The Sam and Rose Stein Institute for Research on Aging presents the latest innovative research being conducted by the center’s medical faculty, with the aim of promoting healthy aging.
Making 2021 the Year of Wisdom - Research on Aging
For over two decades, geriatric psychiatrist Dilip Jeste, MD, has led the search for the biological and cognitive roots of wisdom. In this talk, Dr. Jeste reflects on the emerging field of the neurobiology of wisdom, its promise to help alleviate the modern epidemic of loneliness, and ways to nurture and grow this complex trait.
Series: "Stein Institute for Research on Aging" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 36624]
On Resilience: Realists are Optimists
Dr. Darlene Mininni shares how two words in particular can negatively affect mental health. This lecture is part of the Frank B. Roehr Memorial Lecture Series, which was established by Mr. Roehr's daughter, Suzanne Angelucci, to inform the public on topics associated with the power of humor and positive thinking. Series: "Stein Institute for Research on Aging" [Health and Medicine] [Humanities] [Show ID: 36386]
The Digital Revolution: Ethical Implications for Research on Healthy Aging
Digital tools including mobile apps, wearable sensors, and social network platforms offer unprecedented opportunities in health research and healthcare. However, this rapidly emerging sector is outpacing existing regulatory structures and challenging norms for ethical practice. Camille Nebeker, EdD, MS, Associate Professor of Behavioral Medicine in the Department of Family Medicine & Public Health at the UC San Diego School of Medicine describes how technologies, including wearable sensors and artificial intelligence, are leveraged to capture personal health data and infer health status. Nebeker presents the ethical considerations specific to informed consent, risks of harm and potential benefits while underscoring the role that funding agencies, policy makers, researchers, ethicists, and editors have in creating the infrastructure needed to advance safe digital health research and practice. Series: "Stein Institute for Research on Aging" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 35144]
The New Science of Practical Wisdom
How wisdom is defined and measured in the laboratory, the biology of wisdom, its dynamic relationship with culture, wisdom and aging, wisdom and health, and how we might build wiser societies. THis animation is based on "The New Science of Practical Wisdom" published by Johns Hopkins University Press in the journal Perspectives in Biology and Medicine. Series: "Stein Institute for Research on Aging" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 35488]
The Modern Epidemic of Loneliness: Using Wisdom as Behavioral Vaccine with Dilip Jeste - Research on Aging
As societal stresses have increased, loneliness and social isolation have become silent killers. Dilip Jeste, MD, a geriatric neuropsychiatrist who specializes in successful aging, explains how loneliness has become an epidemic, the risk factors, helpful interventions, and how we can harness wisdom for compassion, self regulation, and more. Series: "Stein Institute for Research on Aging" [Health and Medicine] [Humanities] [Show ID: 35226]
Boosting Bone Health to Prevent Injury and Speed Healing - Research on Aging
Bones are dynamic and continue to rebuild themselves, even as we age. Bone remodeling is supported by a healthy diet and by regular physical activity. Join Vicky Newman, MS, RDN to learn more about dietary choices that help calcium stay in our bones and out of our blood vessels to support both bone strength and arterial flexibility. Adequate calcium, vitamin D, vitamin K, and several trace minerals are all important, as is enough protein and alkaline minerals like magnesium. Our food, supplement, and activity choices help protect bone strength and structural flexibility to help prevent injury and speed healing. Series: "Stein Institute for Research on Aging" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 35100]