Preserving brain health and independence

Healthy aging research

We seek to understand the health challenges that come with aging

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What factors influence healthy aging? Our research identifies the latest science, along with steps we can take to maintain our health, function and independence as we get older. Learn how our experts work to understand the issues and diseases that result from aging and provide resources for those caring for an older relative or friend.

  • Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center

    The mission of the UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center is to advance the understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias through comprehensive patient evaluations and cutting-edge research.

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  • Family Caregiving Institute

    The Family Caregiving Institute at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing was launched with caregivers in mind. It includes a world-class group of clinicians, educators and researchers. These experts strive to support the more than 40 million people who provide care to aging family members or friends in the U.S.

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  • Healthy Aging in a Digital World

    UC Davis has a vision to use technology to provide a bridge between independent living and access to health care across a person’s lifespan. The Healthy Living in a Digital World initiative unites a diverse team of experts to design, develop and evaluate creative solutions to enhance a person's daily life.

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