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Caregiving

In the United States, 43 million adult family caregivers care for someone older than age 50, and 14.9 million care for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia. The last updated value of that caregiving was $450 billion per year, and it only stands to grow. These caregivers need our help, and ASA supplies the information and resources they need. What are the latest models for preventing cognitive decline? How much will long-term care cost and what are the other options? How does palliative care work versus hospice? Are there intergenerational programs that can enrich the lives of those with dementia? Find the answers here.

 

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Online Learning: ASA members have free access to all web seminars. 

 

Aging in America 2012 Call for Proposals Deadline -- Extended to July 5 @ 6pm PDT

Event Date: 
07.05.2011 12:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-08:00) Pacific Time
Short Description: 

Deadline to submit a proposal to present at the 2012 Aging in America Conference

Full Description: 

DEADLINE EXTENDED! Submit before 6pm PDT on July 5

If you have a best-practice program, area of expertise, research or innovation you wish to share with more than 3000 professionals in the field of aging, the Aging in America conference, scheduled for March 28-April 1, 2012 in Washington, DC, is the place to do it. 

Managing LTSS Services to Help Seniors Age in Place

posted 07.27.2017

Managing LTSS Services to Help Seniors Age in Place

By Amy Herr

Introduction

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Start : 10:00 AM (Pacific)
End : 11:00 AM (Pacific)

Presented by ASA’s Mental Health and Aging Network (MHAN)

ASA Members: Register now for FREE

Music and Memory: Spreading Happiness Through Headphones

posted 07.13.2017

By Alison Biggar

Dan Cohen, founder and executive director of Music & Memory in Mineola, New York, originally thought managers of nursing homes and other institutions housing older adults would take his simple idea—having people with advanced dementia listen to personalized sets of music via iPod—and run with it. After all, Cohen had found that this activity clearly brought happiness to the listeners, with an immediate effect not seen with medication or other activities.


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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Start : 11:00 AM (Pacific)
End : 12:00 Noon (Pacific)

Part of the National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center webinar series sponsored by the Administration for Community Living.

Register now for FREE

Includes complimentary CEUs

ASA Chicagoland Roundtable - Choices and Comfort in the End Stages of Life

Event Date: 
06.08.2017 08:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-10:00) Hawaii
Event Location
Address 1: 
1725 W Harrison St, Elevator II
Address 2: 
5th Floor, Room 542, Brainard
City: 
Chicago
State: 
ILLINOIS
Zip: 
60612
Short Description: 

ASA Chicagoland Roundtable - Choices and Comfort in the End Stages of Life

Full Description: 

ASA Chicagoland Roundtable - Choices and Comfort in the End Stages of Life

Thursday, June 8, 2017
8:30 am – 10:30 am

Location: 
Rush University Medical Center
1725 W Harrison St, Elevator II
5th Floor, Room 542, Brainard
Chicago, IL 60612

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Despite increasing conversations surrounding the end stages of life, individual choice in end-of-life decisions is often overlooked. Without knowledge of options, older adults with life-threatening conditions may succumb to unnecessarily prolonged pain and suffering from end-of-life care. The choices of Palliative Care, Hospice Services and Medical Aid in Dying can empower older adults to choose quality of life over quantity of care.

In the context of these end-of-life choices, the controversial issues, family conversations, cultural differences, and cognitive/psychological impairment difficulties will be discussed.

Join ASA to hear from a panel of professionals as they discuss the impact these services have on those battling life-threatening conditions.

 

Presenters

Nancy Flowers
Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care 

Ed Gogol
Final Options Illinois

 

Registration is free and required, to attend. Only complete the application form if you have no record. Otherwise, please log in. For assistance with registration, contact Jutka at jmandoki@asaging.org

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2017 Roundtable Schedule:

August 11
October 27
December 1

All ASA members are welcome at this free event.

Local contact: Mary Lou Tomecek Baker, 312-942-2053 

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Start : 10:00 AM (Pacific)
End : 11:00 AM (Pacific)

Sponsored by The National Committee for Quality Assurance

Register now for FREE

Includes complimentary CEUs

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