Posts connected to "Family Caregiving"

September 27, 2018

Chairman’s Blog: Administration for Community Living, An Important Partner in Improving the Lives of Older Americans

Jim Scott I had the pleasure recently of hearing some creative ideas for improving the lives of the elderly…
May 10, 2017

Alliance’s Peschin Presents at Reimagine Aging Conference in Baltimore

The Alliance’s President and CEO Sue Peschin joined a distinguished line up of speakers at the Reimagine AgingSenior Solutions Conference last week in Baltimore, Md. 
August 4, 2016

Alliance President and CEO Sue Peschin Featured on Agewyz Podcast

Alliance CEO and President Sue Peschin spoke with Agewyz's Jana Panarites about the elders in her family who continue to inspire her and how the Alliance is working to advocate for older Americans and their caregivers.
June 16, 2016

We Are Family: Alzheimer’s Caregivers and the Role of Community

Jeanie Harris and Sharon R. Melancon had their lives changed when their 91-year-old mom, Peggy, was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Here is their story of how they endured the heartache of losing their mom, found the support in the love of family, and started a community to connect their fellow Alzheimer's caregivers.
January 12, 2016

McKnight’s Features Guest Column about HAIs by Alliance’s Peschin

Alliance President and CEO Susan Peschin, MHS, wrote a guest column for McKnight's Long-Term Care News about how the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services could better improve prevention of healthcare-associated infections in U.S. nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities, and assisted living facilities.   
December 17, 2015

Congress and the Omnibus Miracle

Congress gave Americans a holiday miracle this week and reached a deal on a $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill for FY 2016, increasing funding for NIH, NIA, and FDA.
November 18, 2015

Recognizing Family Caregivers Everywhere

During November we celebrate National Family Caregivers Month to honor family caregivers. Every day millions of Americans selflessly juggle busy schedules, jobs, and other responsibilities to provide essential care for their loved ones.
November 16, 2015

A Turn for the Worse

As we kick off Get Smart about Antibiotics Week, some thoughts from our President and CEO Susan Peschin, MHS. 
October 15, 2015

Sen. Kelly Ayotte on the Value of NIH and Caregivers

U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte (NH) was the recipient of the Alliance's Distinguished Public Service Award.
September 18, 2015

Expert Jason Karlawish on Alzheimer’s Disease, Bioethics, and the Future of Medicine

This is the first in our occasional series of stories about experts who research aging and the chronic diseases of later life.  For our debut entry, we introduce you to Jason Karlawish, M.D.
July 14, 2015

Alliance President and CEO Sue Peschin on Being at the White House Conference on Aging

Yesterday, the White House Conference on Aging was held in Washington, D.C. Our President and CEO Sue Peschin was among the individuals in attendance. 
May 27, 2015

The Alliance Comments on White House Aging Conference Policy Brief

This summer the 2015 White House Conference on Aging will take place in Washington, D.C.
September 26, 2014

Superbugs and Seniors

The Alliance for Aging Research was fortunate enough to host an amazing group of leaders from the fields of aging, infectious disease, health care and government to discuss the disproportionate impact of healthcare-associated infections (HAI) on older adults.
September 4, 2014

This Grandparents Day Put Your Medications Up and Away

This Sunday we celebrate National Grandparents Day.
July 24, 2014

Revised Guidance on Medicare Hospice Benefit by CMS Deserves Praise

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued a policy this past week that is really important for people with terminal conditions who receive the Medicare hospice benefit, and it deserved to be noted.    
January 9, 2013

Yes, I’m Asking you to Sign a Petition

This Alzheimer's petition holds the White House’s and Congress’ feet to the fire on the goals of the first national Alzheimer’s plan—and I am asking you to sign it. 
December 13, 2012

The Medicare Advantage Experience

The most effective way to slow Medicare spending is to reduce the cases of preventable chronic conditions and incorporate evidence-based care coordination into the traditional Medicare program.
July 16, 2012

IOM Recommends Boost to Mental Health and Substance Use Workforce

Groups like the Alliance for Aging Research and the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) have long been calling attention to the looming crisis that we face with extreme current and projected shortages in our geriatric workforce. According to recent data from AGS there are currently only 7,029 certified geriatricians in the U.S. —half of what we currently need—and those numbers are in steep decline. Just imagine what these numbers will look like when our 65 and older population grows from 40.3 million now to 72.1 million in 2030.
October 21, 2010

A Doctor Who Prefers ‘The Dark Side’

It seems Dr. Carl Elliott has let his instincts as a provocateur get the better of his perspective as a physician and healer. Promoting his book "White Coat, Black Hat: Adventures on the Dark Side of Medicine,” Dr. Elliott, a frequent contributor to The New Yorker and Atlantic Monthly, finds it deplorable that physicians who use drugs to relieve human misery have any actual contact with companies that research, develop and sell those medicines.
August 10, 2009

Organizing Your Health

No matter your health status, a health organizer is a simple yet very helpful tool to keep track of important health information, so you don’t have to search high and low every time you or your health care provider needs to know information related to your health.
June 16, 2009

Preventing Injuries at Home

Seniors age 85 and older are five times more likely to die in a fire than those younger mostly because of physical impairments. In addition, falls in the home can cause fractures, which can lead to loss of independence and health complications. During home safety month seniors and their caregivers should take steps to create a safer home environment.
May 14, 2009

Home Therapy: Improving and Extending the Lives of Older Adults

Results from a new study show that a home-based occupational and physical therapy program extended the lives of those who received the therapy compared to those who did not.
February 27, 2009

Prevent Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer is one of the few cancers that can be prevented. Through a routine colonoscopy, physicians can remove pre-cancerous polyps which grow along the colon wall. Take the time during March, colorectal cancer awareness month, to learn more about risk factors and preventative measures for this disease.
February 10, 2009

Improving Access to Dental Care for Seniors

The health and overall well-being of seniors can be improved with regular dental services. In many circumstances, ignoring oral care can lead to the development of oral diseases, tooth loss, infection, and if left untreated, death.
December 5, 2008

Gearing Up for the Silver Tsunami

As the Silver Tsunami approaches, more and more families will be faced with the choice of staying at home and caring for their loved one or finding outside assistance. The uBOT-5 from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst may be available to help.
November 12, 2008

Silver Alerts for Missing Seniors

One frightening reality Alzheimer's caregivers face is the potential for a loved one to wander and not be able to find their way home. A new idea has emerged--an Amber Alert system for the elderly, appropriately called Silver Alert.
October 29, 2008

Early Detection of Alzheimer’s a High Priority for Consumers

Voters for the American Express Members Project recently chose the Alzheimer’s Disease: Early Detection Matters campaign as the project they would most like to see funded. Close to 90,000 card members cast a vote—choosing from more than 1,000 potential projects. In the end, the winner was a campaign that will educate people about the importance of early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s—receiving $1.5 million in funding.
May 9, 2008

Easing the Burden for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

About 10 million of the almost 45 million caregivers in the United States care for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease. Most of these caregivers are not prepared for their new role, which takes a toll on their mental and physical health. Furthermore, Alzheimer’s disease is often called a “family disease,” because the daily stress of watching a loved one slowly decline affects the whole family.
April 16, 2008

New Documentary Helps to Debunk Stereotypes of Old Age

Last Thursday morning during my usual routine of eating breakfast while listening to NPR’s “Morning Edition,” movie critic Kenneth Turan was discussing a new documentary, Young at Heart.