Items Tagged ‘UCLA Health 50-Plus’

November 8, 2018

Volunteer, keep busy and take naps!

By UCLA50Plus UCLA50Plus

With 25 years of volunteering under his belt, 93-year-old Norm Serra calls himself a “professional volunteer” – and understandably so.  Two days a week, he volunteers for different UCLA Health departments, including its Spiritual Care office and UCLA Health 50-Plus program.  On other days, you will find him delivering for Meals-on-Wheels or at the Corpus […]

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Tags: spiritual care, UCLA Health 50-Plus, volunteer


Intimidated by technology? 50-Plus can help!

May 2, 2018

Intimidated by technology? 50-Plus can help!

By UCLA50Plus UCLA50Plus

According to the Pew Research Center, older adults face unique barriers to using and adopting new technology. Some 34% of older internet users say they have little to no confidence in their ability to use electronic devices to perform online tasks, while 48% of seniors say they need help setting up and using them. The […]

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Tags: electronic devices, new technologies, new technology, physical conditions, poor eyesight, seniors, UCLA Health 50-Plus


May 2, 2018

Diet and exercise can reduce protein buildup linked to Alzheimer’s, new UCLA study shows

By UCLA50Plus UCLA50Plus

A study by researchers at UCLA’s Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior recently found that a healthy diet, regular physical activity and a normal body mass index can reduce the incidence of protein buildup associated with the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. The study, led by Dr. David Merrill, a UCLA geriatric psychiatrist, found that […]

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Tags: Alzheimer’s disease, brain scans, fish, fruits, geriatric psychiatrist, healthy body mass index, Mediterranean diet, physical activity, UCLA Health 50-Plus, vegetables


May 1, 2018

Is a geriatrician right for you – Q & A with Dr. David Reuben

By UCLA50Plus UCLA50Plus

There is no right age to switch to a geriatric specialist, but Dr. David Reuben, chief of the division of geriatrics at UCLA Health, says there are guidelines that can help determine whether a geriatrician is right for you or your loved one. What is a geriatrician? A geriatrician is a medical doctor who specializes […]

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Tags: advanced directives, Dr David Reuben, geriatric specialist, geriatrician, healthy aging, UCLA Health 50-Plus