Poor Sleep a Cause of Cognitive Decline in Older Adults

People who suffer from poor sleep and complain of difficulties getting their brain in gear might find validation in a study by researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine which shows that too little or interrupted sleep can, eventually, lead to impaired brain function.

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Older Adults Sought for Study on Link Between Physical and Mental Fitness

Can socializing and staying active keep you young? A new study at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and Weill Cornell Medicine in New York hopes to show that, for older adults, the key to health and well-being lies in the interaction between physical activity and social connection.

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Early Detection of Alzheimer’s Disease Research Boosted by National and State Funding

It has been an elusive goal for many years, but researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine appear one step closer to an effective strategy to detect Alzheimer’s disease earlier. Recruitment for two new clinical trials is underway — backed by new funding on both the national and state levels.

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Miller School of Medicine Sets New Record in NIH Research Grant Funding

The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine received a record $133.5 million in research grants from the National Institutes of Health in Federal Fiscal Year 2018 — a $12.8 million increase over the school’s FFY 2017 total, raising the school another point to No. 40 of 147 institutions in the national rankings.

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Caregivers will learn strategies to reduce stress, enhance caregiving skills, and improve overall well-being.

NIH-Backed Care Partners Program Supports the Caregivers of People with Alzheimer’s Disease

Historically, physicians have focused concern on people showing early signs of Alzheimer’s disease. Less appreciated, however, is the large burden placed on their caregivers. The goals of the study include reducing caregiver burden, lowering any symptoms of depression among caregivers, and helping people delay the placement of a loved one in an institutional setting.

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