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Ask the Expert Interview: Claire McEvoy on the Mediterranean Diet and cognitive health

May 22
2019

Ask the Expert Interview: Claire McEvoy on the Mediterranean Diet and cognitive health

  AFAR is excited to announce the latest addition to our “Ask the Expert” interview series. In an exclusive interview, AFAR expert Claire McEvoy, MD, RD lends insights from her research on the Mediterranean Diet and its potential impact on cognitive health and delaying dementia. Dr. McEvoy is a 2015 Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders Career Development Award in Aging scholar Read Dr. McEvoy’s “Ask the Expert” interview on our InfoAging site here. This interview also appears on the PBS website NextAvenue.org, here.   This Next Avenue interview continues an editorial partnership between AFAR…


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4 Stars for 6 Years: AFAR achieves Charity Navigator's highest rating

May 22
2019

4 Stars for 6 Years: AFAR achieves Charity Navigator's highest rating

    For the 6th consecutive year, AFAR has earned a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America's largest and most-utilized independent evaluator of charities. This is the highest possible rating and shows that AFAR adheres to sector best practices and executes its mission in a financially efficient way. Attaining a 4-star rating verifies that AFAR exceeds industry standards: Only 8% of the charities Charity Navigator evaluates have received at least 6 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that AFAR outperforms most other charities in America. Since 2002, using objective analysis, Charity Navigator has awarded only the most fiscally responsible organizations a 4-star rating. In 2011,…


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Board member in the News: Nir Barzilai in The Times UK on Metformin and TAME

May 21
2019

Board member in the News: Nir Barzilai in The Times UK on Metformin and TAME

  On May 18, 2019, The Times UK featured AFAR expert Nir Barzilai, MD in an article on the Targeting Aging with Metformin (TAME) Trial, which AFAR is helping manage. Dr. Barzilai is AFAR’s Deputy Scientific Director, 2010 Irving S. Wright Award winner, and a multiple grantee. Read the article—“Is Metformin the key to living longer?”—here.  


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Board member in the News: Mark Lachs on Age-Associated Financial Vulnerability on NPR Marketplace

May 21
2019

Board member in the News: Mark Lachs on Age-Associated Financial Vulnerability on NPR Marketplace

  On May 16, 2019, NPR Marketplace featured AFAR expert Mark S. Lachs, MD, MPH in an article on cognitive changes and “age-associated financial vulnerability.” Dr. Lachs is AFAR’s Board President and a 1995 Beeson scholar. Read the article—"Age of fraud: Are seniors more vulnerable to financial scams?”—here. If you are in the NYC area, tune into WNYC on Thursday May 23 at 8pm to hear Dr. Lachs in a related segment. The article coincides with the launch of a new initiative and website, ElderAbuse.org For more on cognitive changes and the risk…


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Grantees in the News: Kenneth Langa and Donovan Maust on National Poll on Healthy Aging Report: Thinking about Brain Health, in Medical Express

May 21
2019

Grantees in the News: Kenneth Langa and Donovan Maust on National Poll on Healthy Aging Report: Thinking about Brain Health, in Medical Express

  On May 15, 2019, MedicalExpress featured insights from AFAR experts Kenneth Langa, MD, PhD and Donovan T. Maust, MD in article highlighting findings from the recently published National Poll on Healthy Aging Report: Thinking About Brain Health, which Dr. Maust organized. In all, nearly half of respondents to the National Poll on Healthy Aging felt they were likely to develop dementia as they aged, and nearly as many worried about this prospect. In reality, research suggests that less than 20 percent of people who have reached age 65 will go on to lose cognitive ability from Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia or…


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