National Science Foundation News interviewed Assistant Professor Andrei Irimia and other researchers at USC on the development of a new artificial intelligence model that more accurately captures brain age. This study could result in earlier detection of Alzheimer’s and other cognitive diseases and provide important information about how quickly our brains age.
Is “Therapeutic Lying” The Way To Ease Suffering In People Living With Dementia? (KPCC-FM’s AirTalk)
KPCC’s AirTalk interviewed Donna Benton on the best practices for communicating with people who have dementia.
The daily lives of people in the Indigenous Tsimané and Mosetén communities closely resemble those of pre-industrial societies and may provide clues for preventing heart disease and cognitive decline.
Irma Gonzalez found mentors who believed in her. They helped her find the dual master’s program in gerontology and social work and her ideal career path.
Shannon became a gerontology educator and researcher at age 64 following an acting career that spanned 30 years.
The Statesman featured a study led by postdoctoral researcher Eric Klopack on how social stressors can contribute to immune systems appearing to be older.
Yahoo News quoted Valter Longo from an interview with LA Times on how dry fasting could have long-term health consequences.
Woman’s World featured Valter Longo on the benefits of intermittent fasting.
To celebrate Black History Month and National Caregivers Day, Donna Benton joined legal advocacy group, Justice in Aging to discuss her work supporting Black caregivers, the importance of caregiving in the Black community, and strategies for advocates who wish to better support their Black older adult clients.
After earning a bachelor’s in human development and aging and a master’s in aging services management at the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, Somkene Okwuego is now pursuing a dentistry degree at the USC Ostrow School and looks forward to combining her gerontology and dentistry expertise to meet the needs of older adults.