• A Novel Video-based Education and Analysis System for Caregivers of Cognitively Impaired Seniors

    By Miwako Honda, M.D., Director of  (Guest Post) In a rapidly ageing society, Behavioral Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD) management is one of the key challenges. Moreover, nursing staff caring for elderly patients with BPSD have potential to burn out quickly when adequate training and resources are limited. The high

  • Emi Kiyota Completes Her Loeb Fellowship at Harvard!

    Photo above: Bob Lagoya, Emi Kiyota,, Anny Wyatt and Earl Ford memorialize the occasion. On May 26 Emi Kiyota, Ph.D., President of Ibasho and Global Ageing Network Board Member, received a certificate marking the conclusion of her year-long Loeb Fellowship at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design Commencement Ceremony.

  • 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

  • Nova Scotia Centre on Aging (NSCA) to Receive 2017 Award for Excellence in Applied Research

    The Nova Scotia Centre on Aging (NSCA) is one of two recipients of the Global Ageing Network 2017 Award for Excellence in Applied Research. The Nova Scotia Centre on Aging, established in 1992, is a university-based research centre that conducts applied research on age-related issues. Its mission is to advance knowledge

  • Interfaith Elder Care Group of Lebanon Reaffirms Their Goals of Cooperation and Peace

    By Julie Celeste Pimentel (Guest Post) The second Lebanon Interfaith Elder Care Group conference was held in Mzaar, Lebanon on April 22, 2017. The purpose of the conference was to further the understanding of the challenges and goals of the group, composed of Managers of Senior Care centers throughout Lebanon. Reference

  • 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

  • ViTA-ACH Group to Receive 2017 Award for Excellence in Applied Research

    ViTA-ACH Group project, led by Kirsty Marles, is one of two recipients of the 2017 Global Ageing Award for Excellence in Applied Research this year. ViTA is a purpose built teaching, research aged care service in Adelaide, South Australia. ViTA has been designed to provide a new approach to aged

  • Join Us in Our Fight Against Elder Abuse

    World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is June 15, 2017. The theme of this year’s World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is “Understand and End Financial Abuse of Older People: A Human Rights Issue”. While the  topic of elder abuse has started to gain visibility, it remains one of the least reported, investigated,

  • How To Redefine the Role of Nurses in Aged Care

    Last September, the Global Ageing Network (formerly IAHSA) convened a forum on the role of nurses in long-term care.  In the past, the role of a registered nurse was defined in terms of physical labor involved in the implementation of physical tasks or the emotional labor involved in day to day resident,

  • Language Guidelines Seek to Change Attitudes about Dementia

    According the World Health Organization (WHO), there is estimated to be 47 million people living with the dementia this year alone. This number is expected to double in 20 years. In many countries, the symptoms associated with cognitive decline are stigmatized, perpetuating a lack of awareness and leaving individuals and caregivers