A study conducted by Chris Martin, Institute for Successful Longevity Faculty Affiliate and assistant professor of Psychology, and researchers at the University of Toronto shows that a smartphone application they developed can enhance memory function in older adults.
For the more than 6 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease, related dementias, or mild cognitive impairment, anxiety is often an accompanying challenge.
A Florida State University psychologist has received a five-year, $3.7 million grant from the National Institute on Aging to study intervention techniques that aim to combat anxiety in these groups and improve quality of life.
Dawn Carr and Miles Taylor, both Faculty Affiliates of the Institute for Successful Longevity, have received a grant from the National Institutes of Health for more than $400,000 to study the health effects of psychological resiliency.
A national expert on aging will join researchers from Florida State University in a December 15 panel discussion on “Technology for Home Health Monitoring” that is open to the public.
Dr. Ravinder Nagpal, Assistant Professor in the Department of Nutrition & Integrative Physiology and a Faculty Affiliate of the Institute for Successful Longevity, has been awarded a $177,000 research grant from the Almond Board of California through the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
The award will fund research on the effect of almonds on gut health in people who are classified as overweight or obese.
Ravinder Nagpal, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition & Integrative Physiology and a Faculty Affiliate of the Institute for Successful Longevity, has been recognized as a visiting associate professor of the Yakult Probiotics Research Laboratory at the Juntendo University Graduate School of Medicine in Tokyo, Japan.
Researchers with the Institute for Successful Longevity are part of a consortium that has been awarded a $14.7-million grant from the National Institute on Aging to work with emerging and existing technologies to promote the well-being, quality of life and independence of older adults and provide support for older adults with cognitive impairments.