Guiding the Future of Aging Services: Maximizing Internship Experiences to Propel Students into Aging Service Professions

Posted by Julie Boggess on Jul 6, 2023 4:32:35 PM

Scores of higher education institutions across the United States offer educational tracks that guide students toward careers in Health Sciences and Aging Services.   Internships are a capstone event for many programs and influence career decisions. Making the most of an internship opportunity is paramount to ushering in new talent to the Aging Services Profession.    

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Topics: Age-u-cate Training Institue, Aging Courses, Higher Education, Internships

Embracing the Untapped Power of Reading for Those Living With Dementia

Posted by Pam Brandon on Jun 29, 2023 12:00:00 PM


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Topics: Reading, Dementia and Reading, Reading2Connect, dementia-friendly reading

Creating Dementia-Friendly Libraries: Enhancing Support for a Growing Community

Posted by Pam Brandon on Jun 22, 2023 1:10:33 PM


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Dementia Capable Systems: Transforming Communities for the Aging Population

Posted by Pam Brandon on Jun 15, 2023 12:00:00 PM


Whether dementia is referred to as a public health issue, priority, or crisis, the urgent need for communities globally in creating dementia-capable systems is at a critical point. 

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Topics: dementia, dementia friendly, dementia training, dementia education, dementia programming, Dementia Care Outreach Education

Reviving Human Connection: The Power of Touch in Post-Pandemic Elder Care

Posted by Julie Boggess on Jun 2, 2023 2:12:29 PM


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Empathy in Action: Enhancing Dementia Care in Hospice through Experiential Learning

Posted by Pam Brandon on May 25, 2023 11:30:00 AM


Patients with dementia form a fast-increasing proportion of those entering hospice care. Is your staff prepared to compassionately care for the unique needs of people living with dementia?

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Topics: Hospice, Dementia Awareness

7 Essential Tips for Implementing Sustainable Culture Change in Aging Service Providers Amidst Challenges and Limited Funding

Posted by Pam Brandon on May 18, 2023 12:15:00 PM


Anyone reading this will understand the chaos that aging service providers have experienced in recent years. I'm sure you will agree that the pandemic's domino effect on staffing shortages is nothing short of excruciating. Thankfully, it has prompted stakeholders to think outside the box, re-look at their practices and reboot. 

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Unlocking Creativity and Connection: A Intergenerational Art Program for Dementia Care

Posted by Pam Brandon on May 11, 2023 12:00:00 PM



Aging Service Providers across the spectrum are well aware of the social isolation and loneliness public health crisis among older adults, especially people living with dementia. 

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Opening Minds Through Art Sparks Intergenerational Connections

Posted by Pam Brandon on May 4, 2023 11:45:00 AM


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Additional Funding to Address Dementia in Native American Communities

Posted by Pam Brandon on Apr 27, 2023 11:30:00 AM


According to IHS (Indian Health Service), cognitive impairment and dementia affect individuals and families in all tribal and urban Indian communities. The prevalence will increase dramatically as the population ages. By 2060, the number of American Indian and Alaska Native people aged 65 and older living with memory loss is projected to grow over five times. This funding opportunity provides greater flexibility and enhanced access for new awardees to address their communities’ unique and growing needs.

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