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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.

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.

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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Study links prediabetes, diabetes in healthy weight adults to sedentary lifestyle

Add one more to the long list of reasons to keep active: A new University of Florida study demonstrates that low levels of physical activity are associated with higher blood sugar among adults who are...

Can we delay or prevent dementia?

Walking across the University of Florida’s Health Science Center campus, Adam Woods cites a sobering statistic....

Being rude to your child’s doctor could lead to worse care

Emotions tend to run high in hospitals, and patients or patients’ loved ones can be rude to medical professionals when they perceive inadequate care....

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Implanted Defibrillators Benefit Seniors

Nearly 80 percent of patients were alive 2 years after getting device that restores normal heart rhythm

Medical Groups Raise Blood Pressure Rx Threshold for Healthy Adults Over 60

Guidelines say therapy should begin after top number in reading meets or exceeds 150 mmHG, not 140

Hour-Long Nap May Boost Brain Function in Older Adults

Linked to improved memory and ability to think clearly in study