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March 2021

Coronavirus pandemic highlights gaps in support for caregivers

March 8, 2021

Heather M. Young has dedicated her career to improving the lives and well-being of older adults. But for her — and millions of others — the coronavirus pandemic brings the challenges to life.

February 2021

Healthy Aging Clinic offers new type of care for older adults

February 16, 2021

A new clinic designed for older adults and their family caregivers opens for internal referrals.

January 2021

California Master Plan for Aging provides blueprint that uplifts older adults and their family caregivers

January 11, 2021

The California Master Plan for Aging outlines five bold goals and 23 strategies to tackle the growing older-adult population and build a California for all ages by 2030.

UC Davis Health leader elected president of The Gerontological Society of America

January 7, 2021

Internationally recognized expert in gerontological nursing and nursing education Terri Harvath becomes 77th president of the nation’s largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging.

New membership signals dedication to improving quality of nursing care for older-adult patients

January 5, 2021

NICHE membership demonstrates UC Davis Health’s organizational commitment and continued progress in improving quality and enhancing the patient and family experience of older adults.

December 2020

Age-friendly care at UC Davis Health (video)

December 9, 2020

Deans Allison Brashear and Stephen Cavanagh host two virtual road shows to share details about the UC Davis Health Aging Initiative.

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..