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A team of nurses from BYU and U of U, with expertise in gerontology, is keenly aware of the need for ongoing resources to support Long Term Care (LTC) facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. They recently submitted this recommendation to the governor, advocating for enhanced support for LTC facilities, with special considerations for End of Life and Social Isolation.
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There are things you can do to create a sense of community during the holidays and all year, according to Julianne Holt-Lunstad, expert in loneliness research at BYU.
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A new study by exercise science professor Larry Tucker, PhD shows drinking low-fat milk — both nonfat and 1% milk — is significantly associated with less aging in adults.
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Dr. Jeff Edwards, a Gerontology Faculty Affiliate from BYU's Department of Physiology and Developmental Biology, presented this year's Phi Kappa Phi Distinguished Faculty Lecture entitled: "The Brain’s Ability to Learn and Adapt: Stress, Exercise and Drugs."
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All Gerontology Minor students and Gerontology Club members were invited to get together in January for pizza, socializing, and a guest speaker as we jumped into a new year and a new semester.
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Four BYU Gerontology students are chosen each year to go to Miami Jewish Health Systems in Florida to work with Dr. Marc Agronin, his staff, and the residents of their facility. They receive exceptional hands-on training. Applications for this internship opportunity are available each November for the following spring term. The link to the application can be found on the Student Internships page.
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