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Practicing Words: Writing Activities to Strengthen Older Adult Communication

posted 02.12.2017

By Karen Sheriff LeVan

“Anyhow, it’s fun. . . Even when I was sitting in the dentist’s chair on Monday getting some teeth pulled, I was counting syllables,” replied Helen, a leader in our small writing group. I’d asked her why she participated and was surprised when she continued with, “It’s a pleasure. I’m eighty years old, and I’m still perking. I’m not just sitting in a chair in front of a TV waiting for the pills. That terrifies me.”

The Role of Family in Relocation: Basic Approaches to Easing the Psychosocial Stress of Change

posted 02.10.2017

By Crystal McGaha

Family members often play a critical role in helping to ensure loved ones continue to define their purpose and achieve their potential following major life transitions, such as relocation to a senior living facility. Older adults transitioning from their homes to assisted-living and long-term care facilities often experience high levels of emotional distress, which can result in long-term manifestations of depression, apathy, anger, anxiety, and decrease in overall well-being when left unaddressed.

Respite Care: Because Caregivers Deserve a Break

posted 02.09.2017

Respite Care: Because Caregivers Deserve a Break

By Joy Johnston

Family caregivers need, and deserve, more robust supportive services, but a break may be the most precious gift of all.

The Experiential Self and the Remembering Self

posted 02.09.2017

By Judy A. Cornish

In his book Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman explains the existence of our experiential and remembering selves. Although Dr. Kahneman is not thought of as an expert on dementia care, grasping this concept will greatly enhance your success in caring for your loved ones or clients as they experience dementia.

Intergenerational Success Stories: Tech-Savvy Millennial Volunteers in Aging

posted 02.07.2017

By Debby Dodds

We are nearly two decades into the 21st Century and the social consequences of aging still regularly include feeling isolated or depressed. The World Health Organization recently stated that, “Older people who feel they are a burden perceive their lives to be less valuable, putting them at risk of depression and social isolation.”

Issues, Impacts, and Implications of an Aging Workforce

posted 02.06.2017

by Jeffrey Tamburo

Differences Challenge Assumptions.
—Anne Wilson Schaef

What comes to mind when you think about getting older? Often it is assumed that with aging comes a host of health problems and limitations. Yet, according to the National Center for Health Statistics (2014), less than one quarter of U.S. adults over the age of 65 identified as having only “fair” or “poor” health.

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Seniors CONNECT for Health: Training Elders as Community Health Workers in Detroit

posted 02.03.2017

By Denise White Perkins

A tale of two seniors:

Mrs. Wixom is a 75-year-old widow. Her children live out of state. She suffered a stroke last year, and was recently discharged from the hospital after a heart attack. She has all her medications and a list of doctors’ appointments, but no car. She feels overwhelmed. She sits in a chair and stares out the window all day until it’s time to eat or sleep. She feels upset about how much her neighborhood has declined in 30 years.

Patient-Centered Medical Homes and the Care of Older Adults

posted 02.03.2017

By Robert Schreiber, David Dorr and Robyn Golden

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