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Beta-blockers may help decrease bone loss in male patients with dementia, according to UTHealth Houston study

Men with dementia who were taking beta-blockers showed a slight decrease in the rate of bone loss compared with men who were not, according to a small observational study led by researchers at UTHealth Houston.

In Memory of Reverend William A. Lawson

Reverend William A. Lawson, a civil rights icon who was also known as Houston's pastor and the founder of Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church, died Tuesday morning at the age of 95.

Reverend William Lawson, a dedicated member of the Consortium on Aging committee during 2019-2021. Reverend Lawson's presence brought warmth and wisdom to discussions, and his commitment to improving care for older adults was unwavering. We will remember for his contributions to the development of a service line for Senior Care, Telemedicine Hub and Micro-hospitals for senior medicine. Read more about Reverend William Lawson's impacts on the world here.

In Memory of W. Andrew Achenbaum Jr.

W. Andrew (Andy) Achenbaum, Ph.D., who profoundly shaped the landscape of aging studies nationally, passed away April 29, 2024, at 77.

Achenbaum, revered for his groundbreaking contributions to the field of gerontology, leaves behind a legacy of scholarship and advocacy that continues to resonate within both academia and real-world issues that affect older adults.

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