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March 2018

Monthly Archive (Multicultural Aging)

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03.29.2018
By Ty Johnson Bringing the Aging in America Conference to San Francisco, just a train ride from Silicon Valley, was a deliberate move to enhance the focus on technology this year, which led to a handful of tech experts talking about predictive analytics, or data that can tell the future. But what... Read More
03.29.2018
By Ty Johnson Wednesday’s General Session, titled “Ending Senior Poverty: Why We Can’t Wait,” included both a pointed call to action from ASA Chair Bob Blancato and a major announcement from Public Policy Chair Bill Benson, but AARP Foundation President Lisa Marsh Ryerson... Read More
03.19.2018
By Julia Egan As we prepare for the “Silver Tsunami” as it’s controversially being called (e.g. the aging baby boomer generation), it is becoming increasingly important that us older adult providers be prepared to address all the needs of our aging population. While historically... Read More
03.14.2018
By Adela Carlin, Dolores Cole and Padraic Stanley Medical providers, lawyers and social workers are often in a position to engage older adults in conversations about advance planning. However, they have limited time and resources to provide the necessary support and guidance. Advance... Read More
03.12.2018
By Deborah Bier For many people living with dementia, a good night’s sleep is difficult to achieve. There are many reasons why poor sleep and dementia go hand-in-hand, such as brain changes due to dementia, disordered breathing and environmental factors. One common factor that disturbs... Read More
03.05.2018
By Erin McAuliff As planners and livable community advocates, we can always use help drumming up support for an important project or messaging proposed policies. While we know that engaging allies to assist can go a long way towards advancing these goals, more often than not we struggle... Read More
03.01.2018
By Anna Lea Cothron, Emily Long & Shelley Matthews Transportation is necessary for access to healthcare, community participation, and overall quality of life. This is no different for older adult populations. Older adults are more likely to restrict their driving in bad weather... Read More
03.01.2018
By Jarmin Yeh In August 2014, I was a graduate student at the University of California, San Francis­co (UCSF), when my grandmother died, four months after my cousin, a medical student at the University of California, Los Angeles, commit­ted suicide. These were four months in which my... Read More

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