By Annamarie Pluhar
“Amanda makes my life better and easier,” says Sally, age 75. Sally is a homeowner who rents a room in her house. After her husband died she felt as if she were rattling around in too large a house and wanted some company. While the added income is a bonus, she most... Read More
By Melanie Gironda
Approximately 75 percent of all physical violence results in injuries to the head, neck, and-or mouth areas of the body, clearly visible to a dental team during exams. Yet among healthcare clinicians, dental providers are the least likely to report suspected abuse, according to... Read More
By Debra Cherry
Members of ASA’s Healthcare and Aging Network are being buffeted by the many changes happening in our health and long-term-care systems. The 2009 Affordable Care Act included many provisions that will change how we deliver healthcare, which not only have significant... Read More
By Jeffrey E. Hall
Cultural variables may significantly impact initiatives to promote healthy aging. This is particularly true for health threats such as elder abuse and neglect (EAN). Assessing, studying and preventing elder abuse and neglect is complicated by a mix of social, legal and ethical... Read More
ASA is very pleased to announce publication of the Summer, 2011, issue of its quarterly journal, Generations.
For this issue, titled “Neuroscience and the Aging Brain: Perspectives on Brain Health and Lifestyle,’ Paul D. Nussbaum,... Read More
The National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP) of the National Eye Institute (NEI) recently launched a new resource, See Well for a Lifetime: An Educational Series on Vision and Aging. This educational series was developed for professionals who work with older adults to help convey science-based... Read More
America's Only Youth Caregiving Group
Illumines a Silent Epidemic
By ASA Staff
It wasn’t until a therapist asked Connie Siskowski about her experience as a young caregiver to her beloved grandfather—if she thought it was normal thing for a kid to do—that Siskowski realized... Read More
In recognition of Alzheimer’s Action Day, ASA has “gone purple” on Twitter and Facebook. We’ve also gathered recent content related to Alzheimer’s Disease from our quarterly newspaper, Aging Today; our AgeBlog; and our web seminar program. We are also delighted to... Read More
The Board of Directors of Grantmakers In Aging has announced that John Feather, PhD, will become its new Chief Executive Officer, effective October 1.
John will take over for Carol Farquhar, who has served Grantmakers In Aging for more than a decade, and who is now retiring.
John served... Read More
Those of us in the advocacy world have lots of ideas about what service providers 'need to know' about cultural competency and 'how' it should be delivered. However, there is little information about what service providers want from CCT (e.g., format, length of time, willingness to... Read More