• On a Journey of Aged Care Reform – Reflections from South Australia

    By Sue McKechnie (Guest Post) Sue McKechnie, Executive Manager of Community Services at Resthaven Incorporated in Adelaide, South Australia shares insights about the changing aged care system in South Australia. ‘The Australian aged care system is undergoing substantial legislative reform and major policy change. The aim is to improve consumer engagement and choice, with a ‘consumer-directed’ model […]

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  • Designing the Future: The Evolution of Design for Older People in the UK

    By David Hughes, Chief Executive, Pozzoni Architecture ltd, Altrincham, Cheshire, U.K. & Tracy Paine, Operations Director, Belong, Nantwich, Cheshire, U.K (Guest Post) The Belong Villages have an established reputation for innovation; both in the quality of the design of the villages and the quality of care provided. Evolving over more than a ten-year period, Belong […]

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  • Call for Board Nominations Now Open!

    We are pleased to call for nominations for election to the 2018 Global Ageing Network Board of Directors. Participation on the Global Ageing Network Board of Directors is a unique opportunity for members to grow professionally and personally, to develop skills, and to connect with other leaders working in aged care and services. Candidates should […]

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  • A Novel Video-based Education and Analysis System for Caregivers of Cognitively Impaired Seniors

    By Miwako Honda, M.D., Director of  (Guest Post) In a rapidly ageing society, Behavioral Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD) management is one of the key challenges. Moreover, nursing staff caring for elderly patients with BPSD have potential to burn out quickly when adequate training and resources are limited. The high turnover rate of caregivers in […]

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  • Emi Kiyota Completes Her Loeb Fellowship at Harvard!

    Photo above: Bob Lagoya, Emi Kiyota,, Anny Wyatt and Earl Ford memorialize the occasion. On May 26 Emi Kiyota, Ph.D., President of Ibasho and Global Ageing Network Board Member, received a certificate marking the conclusion of her year-long Loeb Fellowship at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design Commencement Ceremony.  The Global Ageing Network’s Eduation […]

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  • Sodexo’s Dignicare Enhances Dining Experience for Seniors with Dementia

    By Aline Le Clef, Sodexo Belgium (Guest Post) Sodexo’s “Dignicare” meal program focuses exclusively on seniors with dementia. Because residents with dementia, just like other groups in need of care, require a customized approach to improve the dining experience and the meal experience. To support the program in a scientific and practical oriented way, we […]

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  • Nova Scotia Centre on Aging (NSCA) to Receive 2017 Award for Excellence in Applied Research

    The Nova Scotia Centre on Aging (NSCA) is one of two recipients of the Global Ageing Network 2017 Award for Excellence in Applied Research. The Nova Scotia Centre on Aging, established in 1992, is a university-based research centre that conducts applied research on age-related issues. Its mission is to advance knowledge on aging to inform social […]

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  • Interfaith Elder Care Group of Lebanon Reaffirms Their Goals of Cooperation and Peace

    By Julie Celeste Pimentel (Guest Post) The second Lebanon Interfaith Elder Care Group conference was held in Mzaar, Lebanon on April 22, 2017. The purpose of the conference was to further the understanding of the challenges and goals of the group, composed of Managers of Senior Care centers throughout Lebanon. Reference to “the war” is frequent […]

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  • Geratec Explores New Training Approach for Dementia Care in South Africa

    By Shannon Davis, Global Ageing Network Geratec, an organization providing operational and support services to aged care providers throughout South Africa, has been exploring a new training model for dementia care. The training was launched in South Africa to help caregivers better relate to and connect with people living with dementia in care homes. It incorporates a host […]

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  • ViTA-ACH Group to Receive 2017 Award for Excellence in Applied Research

    ViTA-ACH Group project, led by Kirsty Marles, is one of two recipients of the 2017 Global Ageing Award for Excellence in Applied Research this year. ViTA is a purpose built teaching, research aged care service in Adelaide, South Australia. ViTA has been designed to provide a new approach to aged care, to maximize collaboration and […]

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