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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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The Role of Family in Relocation: Basic Approaches to Easing the Psychosocial Stress of Change

posted 02.10.2017

By Crystal McGaha

Family members often play a critical role in helping to ensure loved ones continue to define their purpose and achieve their potential following major life transitions, such as relocation to a senior living facility. Older adults transitioning from their homes to assisted-living and long-term care facilities often experience high levels of emotional distress, which can result in long-term manifestations of depression, apathy, anger, anxiety, and decrease in overall well-being when left unaddressed.

Respite Care: Because Caregivers Deserve a Break

posted 02.09.2017

Respite Care: Because Caregivers Deserve a Break

By Joy Johnston

Family caregivers need, and deserve, more robust supportive services, but a break may be the most precious gift of all.

The Experiential Self and the Remembering Self

posted 02.09.2017

By Judy A. Cornish

In his book Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman explains the existence of our experiential and remembering selves. Although Dr. Kahneman is not thought of as an expert on dementia care, grasping this concept will greatly enhance your success in caring for your loved ones or clients as they experience dementia.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

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

Includes complimentary CEUs*

Register Now for Free

Seniors CONNECT for Health: Training Elders as Community Health Workers in Detroit

posted 02.03.2017

By Denise White Perkins

A tale of two seniors:

Mrs. Wixom is a 75-year-old widow. Her children live out of state. She suffered a stroke last year, and was recently discharged from the hospital after a heart attack. She has all her medications and a list of doctors’ appointments, but no car. She feels overwhelmed. She sits in a chair and stares out the window all day until it’s time to eat or sleep. She feels upset about how much her neighborhood has declined in 30 years.

A Message to the President on Aging Policy

posted 01.18.2017

Aging was not discussed in the presidential campaign leading up to the 2016 election. But the rapid and substantial aging of the American populace requires quick action. The Winter 2016–17 issue of Generations (sponsored by LTC Partners, LLC) includes fifteen articles that lay out actionable policy plans for the new Administration regarding the economic impact of aging, protecting retirement income, ensuring affordable healthcare, and finding realistic ways to pay for long-term care.


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Evidence for Action in an Aging World

Event Date: 
10.19.2017 08:00 AM - 10.21.2017 05:00 PM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-06:00) Central Time
Event Location
Address 1: 
Fairmont Winnipeg
Address 2: 
2 Lombard Place
City: 
Winnipeg
Short Description: 

46th Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting, Canadian Association on Gerontology

Full Description: 
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
 
CAG2017: Evidence for Action in an Aging World
 
46th Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting
Canadian Association on Gerontology
 
October 19-21, 2017
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
 
http://CAG2017.ca
 
The Canadian Association on Gerontology is pleased to announce the Call for Abstracts for CAG2017: Evidence for Action in an Aging World, October 19-21, 2017 in exciting Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.    
 
Join us for Canada’s premier multidisciplinary conference for those interested in individual and population aging.  Abstracts are welcomed from all disciplines and all interests in aging, including research, practice, policy and related work.  International submissions are encouraged.  We are also pleased to offer the CIHR-IA Student Poster Competition and student travel assistance grants.  
 
Abstracts are due by April 14, 2017.
 
For more information, including discounted room rates at the Fairmont Winnipeg, please visit http://CAG2017.ca
 
CAG2017 is hosted by the University of Manitoba Centre on Aging (http://umanitoba.ca/centres/aging/)
 
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Gerontological Nursing: Shaping Healthcare for those who Shaped Canada

Event Date: 
05.04.2017 (All day) - 05.06.2017 (All day)
Time Zone: 
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time
Event Location
Address 1: 
Ottawa Conference and Event Centre
Address 2: 
200 Coventry Road
City: 
Ottawa
Short Description: 

19 Biennial Conference, Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association

Full Description: 
Registration Now Open! Full Program Available!
 
CGNA2017: Gerontological Nursing
Shaping Healthcare for those who Shaped Canada
May 4-6, 2017 | Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
 
19th Biennial Conference of the
Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association
 
http://CGNA2017.ca/
 
The Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association (http://cgna.net/) and the Gerontological Nursing Association of Ontario (http://gnaontario.org/) are excited to announce that registration is now open for CGNA2017, the 19th Biennial Conference of the CGNA, taking place May 4-6, 2017 in Canada's capital city, Ottawa, Ontario!
 
The CGNA biennial conference is the only event of its kind that focuses on all facets of education, practice and research in the care of older adults.
 
With an increasing aging population, it is critical that gerontological nurses remain engaged with the latest developments in research and practice in the field.
 
The CGNA conference is a key educational and networking event for nurses, students, educators, policy makers, administrators and all others in the field of gerontological nursing.
 
Visit the CGNA2017 website to register, view the full conference program and learn more about the conference, including the pre-conference events, speakers, venue, social events and hotel and travel discounts:
 
http://CGNA2017.ca/
 
Join the CGNA! CGNA members save on registration fees for CGNA2017 among many other benefits.  To join, please visit http://cgna.net/Membership.html
 
Sponsor or exhibit at CGNA2017! There are exciting opportunities to showcase your organization or company to leaders in gerontological nursing. For more information, please read our Sponsorship & Exhibiting Prospectus: http://cgna2017.ca/prospectus/
 
Follow us to keep updated on CGNA2017!
 
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http://CGNA2017.ca/
 
We look forward to seeing you in Ottawa!
 

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