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November is National Family Caregivers Month

Caregiving is an ‘Around the Clock’ duty. Ask any caregiver, and they will tell you that this is a ’24 hours a day, 7 days a week’ type of role with little or no opportunity to seek some rest for themselves. TheHollywoodTimes.net is proud to support the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology which just had its 17th Annual Caregiver Conference on Saturday October 28th, 2017.

The resource fair had educational presentations on topics of dental care for caregivers, how to combat loneliness and isolation as a caregiver, and how to use lifestyle choices to prevent and reverse chronic illnesses. A team of faculty, staff and students from the USC School of Dentistry was on-site to provide oral health screening to conference participants.

The November educational theme at the center is ‘Managing Holiday Stress’. The staff will be sharing with family caregivers the common causes of stress that are particularly unique to the holiday season. Questions like ‘How do we balance our needs for tradition, festivities and gatherings with our roles as caregivers: How do we adapt our holidays appropriately to our needs and those of the people we care for? Contact the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology for their calendar of events.

Many of our team here at TheHollywoodTimes.net have been caregivers or are currently caregiving several family members. If you are a caregiver in need of support, please contact the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology as they have outreach to come to your home as well as direct you to local events throughout the community here in Los Angeles.

The USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology is the oldest and largest school of its type in the world, and with your support the school continues to breed innovation in the knowledge of aging and develop the best and brightest scholars.

Your gift allows the USC Leonard Davis School to retain its ranking as one of the best in the nation and fosters its outstanding academic programs and enrichment in top faculty. Upholding USC Leonard Davis’ long-term reputation for rich research opportunities, unparalleled experience, and multidisciplinary curriculum emphasizes the long-term value for every member of the USC Leonard Davis Trojan family–past, present, and future.

Click here to learn more about the many ways to support the USC Leonard Davis School.

The mission of the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology is to promote healthy aging for individuals, communities and societies through leadership and innovation in research, education and practice.

This mission is carried out by a faculty that is highly interdisciplinary, approaching aging from diverse areas such as neurobiology, molecular biology, biodemography, cognitive psychology, sociology, urban planning and health services research. This expertise has earned the USC Leonard Davis School an international reputation for its strengths in basic biological, social behavioral, and policy science. It also has a long history of applied research designed to systematically test program effectiveness. Cross-disciplinary applied and translational research is conducted in a number of areas related to aging, including family studies, housing, long-term services and supports, fall prevention, elder abuse prevention, caregiving, and technology and aging.

In addition, the school serves as a focal point for faculty and students from throughout the university to collaborate on basic and applied research in aging fostering partnerships through collaborative centers and institutes, joint appointments, and dual degrees. With the USC Leonard Davis School as the hub of aging research, and with additional strong programs throughout the university, USC is leading the way in defining the field of gerontology. Transdisciplinary relationships within the school and with colleagues throughout the University will take USC Leonard Davis research to the next level and more firmly establish USC as the world leader.

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