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The United States’ healthcare system is a moving target topic: it’s consistently in the political crosshairs and it’s a complex landscape—hard for most everyone to grasp, including people who specialize in and work in the aging services network. But at ASA we have expert members weighing in on a regular basis about what’s going on with the Affordable Care Act, and what’s the latest when it comes to Medicare, Medicaid and those who are dually eligible for both. How are people working to fix transitions between hospital and home? How can we help elders manage their medications? Where are all the new doctors and nurses for our burgeoning aging populace going to come from? How can our country handle the expected number of people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias? The issues of aging, and how elders will be cared for are huge, and we have a wealth of material on them—constantly updated material, as befits the fluidity of the subject

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Online Learning: ASA members have free access to all web seminars. 

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.

 

Where is Mental Health in the Affordable Care Act?

posted 06.27.2011
This article is brought to you by the Editorial Board of ASA’s Mental Health and Aging Network (MHAN) Adapted from presentations by Robyn Golden The Facts: Incidence of mental health disorders among Medicare beneficiaries: 25%. Incidence of mental health disorders among the general adult population: 25% Medicare beneficiaries with a severe mental disorder: 9% ...

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Caregiver Burn Out: It Can Make You Sick

posted 06.23.2011
This article is brought to you by the Editorial Board of ASA’s Mental Health and Aging Network (MHAN) By Kathleen Kelly For the past several decades, practioners in aging and mental health have had access to plenty of research information on interventions, population surveys and service system approaches for family caregivers. The idea of caregiver burnout should be well understood by the ...

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Research Reported at Aging in America Presents New Opportunities, Obligations

posted 06.23.2011
This article is brought to you by the Editorial Board of ASA’s LGBT Aging Issues Network (LAIN) By Cathy Croghan It’s impossible to work in LGBT aging and not notice the paucity of information on which to build evidence-based policy and practice. Plus, information that exists is often based on small, regional samples. But times are changing, and within the past year, several large-sc...

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Preventing Alzheimer’s by 2020

posted 06.23.2011
This article is brought to you by the Editorial Board of ASA’s Healthcare & Aging Network (HAN) By Zaven Khachaturian, Ph.D. The Campaign toPrevent Alzheimer’s Disease by 2020 (PAD2020)is an alliance dedicated to reducing the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease and other brain disorders that affect memory, movement, and mood by 50%—within the decade, and across the...

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Let’s Change the Conversation Around Brain Health in Search Of Better Answers

posted 06.22.2011
This article is brought to you by the Editorial Board of ASA’s Healthcare & Aging Network (HAN) By Paul Carlisle   This past March, more than 260 innovators in brain research, industry, education, health and aging in 17 countries gathered around the “global virtual room”  provided by the annual SharpBrains Virtual Summit, “Retooling Brain Health for the 21s...

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Don’t Forget to Exercise (or Exercise and Don’t Forget!)

posted 06.22.2011
This article is brought to you by the Editorial Board of ASA’s Healthcare & Aging Network (HAN) By Paul Carlisle Conventional wisdom suggests that exercise should have a positive effect on reducing the incidence of cognitive decline in the elderly, which leads one to believe that improved cardiovascular fitness and increased brain activity should protect against cognitive impairmen...

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Registration for Aging in America 2012 Opens

Event Date: 
10.13.2011 (All day)
Time Zone: 
(GMT-10:00) Hawaii
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Registration opens for the 2012 Aging in America Conference to be held in Washington DC

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Aging in America, the 2012 Annual Conference of the American Society on Aging takes place March 28–April 1 in Washington, DC. The ASA Conference, with more than 3,000 attendees, is recognized as a showcase for programs and projects that can be replicated, a forum for policy discussion and advocacy, and a prime source of information on new research findings in aging. It is the largest gathering of a diverse, multidisciplinary community of professionals from the fields of aging, healthcare and education, along with business leaders from across the United States.

Preliminary Results Indicate Central Texas ADRC Program is Helping Reduce Readmissions

posted 06.15.2011
This article is brought to you by the Editorial Board of ASA’s Healthcare & Aging Network (HAN) By Kip Brown The Central Texas Aging and Disability Resource Center’s care transitions program has made great strides since it began as a partnership with Scott & White Hospital in Temple, Tex., a teaching hospital with the goal of improving their discharge planning processes. ...

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Swallowing: Don’t Wait for an Emergency

posted 06.15.2011
This article is brought to you by the Editorial Board of ASA’s Healthcare & Aging Network (HAN) by Roya Sayadi and Joel Herskowitz More Information Swallow Safely: How Swallowing Problems Threaten the Elderly and Others. A Caregiver's Guide to Recognition, Treatment, and Prevention by Roya Sayadi, Ph.D., CCC-SLP and Joel Herskowitz, M.D. (Natick, Massachusettes; Inside/...

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