National Institute of Aging Law and Legal Definition

The National Institute on Aging (“Institute”) is an institute that conducts and supports biomedical, social, and behavioral research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to the aging process and the diseases and other special problems and needs of the aged. It is established pursuant to 42 USCS § 285e. the following are the functions of the Institute:

1.To provide education with regard to allied health, nursing, and paramedical personnel in the field of health care for the aged;

2.To conduct scientific studies to measure the impact on the biological, medical, social, and psychological aspects of aging of programs and activities assisted or conducted by the Department of Health and Human Services;

3.To provide public information and education programs that is designed to disseminate as widely as possible the findings of research sponsored by the Institute, and other relevant aging research and studies, which may assist elderly in dealing with the problems and processes associated with growing older;

4.To provide grants for research relating to Alzheimer's Disease. The Director of the Institute makes grants to public and private nonprofit institutions to conduct research relating to Alzheimer's disease.