María Aranda, associate professor at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work and executive director of the USC Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging, was appointed as a member of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) Committee
One in Six Millennial Caregivers Cares for Someone with Alzheimer’s Disease or Other Dementia, Study Finds
A new report, Millennials and Dementia Caregiving in the United States, released today by the USC Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging and UsAgainstAlzheimer’s, shows that one out of six millennial caregivers cares for someone with dementia. With the prevalence
By Vincent Lim
María Aranda, interim executive director of the USC Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging and associate professor at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, spoke on the expert panel following the performance of El Cuidador
Roybal Executive Director William Vega is retiring after eight years of leading the institute and a illustrious research career that spans more than four decades. We’re also excited to announce that María Aranda is the now the interim executive director
The prevalence of Alzheimer’s Disease is on the rise — and with it, the economic burden of the disease (estimated to be between $157 billion and $215 billion in 2010). What’s more, growing evidence suggests that AD disproportionately impacts racial
By Vincent Lim
Over 100 attendees from the United States and Latin America—including elected members of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine—came to USC to participate in what is considered the premier social research conference on Latino health
By Joanna Clay
On a recent Friday, roughly 100 African-American seniors packed into a room at the Foundation Center in South Los Angeles.
As the music queued and Rose Monteiro came to the stage, people sipped their coffee and had their
Alzheimer’s disease can be devastating, but families don’t have to go it alone.
More than 10,000 people turn 65 every day, and by 2030, people over 65 will make up 18% of the population (as opposed to only 13% today).
September is Healthy Aging Month and World Alzheimer’s Month. Peter Braun, adjunct lecturer at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, discusses establishing services for minority communities facing Alzheimer’s disease.
Peter Braun is committed to improving quality of life
By William Vega and William Sribney
The United States has produced nearly 40 years of prevention and disparities research initiatives and public health programs aimed at eliminating inequities and the unfair burden of illness in society. These efforts have yielded a