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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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The annual Gerontology Conference focuses on research on aging issues and enhancing the well-being of older adults. This year’s conference will be held virtually. All are invited to attend. No registration necessary.
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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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