• #GlobalAgeing2017 Bids Farewell to Montreux!

    This year’s Global Ageing Conference in Montreux, Switzerland (18-21 September 2017) connected over a thousand aged care professionals representing more than 20 countries and 6 continents! Conference highlights ranged from an immersive 2-day leadership development program to a robust educational offering with topics ranging from innovative care models and dementia care to strategic leadership and wellness. The conference was also […]

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  • Fighting Frailty One Mouthful and One Repetition at a Time

    By Jo Boylan, Ngaire Hobbins and Tim Henwood (Guest Post) As the population ages, the percentage of older adults diagnosed as pre-frail or frail will continue to increase. For the individual, a diagnosis of frailty indicates a significant physical burden and reduced quality of life, in addition to an increased risk of falls, institutionalization and death. […]

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  • CommonAge Supports the Global Ageing Network’s Outreach to Developing Countries

    By Andrew Larpent (Guest Post) The Commonwealth of Nations (formerly the British Commonwealth), is an intergovernmental organisation of 52 member states that are mostly former territories of the British Empire.  The modern Commonwealth dates back to 1949 and the post war period of decolonisation. The Head of the Commonwealth is Queen Elizabeth II, who in […]

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  • Organizational Wellness as Your Key to Success

    By Kim Daly Nobbs & Tama Carey (Guest Post) We’ve all heard the numbers.  Across the globe, our population is graying.  From 2010 to 2050, the global population of people over 65 will triple, from 524 million to 1.5 billion.  Advancements in disease prevention and treatment resulting in a marketed increase in life expectency, combined […]

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  • Dan Levitt: Rhinestone Cowboy shines spotlight on Alzheimer’s disease. | The Province

    Global Ageing Network Board Member and gerontologist, Dan Levitt, reflects on the legacy of country music legend, Glenn Campbell.  Campbell will not only be remembered for his musical brilliance, but also for the powerful way he chose to live and share his journey with Alzheimer’s Disease. Glen Campbell will be remembered for how he made music history […]

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  • A View of the Future

    By Katie Smith Sloan The future of aged care and supports revolves around two critical themes: person-centered choice and care, on the one hand, and technology on the other. Person-centered is a 180 degree departure from a paternalistic mind-set centered around the notion that “the professionals know best.” No doubt, the professionals–clinicians, administrators, social workers, etc.–know […]

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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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  • 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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  • 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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