• 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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  • IAHSA to Co-sponsor Gerontological Society of America’s 2015 Global Aging Forum

    IAHSA and Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging will be co-sponsoring the Global Ageing Forum at the 65th annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America. The fourth GSA Global Aging Forum will be held on Wednesday, 18 November at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America in Orlando, Florida. The forum will focus on […]

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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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