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4 weeks 1 day

End-of-Life Care for People with Dementia

Senior Help Desk healthcare Blog By National Institutes of Health . Nation Institute of Aging

 

As they reach the end of life, people suffering from dementia can present special challenges for caregivers. People can live with diseases such as Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s dementia for years, so it can be hard to think of these as terminal diseases. But, they do cause death

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Senior Help Desk healthcare Blog By National Institutes of Health . Nation Institute of Aging

 

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1 month 36 min

Volunteers Help Ombudsmen Give Nursing Home Residents ‘A Voice’ In Their Care

Seniorhelpdesk.com blog by Susan Jaffe and Kaiser Health News​

 

Since retiring four years ago, Barbara Corprew has visited Paris, traveled to a North Carolina film festival and taken Pilates classes, focusing on — as she puts it — just “doing things for me.” Now the former Justice Department lawyer, who worked on white-collar crime cases, is devoting time to something completely different: She visits nursing homes every week.

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1 month 45 min

New Medicare Advantage Tool To Lower Drug Prices Puts Crimp In Patients’ Choices

Seniorhelpdesk.com blog by Susan Jaffe and Kaiser Health News​

This story also ran on NPR. This story can be republished for free.Details link: http://khn.org/syndication/

Starting next year, Medicare Advantage plans will be able to add restrictions on expensive, injectable drugs administered by doctors to treat cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, macular degeneration and other serious diseases.

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1 month 1 day

2018 Orange Senior Health & Safety Fair on Friday, September 21, 2018, 9:30 AM to 12:00 pm. Located at The High Plains Community Center Gym, 525 Orange Center Road, Orange, CT 06477

2018 Orange Senior Health & Safety Fair on Friday, September 21, 2018, 9:30 AM to 12:00 pm. Located at The High Plains Community Center Gym, 525 Orange Center Road, Orange, CT 06477.   

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2018 Orange Senior Health & Safety Fair on Friday, September 21, 2018, 9:30 AM to 12:00 pm. Located at The High Plains Community Center Gym, 525 Orange Center Road, Orange, CT 06477.

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1 month 1 day

2019 Harvard/Glenn Symposium on Aging will be held on Monday, May 20, 2019. Save the Date!

2019 Harvard/Glenn Symposium on Aging will be held on Monday, May 20, 2019. Save the Date!

Each year, the Paul F. Glenn Center for the Biology of Aging hosts the Harvard Symposium on Aging with a mission to educate the wider research community about advancements in this fast-paced field and to stimulate collaborative research in this area. We have been fortunate to have many of the leaders in the aging field speak at the symposia. 

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2019 Harvard/Glenn Symposium on Aging will be held on Monday, May 20, 2019. Save the Date!

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1 month 1 day

Learning To Advance The Positives Of Aging

Blog by Judith Graham and Kaiser Health News​

 

What can be done about negative stereotypes that portray older adults as out-of-touch, useless, feeble, incompetent, pitiful and irrelevant?

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Blog by Judith Graham and Kaiser Health News​

 

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1 month 1 day

Good Friends Might Be Your Best Brain Booster As You Age

 

Blog by Judith Graham and Kaiser Health News​

Ask Edith Smith, a proud 103-year-old, about her friends, and she’ll give you an earful.

There’s Johnetta, 101, whom she’s known for 70 years and who has Alzheimer’s disease. “I call her every day and just say ‘Hi, how are you doing?’ She never knows, but she says hi back, and I tease her,” Smith said.

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Blog by Judith Graham and Kaiser Health News​

Ask Edith Smith, a proud 103-year-old, about her friends, and she’ll give you an earful.

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1 month 2 days

2018 The Gerontological Society of America (GSA)​ Annual Scientific Meeting For The Purpose of Longer Lives​. On November 14-18 2018. Located at t the Sheraton Boston Hotel 39 Dalton St, Boston, MA 02199​

2018 The Gerontological Society of America (GSA)​  Annual Scientific Meeting For The Purpose of Longer Lives​. On November 14-18 2018. Located at t the Sheraton Boston Hotel 39 Dalton St, Boston, MA 02199​

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2018 The Gerontological Society of America (GSA)​  Annual Scientific Meeting For The Purpose of Longer Lives​. On November 14-18 2018.

