Economic development and health care reform may explain why older adults living on the island are less likely to report having heart disease, lung disease and cancer than mainland U.S. seniors.
An imbalance in social support—whether someone provides more support than they receive or vice versa—is associated with worse psychological health, according to a study led by Gerontology PhD candidate Diana Wang.
USC-led study suggests that tiny, dirty airborne particles known as PM2.5 invade the brain.
Study provides rare opportunity to impact development and adoption of a health care service as it is starting to spread nationally, say researchers.
The findings in fruit flies, described in an article authored by USC Davis PhD student Laura Corrales-Diaz Pomatto, may explain how Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s affect men and women differently.
Combined with neighborhood and socioeconomic risk factors, air pollution could mean more cognitive impairment for vulnerable older adults, says USC Davis School researcher Jennifer Ailshire.
Dr. Donna Benton, director of the USC Family Caregiver Support Center, shares tips on how to show appreciation for friends and family members who care for others.
By making simple home modifications older adults can prevent accents, reduce health and long term care costs, facilitate caregiving and support independent living, says USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology expert Jon Pynoos.