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    Posted 02.09.2017
    Respite Care: Because Caregivers Deserve a Break By Joy Johnston Family caregivers need, and deserve, more robust supportive services, but a break may be the most precious gift of all. Imagine if we could harness the power of the sharing economy to transform respite care from an underutilized…
    Posted 02.09.2017
    By Judy A. Cornish In his book Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman explains the existence of our experiential and remembering selves. Although Dr. Kahneman is not thought of as an expert on dementia care, grasping this concept will greatly enhance your success in caring for your loved ones…
    Posted 02.07.2017
    By Debby Dodds We are nearly two decades into the 21st Century and the social consequences of aging still regularly include feeling isolated or depressed. The World Health Organization recently stated that, “Older people who feel they are a burden perceive their lives to be less valuable, putting…
    Posted 02.06.2017
    by Jeffrey Tamburo Differences Challenge Assumptions. —Anne Wilson Schaef What comes to mind when you think about getting older? Often it is assumed that with aging comes a host of health problems and limitations. Yet, according to the National Center for Health Statistics (2014), less than one…
    Posted 02.03.2017
    By Denise White Perkins A tale of two seniors: Mrs. Wixom is a 75-year-old widow. Her children live out of state. She suffered a stroke last year, and was recently discharged from the hospital after a heart attack. She has all her medications and a list of doctors’ appointments, but no car. She…
    Posted 02.03.2017
    By Robert Schreiber, David Dorr and Robyn Golden Community-based organizations (CBOs) that provide non-medical services and supports are essential to high quality, patient-centered primary care. And given the changing dynamics of payment reform, CBOs are an increasingly important part of the…
    Posted 01.27.2017
      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 develop and establish the Aging and…
    Posted 01.27.2017
      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 develop and establish the Aging and…
    Posted 01.27.2017
    The new President and the new Congress are moving quickly to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, and major cuts to and restructuring of Medicaid and Medicare may not be far behind. We must make our voices heard to let policymakers know that these changes will hurt older Americans and people with…
    Posted 01.18.2017
    Aging was not discussed in the presidential campaign leading up to the 2016 election. But the rapid and substantial aging of the American populace requires quick action. The Winter 2016–17 issue of Generations (sponsored by LTC Partners, LLC) includes fifteen articles that lay out actionable policy…