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9 > Image 9 of Kentucky Alumnus, 1988, no. 1

Part of Kentucky alumnus

l e AV_;A {Yi? H , __ Q Q are the normal biochemical changes A D / I M among these individuals? ~ Information gathered from blood and ` Vr__ f..,g,_ urine samples will be compared to 5 ` 1 hl i ,,. biochemical values of young adults and V iiln ./7, _ of those between 60 and 80 years of x 4 age. The findings will then be used to ir K x / ;,` ~?r~*; _n,, j; establish reference ranges for the `i i M > , ' elderly. Reference ranges help the W V V QQ . physician in the interpretation ofa ` V V V V . J Y V patients laboratory results by ~ Q r i V V, VV/; providing "normal" values seen in i lng 3, individuals of the same age and sex. 3 , ` , j , ` i"i`* All of these programs trace their . i .__, ___'__ I I [ , _ roots back to 1963 when the Council u www iiiii on Aging was formed as a Dr. Williom Morksbery, of the Center on Aging, testing o prients coordination. multidisciplinary unit designed to provide improvements in the quality of the elderly and their problems and be a Program, persons 65 years old or over life for senior citizens through better spokesman for them. With not only may enroll, tuition free, in academic health care, education and research. l medical problems, but with social classes on any of the UK campuses. Then, in 1972, 21 nucleus of faculty I problems, too," the doctor said. Retired persons also find interests resulted in a biomedical Diseases such as Alzheimers affect opportunities to utilize their skills and research program within the UK the whole family. Many of those taken experience through the Emeritus Corps Chandler Medical Center. That ill continue to live at home requiring of Volunteers, sponsored by the program was expanded further in 1974 families to devote much of their time Council of Aging. with a federal grant from the caring for them. _The Center is also one of 17 national Administration on Aging leading to a * Geriatric Education Centers. These University-wide Multidisciplinary HELPING HANDS centers develop curriculum in Center of Gerontology. The CmYi$ iiHlPig Hand], gerontology/geriatrics for students and Through a gift from john Y. Brown program offers a structured daycare faenlty of health professional Seheel$_ Jr., and a matching grant from the mI` in addition to Cam iV by Then, through Center programs, Commonwealth of Kentucky, the e, volunteers who go to the home of the physicians, nurses and ether health eare SandersBrown building was opened in i iTl1 pI`O_lCll VI`1[L1&lly O1;fI` professionals are provided [he ]3[es[ [l'1I` y3I`S all aging fulltime respite Cafe for ii3mili$ training in such areas as diagnosis, programs were brought together under As an additional part of its treatment and rehabilitation and the one strong, excellent, cohesive 21l ` Alzheimers disease-related activities, ntiliaatien of eernrnnnity resources in administrative unit. i the Center on Aging has established the eare of the elderly_ While Dr. Markesbery is proud of i over 30 family support groups from The aging process affects each of us thc recognition and the work done at Q Ashland to Paducah. differently. For some it is really a time the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging In conjunction with the Department of "golden years" filled with and its designation as a Center of of Neurology, the Sanders-Brown opportunity for personal growth and Excellence, he wants more . . . "l Center also sponsors a Memory enrichment. For others, it is a diihcult would like to see this place grow and Disorders Clinic specifically designed to time that brings serious physical and become the outstanding center in the diagnose and treat older persons with mental disorders. United States. That would be my DU progressive memory loss. Six similar "' g03l-ii clinics are planned for rural areas of CENTENARIANS .c the state. Kentuckys eemenarians (people ever Kayjvhqmm W6 it `~ rdiwr