UCLA Longevity Center News Archive


Internet Use May Help You Search and Find….A Healthier Mind

A UCLA study finding that older adults with little Internet experience were able to trigger key brain centers that control decision-making and complex reasoning after just one week of surfing the Web was covered Oct. (20 Oct 09) http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/booster_shots/2009/10/search-and-you-will-finda-...

UCLA Technology & Aging Conference Held Oct. 30

Caregiving.com ran a brief about the UCLA Center on Aging’s second annual “UCLA Technology & Aging Conference,” on Oct. 30 that will explore cutting-edge innovations affecting every aspect of senior life. (19 Oct 09) http://www.caregiving.com/2009/10/ucla-technology-aging-conference-will-be-held-...

First-time Internet users find boost in brain function after just one week

You can teach an old dog new tricks, say UCLA scientists who found that middle-aged and older adults with little Internet experience were able to trigger key centers in the brain that control decision-making and complex reasoning after just one week of surfing the Web.   The findings, presented Oct. (19 Oct 09)

UCLA hosts conference on successful aging in a high-tech world Oct. 30

While aging affects everyday living in many ways, the latest technological advances in the medical, consumer and lifestyle fields have the potential to help older adults live better for longer. (8 Sep 09)

Assessment technique lets scientists see brain aging before symptoms appear

Approach combines PET scans with information on patients' Alzheimer's risk UCLA scientists have used innovative brain-scan technology developed at UCLA, along with patient-specific information on Alzheimer's disease risk, to help diagnose brain aging, often before symptoms appear. Published in the January issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, their study may offer a more accurate method for tracking brain aging. (5 Jan 09)

UCLA study finds that searching the Internet increases brain function

UCLA scientists have found that for computer-savvy middle-aged and older adults, searching the Internet triggers key centers in the brain that control decision-making and complex reasoning. (14 Oct 08)

Alzheimer's drug may help mild memory loss, study shows

UCLA researchers conducted a study of a small sample of adults with mild age-related memory loss. (30 Jul 08)

Conference to explore successful aging in a high-tech world - May 9

What are the greatest challenges we face as we age? Will our health care and lifestyle improve? (24 Mar 08)