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Should we recommend clients do crossword puzzles or walk briskly for 3 miles when trying to preserve brain health? What about falls—what are hospitals doing to prevent falls in the hospital or upon a patient’s return? Do nutrition supplements actually work? And why do most physicians shy away from addressing sexual issues with patients? Do insurance company wellness programs reward or punish employees? Stories about elder health and wellness appear often in the mainstream media, but this content doesn’t always offer in-depth and constructive information about how to forge strategies, solutions and models that would best serve older adults. When you browse the stories on AgeBlog, you’ll find a wealth of ideas and—best yet—people to connect up with who can discuss their first-hand experience in this topic area. 

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Healthcare and Aging NetworkThe Healthcare and Aging (HAN) is a professional community of individuals and organizations working to promote innovative, high-quality approaches to meeting the healthcare needs of older adults. The network facilitates information exchange and collaboration among policymakers, researchers and service providers.

 

Post-Acute & Chronic Care Management for a New Age

Thursday, September 26, 2013

10:00 AM Pacific / 11:00 AM Mountain
12:00 PM Central / 1:00 PM Eastern

Presented by the Network on Multicultural Aging (NOMA)

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Making Brain Health Real: The Implementation and Efficacy of the Brain Health Fair Model

Thursday, September 12, 2013

10:00 AM Pacific / 11:00 AM Mountain
12:00 PM Central / 1:00 PM Eastern

Webinar: What Seniors Need During The Holidays

Event Date: 
12.04.2013 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-08:00) Pacific Time
Short Description: 

Part of the Family Caregiver Support Series, sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care

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Does your older relative get overwhelmed at the holidays and shut down? This webinar will outline the best strategies to make the holidays special for an older adult, and less stressful for you. Gift ideas, merry-making without overdoing it, and caregiver stress relief will all be covered. 

Webinar: What Seniors Need During The Holidays

Event Date: 
12.11.2013 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-08:00) Pacific Time
Short Description: 

Part of the Family Caregiver Support Series, sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care

Full Description: 

Does your older relative get overwhelmed at the holidays and shut down? This webinar will outline the best strategies to make the holidays special for an older adult, and less stressful for you. Gift ideas, merry-making without overdoing it, and caregiver stress relief will all be covered. 

Webinar: Practical Alzheimer’s Solutions For Caregivers

Event Date: 
11.13.2013 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-08:00) Pacific Time
Short Description: 

Part of the Family Caregiver Support Series, sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care

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Caregivers for persons with Alzheimer’s face a number of challenges, including keeping them involved and diffusing difficult behaviors. But all too frequently, the caregivers can forget to take care of themselves. This webinar will show you how to use memories to comfort the person with Alzheimer’s, as well as ways to maintain safety using the PREVENT method. Easy, sensible suggestions for caregiver self-care will also be covered.

Webinar: Practical Alzheimer’s Solutions For Caregivers

Event Date: 
11.20.2013 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-08:00) Pacific Time
Short Description: 

Part of the Family Caregiver Support Series, sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care

Full Description: 

Caregivers for persons with Alzheimer’s face a number of challenges, including keeping them involved and diffusing difficult behaviors. But all too frequently, the caregivers can forget to take care of themselves. This webinar will show you how to use memories to comfort the person with Alzheimer’s, as well as ways to maintain safety using the PREVENT method. Easy, sensible suggestions for caregiver self-care will also be covered.

Webinar: The Department of Housing and Urban Development's Policy Priority on Housing and Services: Senior Housing Strategies and the Relationship to Health

Event Date: 
09.16.2013 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-08:00) Pacific Time
Short Description: 

Part of the “Conversations with GIA,” Series, sponsored by Grantmakers in Aging.

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HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan has made the relationship between housing and services a priority, recognizing that housing is a platform for health. Jennifer Ho is his senior advisor in this area, working with the Department of Health and Human Services and across HUD to strengthen partnerships that will improve health and housing stability for residents of HUD-assisted housing.  She will discuss this emerging area of interest and the importance of bringing together a variety of providers and programs to make this effort a success.

Webinar: Healthy Brain, Healthy Decisions: Empowering Older Adults to be Smart Decision-Makers

Event Date: 
09.05.2013 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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(GMT-08:00) Pacific Time
Short Description: 

Presented by MindAlert

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In partnership with the MetLife Mature Market Institute, researchers from the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas and the University of California at San Francisco will present findings from a collaborative study on decision-making. Counter to the pervasively negative view of the aging brain, this seminar will present new evidence showing age does not significantly predict better decision-making, and cognitive control was a better predictor than age on ability to make good decisions. The aging mind, as implicated by this study, may retain strategic decision-making capacity from the fifties to the eighties, given cognitive brain health. This study demonstrates the ability of an older, healthy brain not only to make good decisions, but also to retain robust cognitive performance. Ultimately, efforts to elucidate the potential of the aging mind to maintain and improve sound decision-making capacity will have broad public health benefits to mitigate disadvantageous financial decisions and abuse. By empowering older adults to engage in healthy practices to keep their cognitive skills robust, our growing population of adults in later life will have the confidence to continue to make sound decisions and keep their minds engaged throughout their lifetime.

Webinar: Mental Fitness Training Programs for Leaders Using Dynamic Video and Other Tested Training Tools

Event Date: 
08.29.2013 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-08:00) Pacific Time
Short Description: 

Presented by MindAlert

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Mental Fitness Programs are proliferating at a rapid rate, but are they effective? The 5 R’s of whole brain fitness programming must be in place in order to achieve whole brain fitness for older adults, and those elements are: Right staff; Right programs; Right older adult group; Right training; and Right evaluation of the other four elements.  This seminar will touch on the 5 R’s with specific emphasis on how to create a successful training program for staff.

What Seniors Need During The Holidays

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 OR
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 

10:00 AM Pacific / 11:00 AM Mountain
12:00 PM Central / 1:00 PM Eastern

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