The USC Roybal Institute research team of Kexin Yu, Shinyi Wu, Pey-Jiuan Lee, Hsin-Yi Hsiao, Yi-Chuan Tseng and Iris Chi were honored with the American Public Health Association (APHA) 2018 Nobuo Maeda International Research Award for their paper “Longitudinal Effects
María Aranda, the executive director of the USC Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging and an associate professor at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, was recently appointed to the Care Interventions for Individuals with Dementia and Their
By Jenesse Miller
A new USC study shows that older African-Americans who received culturally tailored text messages about Alzheimer’s disease had the highest increase in Alzheimer’s disease literacy levels when compared with other participants.
Researchers say the study, published in
New USC Research Highlights the Importance of Health Literacy Among Alzheimer’s Caregivers in Latino Communities
Associate Professor Shinyi Wu is on a mission to minimize the burden of care for Alzheimer’s caregivers in Latino communities by identifying and addressing gaps in health literacy.
According to the Population Reference Bureau, the number of Americans age 65
By María P. Aranda
Older Mexicans in the United States and Mexico share many of the same issues and concerns, as well as a common future. Both countries’ populations are aging rapidly, and experts in the fields of gerontology, geriatrics,
Roybal Senior Scientist Karen Lincoln was named one of the 2018-2019 Encore Public Voices Fellows. She is one of 20 leaders in the inaugural cohort of the fellowship that brings together leading thinkers who are working at the intersection of
By Vincent Lim
Findings from a study conducted by researchers at the USC Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work suggest that higher dementia prevalence among racial and ethnic minorities—particularly among Latinos—is connected to
Roybal Senior Scientist Yuri Jang is the recipient of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) 2018 Minority Mentorship Award.
GSA is the nation’s largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging. The annual honor is given to a scholar
María Aranda, executive director of the USC Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging, was interviewed by Maria Shriver for The Today Show and talked about how millennials are caring for family members with dementia. The NBC report also highlighted statistics
Los Angeles County is home to upwards of 30,000 family caregivers or care partners of older adults who need help with their daily living. One of the largest group of family care partners are those who care for someone with