MSPP Spring 2012 Conference, Third Annual Conference on Spirituality, Aging, Mental Health, May 11, 2012.
A Developmental Vision of the Spiritual and Mental Health Issues in Later Life: Implications for the Clinician
Massachusetts Gerontology Association annual meeting: "Invisible Faces of Ageism" Register at massgeron.org. May 15, 2012, noon to 4:00 p.m at the Heller School, Brandeis University.
Student poster competition flyer (pdf)
Student paper competition flyer (pdf)
A Multilevel, Multidisciplinary, Lifespan Approach to Healthy Aging
From Cells to Cognition and Care
The Brandeis Lifespan Initiative on Healthy Aging (LIHA) promotes interdisciplinary research and scholarship to optimize health and well-being across the lifespan. Our work embraces a comprehensive developmental approach, examining biomedical, behavioral and societal factors in healthy aging. Drawing on broad and deep interdisciplinary research talent across the university, LIHA is committed to advancing scholarship that supports optimal aging by targeting or preventing problems before they develop.
Cells, cognition, and care broadly define the Brandeis lifespan research agenda. Optimal aging depends on a two-pronged approach of reducing disability and its impact, while maximizing function on all levels, from the molecular to the social. Our research focuses on advancing knowledge that will prevent and treat neurologic diseases and cellular damage, enhance memory function, reduce stress, encourage supportive friendships and family relationships, optimize work settings, ease economic burdens, and provide quality care in later life.