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AiA14 Day Three: Not a Dry Eye in the Room

posted 03.14.2014

By Betsy Dorsett

The 2014 Aging in America Conference reached the halfway point yesterday, although it didn’t seem that anyone was slowing down. The buzz between sessions echoed throughout the Manchester Grand Hyatt, and many of the sessions were standing-room only. Our conference community has a stamina and zest that you have to experience to fully appreciate!

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AiA14 Day Two: A Conference Unlike Other Conferences

posted 03.13.2014

By Betsy Dorsett

Highlights of the First Day from AiA14

posted 03.12.2014

Day one of the 2014 Aging in America Conference began early with some East Coasters up early, enjoying the weather and working through their jetlag, no doubt, checking in at the AiA14 registration promptly at 7am! (We’ll be there at 7am tomorrow too, for you early-risers!)

New Fall Prevention Programs Focus on Behavior Change

posted 03.10.2014

FallsTalk and FallScape are innovative programs developed with support from the National Institute on Aging that address the difficulty of changing well-entrenched behaviors. Learn about these interventions in our workshop, "Falls Prevention: Can We Do More with an Individualized Behavioral Approach?"

Diagnosing Alzheimer's in a Family Practice Setting and The Role of Cognitive Testing & Medical Imaging

posted 03.08.2014

By Sue Halliday

Please join me and Andrew Dougherty on Thursday from 3:00 to 4:00 PM in Torrey Hills AB on the 3rd floor of the Seaport Tower, (TH 355 in your directory) for a very interesting and informative session on Diagnosing Alzheimer's in a Family Practice Setting and The Role of Cognitive Testing & Medical Imaging.

Innovative Ombudsman Programs: Shared Perspectives from New Jersey and Delaware

posted 03.06.2014

By James W. McCracken

Despite the fact that state Long Term Care Ombudsman programs have existed for several decades, many people in the senior serving community remain unaware of the core functions of these vital programs and the many ways in which they have evolved to meet the needs of today’s seniors.

Georgia's Money Follows the Person - Home Care Ombudsman Program

posted 03.06.2014

By Jeff Taylor and Liang-Lin Chao

Many people lose hope when they have to enter into a nursing home.  Georgia’s Money Follows the Person Program helps bring hope back in returning to home and continuing to live a more independent life. 

Relationships, Health, and Well-Being in Later Life

posted 03.05.2014

Social relationships have as much impact on physical health as blood pressure, smoking, physical activity, and obesity. But the power of social relationships has yet to top the list of concerns in the worlds of prevention and disease management.

This issue of Generations provides key findings on the connection between health and positive and negative relationships, and introduces novel programs designed to foster social relationships—from iHubs to Alzheimer’s cafés.

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