March 2019

posted 03.29.2019
By Eilon Caspi “This is a matter of serious concern. It happens very often and will be fatal.” A resident in early stages of Alzheimer’s disease after he witnessed a frightening resident-to-resident incident. Distressing and harmful interactions between residents in the context of dementia are…
posted 03.25.2019
By Terri Worman Every year, ASA constituent group councils work to bring together daylong cohesive workshop presentations and gatherings that highlight their professional and personal interest areas. This year is no exception, and the members of the Network on Environments, Services and…
posted 03.25.2019
By Jessica Wong One of the questions my grandma asked me most often when we spent time together was, “What are you doing on your phone?” She was curious about why I was so fascinated by this device, and what could possibly be so captivating. To her, a phone was something that sat on a desk and was…
posted 03.25.2019
By M. Katherine Kraft and Kathy Sykes A growing body of evidence suggests that in recent decades the amount of time spent interact­ing with others in the public realm has declined. “While we have more leisure time, we spend more of it alone or isolated by technologies as diverse as the private…
posted 03.25.2019
By Chuck Gillespie When thinking about the terms wellness or well-being, multiple definitions come to mind. Wellness, according to the National Wellness Institute (NWI), is an active pro­cess of becoming aware of and learning to make choices that lead toward a longer and more successful existence—…
posted 03.21.2019
By Helen Dennis I have to face the dreaded ‘R’ word,” wrote Doug McIntyre as he retired from 22 years of being the host of the “McIntyre in the Morning” show on KABC/790. McIntyre is well known as a radio host, columnist, TV/film writer and producer. There is good reason to feel ambivalent toward…
posted 03.15.2019
By Jeffrey Scribner Elder financial abuse and fraud cost older Americans $36.5 billion per year (National Center on Elder Abuse).  A study conducted by Investor Protection Trust found that nearly one in five Americans over the age of 65 has been a victim of financial fraud. These victims on…
posted 03.14.2019
  By ASA’s 2018-2019 Healthcare and Aging Network (HAN) Leadership Council Each year, more and more older adults are making a positive impact in and around various communities. As volunteers, employees, employers, educators, mentors, advocates, and more, they offer insight and experience that…
posted 03.12.2019
The ASA awards program annually recognizes deserving individuals for their leadership and contributions to ASA and to the field of aging. The ASA leadership awards program includes the ASA Hall of Fame Award, the ASA Award, the Gloria Cavanaugh Award for Excellence in Training and Education, the…
posted 03.12.2019
By Sadie Harmon The Dementia-Inclusive Communities Initiative started with a grand vision to significantly move the needle toward a truly inclusive society for people living with dementia and their care partners. This was borne not only from the mission and vision of our parent organization, Elder…