Information on Aging Offered to Community by Colorado State University’s Center on Aging

Colorado State University will host a series of presentations to help the general public and professionals who work in fields that serve older adults and their families learn about the latest aging research work conducted at Colorado State University and other universities in the nation.

The series will be held from noon to 1 p.m. on the second Monday of each month in Room 214-216 of the Lory Student Center; attendees may bring a lunch. The series works to help people gain a better understanding of the complexities of the human aging process, including the potential for wellness while aging and the limitations that illnesses and less than favorable living conditions may bring in later life.

The Aging Research Colloquium Series features cutting-edge research in aging from a multidisciplinary perspective. The series is sponsored by the Colorado State University Center on Aging in the College of Applied Human Sciences.

Topics are:

–     October 13: "Connecting basic and applied research in stroke rehabilitation." Matthew Malcolm, assistant professor, Department of Occupational Therapy, Colorado State University. This workshop will explain how new advancements in neuroscience and neuropsychology can help to rehabilitate stroke patients.

–     November 10: "Cognition, emotions, and their interactions across the lifespan: From 5 to 90 years of age." Hasker Davis, professor, Department of Psychology, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. This workshop will explore the connections between the mind and the heart by looking at information collected from survey participants ages 5 to 90. By looking at this connection, researchers are able to develop ways to help people age successfully.

–     December 8: "Vascular control in aging humans."  Frank Dinenno, assistant professor, Department of Health and Exercise Science, Colorado State University. This last workshop will explain how damaged blood vessels are related to heart disease and how lack of oxygen and blood flow can affect the aging of older adults.

For more information contact Benjamin Miller, Department of Health and Exercise Science at bfmiller@cahs.colostate.edu, or Manfred Diehl, director, Center on Aging at mdiehl@cahs.colostate.edu.

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