Longevity Health Center Program
The Longevity Health Center is a pilot program that features Institute on Aging’s collaboration with the University of Florida’s Departments of Neurology and Psychiatry. Its goal is to bring widely-used research assessments for adverse outcomes of aging, for which potential interventions exist, into clinical care. A screening consisting of a battery of measures for aging processes and physical function, cognition, and affective disorders is offered in the Vero Beach, Fl area. The participants will be given results with explanations and suggestions for risk reduction interventions.
Basic geriatric evaluations available include assessment of physical performance (grip strength, walking speed, and lower extremity strength); physical activity, cardiovascular indicators and other coagulation factors and anticoagulant proteins; measures of inflammation and oxidative stress, obesity and insulin resistance; bone density; and other metabolic and nutritional studies. Optional panels include immunologic studies, sleep evaluation, and falls risk assessment.
This pilot project will potentially guide the development of a clinical trial of an assessment and biomarkers program to identify risk factors for problems in aging and to recommend a personalized program of interventions to maintain independence and promote successful aging. For additional information about this pilot program, please e-mail Dr. Susan Nayfield at firstname.lastname@example.org.