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Elder Care Fair offers help in navigating the caregiver maze March 14

Mar. 1, 2018—The Vanderbilt Child and Family Center hosts its ninth annual Elder Care Fair on Wednesday, March 14, providing an excellent opportunity to obtain helpful information about available community resources and services for seniors and adult caregivers.

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New faculty: Renã A. S. Robinson, associate professor of chemistry

Oct. 23, 2017—Renã A. S. Robinson’s interest in aging dates back to her childhood. Her mother spent her spare time as a caregiver attending to elderly people with dementia. Now an analytic chemist, Robinson is investigating the science behind this very human condition. She is employing the emerging field of proteomics to study the process of aging as well as neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s.

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A molecular clue to longevity

Mar. 31, 2017—In budding yeast, accumulation of a certain type of RNA in the nucleus increased life span, offering a new clue to longevity.

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‘Caring for the Caregiver’ Nov. 16

Nov. 3, 2016—On Nov. 16, Tabitha Satterfield with the Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability will offer tools to help caregivers learn to care for themselves so they can effectively care for their loved ones.

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Study finds natural compound extends lifespan of worms

Oct. 20, 2016—A compound found in buckwheat seeds extends the lifespan of worms, Vanderbilt investigators have discovered.

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Lunch and Learn June 15: Aging and injury

Jun. 3, 2016—Do you have a loved one who is getting older? Are you concerned he or she might fall? Attend the Vanderbilt Child and Family Center’s lunch and learn on aging and injury June 15 from noon to 1 p.m.

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Alzheimer’s risk gene in younger adults

Jun. 2, 2016—A genetic risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease in later life appears to benefit younger adults as they age.

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Child and Family Center lunch and learn on aging and driving Feb. 17

Feb. 7, 2016—Have you ever wondered if your aging loved one can still drive safely? The Vanderbilt Child and Family Center will host a lunch and learn event discussing this topic from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, in Medical Center East, Room 8380A.

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Child and Family Center to host Jan. 20 Lunch and Learn on aging and injury

Jan. 4, 2016—The Vanderbilt Child and Family Center will host a Lunch and Learn event Jan. 20 from noon to 1 p.m. in Light Hall, Room 419A-B, on aging and injury.

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Child and Family Center to host lunch and learn on conservatorship Dec. 2

Nov. 22, 2015—The Vanderbilt Child and Family Center will host a Lunch and Learn about conservatorship Dec. 2.

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Substance abuse, healthy aging are topics of upcoming gerontology lectures

Oct. 15, 2015—The Vanderbilt Geriatrics and Gerontology Interest Group continues its Fall 2015 Lunchtime Lecture Series with two upcoming lectures.

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Tennessee for a Lifetime conference presents ‘lessons on aging’ July 25

Jun. 12, 2015—The Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability and the Upper Cumberland Area Agency on Aging will host the second Tennessee for a Lifetime conference on Saturday, July 25, from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Tennessee Tech University.

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