Renowned geriatrician Aanand Naik, MD, has been named the Nancy P. and Vincent F. Guinee, MD Distinguished Chair and executive director of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth Houston) Consortium on Aging.
Jason Burnett, PhD, andthe late Carmel Bitondo Dyer, MD,were recognized nationally for their contributions to the field of elder mistreatment and Adult Protective Services practice by the National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA).
In the world of geriatric medicine, Carmel Bitondo Dyer, MD, is a name many in the field immediately recognize. She has appeared before Congress, served on multiple national advisory panels, and published hundreds of studies on topics such as elder mistreatment and interprofessional geriatric teams. Her research has changed lives, and so has her mentorship. She has influenced many – including her colleague, Jessica Lee, MD.
For many people, dementia creeps in, taking a memory here, the ability to do an ordinary task there, a name or place that used to be able to be recalled with ease. And the journey is different for everyone.
Now, a free handbook written to help people navigate first steps after diagnosis of dementia is available from experts from The UTHealth Consortium on Aging.
A Phase III clinical trial to assess if a potential vaccine is effective at preventing symptomatic COVID-19 is now open for enrollment by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) in collaboration with Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center.
As COVID-19 continues to spread across the U.S., social distancing is now the byword for prevention. But for older adults who may already be experiencing loneliness, further isolation could be bad for their health.
An elder abuse team at UTHealth is partnering with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, district attorneys, law enforcement agencies, and forensic accounting professionals to make it easier to identify and prosecute individuals who prey on senior citizens to exploit them financially.