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posted 11.17.2014
Speaking with neurologist Adam Gazzaley is akin to running behind an experienced trail racer—they’re always around the next bend and out of sight before you’ve managed to catch your breath. Or as Gazzaley puts it, “I do tend to work pretty intensely.” Read More
posted 11.10.2014
Joan Lunden has concentrated on her passion, which is health, and focused on helping families and women with shows like “Health Corner” and “Taking Care with Joan Lunden,” a series on caregiving. Lunden was a longdistance caregiver for her mother until... Read More
posted 11.05.2014
It’s time to stop. Throw away your preconceived notions about what it means to get older and the support we likely will need as we age. Read More
posted 11.05.2014
Elder abuse—in all of its forms—is an outrage against humanity. Read More
posted 11.03.2014
$1.2 trillion. That’s the projected annual cost by 2050 of caring for Americans suffering from Alzheimer’s. Read More
posted 11.03.2014
Paying for long-term services and supports (LTSS) continues to be one of the great financial risks facing Americans during retirement. The annual costs of care in a nursing home exceed $85,000, and homecare can cost upwards of $25,000 per year. Read More
posted 09.10.2014
Participants of the ASA Leadership Institute are taught how to lead multicultural, inclusive teams of professionals, work across silos and around barriers, and give their careers a boost by acquiring mentors, coordinating projects and expanding their professional networks. Read More
posted 09.04.2014
Caregiving responsibilities can influence individuals’ retirement decisions and their post-retirement well-being. The effect of caregiving responsibilities on retirement decisions depends upon the relative balance between care-related time demands and financial needs due to care... Read More
posted 09.04.2014
Our do-it-yourself retirement system is broken, and reform efforts will come too late to help many Americans. Given current realities, what can people do to prepare for retirement?  Read More
posted 09.04.2014
There is a desperate need for standardized training and education of the medical profession in living wills, DNR and POLST order use. This simple checklist process can be incorporated into resuscitations when medical personnel are confronted with all types of advance-care-planning documents or... Read More