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UF Health Vitality Mind

Welcome to UF Health Vitality Mind! The purpose of this innovative collaborative program between The Village in Gainesville, FL and the University of Florida is to explore strategies to help older adults maintain and improve their brain health and quality of life. We are also a VITAL ‘learning laboratory’ and hope others will join in our quest to uncover new possibilities for maximizing brain health.

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How to keep your New Year’s resolutions

WCJB TV 20 -- UF Health Vitality Mind's Dr. London Butterfield discusses how to set attainable, successful goals for the new year.

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Eagle Scout builds dog park for residents of The Village

GTN News Gainesville -- Eagle Scout Addison Foli has created a dog park on the campus of The Village retirement community. The new park gives residents and their pets a new spot to exercise and socialize.

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Recent UF graduate authors lead paper in Neuropsychology’s special issue on aging

Dr. Anna Yam’s study of everyday cognitive abilities in older adults appeared as the lead article in a special issue dedicated to cognitive aging.

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How do you design a home for someone with autism?

What if every time the bathroom fan buzzed, you became unhinged? Or you lived in a place where it felt impossible to avoid curious neighbors whenever you went outside? Or where the location of kitchen...

Study shows pain causes older adults to develop more inflammation over a longer period of time

When older relatives complain about their pains, show a little empathy, because new research suggests that as we age, we may all become more sensitive to pain. A small, preliminary University of...

Festival connects students to local food

As the sun started to set over the Field and Fork Gardens, students sampled food made from local produce and enjoyed demonstrations by local chefs while others planted corn with the Gator Gardening...

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Newer Drugs Helping Older People with Eye Disease

Treatments keeping those with macular degeneration reading and driving longer, study finds

Elderly Benefit from Intensive Blood Pressure Treatment

No greater risk of complications such as falls, fainting, study finds

25 Million Americans Will Struggle with Vision Problems by 2050

Aging boomers will trigger a doubling of blind or visually impaired people in next 3 decades, study predicts