Archive: February 2013

Aging People/Aging Planet

  Climate change doesn’t just threaten our planet; it also poses enormous challenges for older adults, say acclaimed artists Mary Lou Dauray and Orna Makleff. Inspired to take creative action and draw attention to this global problem, the two have created an artistic exhibition, “Aging

Reexamining End-Of-Life Care

ElderBranch, a resource for people looking for senior careproviders, recently published a series of articles regarding end-of-life care: where we are today, innovative models and interviews with experts. Below is an excerpt from our interview with Susan Enguidanos, Ph.D., of the USC Davis School of

Low-Protein Diet Slows Alzheimer’s in Mice

Mice with many of the pathologies of Alzheimer’s Disease showed fewer signs of the disease when given a protein-restricted diet supplemented with specific amino acids every other week for four months. Mice at advanced stages of the disease were put on the new diet. They

Aging behind bars

The "Golden Girls" are female inmates ages 55 and over who are serving time at the California Institution for Women. USC student Aileen Hongo is working hard to advocate for these geriatric prisoners. [Continue Reading...]

Vibrant Living 2013: Embracing Your Potential

Welcome to the first installment of our Vibrant Living Blog!  For almost 40 years the USC Davis School of Gerontology has been recognized as a premiere institution for aging research and education. We’ve immersed ourselves in the science of not just how “we” age, but also why? We’ve