• A Reflection on Perth – 2015 Conference Highlights

    IAHSA’s 11th Bi-Annual Conference was, by all accounts, a big success. With the theme of “Global Communities Coming Together”, over 800 delegates from around the world converged on Perth to tackle some of the thorniest issues in aged care and services and to commit to working together to solve them. Katie Smith Sloan, Executive Director of […]

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  • Implementing the Inter-American Convention on Protecting the Human Rights of Older Persons: A Call for Action

    By Taryn Patterson On September 3rd, 2015 a series of experts and human rights leaders addressed the plenary session of a convening charged with outlining actionable steps to implement the Inter-American Convention on Protecting the Human Rights of Older Persons. The event was held at the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Regional Office for the […]

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  • WHO Requests Public Feedback on Global Strategy and Action Plan on Ageing

    The World Health Organization (WHO) is requesting public consultation on Draft zero of the “Global Strategy and Action Plan on Ageing and Health”. The consultation seeks feedback from individuals and institutions with an interest in fostering healthy and active ageing worldwide. Input from this effort will be used towards the development of Draft 1 “Global Strategy and Action Plan” agreement. […]

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  • The Language of Dementia

    “Words are powerful. The use of appropriate words can dramatically help to reshape attitudes, actions, and thoughts about people who are living with dementia. Rather than disrespecting and diminishing any person, all words used shoudl be supportive, respectful and life-affirming.” This important reminder was the conclusion of the compelling report written by the Dementia Action […]

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