In 2009 there were 39.6 million adults ages 65 and older, according to the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). By 2030, that number will nearly double to an estimated 72.1 million older adults.
Health professionals throughout The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) are working to treat and diagnose conditions affecting seniors, including the frail elderly. UTHealth is combining research, patient care and education to prepare for their critical future needs.
UTHealth neuroscientists receive grants to develop early Alzheimer’s detection tests
Two assistant professors in the Department of Neurology at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth have been awarded research grants from the Alzheimer's Association.Continue reading »
UTHealth School of Nursing teams up with Meals on Wheels
The psychosocial risks for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease among the underserved and disadvantaged elderly population are the focus of a joint project between The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Nursing and Interfaith Ministries' Meals on Wheels for Greater Houston program.Continue reading »
UTHealth, UVA show how gene protects against heart disease
Researchers at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth and the University of Virginia are exploring an innovative treatment for a major form of heart disease.Continue reading »