More older Americans are suffering from chronic loneliness, and the long-term health risks can be deadly. Read the article published by the AARP for more information.
Julianne Holt-Lunstad, an Affiliate of the BYU Gerontology Program, recently participated in a roundtable discussion on the topics of rural aging and social isolation, which led to a policy brief by the Bipartisan Policy Center. Read the brief for more information.
The U.N. Discusses State and Family Responsibilities in Promoting and Protecting the Human Rights of Older Persons
Dr. Jeremy Yorgason, Director of the BYU Gerontology Program, was a distinguished panelist at the United Nations Human Rights Council during a multi-session seminar on family and older persons, held in Geneva on June 11th. These sessions can be accessed here: Session 3 | Session 4
Jeremy Yorgason, Lee Johnson, Melanie Hill, and Bailey Selland have found that couples who exercise together experience even more benefits than if they only exercise separately.
BYU student Katie Strobel, an entrepreneurship senior from Idaho Falls, Idaho, teamed up with BYU engineering students through the Crocker Fellows program to create a smartwatch application for elderly adults. “We call ourselves the smart Life Alert.”
Sending Students to Miami
BYU's Department of Psychology, Gerontology Program, and Neuroscience Center hosted Ivo Pirisi, PhD, from Italy on Thursday, November 16th. Dr. Pirisi is an expert on Blue Zones and Longevity.