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1 month 2 days

Please join the Aging2.0 Boston Chapter for a Fireside Chat on Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 6:00pm. Stay tuned for further details, including speakers and venue.

Save The Date:

Please join the Aging2.0 Boston Chapter for a Fireside Chat on Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 6:00pm. Stay tuned for further details, including speakers and venue. ​

For more information visit: https://www.aging2.com/boston/

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1 month 2 days

No Gaps In Understanding: Here’s Your Primer On Medigap Coverage

 

Blog by Judith Graham and Kaiser Health News​

Every year, older adults can opt out of a Medicare Advantage plan and opt in to original Medicare during open enrollment season, which begins on Oct. 15. But unexpected problems can arise with this change. Notably, seniors who want to return to original Medicare might not be able to purchase Medicare supplemental insurance, also known as Medigap coverage.

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1 month 2 days

1,400 Nursing Homes Get Lower Medicare Ratings Because Of Staffing Concerns

 By Jordan Rau and Elizabeth Lucas​ and Kaiser Health News

This story also ran on The New York Times. This story can be republished for free. Details link: http://khn.org/syndication/    

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 By Jordan Rau and Elizabeth Lucas​ and Kaiser Health News

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1 month 2 days

2019 Aging in America Conference​ April 15 -18, 2019. Located at The Hyatt Regency New Orleans 601 Loyola Ave, New Orleans, LA 70113 United States

2019 Aging in America Conference​ April 15 -18, 2019. Located at The Hyatt Regency New Orleans  601 Loyola Ave, New Orleans,  LA 70113 United States 

 

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2019 Aging in America Conference​ April 15 -18, 2019. Located at The Hyatt Regency New Orleans  601 Loyola Ave, New Orleans,  LA 70113 United States 

 

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1 month 2 days

Aging2.0 OPTIMIZE Conference November 14th & 15th, 2018 in San Francisco, CA @ 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

The aging and innovation space has matured over the past 5 years and so has the Aging2.0 OPTIMIZE Conference.
This year, Aging2.0 is raising the bar with a keen focus on in-market solutions with real traction, outcomes metrics and funding.

Hear from industry leaders embracing new models of care and find partners with proven solutions to the biggest challenges and opportunities unfolding in post-acute and senior care.

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The aging and innovation space has matured over the past 5 years and so has the Aging2.0 OPTIMIZE Conference.

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1 month 3 days

2018 "National Alzheimer’s Summit" in Washington D.C. on September 24 -26, 2018 from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Located at The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW,Washington, DC United States

2018 "National Alzheimer’s Summit" in Washington D.C. on September 24 -26, 2018 from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Located at The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW,Washington, DC United States

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2018 "National Alzheimer’s Summit" in Washington D.C. on September 24 -26, 2018 from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Located at The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

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1 month 3 days

10 Ways to Reduce Patient Readmissions

 

Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog Credited to Vitas Healthcare  https://www.vitas.com

Communication and collaboration are the keys to reducing patient rehospitalization. Studies suggest that healthcare professionals, including physicians, hospital leadership, and assisted living or skilled nursing facility administrators, can avoid unnecessary and costly readmissions by working together. 

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Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog Credited to Vitas Healthcare  https://www.vitas.com

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1 month 3 days

Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center (ADEAR)

Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center (ADEAR)​

About the ADEAR Center:

The U.S. Congress created the Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center in 1990 to "compile, archive, and disseminate information concerning Alzheimer's disease" for health professionals, people with AD and their families, and the public. Reflecting its expanding focus on related dementias, the ADEAR Center updated our name to “Alzheimer's and related Dementias Education and Referral Center” (still known as ADEAR) in 2016.

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Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center (ADEAR)​

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