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    VCoA Funds Dementia Research Utilizing Horses

    Jack, a research participant, stands with his horse at Dream Catchers' riding center.

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  • Age in Action - Winter 2019
    Jan 16, 2019

    The Winter 2019 issue of our quarterly publication, Age in Action, is now available. It begins with a case study describing the Senior Mentoring program at the VCU School of Medicine that pairs medical students and community older adults. There are also editorials on loneliness in later life and on using microlearning training modules to help practitioners communicate the painful diagnosis of dementia to patients and their families. There are pieces on the recent Hack for Caregiver Health where students from seven colleges competed to create workable apps in 24 hours to help caregivers; the MIND diet; Age Wave updates; the Joyful Voices choir movement for people with dementia; the relocated annual meeting of the Southern Gerontological Society; and much more.

  • Age in Action Fall 2018
    Oct 9, 2018

    The latest issue of our publication, Age in Action, is now available. It begins with an innovative case study describing the use of horsemanship to reach individuals with dementia. There are also editorials on the Mediterranean Diet's impact on frailty, respite for family caregivers, articles on whether or not to transfer home ownership to our children, brief summaries of research funded by our Alzheimer's and Related Diseases Research Award Program (ARDRAF), and other short pieces.

  • Age in Action - Summer 2018
    Jul 27, 2018

    This issue begins with a fine case study outlining the elder law clinic at Wake Forest University. There are also editorials on our anniversary, the Best Practices Awards for aging-related programs and other short pieces. The bulk of this issue highlights the work of the Virginia Center on Aging over these years, from its origin to current programs, with old and recent photos.