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Alleviating the burden of balance decline with aging

Visit any retirement community, and you’ll hear one common fear among residents: falls. For many older people, a fall can lead to injury, decline, and a loss of independence. That’s why it’s an area of research focus at Hebrew SeniorLife’s Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research.

Brad Manor, Ph.D., is an associate scientist at the Marcus Institute. He’s investigating new treatments to alleviate the burden of balance decline that often accompanies biological aging, particularly among those with Parkinson’s disease.

The results of Dr. Manor’s research suggest we can improve balance and mobility by targeting cognitive function and the brain networks that improve our cognitive health.

 

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Jeff Cramer is the Content Specialist at Hebrew SeniorLife, where he contributes content for digital platforms like social media, the HSL blog, the HSL website, and e-newsletters. Jeff spent five years as a local TV news anchor and reporter telling stories that impacted local communities in Texas and western Massachusetts. He earned a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism with a minor in marketing and sociology from Hofstra University.

 

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