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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

Join the LCAO Advocacy Call-In Day

posted 01.27.2017

The new President and the new Congress are moving quickly to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, and major cuts to and restructuring of Medicaid and Medicare may not be far behind. We must make our voices heard to let policymakers know that these changes will hurt older Americans and people with disabilities.

A Message to the President on Aging Policy

posted 01.18.2017

Aging was not discussed in the presidential campaign leading up to the 2016 election. But the rapid and substantial aging of the American populace requires quick action. The Winter 2016–17 issue of Generations (sponsored by LTC Partners, LLC) includes fifteen articles that lay out actionable policy plans for the new Administration regarding the economic impact of aging, protecting retirement income, ensuring affordable healthcare, and finding realistic ways to pay for long-term care.


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Fighting for Benefits for LGBTQ Elders Who Fought for Our Country

posted 01.17.2017

By Nathaniel Boehme

When I stepped off the plane coming back from Iraq in late 2006, I was met by family and loved ones who celebrated my return and greeted me with warm hugs and kind words. This helped immensely to start my conversion back to a life at home—a non-combat world off the battlefield and away from daily threats to life and limb and mental well-being. For those who served before me, specifically those who were in Vietnam, their homecoming was vastly different.

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