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Laura and Joe Alfieri created an endowment fund to support geriatric medicine fellows.

Donors support geriatric medicine fellows

Longtime UC Irvine donors Joe and Laura Alfieri have created the first-ever geriatric medicine fellowship fund for the UC Irvine Health SeniorHealth Center.

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A daughter turns to UC Irvine Health for help

When Mary Leigh Blek's 92-year-old father he asked to move in with her and her husband, she knew she needed outside assistance. So Blek, a nurse herself, turned to UC Irvine Health, where the Program in Geriatrics is known worldwide for its groundbreaking research, treatment and prevention programs.



Memory Loss

Treating memory loss

SeniorHealth Center specializes in evaluating and treating memory loss

In pursuit of happiness

UC Irvine Gerontologist Kerry Burnight shares lessons she's learned on living well

Nursing home grant

Settlement will fund elder abuse program

UC Irvine experts will train staff and support nursing home residents in Orange County

Stage performance teaches medical students the importance of compasionate elder care.

The play's the thing for geriatric education

Stage performance teaches medical students the importance of compasionate elder care. 

Seniors partner with first-year medical students to strive for improved geriatric medical care

Student-senior partnership creates understanding between doctors of the future and older adults

Seniors partner with first-year medical students to strive for improved geriatric medical care

Geriatrics expert honored for elder abuse prevention efforts

Geriatrics expert honored for elder abuse prevention efforts

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder praises UC Irvine's Elder Abuse Forensic Center and founder, Dr. Laura Mosqueda, director of UC Irvine's Program in Geriatrics.

Things you can do to help eradicate elder abuse and neglect

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Things you can do to help eradicate elder abuse and neglect

Healthy aging

A guide to healthy aging

UC Irvine's Dr. Sonia Sehgal says age is not just a number, it's a mix of many factors – some we can control, some we can’t. Sehgal, an internist and specialist in geriatric medicine, offers a decade-by-decade approach to maximizing health and quality of life.

UC Irvine geriatrics researcher Aileen Wiglesworth has led studies of bruising in vulnerable older adults.

Uncovering elder abuse

Researcher Aileen Wiglesworth and other faculty members in UC Irvine 's Program in Geriatrics have demonstrated the types of bruising on older adults that is most likely the result of abuse.

UC Irvine’s Memory Assessment Clinic offers hope of early, accurate diagnosis

Testing the powers of recall

Is forgetfulness a sign of Alzheimer’s disease? 

Improving patient care for mature adults

Improving care for older adults

Armed with a $2-million grant from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation, Dr. Laura Mosqueda and her team in UC Irvine's respected geriatrics program will teach physicians and other caregivers how to better serve older patients.

Woman wearing warm clothing

Winter wellness tips

In the winter when the couch tempts us into inactivity, take the time to keep yourself fit.