• Cycling Without Age: A Gift of Mobility & Connection

    Sometimes seeing a need and making one seemingly small step towards addressing it can make a world of difference. Such was the case with Ole Kassow, an avid cyclist from Copenhagen, Denmark who became inspired one day when cycling by Thorkild, a (now) 97 year old resident from his local nursing home. “I saw Thorkild two and […]

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  • Will a Drone Be Your Mother’s Next Care Assistant?

    by Geralyn Magan Americans may be warming up to the idea of using unmanned aerial vehicles — or drones — to deliver Amazon packages or take pictures of unreachable places like remote mountain ranges or hurricane-decimated landscapes. But what about using indoor drones to help older people get their hands on a bottle of medicine that’s […]

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  • Western Home Communities Receives International Dementia Award for “Design Innovation of the Year”

    Western Home Communities in Cedar Falls, Iowa recently received international recognition for an innovative design collaboration with Orfield Laboraties and AHTS Architects. The group received the “Dementia Design Innovation of the Year Award” which was presented during the International Dementia Conference in Birmingham, U.K. in November. The award recognizes communal or private settings used by people with dementia that demonstrate good […]

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  • SAGE/IAHSA North American Study Tour:  The View from Boston

    By Bob Lagoyda IAHSA colleagues from Australia participated in a 15 day North American Study Tour earlier this month focused on the theme person-centered care and quality assurance systems by visiting aged care providers in Boston and Toronto.  The study tour was organized to coincide with the LeadingAge Annual Meeting in Boston; half of the […]

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  • International Call for Sessions: 2016 LeadingAge Annual Meeting

    Lend your international lense and expertise to the 2016 LeadingAge Annual Meeting! IAHSA’s US Chapter, LeadingAge, is now accepting session proposals for its 2016 Annual Meeting. The LeadingAge Annual Meeting is the largest annual gathering of aging services providers in the United States, featuring hundreds of education sessions and experts in the field. The 2016 Annual […]

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  • Elder Abuse Interventions

    Elder abuse is a problem that persists in countries around the world. It is often under-reported and, therefore, interventions are few and far between. It is a tragic and needs to be addressed. A couple of models deserve our attention. In the U.S., RiverSpring Health has developed a unique partnership with doormen in New York […]

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  • Innovative New Test for Alzheimer’s Disease Developed by 15-Year-Old 

    15-year-old Krtin Nithiyanadam, of Epsom, Surrey, has developed a prototype test for Alzheimer’s disease which could not only detect early signs of the disease, but also potentially prevent it from spreading further. Krtin submitted the test to the Google Science Fair Prize and recently learned that he made it into the final round of competition. […]

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  • Japan Addresses Its Ageing Population

    Japan’s population is the oldest on earth, with 25% of its population over 65. Over the next decade, the population of over 75 years old in greater Tokyo will grow by 1.75 million. What does nation do when 25% of its population is age 65 and over? Japan has two approaches. First, it becomes a […]

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  • Abbeyfield Society to Create a New Approach to Dementia Care

    Abbeyfield Society has broken ground on a new building in Winnersh in the U.K. designed with a “residents first” approach. Its plans include a wide range of highly innovative communal facilities, including a cinema, activity rooms for painting and sewing, a restaurant and cafe, sensory rooms and wellbeing areas including spa, a library, and a […]

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  • Funding Initiatives Seek Innovative Approaches to Addressing Aged Care Needs

    LeadingAge, the U.S chapter of IAHSA, and Comic Relief, a member of NCF in the UK, have established independent but related efforts to identify and support innovation in aged care organizations. Both organizations have grant programs based on an application process whose aim is to expand and share innovation initiated by not-for-profit organizations. Comic Relief has […]

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