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The Importance of Self-Care for Family Caregivers

The Importance of Self-Care for Family Caregivers

Published: November 30, 2022


Family caregivers provide an invaluable service to their family members who are sick or in need of help.  However, caring for loved ones may cause problems for the caregiver. 
University of North Florida and University of Florida join forces to expand ground-breaking dementia prevention research in Jacksonville

University of North Florida and University of Florida join forces to expand ground-breaking dementia prevention research in Jacksonville

Published: November 16, 2022


The University of Florida and healthy older adult volunteers from North Florida will play an increasingly crucial role in the landmark Preventing Alzheimer’s with Cognitive Training (PACT) study. This study, funded by the National Institute on Aging, part of the National Institutes of Health, examines whether computerized brain training exercises can reduce the risk of cognitive impairment and dementia such as Alzheimer’s disease. Additional funding awarded earlier this year will provide PACT study participants with an option to provide blood samples that will be used to develop tests for early detection of Alzheimer’s disease. This is the largest study of its kind to date, investigating not only how to possibly prevent dementia but also how to detect it earlier. 
Watch Your Step: Falls Prevention Awareness

Watch Your Step: Falls Prevention Awareness

Published: November 10, 2022


As we get older, a simple fall or trip can unexpectedly change your life. Falls are one of the most common causes of injury in adults over age 65. 
Finding the Strength to Fight

Finding the Strength to Fight

Published: October 20, 2022


A young pharmacy student undergoes breast cancer treatment during the pandemic.

UF Health in the Media

How Epilepsy Impacts Pregnant Women

News4Jax (WJXT) - Published: November 27, 2022