Aging

Look closely at the brain scans above, and one of the first things you notice is how the ventricles – the dark, butterfly shapes in the middle of the brain -- are much larger in the [...]

By Leigh Hopper • August 1, 2017

Are you concerned about a loved one’s memory beginning to slip? The onset of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia can be a scary and emotionally painful point in a person’s life and the lives of his or her friends and family. Catching the early signs of cognitive decline [...]

By uclahealth • May 8, 2017

Americans seem more polarized than ever when it comes to their political beliefs, a division brought into sharp relief during the 2016 presidential election and its aftermath. That worries Dr. Mario Mendez, a professor in residence of neurology and psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences at UCLA; the level of discord [...]

By Leigh Hopper • March 20, 2017

The CNN analysis is disturbing. The conclusions even more so. By combing through state and federal data, by interviewing both regulators and victims, and by reviewing cases that finally went to court, two CNN reporters paint a picture of sexual assault and abuse in the nation’s nursing homes that [...]

By Tami Dennis • March 2, 2017

Caring for a loved one with dementia is a job nobody would choose. But with more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease, it’s a reality for many families. In honor of Family Caregiving Month, Zaldy S. Tan, MD, the medical director of the UCLA Alzheimer's and [...]

By uclahealth • November 8, 2016

Written by: Dr. Sanaz Memarzadeh Listen to your body and make time for your routine gynecologic exams In my practice as [...]

By Reggie Kumar • September 19, 2016