News : 2012

White House and Center on Aging Host First LGBT Conference on Aging

In the first federally funded study of health and aging among lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) adults, a 66-year-old lesbian cited isolation, finding supportive friends, caregiving and health as the biggest issues facing older gays. Then she asked, “Who will be there for us, who will help care for us without judgment?”

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David Loewenstein, Ph.D., Addresses NIH Summit on Alzheimer’s Disease

The Miller School’s David Loewenstein, Ph.D., was invited to speak at an international research summit hosted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the National Institute on Aging on the treatment and prevention of Alzheimer’s disease.

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University Of Miami Focuses On Aging LGBT Community

If you live in south Florida, are 55 years or older and are a gay man or a lesbian woman, The Center on Aging at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine wants to chat with you.

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Miller School Honors NIH-Funded Researchers

William O’Neil, M.D., center white coat, is surrounded by members of the Miller School’s $1 Million Club who recieve certificates for maintaining NIH funding portfolios of more than $1 million

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Study uses computers to help seniors living alone

The computer a friend gave to Steve Buck opened up a new world for the curious Fort Lauderdale resident. Buck, 64, began to explore the Internet and use email and Facebook to contact friends and family from his home town of Peoria, Ill. that he hadn’t seen in years…….

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Technology Fear Stops Older Adults From Logging On

“They think it’s some kind of disease,” the 80-year-old Grand Junction, Colo., resident says. “You’ll want to show them something on the computer, and they look at it for a few minutes and walk out of the room. I might have been guilty of the same thing before we got one.”…..

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Making Computers More User Friendly For Seniors

As technology rapidly advances and daily life moves forward, many seniors are becoming disconnected. To stop the widening information gap, the University of Miami’s Center of Research and Education on Aging and Technology Enhancement (CREATE) is conducting a study to introduce seniors to the digital age ….

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