Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, and the only cause in the top ten that cannot be cured or reversed. Understanding the symptoms is key to early diagnosis, which can lead to a
By David Satcher and William A. Vega
It’s time to stop side-stepping the obvious: In addition to affecting the lives of virtually all Americans in the coming years, Alzheimer’s disease will devastate communities of color. We must act with urgency and
The Gerontological Society of America (GSA), the nation’s largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging, has elected Anne Katz, a clinical professor at the USC Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging and the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of
By Fabian Rodriguez
The majority of calls the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) receives are misdirected — only 1 percent of calls are associated with actual fires. Many calls come from people seeking treatment for nonurgent conditions, resulting in the
By Vincent Lim
Aileen Hongo, MSW ’13, MAG ’07, first met award-winning commercial and art photographer Ron Levine through his photographs – striking images of aging prisoners.
“This a voiceless population,” said Hongo, a life skills instructor at Five Keys
William Vega, executive director of the USC Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work and a provost professor at USC, is a new member of the UsAgainstAlzheimer’s (UsA2) Network Board of Directors,
Dementia is one of the most prevalent diseases among older adults. Recent research suggests that intellectually demanding work is associated with a lower risk of developing dementia.
Read and download print version of fact sheet (Authors: Francisca S. Then, María P.
Improving Alzheimer’s Treatment for African Americans Begins With More Effective Clinical Trial Recruitment
Disparities in access to health care and clinical research have a significant impact on the treatment of minority patients.
Health care professionals nationwide contemplate ways to achieve health parity for patients across all demographics. Karen Lincoln, associate professor and director
By Kara Watkins-Chow
Four of USC’s leading experts on aging convened on April 23 for the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books panel “Living Long or Living Well: Can We Do Both?”
Moderated by Pinchas Cohen, dean of the USC
By Eric Lindberg
It’s safe to say Benjamin Henwood is having a good year.
The assistant professor at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work recently secured several large federal grants to explore issues among homeless youth and older