aging

Mackey in a red sweater

Long-term Study Identifies Dementia Risk Factor

Stiff arteries could lead to “silent” brain damage and therefore dementia risk, a 15-year study led by researchers at Pitt Public Health found. And that risk factor could be preventable.

Aging Institute Leadership Marches On

As new clinical director of the Aging Institute of UPMC, Anne Newman hopes to figure out why her fellow baby boomers are staying healthier for longer than past generations.
Oberlin in a printed blouse, headshot

New Research: For a Head Start on Cognitive Recovery After Stroke, Get Moving, Anytime

Much of the neural repair occurs during the first three months following a stroke. But, exercise may benefit patients' brains, no matter how much time has passed, Pitt researchers say.
Finkel in a dark suitcoat

Forever Youngish: Pitt's Aging Institute Translates Research to the Clinic

With new director Toren Finkel, Pitt's Aging Institute is expanding its approach to improving people's "health span" — the period of life during which a person remains free from serious illness.