UCLA Longevity Center News Archive


Doctor Discusses Lowering Your Risk of Alzheimer’s

Dr. Gary Small, UCLA's Parlow–Solomon Professor on Aging, and director of the UCLA Longevity Center, was interviewed January 28thon WJBK-Channel 2 about ways individuals can lower their risk of Alzheimer’s disease. (15 Feb 13)

Doctor Looks at Online Medical Info and 'Cyber-chondriacs'

Dr. Gary Small, director of the UCLA Longevity Center, was interviewed January 29th on WTOP 103.5FM (Washington, D.C.) about individuals using the Internet to get medical information and, in some cases, make self-diagnoses. mediacenter.tveyes.com/downloadgateway.aspx?UserID=176482&MDID=1530478&MDSeed=9117&Type=Media (15 Feb 13)

Training Your Brain for Old Age

Dr. Gary Small was interviewed February 12th on Las Vegas' KLAS-Channel 8 about his book "The Alzheimer's Prevention Program" and what individuals can do to keep their cognitive skills sharp as they age. http://s3.amazonaws.com/TVEyesMediaCenter/UserContent/176482/1603948.653... (15 Feb 13)

Study Finds Brain Damage in NFL Players

A brain-imaging study in which UCLA researchers found elevated levels of the Alzheimer's disease–related tau protein in the brains of retired football players who had suffered one or more concussions was highlighted on February 1stby CNN.com. Study authors include:  Dr. Gary Small, Parlow-Solomon Professor on Aging, and director of the UCLA Longevity Center, and Jorge Barrio, professor of molecular and medical pharmacology.  Dr. Gary Small was quoted in the coverage. (15 Feb 13)

Creating meaningful family moments in a plugged-in world

Dr. Gary Small, director of the UCLA Longevity Center, was quoted January 29thin an article in Salt Lake City's Deseret News about the effect technology and wireless devices have on family togetherness. (15 Feb 13)

Psychiatric Risk Genes Already Active At Birth, Neuroimaging Suggests

Dr. Gary Small, UCLA's Parlow–Solomon Professor on Aging, and director of the UCLA Longevity Center, commented on February 1stin a Psychiatric News story about a new study finding that a gene associated with Alzheimer’s disease risk may be active at birth.  (15 Feb 13)

Training Your Brain for Old Age

Dr. Gary Small, Parlow-Solomon Professor on Aging, a professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences at the Semel Institute and director of the UCLA Longevity Center, was interviewed Feb. 12 on Las Vegas' KLAS-Channel 8 about his book "The Alzheimer's Prevention Program" and what individuals can do to keep their cognitive skills sharp as they age. Small was also quoted on the subject in an article in a Feb. 12 Men's Healtharticle. (14 Feb 13)

2013 ICON Awards

May 21, 2013:  UCLA LONGEVITY CENTER 2013 ICON Awards,Beverly Hills Hotel; 6:00pm cocktails; 7:00pm dinner, entertainment and program.  Ticket packages begin at $1000; individual tickets, $350. Contact Grant Associates at (323) 904-4400 or email adey@grantevents.com.  For more information about the UCLA Longevity Center, please visit www.longevity.ucla.edu. (11 Feb 13)

AAGP Conference Registration Open

The American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry is holding its annual conferend in Los Angeles this year and we have partnerned with them to bring our program licensing opportunity to conference attendees.  (31 Jan 13)

Community Meeting - “Preventing Alzheimer’s”

Community Meeting “Preventing Alzheimer’s” Alzheimer’s, already affecting 5 million people in the U.S. alone, is poised to become the world’s greatest epidemic. Come see Dr. Gary Small offer the most recent information on Alzheimer’s research. When: Wednesday, January 9, 2013 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm Where: Skirball Cultural Center To RSVP: Call (310) 794-0676 This event is free to the public, limited seating available.   An Unforgettable MEMORY CRUISE Improve your memory and brain health whilecruising the Mediterranean. Learn about the effect ofdigitaltechnology on your brain and Alzheimer's prevention strategieswith Dr. Gary Small. When: October 6 to 16, 2013 – 10 Nights – Barcelona to Athens To learn more about the Unforgettable MEMORY CRUISE click here (28 Jan 13)