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UMN Expert: Self-sufficiency for people with disabilities and their families

Kelly Nye-Lengerman

Kelly Nye-Lengerman, Ph.D., to testify before the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging on Wednesday, July 18.

Leaders in integrative health and healing

Two women treat an elderly patient.

The School of Nursing’s specialty in the Doctor of Nursing Practice program has become a national draw.

School of Dentistry faculty named GSA fellow for his dedication to the field of aging

stephen shuman

Dr. Shuman is only the eighth dentist to be awarded the distinction of GSA fellow.

Care for the caregiver

An older woman and a presumed caregiver clasp hands and smile.

Public health professor Joseph Gaugler is on a mission to help those who are helping others.

Tracking brain health through life

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A large University study seeks clues to what keeps aging brains healthy—or not

FDA approves innovative, U-tested Parkinson’s device

A colorful image of a human brain inside a skull.

A clinical trial co-led by the U of M has helped an innovative treatment for Parkinson’s disease gain FDA approval.

Helping aging citizens stay safe in winter

A wintry scene in a neighborhood

Research on harsh weather reveals positive aspects for our oldest citizens.

Vital years

Elderly female hands folded on lap.

An innovative approach to healthy aging focuses on an older person’s strengths in their environment.