• 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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  • Blue Zones: Lessons About Health and Ageing

    Dan Buettner’s Blue Zones should be instructive for all of us. They are as much about longevity as about health and well-being, no matter how long you live. His research–conducted on the ground in places where people are known to live to 100 or more–is despositive. Exercise need not involve spandex and mirrors. Walk. Food […]

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  • World Health Organization Releases World Report on Health and Ageing

    LeadingAge and  IAHSA applaud the WHO for its comprehensive World Report on Health and Ageing. At a time of unprecedented demographic shifts, it is appropriate to take a hard look at what we know – and what we don’t know about ageing. WHO’s analysis correctly suggests that we need  to “move the debate about the […]

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  • How 9 Providers Around the World Expanded into Home and Community-Based Services

    A new report from the International Association of Homes and Services for the Ageing (IAHSA) explores how 9 providers of aging services in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Australia expanded their business lines to include the provision of home and community-based services (HCBS). Residential Provider Expansion into Home and Community-Based Services is based on a […]

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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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