aging in america

Aging in America 2016 Conference Blog Post #1

The Aging in America 2016 Conference was sponsored by American Society on Aging and supported by a wide array of foundations and corporations. Keynotes, general sessions and workshops were happening for four days in Washington DC. The sheer quantity of information was staggering and I hope to share insights from the national and personal perspective. In one session, Susan Hawfield, VP of Affiliate Services for […]

smart care

Nurse creates Smart Care apartment to help seniors

“Aging in place” has been on Carolyn Cason’s mind for at least 15 years. Before retiring this year, Cason, MSN, PhD, RN, was a professor and associate dean for research in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation at University of Texas Arlington. Now she and associate professor Kathryn Daniel, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, GNP-BC, AGSF, are seeing that concept become reality as the Smart Care […]

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Older adults live independently longer when monitored by care team and technology

Finding ways to help older adults “age in place” has been a focus of researchers at the University of Missouri for more than a decade. Now, a new study shows their work at TigerPlace, an independent living community that uses sensor technology and onsite care coordination to maintain residents’ health, is successful. Researchers found TigerPlace residents stayed longer than seniors who live in other senior […]

National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and National Family Caregivers Month—and an opportunity to raise awareness about the disease and those impacted by it. There are more than 5 million people in the United States with Alzheimer’s Disease and more than 15 million Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers. This month we honor all those in the throes of this experience; we have so much to […]