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UCLA’s research and community care transform fear and isolation into a celebration of aging.
Aging, as everyone knows, is part of life. For too many people, it brings difficulties such as Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias that tarnish what are meant to be “the golden years.” By 2050, nearly 14 million Americans will live with Alzheimer’s, costing up to $1.1 trillion — and taking an immeasurable toll on patients, caregivers, family, friends, and communities.
The UCLA Longevity Center helps lift the burden. For nearly three decades, the center’s team has addressed age-related memory loss and improved patients’ quality of life by translating research discoveries to practical applications in prevention, diagnosis, clinical care, and community education.
Among their advances: Center experts have studied critical topics ranging from potential causes of Alzheimer’s to common symptoms of depression in older adults. Their learnings inform the center’s programs, which include series like Memory Care and Brain Boot Camp. These programs not only help people in Southern California but also extend across the country through partnerships with trained health care providers, hospitals, social workers, and senior facilities.
Beyond helping people survive, the UCLA Longevity Center is dedicated to helping them thrive. Participant May DuBois, who audits courses at UCLA through the center’s Senior Scholars Program, puts it well: “Longevity means living a fruitful and long life and still being able to contribute to society.”
That’s the vision the UCLA Longevity Center aspires to help everyone achieve. And your gift will play a part, empowering people to enjoy and employ their years to the fullest.
The Longevity Center helps people thrive, not just survive.
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