September 2018

posted 09.24.2018
By Ty Johnson From enhanced interactions with older adults and their caregivers to sharing data via health information exchanges, technology is changing how community-based organizations (CBOs) provide supports and services to their clients. The Aging and Disability Business Institute (Business…
posted 09.24.2018
By Brenda Schmitthenner, Jessa K. Engelberg, Andrea M. Morris, Amy Herr, Kai Oliver-Kurtin and Cheryl Hassoldt Malnutrition disproportionally affects seniors, with up to 1 out of every 2 at risk for malnutrition, and disease-associated malnutrition in seniors is estimated to cost $51.3 billion…
posted 09.21.2018
By Jeanne Koller Social isolation and inadequate support systems are trending topics in the field of aging, and unfortunately it seems that older adults in the LGBT+ community may be particularly at risk for both. As we live longer lives we must grapple with the challenges and opportunities…
posted 09.20.2018
By Teri Kennedy More than 215,000 students at 217 primary and secondary schools have experienced gun violence at school since the 1999 shooting at Columbine High School, according to John Woodrow Cox and colleagues with The Washington Post. Be­tween 1999 and May 2018, school shootings were…
posted 09.17.2018
As a leading organization in the field of aging, ASA should have a plan to address the aging of professionals in its membership community and their transition into retirement. So thought Lynn Friss Feinberg, Helen Dennis, Sandy Timmermann and Joanne Handy, the four founding leaders of ASA’s Corps…
posted 09.17.2018
By Michael Morgan There has been an ongoing debate about the causes and prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease for decades. We know there is currently no known cure for Alzheimer’s, despite billions of dollars being spent to find a solution. In the upcoming Sept. 27 webinar, How CranioSacral Therapy…
posted 09.12.2018
By Kathy Sykes and Terri Lewinson In 2018, Americans are sharply divided. The country and Congress are polarized over tax cuts for the wealthy, anti-immigration tactics and increases in mass school and police shootings. Furthermore, Supreme Court politics threaten anti-discrimination policies,…
posted 09.10.2018
By Noll Campbell, Craig A. Solid and Malaz Boustani Alzheimer’s disease and Related Dementia (ADRD) is a national public health issue and a growing concern. Risk factors for ADRD, such as age and family history, are not mod­ifiable. However, the use of certain prescribed or over-the-counter (…
posted 09.06.2018
By Carrie Graham and Brooke Hollister Editor’s note: The SCAN Foundation, The John A. Hartford Foundation, the Administration for Community Living, the Gary and Mary West Foundation, the Marin Community Foundation and the Colorado Health Foundation have united to fund a three-year grant to…
posted 09.04.2018
The September–October In Focus section of Aging Today tackles the older voter—how they voted in 2016, and what’s to be expected in 2018 and beyond. Kathy Sykes and Terri Lewinson explain who doesn’t vote, who will (older adults), where such statistics break down racially and what this all might…