Results reinforce need to evaluate policies and practices around detecting impairment, according to researchers.
Category: Alzheimer’s and Dementia
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.
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.
Games like crossword puzzles and sudoku are often practiced to keep brains flexing, but in the face of cognitive decline, physical strength training could also help maintain or improve cognition.
Teal Eich, assistant professor of gerontology, is a cognitive neuroscientist who explores age-related changes in brain function.
On a trip to Washington, D.C., a group of USC Leonard Davis School students met actor Seth Rogen playing a more serious role: Alzheimer’s activist.
The “Alzheimer’s Exposome” framework illustrates how environmental and genetic factors interact to more fully illustrate disease risk.
During the next decade, “advances in genetic research and big data analytics will enable more personalized — and effective — prescriptions” for disease prevention, says USC Leonard Davis Dean Pinchas Cohen.
Three USC Leonard Davis alumni discuss upcoming trends and challenges for their communities and the senior living industry.
To mark the United Nations-created holiday, the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology led campus-wide events raising awareness of the opportunities and challenges related to our aging society.