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Health & Wellness

Monthly Archive (Health & Wellness)

posted 07.13.2017
Mental health emerges from the shadows, taking control at end of life, hotels for housing, small miracles through music and connecting the ages, and more. Read More
posted 07.13.2017
Once depression is detected, older adults face several barriers to mental health care, but attitude is one of the most significant. Many older adults not only perceive stigma from the community, but also self-stigmatize. Often they feel that they cannot be open about their depression, fearing that... Read More
posted 06.16.2017
Research and personal experiences became the 1970 newsprint first edition of Our Bodies, Ourselves. “We were furious about how many men wrote about women’s bodies or sexuality without knowing much, and we weren’t going to write unless we knew what we were talking about,” Swenson said in a recent... Read More
posted 06.05.2017
In a society where transgender identities are still heavily stigmatized, losing family members, being threatened in a traditional place of acceptance and being denied access to a social venue can all be life-altering losses for a transgender elder. Read More
posted 06.05.2017
Unfortunately, shameful stories of discrimination and abuse of LGBT elders are too common. Fearing how they may be treated, many LGBT elders needing long-term care and services have felt the need to deny who they are. Read More
posted 06.05.2017
For lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered older adults, who are more likely than the general population to live alone and without family support, there are compounded layers of vulnerability to abuse to consider. Read More
posted 05.15.2017
In recent years, significant progress has been made in identifying and scaling best practices to support a population having increasing rates of chronic conditions and frailty. The widespread focus on care coordination and collaborations between healthcare and social services is driving reductions... Read More
posted 04.24.2017
Accessing needed vision and eye health care remains a major public health problem. In terms of direct medical costs, eye disorders rank fifth among the top eight chronic conditions, with the overall annual cost of vision problems in the U.S. calculated at $145 billion . Read More
posted 04.21.2017
The Spring 2017 issue of Generations is dedicated to ensuring all Americans with advanced illness receive comprehensive, high-quality, and person- and family-centered care consistent with their goals and values. Read More
posted 03.10.2017
When rates of preventable deaths by cause are mapped, as The Washington Post did in November 2016, the maps look much like the map of the recent presidential election. States that voted for Donald Trump appear to have a higher percentage of preventable deaths than those states that voted for... Read More

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