November 22, 2011
A study of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender seniors finds that LGBT seniors experience higher levels of disability and social isolation than the general population. The study, funded by the National Institute of Health and National Institute on Agi
November 16, 2011
There is much talk about the distance between The Greatest Generation and The Millennial Generation, but last week the Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) made an effort to narrow that gap. Twenty-two year old Jackie Kerin, an ALFA public policy
November 15, 2011
A new survey asked physicians to evaluate the importance of palliative care and current barriers to providing effective end of life care. Comparing results to earlier surveys, researchers found distinctions between physicians’ and the general population’s
November 15, 2011
Learn how to fight ageism by hosting a successful screening of Age of Champions, an uplifting story of athletes chasing gold at the National Senior Olympics, in your community.
October 4, 2011
The Administration on Aging (AOA) awarded 12.8 million dollars in grants, aimed at improving access to services for individuals with Alzheimer’s, while the first meeting of the Alzheimer’s Advisory Council assessed current programs that address Alzheimer’
September 27, 2011
The Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Administrative Oversight and the Courts investigated the current procedures surrounding court appointed guardians and discussed different methods of preventing abuse against seniors and other vulnerable adu
September 13, 2011
An estimated 36 million people worldwide live with dementia, but filling Alzheimer’s and dementia clinical trials is exceedingly difficult due to the stigma attached to the disease, transportation concerns, and objections to the clinical trial proc
August 16, 2011
A newly released Government Accountability Office report recommends stronger screening and oversight of court appointed guardians for incapacitated adults, after finding gaps in procedures for screening potential guardians that may make older adults vulne
February 1, 2011
The George Mason University Department of Health Administration & Policy has expanded its annual Quality Improvement Awards to include a category for Senior Housing/Long Term Care providers.
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