The 2014 ASA Hall of Fame Award winner is Fernando Torres-Gil. The award is presented to an individual age 65 or older who has, through a lifetime of advocacy and leadership, enhanced the lives of elders through demonstrated leadership on the national level.
Mind Matters, a program of the North Shore Senior Center’s (NSSC) House of Welcome Adult Day Services in Northfield, Ill., is the 2014 MindAlert Award winner. The ASA-MetLife Foundation MindAlert Award program recognizes innovative mental fitness programs developed by nonprofit organizations.
Keep the summer learning going in July with five new web seminars designed specifically for professionals in the field of aging. You can attend one or all five. Plus you can earn up to 4 CEUs at no charge!
We at the American Society on Aging are thrilled to announce that ASA has been awarded a grant by the Archstone Foundation. This grant supports four upcoming issues of Generations and a total of twelve web seminars, to be released between July 2014 and January 2016. The funded issues of Generations will feature articles written by experts in the field.
As longevity improves, millions of people will experience multiple chronic conditions with implications for the quality of individual independence and aging with dignity. Our challenge as a profession is to understand and embrace evolving approaches, services and products to assist a growing population who will be challenged by limited resources. How will the nation's social fabric and culture change and adapt? What roles and responsibilities will be assumed by our profession?
What first springs to mind when you see the word: Parkinson’s?
Did you answer, tremor, shaking or slowness? If you did you, you're right ... well, sort of. In fact, you can’t get diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, or PD, without experiencing some of these major symptoms.
But when you see a person with PD, there are many things hiding behind tremor and slowness. For instance, did you know Parkinson’s affects vision? Causes a loss of sense of smell? Leads to constipation and GI issues?
Whether your clients or loved ones are settling into their sixties or heading into their ninth decade, they should be extra careful when taking prescription and over-the-counter medicines. As someone caring for older individuals, you should help them stay safe.
The older people get, the more likely they are to use additional medicines, which can increase the chance of harmful drug interactions.