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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Technology for Aging includes everything from wheelchairs to the more "techy" devices such as body-worn fall detection devices and interactive monitoring systems. Choosing the right technology can be overwhelming. Performing research about the desired item is essential to making appropriate and cost-effective choices. Techonology can make life easier and safer and keep us all connected.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today unveiled the first-ever "National Plan To Address Alzheimer's Disease," as mandated by the National Alzheimer's Project Act (NAPA).
This is a huge step for our nation especially with our changing demographics and need for evidenced-based standards.
The comprehensive plan calls for the prevention and effective treatment of Alzheimer's disease by 2025 and lays out strategies related to awareness and education, clinical care standards, long-term care and supportive services for family caregivers, and up-to-date training of healthcare professionals.

Monday, May 7, 2012

It is no surprise the most common theme which came out of the 30th annual Montana Gerontology Society conference is...the need for better planning! The theme was wrapped around baby boomers-trends, alternatives, & expectations.
We had a wonderful keynote speaker Elaine Sanchez from Salem, Oregon. She brought the stage to life through her story telling about her late mother's caregiving. She shared caregiver survival tips that I have already begun to incorporate into my practice. You can learn more and purchase her book by going to:

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