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December 2016

Monthly Archive (Policy and Advocacy)

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By Kim Callinan This election year Americans learned there is much that divides us, across political, cultural and generational lines. However, on one issue there has been marked agreement: people’s desire for greater personal choice and control in their end-of-life care. This desire is... Read More
A Smart Approach: Tech Design that Keeps Older End Users in Mind By Amy Andonian Seventy-four year old Doris prides herself on keeping in touch with her teenage granddaughter across the country through texting, but some days, when her fingers are too stiff with arthritis to type, Doris says she... Read More
By David Lindeman It’s no longer unusual to hear about a new tech company or application being promoted to benefit older adults, whether in robotics, virtual reality or sensors; a breakthrough in assis­tive technologies; a new mobile app; or a simple improvement in smart cell phone... Read More
By Terry Fulmer The subject of elder mistreatment featured prominently in the 2015 White House Conference on Aging, with commentary from experts, as well as from President Obama, who said, “We’re going to train more prosecutors in how to combat elder abuse.” That is one place to... Read More
By Zhenmei Zhang Severe cognitive impairment is a devastating disease for patients, their families and society. Estimates of dementia care (direct costs and informal care) for 2009 were as high as $133 billion in the United States, according to Wimo, Winblad and Jönsson in Alzheimer’s... Read More

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