A UCLA-led study of hospitalized patients with Medicare also found that costs of care are almost equal.
UCLA health policy researchers predict that the need for these support services will only grow as California’s population ages.
In California, more than half need extra assistance, but 4 in 10 of them aren’t getting it, UCLA research shows.
Changes at the DNA level can accelerate aging by nearly five years, UCLA researchers and their colleagues report.
The study focused on levels of anti-Mullerian hormone, or AMH.
Dr. Ming Guo wants to help “create a higher quality of life over a healthy life span.”
A UCLA-led study shows that aging slows to a crawl during the months the animals spend hibernating in their underground burrows.
Meet the new director of the UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center.
In June, Irvin Poff became one of the oldest Americans to receive the life-changing technology.
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.