ASA’s professional education and training services and programs use 10 main topics to structure our knowledge offerings; these ten topics form the basis for the subject-matter organization of our annual conference and webinars, and of our web site. You can most quickly locate articles and other resources relating to these specific topics by selecting one from the main Education or side navigation menus.
This is the starting page for topics related to Caregiving, which covers such areas as Care Transitions, Chronic Care, End-of-Life Issues and Palliative Care, Home-based Services and Products, Intergenerational Families and Long Term Care.
Online Learning: ASA members have free access to all web seminars.
Part of the Family Caregiver Support Series, sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care
Are you concerned about your aging parent? It’s critical to learn about the physical and emotional signs of aging, such as loss of energy or changes in mood, that can inadvertently increase the risk of an older adult losing their independence. This webinar will outline these signs, as well attention signals and environmental clues that might point to cognitive decline. Suggestions to engage an older adults’ mind, body and spirit will also be covered, as well as the fears older adults have about aging and how to address them.
We often think about the way we want to live our lives—we set goals, make plans and identify future hopes. Yet, until we are faced with mortality we rarely consider what it means to die with dignity. Healthcare providers who treat elder populations must keep this question at the forefront of their work. More importantly, however, they must be ready for a broad spectrum of answers, especially when working with diverse patient populations such as elder transgender and gender non-conforming people of color.
Tapping into long-lost visual or auditory memories can evoke strong happy reactions in those with Alzheimer’s, improving their mood for hours afterwards. This is one of the outcomes from a newly published program, begun in 2011, called Bird Tales.
5 Year Celebration Reception for Caregiving Legacy Awardees
Please join us for a special 5th year Celebration Reception honoring this year's three Caregiving Legacy Award winners and celebrating the powerful history of communities coming together to support adults with Alzheimer's disease and their families. Winners of the Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer's Diseae Caregiving Legacy Awards focus on improving lives through creative expression programming, targeting diverse/multicultural communities, and organizing for advocacy and policy changes. The National Center on Caregiving of Family Caregiver Alliance is pleased to host this reception at the ASA 2013 Conference and invites everyone to join in this celebration!
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Center on Age & Community - Creative Expression Award
Amherst H. Wilder Foundation - Policy & Advocacy Award
Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center - Diverse/Multicultural Communities Award
Last week we asked you what you see as the most significant challenge to successful care transitions. Here's what you said: