January 12, 2017 | Research News
Chronic illness and depression increase likelihood of problem drinking in older adults
Older adults suffering from multiple chronic health conditions and depression are nearly ﬁve times as likely to be problem drinkers as older adults with the same conditions and no depression, according to researchers at the University of Georgia.
January 5, 2017 | Research News
Worker-owned cooperatives may help address elder care deficit
A growing elder care shortage could be eased by worker-owned cooperatives, a little-used business model that also improves the working conditions and the quality of life for caregivers. That's the conclusion reached by University of Georgia faculty member Rebecca Matthew and Vanessa Bransburg, a cooperative development specialist, in a recent, award-winning case study.
February 3, 2016 | Research News
Researchers make link between genetics, aging
Scientists at the University of Georgia have shown that a hormone instrumental in the aging process is under genetic control, introducing a new pathway by which genetics regulates aging and disease.
September 24, 2015 | Research News
UGA professor publishes recommendations for state Alzheimer’s registry
University of Georgia faculty recently published recommendations on the ethical and legal application of a population-based, statewide Alzheimer's registry. They argue that with a more developed data-collection tool, Georgia's public policy creators will be better informed to serve the impacted population and battle the disease.
February 25, 2015 | Research News
Plant chemicals may prevent liver damage caused by fat accumulated during menopause
Women going through menopause often struggle with weight gain that results when their estrogen levels drop, and many turn to weight-loss supplements to help them shed those extra pounds. But those supplements may cause an accumulation of fat in the liver and a potentially life-threatening condition called non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
November 6, 2014 | Research News
Family member’s death can impact personal health, UGA research finds
Death takes a toll on the living, and in the case of baby boomers, the loss of a family member increases their likelihood of ending up in the hospital, according to new research from the University of Georgia.
October 16, 2014 | Research News
New $2.5 million NIH-funded study at UGA focuses on baby boomers
Baby boomers' marital relationships and health during their transition to later adulthood are the focus of a new University of Georgia study funded by a five-year, $2.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.
January 9, 2014 | Events on Campus
FACS to host speaker in advance of MLK Day
The University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences will host a guest speaker, Pamela Roshell from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, as part of a seminar honoring the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
December 12, 2013 | Research News
UGA researchers use new map of human brain to study dementia
Researchers at the University of Georgia are developing new maps of the human brain that promise to help in the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia.
November 25, 2013 | Research News
New research shows promise for earlier, better dementia diagnosis
Nearly 36 million people worldwide are estimated to currently have dementia. That number is expected to almost double every 20 years. Researchers are diligently working to find better, more accurate methods for earlier diagnosis.
August 29, 2013 | Events on Campus
NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon helps Campus Kitchen at UGA prepare meals
NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon came to the University of Georgia today to join the Campus Kitchen at UGA and the Athens Community Council on Aging to help feed Athens grandparents raising grandchildren.
April 17, 2013 | Research News
UGA research finds sterilized dogs live longer
Many dog owners have their pets spayed or neutered to help control the pet population, but new research from the University of Georgia suggests the procedure could add to the length of their lives and alter the risk of specific causes of death.
December 6, 2012 | Research News
Social support has buffering role on poor diet behaviors, UGA study shows
Older African Americans who are dissatisfied with their lives tend to choose diets high in fat and low in fruits and vegetables. They can improve their health-and eating habits-through social support, according to new research from the University of Georgia.
October 3, 2012 | Events on Campus
UGA students launch Campus Kitchen to combat senior hunger
On Oct. 4, the University of Georgia Office of Service-Learning will officially join The Campus Kitchens Project and launch Campus Kitchen at UGA, a student organization that provides free, healthful meals to area senior citizens by using donated food that would otherwise go to waste. With the program’s official status, UGA becomes one of 33 schools that are part of the national program and the first of its kind in Georgia.
August 1, 2012 | Honors & Awards
UGA College of Education professor emerita receives DAR award
Claire Clements, associate professor emerita of the University of Georgia College of Education, recently received the Women in the Arts Recognition Award from the Elijah Clarke Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.