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Wiser, Faster, Sounds True: Insights at the Edge Podcast features Dilip Jeste, MD

Every Thanksgiving, my mental health strategy is recalling memorable, personal moments, The Washingtn Post features Dilip Jeste, MD

How to be wiser during troubled times, TODAY, features Dilip Jeste, MD

How Exercising Self-compassion Can Boost Our Well-being, Thrive Global, features Dilip Jeste, MD with Scott LaFee

Study: Loneliness Highest in the 20s and Lowest in the 60s, features Dilip Jeste, MD, and Tanya Nguyen, PhD
See also U.S. News & World ReportHealthDayDrugs.comScienceBlogMedical XpressThe LaddersSan Diego 7, UCSD Guardian and KPBS

Opinion: Voting—and Voting Wisely—Are Acts of Practical Wisdom in Society, Times of San Diego, authored by Dilip Jeste, MD

From San Diego to Italy, Study Suggests Wisdom Can Protect Against Loneliness, features Dilip Jeste, MD, and David Brenner, MD, vice chancellor, UC San Diego Health Sciences
See also The Science TimesInsiderMSNMedical XpressBusiness InsiderThe Ladders and Brinkwire

SD Seniors Community Starts 'No Seniors Alone Initiative', Patch, cites our research

Talking Alone: Researchers Use Artificial Intelligence Tools to Predict Loneliness, features Ellen Lee, MD, Varsha Badal, PhD, and Dilip Jeste, MD
See also New AtlasScience BlogThe Medical NewsFOX 5PatchMed India and Yahoo! News

A reason to look forward to aging, The Observer, features Dilip Jeste, MD

Why It’s Good to Be Old, Even in a Pandemic, The New York Times, cites research at the Stein Institute for Research on Aging

Mather Institute features our study

For nursing home residents, COVID-19 sparks an epidemic of loneliness, USC Center for Health Journalism features Dilip Jeste, MD

What Are The Health Effects Of Long-Term Social Distancing?, Inverse, features Dilip Jeste, MD. See also Sunday Edit

How older amateur athletes are staying fit through the pandemic, The Washington Post features Dilip Jeste, MD

Resilience in a Time of National and Personal Tragedy, Psychology Today features Emily Treichler, PhD, and Dilip Jeste, MD

The Age of Wisdom, Ranch & Coast Magazine features Dilip Jeste, MD

Lessons in Finding Happiness During Hard Times, AARP, features Dilip Jeste, MD

VR vacations provide comfort from being stuck at home: 'The first time I tried it I saw a city in Spain', MSN, features Dilip Jeste, MD
See also CNET

Nur ich, alleinDer Spiegel, features Ellen Lee, MD (English translation)

Alfredo and Susana Pabatao Die; Health Care Aides on the Front Lines, New York Times, features Dilip Jeste

The Society of Biological Psychiatry Podcast features Dilip Jeste, MD

Bringing Practical Wisdom Into Your Life in the COVID-19 Era, Psychology Today features  Dilip Jeste, MD, and Emily B. H. Treichler, PhD

The pandemic has amplified ageism, Los Angeles Times features Dilip Jeste, MD

Twins, 91, riding out quarantine together with daily pep rallies, The San Diego Union Tribune features Dilip Jeste, MD

Seniors bring hardy attitude to coronavirus threat — and navigate unintended consequences, The San Diego Union Tribune features Dilip Jeste, MD

Coronavirus Self-Quarantine Will Likely Exacerbate Elderly Isolation, KPBS features Dilip Jeste, MD

Can Wisdom Protect Against Loneliness? Next Avenue features Dilip Jeste

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What's Happening

WISER The Scientific Roots of Wisdom, Compassion, and What Makes Us Good
We are excited to announce the release of a new book by Dilip Jeste, MD, with Scott LaFee. From the field's pioneer, an exploration of the neurobiology and psychology of wisdom: what science says it is and how to nurture it within yourself—at any stage of your life. Learn more

Staying Connected and Healthy During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Resources for Older Adults and Caregivers
We are proud to be part of the Home for the Holidays national campaign led by the Eldercare Locator and the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a).

Wiser - The Scientific Roots of Wisdom, Compassion, and What Makes Us Good
FAN Webinar with Dr. Dilip Jeste and Howard Nusbaum, PhD, Director of the Chicago Center for Practical Wisdom at the University of Chicago

Study: Loneliness Highest in the 20s and Lowest in the 60s

Is Spirituality a Component of Wisdom?

From San Diego to Italy, Study Suggests Wisdom Can Protect Against Loneliness

Talking Alone: Researchers Use Artificial Intelligence Tools to Predict Loneliness

New Psychology Today Blog Post: Transforming Our Lonely and Stressed-Out Global Community

San Diego Fall Prevention Awareness Week

Successful Agers in Action: Nancy Martin

Medical Student Training in Aging Research

Ellen Lee, MD, is the recipient of the 2020 Gerald R. Klerman Prize for  Exceptional Clinical Research

SAMHSA Keynote Lecture: Combating Social Isolation For Seniors During The COVID-19 Pandemic

U3A Lecture: Loneliness in Seniors: Wisdom as an Antidote

Murray Galinson San Diego-Israel Initiative Lecture: Loneliness: The COVID-19 Toll on the Elderly

Training and Student Award Update

Report: Life Plan Community, UCSD-RC

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