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Monthly Archive (Constituent Group Blog)

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 03.02.2017
The biggest difference between Dr. Green’s approach and so many others is that she is not teaching us to get “closure,” a shutting off in response to the deaths of loved ones, but rather, “homeostasis,” a state of psychological equilibrium. And that is, indeed, what we... Read More
posted 02.23.2017
One in ten community-residing older adults reported experiencing elder abuse in the past year.  More than 5 million older adults may be victimized each year. Read More
posted 02.23.2017
When is forgetting part of the normal course of life? When does forgetting become a reason to worry? How can we tell the difference? Read More
posted 01.17.2017
I am a third-generation Air Force veteran, Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran, service-connected disabled veteran, and a cisgender gay man. It is because of the courage of those who have gone before me that I am able to say these things publically. Read More
posted 01.17.2017
We knew from our experiences with other LGBT vets that many of them experienced the effects of war and, to a larger degree, institutionalized bigotry and hate. Read More
posted 01.17.2017
LGBT veterans by and large served their country while keeping their true identities to themselves. Such closeting is immensely stressful and set LGBT service members apart from those with whom they served. Read More
posted 01.08.2017
For NEST, this has been the year of co-design. We have tried to introduce ASA members to the idea that environments, services and technologies can be improved and innovated for a better fit with the lifestyles of older adults when older adults themselves are deeply involved with the... Read More
posted 11.14.2016
Given established health disparities between lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ), as well as non-LGBTQ older adults, it is important to ensure the care provided in long-term-care settings is supportive to sexual and gender minorities, and sensitive to their unique needs and... Read More
posted 10.13.2016
An examination of the impact of participation in community musical groups on the quality of life of older people. Read More

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