• Community-based Model Fosters Resilience and Stakeholder Engagement

    By Dr. Taryn Patterson, LeadingAge Center for Applied Research The Red Cross Global Disaster Preparedness Center funds IAHSA/CFAR researchers to conduct case study on community-based model that fosters resilience and stakeholder engagement Researchers with the International Association of Homes and Services for the Ageing (IAHSA) and the LeadingAge Center for Applied Research (CFAR) received a […]

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  • U.S. Census Bureau and WHO Releases New Report: An Aging World 2015

    New Resource! The U.S. Census Bureau and the World Health Organization (WHO) recently released An Aging World 2015. This report covers demographic, health, and economic aspects of global population aging, and is the fifth in the Aging World series – with other reports published in 1987, 1993, 2001, and 2008. A unique and invaluable aspect […]

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  • Dementia: Gender Disparity

    A recent study by the Milken Institute entitled “The Price Women Pay for Dementia” pointed out the “pernicious gender-based health disparity” presented by dementia in the United States.There is an indisputable disproportionate burden on women as both patients and caregivers. A few facts: Women account for two-thirds of the 6.4 million Americans with dementia. Women make […]

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  • My Home Life: Research and Reflection On The Role of Care Providers

    How should we think about our roles as providers vis a vis the people we serve? Professor Julienne Meyer of City University of London reflects on My Home Life, a research-based initiative focused on what older people want and what it demands of us as providers: “Developing best practice together comprises 8 themes: two link […]

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  • Art-viewing Improves Cognition & Well-being in Dementia Patients and Caregivers

    A recent study conducted by the Canterbury Christ Church University in the UK shows that regular art-viewing sessions via touchscreen tablets may cause significant cognitive improvement and boost the overall wellbeing of dementia patients and their caregivers. The study was published online in the December issue of the Journal of Applied Gerontology. 12 volunteer pairs […]

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  • How to Combat Loneliness in Residential Care Settings

    By Geralyn Magan Resident engagement and peer support can be more effective than traditional activities programs in addressing loneliness and depression among residents of nursing homes, assisted living settings, and retirement communities. That’s the conclusion of a new paper co-authored by Robyn Stone, executive director of the LeadingAge Center for Applied Research. “The Need for […]

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  • Looking Beyond the Earthquake to Empower Elders in Nepal

    By Geralyn Magan Many still associate Nepal with the heartbreaking images of death and destruction that dominated television news programs after a devastating earthquake hit the Asian nation in April 2015. Despite its long struggle to recover from that natural disaster, Nepal still has plenty to teach the rest of the world about how to empower […]

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  • The Role of the Primary Care Physician in Managing Dementia

    Across the globe, the role of the primary care physician in managing Alzheimer’s disease (AD) has become central, and with increasing incidence of dementia and AD comes additional challenges. Extant research has examined knowledge primary care practitioners (PCPs) have about AD (Pucci et al., 2004; Turner et al., 2004). Some results have revealed adequate to […]

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  • OLTA Releases 2015 Report on Long-Term Care Challenges in Ontario

    The Ontario Long Term Care Association released a new report on long-term care in Ontario today.  This is Long-Term Care 2015 provides an analysis of the growing needs of residents in long-term care homes, noting a dramatic increase in chronic illness and acuity since the publication of its previous report in 2010. Based on the analysis, the increase can […]

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  • GSA’s 4th Global Aging Forum Focuses on Connecting Community Partners

    IAHSA recently the joined Gerontological Society of America to sponsor a forum on Global Aging: Connecting Community Partners. The forum took place on 18 November during GSA’s annual meeting Orlando, Florida and focused on international research and education efforts with particular attention on creating connections and partnerships. Dr. Robyn Stone of LeadingAge’s Center for Applied Research (CFAR) remarked that […]

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