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February 2017

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02.28.2017
By Jim Emerman and Anne Colby One 74 year old man, who is chronically disabled, is running two large organizations, both of which he founded. One provides international relief to disaster areas throughout the world; the other provides health care assessment and support to American Indian... Read More
02.24.2017
Each year we invite contributions to AgeBlog from members of the Aging in America Conference community who will be making a presentation at the conference. For 2017, we received a rich series of contributions covering issues ranging from use of acupuncture for pain... Read More
02.23.2017
By Bonnie Brandl Elder abuse affects millions of older adults and the people who love them and care for them. The Elder Justice Roadmap, created by the field for the field and funded by the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, defines elder abuse as the... Read More
02.23.2017
By Deborah Bier Do you know someone who lives with dementia through your profession or personally? If so, it's likely at some point their cognitive health has made you concerned for your own. You forget an old friend's birthday... you can't find your car keys, again... you forget the... Read More
02.22.2017
By Rachel Pagones Pain, you could say, is the great equalizer. Young athletes, women in childbirth, sedentary office workers, manual laborers, old athletes—everyone deals with it at some time. Often it goes away on its own; sometimes you need a little help: aspirin, acetaminophen, liniments,... Read More
02.22.2017
By Priscilla Rogers According to the American Community Survey, about 1 in 50 Americans experiences “serious trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contacts.” For Americans over age 55, the rate of vision difficulty is 1 in 20, and for those over age 85, the rate approaches 1 in... Read More
02.21.2017
By Wendy L. Miller and Gene D. Cohen (with Teresa H. Barker) The following is an excerpt from Sky Above Clouds: Finding Our Way Through Creativity, Aging and Illness. Oxford University Press; $27.95; ISBN 9780199371419, 352 pages, reproduced by permission of Oxford University Press. The book Sky... Read More
02.21.2017
By Daniel R. Wilson Have you ever helped an older person navigate the complexities of life—arranging transportation to a doctor’s appointment, setting up meals on wheels, or even ensuring they can see a medical professional—only to find out they are alone at home with no family... Read More
02.13.2017
By Fay Gordon As older adults navigate potential economic and health care changes, a network of trained and supported legal services attorneys will be more important than ever. In late 2016, a White House report analyzing different legal aid programs underscored the importance of legal aid to... Read More
02.13.2017
By Janet Spinelli In order to ensure that nursing facility residents are receiving optimal high quality services in the most appropriate setting consistent with our Olmstead efforts, it is essential that we leverage the long-term care initiatives that are currently underway. Addressing the unique... Read More

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