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Mental Health

America’s aging baby boomer populace may be more familiar with psychology and psychiatry than was the Greatest Generation, but as a group they also have a penchant for misusing substances. Is there a way to ratchet back drug use as baby boomers age? It’s predicted that by 2025, the number of people ages 65 and older with Alzheimer’s disease will increase 40 percent (to 7.1 million), with no cure on the horizon. Who’s doing what to fix or prevent Alzheimer’s? Are too many elders with dementia being medicated in nursing homes? What about cascading medications that cause delirium, dementia and other health complications? ASA’s membership community includes many professionals and clinicians with a psychology/psychiatry specialty and they regularly contribute their expertise to stories on the issues and trends in the mental health arena. 

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

MindAlert: With generous funding from the MetLife Foundation, ASA’s MindAlert Program trains members on the newest findings in cognitive fitness, and disseminates information on current research and innovative programs that help older adults maintain and improve cognitive and mental function in their later years.

Mental Health and Aging Network: The Mental Health and Aging Network (MHAN) can help you with your professional development. Members of MHAN are dedicated to improving supportive interventions for older adults with mental health problems and for their caregivers.

 

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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https://www.facebook.com/CanadianGerontologicalNursingAssociation/ 
 
Twitter:
http://www.twitter.com/cgna_ca
http://twubs.com/CGNA2017
 
Website: 
http://CGNA2017.ca/
 
We look forward to seeing you in Ottawa!
 

Leveraging Resources to Better Serve LGBT Veterans

posted 01.17.2017

By Kathleen M. Sullivan

Like many who direct senior centers or nonprofits serving LGBT older adults, I consistently look for ways to better serve my clients and support my staff. With tight budgets and multiple demands, it’s not always easy, and can be rather daunting. Poverty, isolation and disability create a trifecta for LGBT older adults that often precipitates functional and cognitive decline.

ASA's Aging in America Conference

Event Date: 
03.20.2017 11:00 AM - 03.24.2017 01:00 PM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-06:00) Central Time
Event Location
Address 1: 
Hyatt Regency Chicago
Address 2: 
151 E. Wacker Dr.
City: 
Chicago
State: 
ILLINOIS
Zip: 
60601
Short Description: 

Over 3,000 professionals attend AiA17 to learn, network and participate in the largest multidisciplinary conference covering issues of aging and quality of life for older adults.

Full Description: 

The focus of AiA17 is innovation, including innovative policies, programs, practices, models, businesses, technologies, learning and more from across the field of aging. Register now to join this conference community of nearly 3,000 multidisciplinary professionals who, like you, are working to improve the lives of older adults.

The Aging in America Conference is recognized for its 360-degree view of the multidisciplinary issues, challenges and opportunities in aging. In addition to programs organized within 11 professional program categories, our 2017 conference will feature several "conferences within the conference" that run each day throughout the week, including the Managed Care Academy series of programs.

Don't miss this opportunity to network and learn from the experts on multiple topics and earn up to 26 CEUs at no additional cost! 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

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

U.S. Administration for Community Living

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

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

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

Register now for FREE

Includes complimentary CEUs*

How Formerly Wild Horses Are Helping Weary Humans Recover

posted 11.21.2016

By Blaine Scott

Compassion fatigue, also called “vicarious traumatization”, is the emotional residue or strain of exposure to working with those in need and suffering. Symptoms of stress, distress, and burnout in caregivers, family members, and providers can occur without realizing it.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

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

Presented by Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF), as part of their Parkinson’s Disease ExpertBriefings series.

Register now for FREE

Includes complimentary CEUs

Thursday, February 2, 2017

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

Presented by ASA’s Healthcare and Aging Network (HAN)

ASA Members: Register now for FREE

Includes complimentary CEUs

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

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

Part of the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation ExpertBriefing Series

Register now for FREE

Includes complimentary CEUs

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