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Center on Aging

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2/20/15     Your Health Conference, Founders Hall, Charleston, SC
Check-in: 8:30am - 9:45am | Conference: 10:00am – 3:00pm
A free education conference offered especially for the African-American community. Request must be made 2 weeks before conference. Lunch provided. Registration required by Friday, February 13, 2015.  Seating is limited. To register, call 800-272-3900 or visit

3/13/15     Aging Research Day Clemson, SC
Location: Madren Conference Center at Clemson University
Theme: Stress and Aging
General Information:  We look forward to your participation as a poster presenter, sponsor/exhibitor, or audience member as our speakers share cutting edge research on how stress impacts the aging process and what can be done to protect our health. 
Contact:  Cheryl Dye, PhD

7/27-28/15  Healthy Aging Summit, Washington, DC
The 2015 Healthy Aging Summit goals are to:
1.       Explore the science on healthy aging; 
2.       Identify knowledge gaps that need to be filled; 
3.       Promote the role of prevention and preventive services in improving quality of life in later years; and
4.       Mobilize action to improve the delivery of care for those aging in place or in transition. 
The Summit goals will be reflected in the plenary sessions and should be addressed in submissions.  Presentations that focus on collaboration with diverse partners and have international applications are encouraged.


  • 02/04/15 Listen to Dr. Granholm speak on NeuroPod with Kerri Smith on receptor design. Click here and select the January 2015 edition.
  • 01/19/15 At 90, She's Designing Tech For Aging Boomers, NPR
  • 01/15/15 Listen to Dr. Granholm speak with Jim Puplava on his podcast, The Financial Sense Newshour, to discuss aging and brain function- how it works, and what can be done to prevent neurodegeneration.
    Jim has been hosting FSN since 1999, and enjoys interviewing authors, researchers and other experts from around the globe. He has many guests in the health and wellness fields on the program, and “healthy aging” is a theme of great interest to our listeners.
    Click HERE to listen now!
  • 12/28/13, Barbara Franklin helps seniors grow old with dignity | The Post and Courier | By Wevonneda Minis
  • 12/1/13, Ann-Charlotte Granholm-Bentley, DDS, Ph.D., was awarded a $300,000 grant to study the development of Alzheimer’s disease in people with Down syndrome. Read more.
  • Memantine Strikes Out in Down's Syndrome (January 13, 2012) In a disappointing turn for Down's syndrome (DS) research, a trial to evaluate potential cognitive benefits of the drug memantine—already used as a treatment in Alzheimer's disease—showed no effectiveness.

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