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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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Non-travel Zika cases in Fla. could approach 400 by summer’s end

Nearly 400 non travel-related Zika infections will occur in Florida before the end of the summer, according to new projections by biostatisticians at the University of Florida and other institutions....

Biomarker breakthrough could improve Parkinson’s treatment

A new, non-invasive way to track the progression of Parkinson’s disease could help evaluate experimental treatments to slow or stop the disease’s progression....

Visitors concerned about Zika but still plan to travel to Florida, UF study shows

With more than 20 cases of non-travel related Zika reported in South Florida, tourists express more concern with travel to the state but still plan to come,  a new study shows....

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Even a Little Exercise May Help Stave Off Dementia

Sedentary seniors more likely to suffer mental decline, study findsSource: HealthDay

Senior Years May Truly Be Golden for Happiness

Researchers find people get less stressed and are more content as they age

Heat Waves Hit Seniors Hardest

Risk of high-temperature trouble rises with age and chronic health issues, experts warn