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November 2020

Sneak peek of new aging clinic at UC Davis Health (video)

November 16, 2020

Terri Harvath, director for the Family Caregiving Institute at UC Davis Health, gives us a sneak peek into the new healthy aging clinic currently under development in Sacramento.

October 2020

We’re not getting any younger, so let’s plan for it

October 6, 2020

The UC Davis Health Aging Initiative brings new opportunities for collaboration and assessment of congnitive decline in older adults.

UC Davis School of Medicine and UTHealth get nearly $54 million to study the role of white matter lesions in dementia

October 5, 2020

Brain scientists from UC Davis School of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center have been awarded a six-year, $53.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to determine the role of incidental white matter lesions, or WMLs, in dementia.

September 2020

Emergency department moves to age-friendly approach

September 22, 2020

With a continuing increase of people over the age of 65 coming into the emergency department, UC Davis Health initiates new ways to approach these patients upon arrival, to improve their experiences, streamline the discharge process and eliminate unnecessary hospitalization.

Improving partnerships between family caregivers and health care professionals

September 21, 2020

An international conference shares strategies and innovative programs for future health professionals to identify caregivers’ preparedness to provide care, as well as training in family-centered communication for the incumbent workforce.

Sacramento philanthropists lend support to healthy aging efforts

September 18, 2020

Two Sacramento families - Angelo K. and Sofia Tsakopoulos and Chrysanthy and George Demos - donate funds to support an effort to preserve independence and choice for people as they age.

Aging Initiative: New integrated approach builds on foundation of older-adult care (video)

September 1, 2020

UC Davis Health launches a new initiative to provide world class care to older adults through clinical services, research and education.

August 2020

Two UC Davis Health experts featured in national medical journal

August 4, 2020

Nancy Lane and Garen Wintemute each have featured commentaries in the Aug. 4 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine. Lane discusses a promising treatment for osteoarthritis. Wintemute has a call to action for health professionals to address disparities in society that are causing violence and harming health.

Music & Memory reduces dementia medications and aggressive behavior

August 3, 2020

In the most comprehensive study of its kind on the effects of the Music & Memory program, researchers from the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis found personalized music reduces the amount of medication taken by nursing home residents and lessens their aggressive behaviors.

July 2020

UC Davis Health expert offers family caregivers road map for navigating COVID-19

July 13, 2020

Few groups have faced more stress and confusion facing down COVID-19 than older adults and the people who care for them. Terri Harvath, director of the Family Caregiving Institute at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, offers guidance and tips.

June 2020

Experts offer tips for summer gatherings with family amid COVID-19

June 29, 2020

UC Davis Health officials warn to not let your guard down and don’t assume keeping things within the family is safe or free from masking and social distancing guidelines..

January 2020

U.S. life expectancy is up, largely due to decreased cancer, overdose deaths

January 30, 2020

For the first time in four years, U.S. life expectancy has increased, largely due to a decrease in cancer and drug overdose deaths. UC Davis Health is a leader in preventing and treating both of these causes of death, thanks to leading edge researchers and programs.