December 2018

posted 12.28.2018
The January–February 2019 In Focus section of Aging Today urges readers to consider a new view on Alzheimer’s and dementia, to find the value in people with dementia, instead of dehumanizing them and reacting only to their disease. As Peter Whitehouse says in the lead article in the section, “What…
posted 12.28.2018
By Peter J. Whitehouse Alzheimer’s is an intractable, wickedly complex problem that requires new imagination. Let’s start by thinking of Alzheimer’s as a sort of “elephant in the room” that blocks creat­ing a more positive view of aging. The word itself is so fear-inducing that it limits our…
posted 12.20.2018
By Shelley Lyford For far too long, hospitals around the country have suffered from shortages of generic drugs essential for treating patients and saving lives, including saline solution, chemotherapy agents, antibiotics and analgesics. These shortages have forced hospitals to scramble to se­cure…
posted 12.17.2018
The 2018 Religion, Spirituality and Aging Award recognizes outstanding individuals, pro­grams and services in religion, spirituality and aging, in an effort to inspire more spiritual exploration in the aging services field. Nancy Gordon, the 2018 recipient of the Religion, Spirituality and Aging…
posted 12.10.2018
By Michael W. Hodin Aging Today’s end-of-year 2018 In Focus section, “Global Aging and the Future of the World Community,” is prescient as it is the perfect set-up to 2019, which heralds the tipping point for the mega-trend of population aging. Global leaders from the WHO to the IMF, including my…