Researchers from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs designed a park specifically for older adults in the Westlake neighborhood of Los Angeles.
The findings suggest that such programs are a promising approach toward improving the psychological health of patients and caregivers.
Alan Castel says that some forms of memory actually can improve when we get older.
Until now, there was no proof that menopause leads to gains in fat mass or losses of lean mass. The research shows that a simple measurement of body weight does not illustrate what is happening “under the skin.”
The UCLA School of Nursing research shows that underhydration and dehydration are likely to be under-recognized and could bring health problems ranging from urinary tract infections to frequent falls.
The paper recommends nearly a dozen policy strategies aimed at ensuring adequate staffing and training to serve the growing number of elderly people in the state.
UCLA psychology professor Alan Castel explains the psychology of successful aging in his new book, ‘Better with Age.’
Study predicts most people with earliest Alzheimer’s signs won’t develop dementia associated with the disease
The research “may reassure some people that despite testing positive on screening tests, their chances of developing Alzheimer’s disease dementia is low,” said UCLA’s Ron Brookmeyer.
The award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute will be used to compare care delivered through a health system with care that occurs in a community-based setting.
If replicated in larger studies, the findings could lead to new types of programs to improve mental agility in older adults by combining mental training with physical fitness.
The substance’s beneficial properties might be due to its ability to reduce inflammation, which has been linked to both Alzheimer’s disease and major depression, according to Dr. Gary Small.
A UCLA study has found that moderate daily walks improve attention and mental skills for adults ages 60 and older.
The scientists believe the technique, which focuses on cells’ mitochondria, could eventually lead to a way to delay the onset of Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and cancer.
Claude Bruni has 98 marathon races under his belt, including every Los Angeles Marathon since 1986. Nothing can keep Bruni, who’s 80, from running. Not even major surgery, as it turns out.
The Companion Care Program provides specially trained volunteers who offer individualized companionship to older adult patients while they are hospitalized.
The pain of loneliness can cut deeper than a knife. But its implications go beyond inner turmoil and the corrosion of emotional health. It can contribute to a host of debilitating and sometimes lethal diseases.
Mitochondrial DNA discoveries by a team of UCLA and Caltech scientists may help to prevent or delay the onset of age-related diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.
Dr. Gary Small's advice for maintaining a healthy memory isn’t so different from what an internist might suggest to maintain a healthy body: Eat right, exercise and get enough sleep.
New research suggests that our DNA holds the answer to why some people lead a perfectly healthy lifestyle and still die young.
Findings from analyzing the body’s biological clock suggest that genetic or environmental factors linked to ethnicity may influence how quickly a person ages.
The research is the first to demonstrate how lifestyle factors directly influence abnormal proteins in people with subtle memory loss who have not yet been diagnosed with dementia.
UCLA and Inter-American Development Bank study finds progress toward universal health coverage, but persistent gaps in how citizens assess the quality and effectiveness of primary care.
The findings by UCLA researchers suggest that both factors could increase women’s risk for aging-related diseases and contribute to increasing evidence of the biological clock’s variability.
UCLA Luskin study says that there aren’t enough parks for senior citizens and those that exist don’t do enough to accommodate them, especially in low-income areas.
Prescription drug monitoring programs and laws aimed at preventing opioid abuse are not doing much to stem this growing threat to public health.