MiCDA is sponsored by the National Institute on Aging (P30 AG012846).
Henry Paulson and colleagues are researching how mutations in the 'quality control' protein Ubiquilin2 are implicated in a range of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's, Huntington's, ALS, and frontotemporal dementia.
Clarke, Burgard, Kimball, Smith and colleagues examine the life-course precursors of optimism and hopelessness and the consequences for health and mortality in mid to late life.
HwaJung Choi, Bob Schoeni, Ken Langa, and Michele Heisler use HRS data to examine the factors that impact informal care giving to disabled older adults by their children and spouses.
Christine Cigolle examines the incidence and course of geriatric conditions – dementia, falls, urinary incontinence, poor nutrition, and multisensory impairment – and assesses their predictive strength in old age disability.
Martha Bailey and Andrew Goodman-Bacon examine the long-term effects of increased access to primary care via Community Health Centers on those 65 and older.