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Aging news & insights from the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology
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Aging is Happening

September 2018

Protecting against dementia and other diseases of aging
RESEARCH

New research reveals a mitochondrial gene that protects against dementia and other diseases of aging

The study provides insights on how these conditions, and other diseases of aging, might one day be treated and prevented.
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DISASTER PREPAREDNESS

Disasters and older adults: three ways we can help

Age-friendly advice on how to better prepare for these life-threatening situations.
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FALL SAFETY

Fall prevention tips

Advice for all ages from our Fall Prevention Center of Excellence.
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COLLABORATION

Home safe home

Meet alumna Jodi Olshevski MSG '91, and learn how a corporate-academic collaboration helps older adults age safely at home.
 



         
 

In the News

Media Highlights Featuring USC Leonard Davis Experts 

CNN noted that a recent study co-led by Caleb Finch of the USC Leonard Davis School adds to a growing body of research investigating the potential link between air pollution and dementia.

KUT-FM quoted Reginald Tucker-Seeley of the USC Leonard Davis School on racial inequities in government services.

Forbes featured research by Valter Longo of the USC Leonard Davis School on intermittent fasting. Longo believes fasting at regular intervals allows you to eat all you want in between. It forces your body to recycle many of its immune cells, particularly white blood cells, he hypothesized.

California Healthline quoted Donna Benton of the USC Leonard Davis School on the risks of social isolation for older caregivers.

Reuters featured research by Jessica Ho of the USC Leonard Davis School on the declines of life expectancy in high-income countries. It is the first time so many countries simultaneously experienced declines for both men and women. "This hasn't occurred in decades, and the size of these most recent declines were larger than prior declines," Ho said.

Next Avenue, via Kaiser Health News, featured research by Eileen Crimmins of the USC Leonard Davis School and colleagues on college graduates who can expect to spend more than 80 percent of their lifetime after age 65 with good cognition. The article provides the first estimates of educational differences in age-specific prevalence, and changes in prevalence over time, of dementia by education levels in the United States. The story quoted Jennifer Ailshire of the USC Leonard Davis School.

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