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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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New program focuses on the aging brain

WCJB TV 20 -- As we age, it becomes just as important to stay mentally sharp as it is to stay physically healthy. Even though your brain can't "pump iron" like your muscles can, a new local program aims to help work out your mind.

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UF and The Village launch program to help older adults improve brain health

UF Health Vitality Mind provides residents of The Village and the community with free cognitive assessments and interventions.


Mental training has lasting effects on everyday function as we age

GAINESVILLE SUN -- Bette Archard wakes up at 7 a.m. every Monday to walk her toy poodle. Two hours later, she heads to the pool for an hour-long water aerobics class. Archard, who is 91, repeats this routine three times a week.

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UF research shows rhymes can inspire reasoning during the third trimester in the womb

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Mozart, Beethoven or even Shakespeare -- pregnant mothers have been known to expose their babies to many forms of auditory stimulation. But according to researchers at the...

Calorie restriction with resveratrol key to kick-starting cell health

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When it comes to staying healthy, it’s a cell-eat-cell world. As cells age, damaged proteins and lipids accumulate within them. Impaired cell parts can send free radicals...

Many at-risk heart disease patients lack guidance on beneficial aspirin treatment

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A daily low dose of aspirin can offer important protection against cardiovascular disease, but University of Florida researchers say that the people who could receive the most...

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Routine Errands a Risky Time for Falls by Seniors

Study suggests sidewalks, curbs may be key to keeping older pedestrians safe

Lifestyle and Dementia Risk

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Stroke Rates Declining Among Seniors, Study Shows

But, rate of brain attacks among those younger than 65 unchanged