Below are the latest Longevity Center Updates:


Community Meeting “Preventing Alzheimer’s”

Alzheimer’s, already affecting 5 million people in the U.S. alone, is poised to become the world’s greatest epidemic. Come see Dr. Gary Small offer the most recent information on Alzheimer’s research.
When: Wednesday, January 9, 2013 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Where: Skirball Cultural Center
To RSVP: Call (310) 794-0676
This event is free to the public, limited seating available.

An Unforgettable MEMORY CRUISE
Improve your memory and brain health whilecruising the Mediterranean. Learn about the effect ofdigitaltechnology on your brain and Alzheimer’s prevention strategieswith Dr. Gary Small.
When: October 6 to 16, 2013 – 10 Nights – Barcelona to Athens
To learn more about the Unforgettable MEMORY CRUISE click here<http://www.willetttravel.com/DrSmall.html>

Reverse Intelligence
Dr. Gary Small, Parlow-Solomon Professor on Aging, a professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences at the Semel Institute and director of the UCLA Longevity Center, was interviewed November 26, 2012 on HuffPost Live<http://live.huffingtonpost.com/r/segment/forget-progress./50a457362b8c2a25880002e2> about the effect technological advances have had on human intelligence.

How afraid should we be of Alzheimer’s disease?
Dr. Gary Small, director of the UCLA Longevity Center, has been studying Alzheimer’s for more than 20 years. He joins Madeleine from KCET<http://www.kcet.org/shows/socal_connected/content/interview/how-afraid-should-we-be-of-alzheimers-disease.html> to talk about the fear of Alzheimer’s and whether that fear is justified.

Healthline Recognizes Alzheimer’s Video
An Oct. 31 article on Healthline.com<http://www.healthline.com/health-slideshow/best-videos-alzheimers> recognized “Heartache & Hope: America’s Alzheimer’s Epidemic,” a three-part video about UCLA’s Alzheimer’s and dementia care programs, as one of the year’s best videos about the disease. The video is on the UCTV Prime<http://www.uctv.tv/alzheimers/> web site.

Exercise Keeps You Wise
“CBS This Morning”<http://s3.amazonaws.com/TVEyesMediaCenter/UserContent/179923/1343782.5832/KCBS_11-26-2012_08.09.23.mp4> reported November 28, 2012 on research led by Dr. Cyrus Raji, a radiology resident at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, showing that seniors who engage in regular aerobic activity have an increased amount of gray matter in their brains.

Diet for Healthy Aging
Dr. David Heber, director of the UCLA Center for Human Nutrition and author of “What Color is Your Diet.” Was quoted in a November 19thHuffington Post<http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/19/diet-foods-healthy-foods-aging_n_2059145.html> article about foods that help promote healthy aging.


Senior Scholars
Now accepting applications for winter quarter!
Senior Scholars<http://www.semel.ucla.edu/longevity/senior-scholars-program> is a unique campus-wide program in which persons 50 years and older can audit regular-session undergraduate courses. Registration deadline for winter session is December 14, 2012. Winter session will start Monday, January 7, 2013.

Memory Care
MEMORY CARE<http://www.semel.ucla.edu/longevity/memory-care> is the UCLA Longevity Center’s weekly program for both caregivers and people experiencing memory loss (e.g., mildcognitive impairment, mild Alzheimer’s dementia). Memory Care teaches memory techniques as well as strategies to lower stress and stimulate the mind and body. This program takes an innovative approach to memory loss by working directly with people who have memory challenges and those involved with their care. For more information about program fees and annual membership email AHoover@mednet.ucla.eduor call 310-794-6314.

Memory Training
Memory Training<http://www.semel.ucla.edu/longevity/course/center-aging-memory-course> presents effective memory-enhancing techniques to individuals. The course combines trainer presentations with group discussions, memory checks, and skill building exercises and provides an innovative educational program for people with mild memory concerns. Now offering Saturday and evening classes, the course meets for four consecutive weeks two hours each week. For more information please contact Sherrie Goldfarb at (310) 794-0680 or email sgoldfarb@mednet.ucla.edu

Brain Boot Camp
Brain Boot Camp<http://www.semel.ucla.edu/longevity/brain-boot-camp> is designed for people with age-related memory concerns, who wish to improve or maintain their memory ability. The course is not intended for people with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. Next upcoming Brain Boot Camp dates are asfollows: Dec 11 * Jan 22 * Feb 19 * March 19
Cost: $300
For more information email bcamp@mednet.ucla.edu or call 310-794-6314

Study participants needed for dietary supplement research<http://www.semel.ucla.edu/longevity/opportunity/effects-dietary-supplements-memory> – Studying the effects of Curcumin on age-related cognitive impairment people with memory complaints ages 50-90 needed. For more information please call 310-794-5020.

Study Participants for pomegranate<http://www.semel.ucla.edu/research/opportunity/pomegranate-research> research needed. UCLA researchers are looking for Healthy Volunteers & Persons with Mild Memory Complaints tostudy the effects of Pomegranate Extract on the brain. For more informationplease call 310-206-1319.

UCLA researchers are conducting a brain imaging project focused on detecting early signs of Alzheimer’s disease in Down Syndrome Adults Aged 40 and Older<http://www.semel.ucla.edu/longevity/opportunity/adult-down-syndrome-research-ages-40-older-0>. For more information call 310-206-7392.
Are you Having Memory Problems? UCLA Longevity Center is looking for volunteers to participate in a research study on Memory Loss<http://www.semel.ucla.edu/aging/opportunity/early-detection-alzheimer-s-disease>. For more information call 310-206-7392.
UCLA researchers are looking for persons with End-Stage Alzheimer’s Disease<http://www.semel.ucla.edu/research/opportunity/end-stage-alzheimers-research> to improve early diagnosis of dementia. For more information call 310-206-7392.

UCLA Longevity Center
Memory Programs * Senior Scholars * Research * Education
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