Healthy Aging Research Center


Welcome to HARC

The LSU Healthy Aging Research Center (HARC) impacts positively the health of vulnerable older adults through interdisciplinary applied research: to improve the health, wellbeing, and independence of older adults and their caregivers. We focus on physiological, psychological, behavioral, social, and environmental processes involved in aging.


Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias have grown over the past 20 years


Poverty rate for Louisianans age 65+


U.S. poverty rate for age 65+

More than Research

HARC aims to educate policymakers on cognitive health and impairment, dementia, and caregiver support. We engage with the larger community in conversations about healthy aging, cognitive aging, and early detection and diagnosis of dementia and supports for people with dementia and their caregivers.

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