Jul 27, 2018This 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.
Apr 6, 2018This issue features a case study on spirituality with persons with dementia and/or lifelong disabilities. There are also editorials on Lewy Body Dementia and from the new Commissioner at the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services; articles on Age Wave student scholars, museum programs for people with dementia, and our lifelong learning programs (both Road Scholar and the Lifelong Learning Institute).
Jan 23, 2018This issue features a case study on communicating with young children on the subject of aging and growing older, using principles of gerontology theory. It reflects my own work over the past 30+ years. There are also editorials on our work here at the Virginia Center on Aging and at the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services; brief summaries of research on exercise and stroke recovery, a U.K. longitudinal study on diet early in life and physical ability later in life, and a study on rural versus urban caregiving; a call for proposals from our Alzheimer's and Related Diseases Research Award Program; Calendar notices, and other blurbs and items.
Oct 10, 2017This issue features a case study on the evidence-based programs of Chronic Disease Self Management Education, currently used by millions of individuals. There are also editorials on the link between abuse of animals and of persons,preventing falls and ensuring safety with mature drivers, brief summaries of projects completed with funding from our Alzheimer's and Related Diseases Research Award Program, an essay on the role of caregivers when someone with dementia is hospitalized, and a brief research summary on prolonged sitting.
Jul 20, 2017This issue features a case study on creatively using the annual Medicare Wellness Visit as a means of both training health care providers about geriatrics and engaging older patients in self-care. There are also editorials on laughter and wellness and on several initiatives from the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services; an essay on the paradox of aging, brief articles on innovations in transportation, resources for dementia caregivers and websites on hearing health care.
Apr 11, 2017This issue features a case study on standardized patients (actors) to train health profession students about older adults. There are also editorials on oral health and aging and on several initiatives from the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services as well as photos from our 31st annual Legislative Breakfast, articles on students as teachers at the Richmond Health and Wellness Program for low-income elders and the FAMILIES caregivers program.
Jan 30, 2017This issue features a case study on older drivers and safety, research on income and life expectancy, a remembrance of a valued colleague with cerebral palsy, editorials on No Wrong Door and on Meeting Aging-Related Needs, Calendar notices, and other blurbs and items.
Apr 20, 2016This issue features a case study on the troubling matter of financial exploitation of older adults, the impact of undue influence on vulnerable elders, and the possible role of legislative initiatives in preventing the exploitation and much more.
Jan 25, 2016In our newest edition of Age in Action, learn how the PALETTE program enhances student understanding of aging through intergenerational visual arts and movement arts and more.
Oct 16, 2015Learn about building interprofessional teams through evidence-based practice training in falls prevention and more.
Jan 30, 2017A review of our achievements in 2016.
Apr 21, 2016A review of our achievements in 2015.
Mar 30, 2015A review of our achievements in 2014.
Oct 16, 2015We are pleased to announce that the Virginia General Assembly has continued its appropriation for this important grant funding opportunity for geriatrics workforce development. The proposal due date for the GTE initiative is Monday, November 2nd at 11:59 PM.
Oct 9, 2018The 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.
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