UCLA Longevity Center News Archive


ICON media coverage

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UCLA Longevity Center To Honor Sidney Poitier, Jane & Terry Semel, Dr. Peter Whybrow, Shlomo Rechnitz & Steve Rechnitz At 2012 ICON Awards

UCLA Longevity Center To Honor Sidney Poitier, Jane & Terry Semel, Dr. Peter Whybrow, Shlomo Rechnitz & Steve Rechnitz At 2012 ICON Awards (6 Jun 12) http://finance.yahoo.com/news/ucla-longevity-center-honor-sidney-200400378.html;...

Centenarians' Positive Attitude Linked to Long Life

Living to very old age may be "in the genes" as the saying goes, and a recent study published in the journal Aging suggests that certain personality traits make up a major part of the mix of longevity genes. (6 Jun 12) http://abcnews.go.com/Health/centenarians-positive-attitude-linked-long-healthy-...

Dr. Linda Ercoli on Care Facility

Linda Ercoli, director of geriatric psychology in the department of psychiatry, was quoted May 7 in a Los Angeles Times article about a proposed Hollywood-area care facility for patients with dementia.  (11 May 12) http://www.latimes.com/health/la-me-alzheimers-care-20120507,0,7320434.story

Summer Scholars

The May 8 Examiner announced registration for UCLA Senior Scholars, a program offered by the UCLA Longevity Center that enables people age 50 and older to audit undergraduate classes at UCLA.  (11 May 12) http://www.examiner.com/article/registration-now-open-for-the-summer-session-of-...

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