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 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’s Dyer proposes innovative system of care for healthy aging
Developing an innovative geriatric hospital and a full system of care is the next step in answering health care needs for the growing population of aging Americans, according to a presentation by Carmel B. Dyer, M.D., at The University of Texas System Chancellor’s Council Annual Meeting and Symposium.Continue reading »
UTHealth begins research on elder financial exploitation
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School has been named one of two founding research partners for the new National Institute on Elder Financial Exploitation (NIEFE) launched by the National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA).Continue reading »