U.S. death certificate data appears to vastly underestimate the true mortality burden of dementia and other cognitive impairment, according to a USC-led study.
Category: Aging is Happening
USC Leonard Davis School proposals receive funds to develop a mouse model of menopause and to study how the body’s microbiome affects reproductive function with age.
Donna Benton, research associate professor at the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, says national attention to the needs of family caregivers is long overdue.
Professor Ed Schneider shines light on the importance of mindfulness and positive mental health for older adults.
Having greater amounts of the peptide humanin is closely correlated with longer lives and better health in both animals and humans, including lower risk for Alzheimer’s.
Humanitarian Tyler Evans '02 has responded to disease outbreaks around the globe and is now the chief medical officer overseeing the COVID-19 response for the New York City Department of Emergency Management.
How social media influencers are challenging misconceptions and celebrating real aging online.
The coronavirus pandemic and the threat of serious illness should encourage conversation about care preferences and end-of-life wishes, says Associate Professor Susan Enguídanos.
The coronavirus pandemic presents new challenges to senior care, but with some planning and determination, the risk can be mitigated, according to experts from the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology.
Volunteer opportunity provides senior living residents with manicures, makeovers, and companionship and inspires a gerontology student to do more.