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July 2017

Monthly Archive (Aging Today)

posted 07.13.2017
By Alison Biggar The July–August issue of Aging Today has an enlightening “In Focus” section that brings mental health issues in the aging cohort out of the shadows. The section includes an article by Weill Cornell Medicine Psychiatry Professor Jo Anne Sirey who writes about the... Read more
posted 07.13.2017
By Jo Anne Sirey When accompanying my oldest daughter to her first dentist appointment, I was making small talk with the dentist. She asked what I did for a living. I told her about my research designed to improve the detection and treatment of depression and anxiety among older adults in the... Read more
posted 07.13.2017
By Alison Biggar Dan Cohen, founder and executive director of Music & Memory in Mineola, New York, originally thought managers of nursing homes and other institutions housing older adults would take his simple idea—having people with advanced dementia listen to personalized sets of... Read more
posted 07.12.2017
Are Extended-Stay Hotels a Housing Model for Aging in Place? By Terri Lewinson Gary is a 64-year-old husband and father of five adult children. He temporarily relocated to Atlanta from Virginia so that his wife Paula, a homemaker, could provide caregiving for her mother. Two years into their stay... Read more
posted 07.12.2017
Millennials are known for seeking employment where they can “do well while doing good.” Amanda Cavaleri, age 28, founder of Connect The Ages, wants to capitalize on that tendency by encouraging members of her generation to work in the field of aging. “They want to take their... Read more
posted 07.10.2017
By Kim Callinan and Kimberly Taccini The United States is facing an end-of-life crisis. Our health system ignores people’s values and priorities, and prescribes treatments that rob people of the quality of life they want and deserve. While the overwhelming majority of people say they want to die at... Read more
posted 07.10.2017
Editor’s note: ASA President and CEO Bob Stein represents ASA in the Reframing Aging work advanced by the Leaders of Aging Organizations (LAO), also serving as an advisor to the Re­framing Elder Abuse parallel research project conducted by the Administration for Community Living (and... Read more

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