UCLA Longevity Center News Archive


Dependence on technology affecting memory function?

Dr. Gary Small, Parlow–Solomon Professor on Aging, a professor of psychiatry at the Semel Institute and director of the UCLA Longevity Center, commented May 7 in a CNN.com article about how our dependence on technology can interfere with memory formation.  (11 May 12) http://www.cnn.com/2012/05/07/health/memory-computers-brain/index.html

UCLA seeking adults for memory loss study

The Examiner covered April 26 a new study by the UCLA Center for Longevity that is seeking adults with memory complaints, ages 50 to 90, to study the effectiveness of the supplement curcumin on age-related memory loss. (4 May 12) http://www.examiner.com/article/ucla-seeking-adults-for-memory-loss-study

Toronto Star Highlights Keeping the Brain Sharp

The Toronto Star featured April 29 a Q&A with Dr. Gary Small, Parlow–Solomon Professor on Aging and  professor of psychiatry at the Semel Institute, about brain function, dementia and his book, “The Alzheimer’s Prevention Program: Keep Your Brain Healthy for the Rest of Your Life.” (4 May 12) http://www.thestar.com/news/insight/article/1169639--a-q-a-with-dr-gary-small-on...

Scams on Dementia Patients

KOMO-TV Channel 4 (Seattle) and other ABC affiliates across the country covered how scammers prey on people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.  The report included an interview with Dr. Gary Small, Parlow–Solomon Professor on Aging, a professor of psychiatry at the Semel Institute and director of the UCLA Longevity Center.  (1 May 12) http://www.komonews.com/news/consumer/Scammers-use-memory-loss-to-pray-on-the-el...

Everyday Activities can Lower your Alzheimer's Risk

Dr. Gary Small was quoted in an April 18 HealthDay News story about everyday activities that can lower Alzheimer’s risk. (20 Apr 12) http://consumer.healthday.com/Article.asp?AID=663853

Regrets & Aging - Sunnier Outlook may Help

 Dr. Gary Small, Parlow–Solomon Professor on Aging, professor of psychiatry at the Semel Institute and director of the UCLA Longevity Center, commented April 19 in HealthDay News about regrets and aging. (20 Apr 12) http://consumer.healthday.com/Article.asp?AID=663947

Daily Bruin features caregiver support group

Reagan’s daughter co-leads alzheimer’s support group at UCLA Medical Center (6 Apr 12) http://www.dailybruin.com/index.php/article/2012/04/reagans_daughter_coleads_alz...

Our Relationship with Tech Devices

A March 26 article in USA Today about Americans' love–hate relationships with their personal electronic devices quoted and cited research by Dr. Gary Small, Parlow-Solomon Professor on Aging, a professor of psychiatry at the Semel Institute and director of the UCLA Center for Longevity. (2 Apr 12) http://yourlife.usatoday.com/mind-soul/story/2012-03-26/Technology-can-push-our-...

Brain functioning during middle age - CNN reports

Small was also interviewed March 10 on CNN’s “Sanjay Gupta MD” about brain function during middle age. (16 Mar 12) http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/1203/10/hcsg.01.html

Simple, low cost yoga improves life for caregivers

While care for the caregivers is difficult to find, a new study out of UCLA suggests that using yoga to engage in very brief, simple daily meditation can lead to improved cognitive functioning and lower levels of depression for caregivers. (13 Mar 12) http://newsroom.ucla.edu/portal/ucla/help-for-family-dementia-caregivers-230448....