The Healthy Aging & Alzheimer's Research Care Center

Welcome to The Healthy Aging & Alzheimer's Research Care (HAARC) Center!

Who We Are

The University of Chicago’s Healthy Aging & Alzheimer’s Research Care (HAARC) Center seeks to serve as an aging and dementia research hub dedicated to the discovery of factors that promote resilience, resistance, and increased healthspan through multidisciplinary research, community engagement, education, and the development of new evidence-based interventions. 

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What's happening inside an 80-year-old brain?

In the wake of last week’s presidential debate between the 78- and 81-year old candidates – and the impression among some that President Joe Biden looked “old and frail”, with at least one public call for cognitive testing – much of America has had age on the brain.

A Peek Inside the Brains of 'Super-Agers'

Most research on aging and memory focuses on the other side of the equation – people who develop dementia in their later years. But, “if we’re constantly talking about what’s going wrong in aging, it’s not capturing the full spectrum of what’s happening in the older adult population,” said Emily Rogalski, a professor of neurology at the Univeristy of Chicago, who published one of the first studies on super-agers in 2012.

What We Can Learn from SuperAgers

Why do so many older people experience age-related memory loss? Why do some develop dementia? ­Researchers have devoted tremendous amounts of time and money to the study of cognitive decline over the years…but far less attention is paid to the flip side of these questions—why do some older people not experience age-related memory loss or dementia?

Unlocking the Secrets of SuperAgers

After countless well-intentioned, but long-forgotten, New Year’s resolutions to improve our daily habits, many of us are still looking for the secret to a long, fulfilling life. Keeping our brains healthy and functioning as we age is at the top of the list.

UChicago receives $13.2 million grant to test digital dementia intervention

Emily Rogalski, PhD, the Rosalind Franklin PhD Professor of Neurology at the University of Chicago, is one of two multiple principal investigators (MPIs) awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to advance the Communication Bridge Research Program for primary progressive aphasia (PPA).

The University of Chicago Welcomes Dr. Emily Rogalski

Headed by leading neuroscientist Emily Rogalski, PhD, the new University of Chicago Healthy Aging & Alzheimer’s Research Care (HAARC) Center will focus on building deep multidisciplinary expertise and bridging the gap between scientific disciplines to accelerate breakthroughs in cognitive resilience.

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