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UF Study: Religion Doesn’t Directly Influence Sense Of Well-Being Or Fear Of Death In Seniors

Published: Nov 20th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla.— Simply attending religious services or turning to religion in times of need will not increase a person’s feeling of well-being or make them fear death less, at least among people in later life.

UF nurse researcher identifies search criteria for wandering Alzheimer’s patients

Published: Oct 11th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Less than 4 percent of memory-impaired adults who wander away from home are able to return unassisted, according to a new University of Florida study.

UF researcher: rural residents less apt to seek Alzheimer’s care from family doctors

Published: Jun 13th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — People who live in rural areas rely on their family doctors for everything from delivering babies to dealing with heart trouble and fixing broken bones.

Older blacks face higher disability risk, UF study shows

Published: Jun 11th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The golden years are more likely to be tarnished for black Americans, who face a higher risk of disabilities than their Latino and white counterparts, a University of Florida study shows.

UF Study: In some “senior moments,” elderly beat the young

Published: Apr 27th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Although frustrated by “senior moments” of memory lapses, the elderly have a lifetime of knowledge that enables them to best the younger set even if they do slow down with age, says a University of Florida researcher.

UF Research Highlights Importance Of Managing Pain In Nursing Home Residents

Published: Mar 16th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Deteriorating bones, worn-out disks and grinding joints: These are some of the problems that can pack a painful punch to the experience of growing older.

Univ. Of Fla. Researcher: Canada Can Learn From U.S. Elder Care Model

Published: Feb 16th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Despite fears that the United States is unprepared to care for its rapidly growing elderly population, the system of assisted-living facilities actually place it on firm ground, […]

Nearly Half Of All Women 65 And Older Now Use Herbal Products To Feel Better, But Don’t Tell Their Doctors

Published: Jan 29th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Nearly half of all women over 65 now use herbal therapies to prevent or treat health problems, but they rarely inform their health-care providers, according to a new University of Florida study.