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Knoebel Institute for Healthy Aging


Engineering Student Prints Device for Cutting-Edge Brain Research
To continue her cutting-edge research on Alzheimer's disease, Lotta Granholm-Bentley had a not-so-simple request... Click here for more details

KIHA Mindfulness Class for Winter. Starting January 2020... Read more

The Colorado Senior Lobby has new events, please click here to read more

A multimillion-dollar grant from the National Institutes of Health will allow faculty and staff at the University of Denver to study the links between Down syndrome and Alzheimer's disease, with hopes of catching... Read more

KIHA is proud to announce that Dr. Eric Chess, director of KIHA's Financial Security and Healthy Aging Initiative, was appointed as a University of Denver 2019 Public Impact Fellow. Learn more about this prestigious appointment here.

Mind Over Money To detect heart disease, doctors test cholesterol. To catch diabetes, they examine blood sugar. But uncovering Alzheimer's? An accountant may have the edge... Read more

KIHA's Financial Security and Cognitive Health Initiative has attracted attention on campus in late 2018! Dr. Eric Chess received an IMPACT 2025 grant to kickstart this research. This work is featured on the IMPACT 2025 site. Read the IMPACT 2025 update here. And, the University of Denver Magazine reported on the research of Dr. Eric Chess and KIHA's Financial Security and Cognitive Health Initiative. Learn more here.

Want to learn more about KIHA's Concussion Study? View the news story about our Concussion Research Seminar, held on May 30, 2017, here!

Dr Daniel Linseman, a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and Knoebel Institute for Healthy Aging, leads a team of undergraduate and graduate researchers trying to determine how nutraceuticals — food components used for medicinal purposes — might protect the neurons in the brain that underlie neurodegenerative diseases. The researchers have looked at coffee, green tea, strawberries, blackberries, rosemary, dark chocolate and more in the search for neuroprotective properties. Click here for more details.


Bill Gates' blog, GatesNotes, has a post today about Alzheimer's disease. The movie follows scientists and clinical trial volunteers as they work to develop a more effective drug for Alzheimer's. Click here to watch the Movie

Daniel Linseman discusses how art can spark memories to help maintain neural networks for those with Alzheimer's, dementia on WPTV Watch here

Dr. Granholm-Bentley, executive director of KIHA, discussed her research on Alzheimer's and healthy aging on 9News. Watch here

Dr. Eric Chess, director of KIHA's Financial Security and Cognitive Health Aging Initiative, discussed finances and aging as he wrapped up participation in a week-long discussion with 9News. Listen here

Roddy MacInnes, DU photography professor and KIHA collaborator, paired photography students with residents of Clermont Park to connect people across generations! Watch here


Listen to KIHA's latest interview with No Copay Radio! Click below to hear the segment. 

New York Times

Why Didn't She Get Alzheimer's? The Answer Could Hold a Key to Fighting the Disease.  Researchers have found a woman with a rare genetic mutation that has protected her from dementia even though her brain has developed major neurological features of the disease. Click here to read full article.

Leslie Hasche, Associate Professor in DU's Graduate School of Social Work and member of KIHA's Strategic Planning Group, is quoted in the New York Times. Read the story here.