Posts Tagged ‘seniors’

September 8th, 2021

Opioid Overdose Risk Appears Higher in Older Americans, USC Study Indicates

One in 10 adults were at risk of overdose, with older Americans relying on high doses of opioids more than younger adults, researchers found in a national sample of prescription claims. Contact: Emily Gersema at or (213) 712-3168 or Michele Keller at or (213) 210-6072 Even with COVID-19 dominating the news, the epidemic of opioid use remains […]

March 17th, 2020

Expert Tips for Helping Older Adults Amid COVID-19

A recent analysis of COVID-19 cases in China showed that older adults face the greatest danger from coronavirus. This means it is even more important for older adults to abide health guidelines advising social distancing. USC gerontology experts have tips for how you can help them practice social distancing but still feel in touch. Contact: Jenesse […]

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August 12th, 2019

Study finds older adults less distracted by negative information

A new USC study finds that the way our attention is distracted by emotion differs between younger and older adults. Contact: Jenesse Miller (213) 810-8554 or A new study shows that compared to younger adults, older adults are less distracted by negative information — even in the earliest stages of attention. USC researchers looked […]

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