Aging

UCLA Senior Scholars is a membership program that provides opportunities for older adults to connect with UCLA’s academic community.

Membership benefits include auditing privileges at more than 100 UCLA undergraduate courses in various subject areas. Members attend lectures [...]

By UCLA50Plus • May 8, 2019
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March was “Colon Cancer Awareness Month” to help raise awareness of the importance of screening to help prevent one of the most common cancers in both men and women. Are you due for a screening?Colon cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in men and women. It affects 150,000 [...]

By UCLA50Plus • May 8, 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jP6cx2QH87Y What is the mobile stroke unit?

Approximately every 40 seconds, someone in the United States will have a stroke and every four minutes, someone will die as a result of the disease. Against that backdrop, UCLA Health launched the first By UCLA50Plus • May 8, 2019

Meet John “JJ” Goldrick, who volunteers at the information desk at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica.

JJ, 72, volunteers three days a week, and has been doing so since 2013. He is also a member of the hospital’s patient-family advisory council, an ambassador for the American Red Cross-Santa Monica Bay chapter and an [...]

By UCLA50Plus • May 8, 2019

More than 5 million people in the United States have Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say that figure is likely to triple by 2060. Currently no treatment can alter the course of dementia associated with the death of brain cells (neurodegeneration). 

Dementia [...]

By uclahealth • May 7, 2019
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 [...]
By UCLA50Plus • November 8, 2018
Older adults can benefit from regular physical activity. Fortunately, the activity does not need to be strenuous to achieve health benefits. Even a leisurely stroll around the neighborhood or a nearby park can benefit both body and mind. While activities such as hobbies can contribute to maintaining independent, [...]
By UCLA50Plus • November 8, 2018
Everybody has an occasional sleepless night, but sleep disturbances among older adults are especially common, as part of the aging process. In fact, an estimated 50 percent of people age 55 or older suffer from a sleep problem, including not being able to fall asleep or stay asleep, compared with [...]
By UCLA50Plus • November 8, 2018
As we age, we all experience some decline in our abilities, but there are ways seniors can maintain their quality of life and maximize their independence. What are some tips? Staying active both physically [...]
By UCLA50Plus • November 8, 2018
Dear Doctors: What’s the best type of exercise? I’ve been reading that high-intensity interval training can actually slow down the aging process. Really? Why? I'm not too keen on this approach but I do walk at least a mile every day. Dr. Elizabeth Ko and [...]
By Ask the Doctors • October 17, 2018