The Institute for Healthy Aging and Lifespan Studies (I-HeAL)

at Florida Atlantic University is dedicated to the advancement of health through pioneering research and practical application. The I-HeAL team is leading the way in redesigning the healthcare infrastructure to create novel intervention programs to improve the care of older adults with dementia and their caregivers, leading to improved care confidence and mobility, delayed nursing home placement, reduced hospital re-admission and decreased health care costs.

Biostatistician Zooms in on Healthy Aging

Fall 2017

A biostatistician, Katherine Freeman, Dr.P.H. will be providing support to faculty university-wide. She plans to use her expertise to develop collaborations and write grants to advance the institute’s mission. Read more.


Young-onset Dementia Costs Nearly Twice That of Alzheimer's

Oct. 5, 2017

The first economic study on frontotemporal degeneration (FTD), the most common dementia for people under age 60, shows that FTD inflicts a much more severe burden on families than Alzheimer's disease. Read more.

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