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posted 11.23.2016
The Fall 2016 issue of Generations includes more than a dozen articles that clearly demonstrate how oral health has become a matter of public neglect, what the effects of oral health are upon overall health, and what policy changes might work to ensure oral healthcare becomes part of the healthcare... Read More
posted 11.22.2016
For the first time in decades, older adults at the Senior Wellness Center have access to dental services as part of their holistic care needs. Thanks to the West’s ongoing commitment to older adults, West Health will continue to fuel and advance innovative ways to ensure more older adults... Read More
posted 11.22.2016
Extending back to the debates around the creation of Medicare and Medicaid and continuing through to the more recent Affordable Care Act (ACA) discussions, oral health has consistently been left out of policy proposals aimed at improving the health and well­being of America’s older adults... Read More
posted 11.22.2016
The most important thing a dental school can do to address the needs of older adults, who are disproportionately represented in rural areas, is to help get appropriately trained dentists out there. Accomplishing this task requires a vision for building a pipeline of dental graduates and supporting... Read More
posted 11.21.2016
The ability to smile without embarrassment, to articulate speech clearly, to taste and chew food, and to be free of pain are key for well-being. Read More
posted 11.21.2016
If we are ever going to improve the oral health of our country’s older population by effecting policy change, it will require the combined advocacy of the health professions and groups that serve older people—and elders themselves. Read More
posted 11.21.2016
By just standing nearby a horse, a person’s heart rhythm synchronizes with the horse’s heart rhythm very quickly, regardless of the activity with the horse. Studies have shown that shifting into a coherent heart rhythm is restorative, releasing chemicals that positively affect your entire being. Read More
posted 11.14.2016
Given established health disparities between lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ), as well as non-LGBTQ older adults, it is important to ensure the care provided in long-term-care settings is supportive to sexual and gender minorities, and sensitive to their unique needs and... Read More
posted 11.09.2016
This was truly an election for the ages—an election where too often personalities upstaged any discussion of the issues, and an election where there were almost no boundaries on how candidates behaved. But in the end, it was an election that proved the resiliency and the occasional unexpected... Read More
posted 11.08.2016
Despite evidence for nearly 30 years that this is an important and growing issue, we are still not where we should be in terms of older adult housing and supportive services. As states continue to experience a huge demographic shift, with the senior population nearly doubling in the next 20 years... Read More

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