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March 2018

Monthly Archive (Physical Health)

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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
By Michael Morgan More than 100 million people in the US are aged 50 years or older, which is about a third of the population. How do I know this? Because my five-year goal to significantly reduce deaths from Alzheimer’s has taught me many alarming facts. It all started when I watched my... Read More
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
By Diane Ty Karen was 43 years old when her mom was diagnosed with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease. As her caregiving responsibilities increased, Karen missed her daughters’ soccer games, reduced her hours at work, and began suffering from depression. While Karen’s story is... Read More
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
By Katharine Forth What’s wrong with current balance testing and our understanding of balance? Have you ever had a balance test? Do you know anyone who has? I’ll predict that if you can answer yes, the person in question had a fall before they had the test. Isn’t that a bit like... Read More
By Walter D. Dawson and John Cutler Developments in the acceptance of Medicare as part of the long-term services and supports system have taken place in recent weeks. The CHRONIC legislation (S.870) was incorporated into the Bipartisan Budget Act and signed into law on February 9. Just as... Read More

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ASA Chicagoland Roundtable - Jolt, Stories of Trauma and Transformation Event Details
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