Aging

International Summit Consensus Statement: Intellectual Disability Inclusion in National Dementia Plans

Karen Watchman, PhD, Matthew P. Janicki, PhD, Michael Splaine, MA, Frode K. Larsen, MPH, Tiziano Gomiero, PhD, and Ronald Lucchino, PhD Source: ID in National Plans Abstract The World Health Organization (WHO) has called for the development and adoption of national plans or strategies to guide public policy and set goals for services, supports, and …

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How to Bounce Back – Aging with a Disability Factsheet Series

Source: How to Bounce Back | Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Aging With Physical Disabilities How to Bounce Back – Aging with a Disability Factsheet Series Jump to Section: What Is Resilience? How Do People Cope with Disabilities as They Age? What Makes Us Resilient? How Can You Build up Your Resilience? Resources and References …

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No Wrong Door No Wrong Door Systems (Aging and Disability Resource Centers)

No Wrong Door Source: No Wrong Door This paper provides concrete examples of how seven No Wrong Door Systems—sometimes called Aging and Disability Resource Centers—are promoting person- and family-centered practice. No Wrong Door Systems involve an array of organizations including Area Agencies on Aging, Centers for Independent Living, and state agencies such as Medicaid agencies …

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Ten Ways the Affordable Care Act Helps Older Adults and People with Disabilities

Source: Ten Ways the Affordable Care Act Helps Older Adults and People with Disabilities Executive Summary Ten Ways ACA Helps Older Adults NHeLP Senior Policy Analyst David Machledt  provides a succinct examination of the ways the Affordable Care Act is improving the lives of older adults and people with disabilities. For example, the ACA bars health …

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Draft Principles for a Person-Centered Approach to Serious or Advanced Illness

Deadline: May 12, 2017 http://ltcombudsman.org/uploads/files/support/acl-person-centered-principles.pdf ACL, in consultation with stakeholders from the aging and disability communities, has drafted a set of principles to guide their work, and to enhance existing programs and services related to serious or advanced illness for older adults and people with disabilities. ACL is now seeking input from the people they …

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National Resource Center on Nutrition and Aging

Source: National Resource Center on Nutrition and Aging The NRCNA is designed to assist the national aging network, including local nutrition programs as well as national associations and state and regional agencies involved with aging, in the implementation of the nutrition portions of the Older Americans Act.

New Issue Brief Available: Opportunities to Improve Nutrition for Older Adults and Reduce Risk of Poor Health Outcomes

http://bit.ly/2mJpAdx http://nutritionandaging.org/ A new Issue Brief is now available that addresses opportunities to improve nutrition for older adults and also reduce the risk of poor health outcomes. During National Nutrition Month we focus time on the issue of nutrition, because as people age, they may experience malnutrition.  Appetite and the body’s ability to process food …

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Social Support Networks of Aging Persons with Intellectual Disabilities

2017/04/20 2pm – 3pm CST REGISTER HERE Presented by: Lieke van Heumen, PhD This webinar will discuss emerging research and practice in supporting social networks of adults aging with intellectual disabilities. After a brief introduction on aging in this population, the webinar will discuss the role of social relations in later life and address the state …

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Aging and Dementia Care for People with Intellectual Disabilities

 Thursday, February 16, 2017 3:00pm | Eastern Daylight Time Presented by: Matthew Janicki, PhD Many organizations are seeing the aging of their clientele and their numbers increase, and concerns are growing about how to deal with age-associated effects evidenced with aging. One such age-associated condition, Alzheimer’s disease (and related dementias), affects a significant number of adults …

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