Help find out how people can live their best life!
Ways to Help Humanity
Walk on an anti-gravity treadmill! It might help figure out how walking can keep your joints healthy
Osteoarthritis is a main cause of physical disability in older adults. It wears away cartilage, causing your bones to painfully rub against each other in joints like your knee. Walk on a special treadmill that supports your body weight. It might help find the best amount of walking for joint health.
Do you care for someone age 65 or over with declining memory or thinking abilities? Together you can learn if being active as they age might help keep them healthy!
More than 11 million Americans care for people with declining memory or thinking abilities. If you’re one of them, team up with a family member or friend age 65 or over to learn if a gentle home-based activity program can help them stay healthy as they age.
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Have trouble moving your arm after a stroke? Try an at-home video game that might help you regain your arm movement.
Relearning to move your arm after a stroke is hard work. It can be frustrating. Try testing a new video game you control with individual arm muscles. It might improve arm movement and muscle coordination. You will use the game mostly at home and once a week in a lab.
Do you leak urine when you laugh, cough, or sneeze? Try one of these two fixes that might make your daily life easier!
About one in three women pee a little when they sneeze, laugh, or even walk. To fix the problem, surgeons can insert a sling that supports and helps close your bladder. Try one of two commonly used slings to fix your problem. You’ll help learn if one works better.
Are you close with an African American adult age 65 and over? Let's see if an online program can help people stay active, independent, and connected to their loved ones - all from the comfort of home!
More than 34 million people take care of elderly family and friends. If you're one of them, team up with your older adult to test whether a new app might help them stay active, independent, and connected as they age!
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Can you sleep better and stay healthier by eating at certain times and taking a sleep aid before bed?
Not sleeping enough can put you at risk for diseases like high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease. Let’s find out if changing when you eat and taking a hormone pill that tells your body it’s time to rest can help. Better sleep might lower your risk for disease!
Have a spare 10 minutes? Sign up for a registry that could connect you with studies about dementia and healthy aging!
36 million people have dementia, including Alzheimer’s. Add your name to a list of people working to cut that number, whether or not you’re sick. Signing up will help connect you to studies you might like to join. This might help advance research about dementia and healthy aging.
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Team up if you’re a healthy and active senior! Info about your health, lifestyle, and how your brain works might pave the way for better ways to support healthy aging.
About five million Americans have dementia. Team up if you’re an active senior to learn how your lifestyle impacts brain health! Do tasks to check your memory and thinking. Share info about your health and lifestyle. It might reveal factors that prevent mental decline as you age.
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Do you have high blood pressure? Building muscle through exercise might help.
High blood pressure can lead to problems like heart disease, stroke, and more. Try an exercise program that might help strengthen your muscles. Strengthening your muscles might pave the way for a new approach to lowering your blood pressure. Helping you move and do simple activities a little easier.