UCLA Longevity Center News Archive


Diet for Healthy Aging

Dr. David Heber, director of the UCLA Center for Human Nutrition and author of “What Color is Your Diet.” Was quoted in a November 19thHuffington Post article about foods that help promote healthy aging. (4 Jan 13)

Exercise Keeps You Wise

“CBS This Morning” reported November 28, 2012 on research led by Dr. Cyrus Raji, a radiology resident at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, showing that seniors who engage in regular aerobic activity have an increased amount of gray matter in their brains. (4 Jan 13)

Healthline Recognizes Alzheimer’s

 Video An Oct. 31 article on Healthline.com recognized “Heartache & Hope: America’s Alzheimer’s Epidemic,” a three-part video about UCLA’s Alzheimer’s and dementia care programs, as one of the year’s best videos about the disease. The video is on the UCTV Prime web site. (4 Jan 13)

How afraid should we be of Alzheimer’s disease?

Dr. Gary Small, director of the UCLA Longevity Center, has been studying Alzheimer's for more than 20 years. He joins Madeleine from KCET to talk about the fear of Alzheimer's and whether that fear is justified. (4 Jan 13)

Reverse Intelligence

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 November 26, 2012 on HuffPost Live about the effect technological advances have had on human intelligence. (4 Jan 13)

Blog Highlights Alzheimer’s

A blog in the Dec. 19 Denver Post highlighted “The Alzheimer’s Prevention Program: Keep Your Brain Healthy for the Rest of Your Life,” a book by 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. (4 Jan 13)

Staying Healthy in 2013

A column in the Jan. 2  Los Angeles Daily News offering health advice for the new year featured commentary by 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, on how to stay physically and mentally fit as you age. (4 Jan 13)

Super Memory Can Be A Blessing or a Curse

Dr. Gary Small commented on October 2, 2012 in an  MSNBC.com article about individuals with extraordinarily strong memories.  (29 Oct 12) http://todayhealth.today.com/_news/2012/10/02/14181983-super-memory-can-be-a-ble...

Cell Phone Health: Your Favourite Phone May Be Harming Your Health

Dr. Gary Small, Parlow–Solomon Professor on Aging and director of the UCLA Longevity Center, commented Sept. 26 in a Huffington Post article about humans’ psychological dependence on cell phones.   (10 Oct 12) http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/09/26/cell-phone-and-harmful-health-_n_1916290...

Daily News Examines Down Syndrome and Alzheimer’s

Dr. Gary Small, director of the UCLA Longevity Center was quoted in a story about the high incidence of Alzheimer's disease among adults with Down syndrome. (10 Oct 12) http://www.dailynews.com/ci_21667511/most-down-syndrome-are-affected-by-alzheime...