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Financial insecurity, mental health conditions predict severe loneliness during the pandemic

Faculty Affiliate Julianne Holt-Lunstad discusses the impact of the pandemic on loneliness worldwide, and who has been affected the most.
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Cognitive Decline After Epilepsy in Older Adults

A ten-year study reveals that epilepsy increases the risk of cognitive decline in older adults.
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New research on Alzheimer’s Disease shows ‘lifestyle origin at least in some degree’

A new study from a team of BYU researchers finds novel cellular-level support for an alternate theory that is growing in strength: Alzheimer’s could actually be a result of metabolic dysfunction in the brain.

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Events

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Student Social

The Gerontology Student Social will be Wednesday, January 12th at 6 pm. Join us for pizza and socializing!
There will be a guest speaker and free t-shirts! Feel free to bring a friend who might be interested in gerontology.
3252 WSC
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Participants Needed

Graduate students in the clinical neuropsychology Ph.D. program here at BYU are recruiting older adults in the community for a neurorehabilitation for memory study.

Sign up by calling 801-422-6035 or emailing gerontologybyu@gmail.com.
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Stress, Exercise and Drugs

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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