New UCLA-led research may produce a new way to predict health declines and, potentially, intervene to delay them.
Nearly 1 in 5 older adults in California live in an economic no-man’s land, unable to afford basic needs, according to a study by the UCLA Center of Health Policy Research.
Fernando Torres-Gil writes that Americans can learn a lot from how two of the country’s fastest growing populations are learning how to embrace change.
Study by UCLA Center for Health Policy Research finds that elderly Japanese-Americans could provide clues about how all Americans can stay healthier longer.
A social psychologist at UCLA Anderson explores how human behavior can be modified by bringing people closer to their future selves.
New research might explain why people with HIV develop age-related illnesses about 14 years before their peers who do not have the virus.
The UCLA study offers a new approach for treating depression in older adults that could get them out of depression much faster than the standard antidepressants.
UCLA and USC scientists found that mindfulness meditation promotes sleep quality in older adults who suffer from moderate sleep complaints.
Forever young: Meditation might slow the age-related loss of gray matter in the brain, say UCLA researchers
A new study by UCLA researchers found that meditation appeared to help preserve the brain’s gray matter, the tissue that contains neurons.
More than half a million older Californians — 12.6 percent of the state’s senior population — fall more than once a year, but nearly 60 percent of them fail to seek medical attention afterward, according to a UCLA study.
In her new book, “Resilience and Aging,” UCLA geriatric psychiatrist Dr. Helen Lavretsky says a person’s negative reaction to stress can be offset by enhanced resilience — the ability to bounce back from adversity.
A UCLA-led study says that the risk-assessment tools currently used failed to predict the majority of women who later experienced major fractures.
The finding could explain the early onset of many age-related diseases, including liver cancer, in obese people.
In a small-scale study, nine of 10 people with the disease displayed subjective or objective improvement in their memories beginning within three to six months.
Researchers identified a gene called AMPK that can slow the aging process throughout the entire body when switched on in key organ systems. Activating the gene in fruit flies extended the animals’ lifespans by about 30 percent.
UCLA-led study brings scientists closer to developing therapeutic agents that could slow down bone loss and regenerate lost bone, which could provide relief for millions suffering from aging-related bone loss.
Three UCLA geriatrics and gerontology faculty members are among those at the forefront of the effort to change the way medicine is delivered to an aging population.
Among the 65-plus age group, depression is linked with a far greater chance for early death possibly due to failure to follow their medication regime.
While some oft-cited labor statistics suggest that the average American worker will have as many as seven careers over his or her lifetime, many researchers say that number is implausibly high. But Dr. James I. Ausman has come close. In the...
UCLA life scientists have identified a gene previously implicated in Parkinson's disease that can delay the onset of aging and extend the healthy life span of fruit flies.