September 2017

posted 09.14.2017
By Debra BenAvram What does malnutrition look like? It might be very different than you think. In fact, all too frequently, it looks a lot like my dad. Not long ago, Dad was admitted to the hospital. Because he is not underweight, he did not appear malnourished. Yet he had no appetite and grew…
posted 09.13.2017
The number of people with Alzheimer’s disease, the most common cause of dementia, is projected to increase to 13.8 million by 2050. To help educate about and combat Alzheimer’s, ASA is pleased to introduce a special supplement to Generations, “Supporting People with Dementia and Their Caregivers in…
posted 09.07.2017
By Steve Toll I have been a musician for as long as I can remember. At age 9, I started playing the violin; at 13, I taught myself to play guitar and sing popular songs. I studied with members of the Philadelphia Orchestra and, in 1970, attended Philadelphia’s Curtis Institute of Music. In the…
posted 09.07.2017
By Stacy Canan We often hear that older Americans want to “age in place.” Aging in place means living at home in the community, rather than in an institutional setting, like a nursing facility. This is the choice most people want to make even if they need services and supports to do so. With over…
posted 09.07.2017
By Michelle Seitzer We know dementia impacts all levels of an aging society—the challenges it presents are universal—and therefore should be addressed as a public policy priority by all levels of government, all around the world. Many governments are taking action, but individuals are equally…