind educational website for physicians and health care professionals that focuses on Alzheimer's disease and dementia.
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Angela Staples,Research Assistant Professor of Psychology
The Institute on Aging hosted the December meeting of Aging in Place Business Roundtable. Angela Staples, Research Assistant Professor of Psychology, outlined her current research as a Principal Investigator for a National Institute on Aging-funded study. If you would like to get involved in Angela’s study, she is seeking volunteers age 60 and over for a two-hour study. Participation involves one-on-one conversations with other people over a video link and filling out questionnaires both before and after the conversations. Volunteers will be compensated $30 for their participation. Please call her lab at (434) 924-3600 or e-mail for more information.
UVA Lecturer, Personal Finance
"Improving Your Fiscal Health”
Karin Bonding, CFA
Opportunities for Successful Aging"
Senior Vice President for Livable Communities, AARP
Eugene Barrett, MD, PhD
Director of the University of Virginia
In an Aging 101 lecture this past October, Dr. Barrett spoke about why diabetes is becoming more common and expensive, and how we may effectively treat or prevent its onset as we age.
Audience members clearly found Barrett’s lecture informative and even inspiring. One person commented: “his presentation was motivating and inspiring . . . [it convinced] me to be more careful of what goes into my mouth and be more diligent about exercising more.” Another wrote: “this was the most easily understood of all presentations, articles on diabetes. Excellent & so helpful!” That same person added: “the Institute on Aging is one of the major ‘perks’ for seniors who live in the Charlottesville area!”
Listen to Lecture, Question & answer session
September 16, 2008
Dr. William Evans, Ph.D.
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