A professor at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, he also was associate director of the Center for Health Policy Research for 25 years.
Research brief: The study is aimed at helping doctors ensure their patients adhere to medication regimens.
By identifying the underlying factors leading to bone loss and osteoporosis, UCLA dentist-scientists hope to pave the way to new treatments.
Research brief: Because a second test is no better predictor of risk, it should not be routinely performed, the study authors say.
A large-scale trial of nearly 5,500 older people found that individually tailored interventions reduced serious injuries by about 8%.
UCLA research suggests work can help preserve memory.
The benefits that come with age are many. We need to start cultivating them now.
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.
CEO of AARP Jo Ann Jenkins seeks to "disrupt aging" with a fresh outlook on the nation's increasingly older population — and how society will change as a result.
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.