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    Posted 08.09.2017
    By Corey Prachniak-Rincón If our paths happened to cross a few years back at the Aging in America conference, when I was in the middle of a two-year legal fellowship addressing LGBTQ aging, please try not to think less of me when I say what came next in my career: I have gone to the other end of…
    Posted 08.07.2017
    By Amanda Smith Barusch I was 12 years old during the Summer of Love, with a pixie haircut, a best friend, and a horse that I rode in the hills. My parents, my brother, and I watched the 6 p.m. news on television. Flower children kissed and danced in the streets of San Francisco, while Walter…
    Posted 08.07.2017
    By Bob Blancato The world of aging lost two of their finest advocates in July, with the passing of Alfred Chiplin and Val Halamandaris. Alfred “Chip” Chiplin spent more than 30 years as a leader in Medicare advocacy, with a focus on protecting the rights of Medicare beneficiaries. He performed…
    Posted 08.07.2017
    By Paul Kleyman As a journalist, my perspective on aging is somewhat unusual, in that in 1972, when I began writing my book, Senior Power: Growing Old Rebelliously (1974), I believed I’d somehow found my way to the cutting edge of a new frontier in the movement for social justice. Opposing ageism…
    Posted 07.27.2017
    Managing LTSS Services to Help Seniors Age in Place By Amy Herr Introduction The ongoing repeal and replace debate has brought to light something that most Americans are not aware of—the fact that nursing home and other long term services and supports are financed almost entirely by the Medicaid…
    Posted 07.27.2017
    By Judy Rough Multidisciplinary care is an integrated team approach to healthcare. The evaluation of treatment options and treatment planning are collaborative processes involving medical and allied healthcare professionals in concertation with the patient and the patient's family. Healthcare…
    Posted 07.13.2017
    By Alison Biggar The July–August issue of Aging Today has an enlightening “In Focus” section that brings mental health issues in the aging cohort out of the shadows. The section includes an article by Weill Cornell Medicine Psychiatry Professor Jo Anne Sirey who writes about the pervasive stigma…
    Posted 07.13.2017
    By Jo Anne Sirey When accompanying my oldest daughter to her first dentist appointment, I was making small talk with the dentist. She asked what I did for a living. I told her about my research designed to improve the detection and treatment of depression and anxiety among older adults in the…
    Posted 07.13.2017
    By Alison Biggar Dan Cohen, founder and executive director of Music & Memory in Mineola, New York, originally thought managers of nursing homes and other institutions housing older adults would take his simple idea—having people with advanced dementia listen to personalized sets of music via…
    Posted 07.12.2017
    Are Extended-Stay Hotels a Housing Model for Aging in Place? By Terri Lewinson Gary is a 64-year-old husband and father of five adult children. He temporarily relocated to Atlanta from Virginia so that his wife Paula, a homemaker, could provide caregiving for her mother. Two years into their stay…