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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.

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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).

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UTHealth research: Early detection of Alzheimer's disease may be found in spinal fluid

Neurology research at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School lends hope that doctors may soon have a way to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease before damage to the brain is evident.

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Burnett named co-director of Texas Elder Abuse and Mistreatment Institute

Jason Burnett, Ph.D., assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), has been appointed co-director of the Texas Elder Abuse and Mistreatment (TEAM) Institute.

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