Posts Tagged ‘Aging’

Oregon researchers: Tai chi improves balance in Parkinson’s patients

Tai Chi has been shown to improve balance and decrease risk for falls in Parkinson’s patients, according to research published today in the New England Journal of Medicine by a team of Oregon scientists. Elizabeth Eckstrom, M.D., M.P.H., associate professor and director of geriatrics at OHSU, was part of the collaboration, which was led by a scientist from the Oregon Research Institute. The study was one of the first large-scale clinical trials to test the … Read More

Pilot funding from Oregon Center for Aging and Technology

The Oregon Center for Aging & Technology (ORCATECH) is offering pilot funding up to $50,000 to improve technology and translate that technology into useful tools to improve health and maintain independence in our aging population. The center focuses on two key reasons for loss of independence among the elderly: decline in cognitive function and decline in mobility. Areas related to this focus are encouraged, but applications are not limited. Applications are due March 16, 2012. … Read More

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