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  • The newsletter for the Generation eXchange (GenX) program has been published. You can download a copy of it here. Click to find out more >
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Recent GeroNet Updates

Dec 05, 2016
California Healthline reported Nov. 21 on the companion care program at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, in which volunteers visit with geriatric patients who have few or no visitors. Dr. David Reuben, chief of geriatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, was interviewed, as was a volunteer and a patient who benefitted from the program. The story was first reported nationally on NPR and has aired on stations around the country.
Nov 28, 2016
NPR aired a segment Nov. 21 on the Companion Care Program at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, in which volunteers visit with geriatric patients who have few, if any, visitors. Companions play cards, watch TV or just visit with elderly patients during their hospital stays. Dr. David Reuben, chief of the UCLA Division of Geriatrics, was interviewed, as was a volunteer and a patient who benefitted from the program. The story aired on local public radio stations nationwide and was published Nov. 22 by Becker's Hospital Review.
Nov 18, 2016
A Nov. 9 article in Lohud cited research led by Dr. Zaldy Tan, associate professor of medicine in the division of geriatrics and medical director of the UCLA Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Program, suggesting that regular physical activity for older adults could lead to higher brain volumes and a reduced risk for developing dementia.