In November, the blog observed National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and National Family Caregivers Month. Many topics related to Alzheimer’s and caregiving were covered and with two new copy editors, the goal is to continue producing quality articles for our readers. The blog is also hosting a book giveaway so make sure to participate! The deadline is December 31, 2015. Let’s take a look at what happened this past month!
On the Blog
- The African Age Wave – The Future is Now
- Montessori: Changing the Face of Dementia Care
- Family Caregivers: The Unsung Heroes of Society
- The Science of Alzheimer’s: Where Are We Going?
- Technology for the Tech-Shy: Designing New Applications for Older Adults
- Keeping Brains Healthy Across the Lifespan: Is It Really As Easy As Counting to 5?
- Aquatic Therapy Facilities: Focusing on Water Quality, Air Temperature and Noise
- 12 Ways to Reach Out to Caregivers During National Caregivers Appreciation Month
In the News
- Elderly people enjoy free health services– Daily News
- What does it feel like to be old and alone? – The Huffington Post
- New brain institute takes aim at global dementia – Times-Herald
- Japan: Dementia lessons from the world’s oldest country – Toronto Star
- Patients aren’t told that death is near until too late we can do better– STAT
- Robots help elderly stay healthy, keep independence: New Zealand study – GlobalPost
- Old As Folk: An Airwaves’ Off-venue Retirement Home With Svavar Knútur – The Reykjavík Grapevine
November Peer Reviews
- Elder Abuse – The New England Journal of Medicine
- Mind-Reading Ability and Structural Connectivity Changes in Aging – Frontiers in Psychology
- Sleep and Motor Learning: Implications for Physical Rehabilitation After Stroke – Frontiers in Neuroscience
- The Burden of Health Care Costs for Patients With Dementia in the Last 5 Years of Life – Annals of Internal Medicine
- Healthy Aging and Compensation of Sentence Comprehension Auditory Deficits – BioMed Research International
- Keeping up with the caravan of life: Successful aging strategies for Iranian women – International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being
The National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly (NICE) is an international network of researchers, practitioners, students, and seniors dedicated to improving the care of older adults, both in Canada and abroad. Members represent a broad spectrum of disciplines and professions, including geriatric medicine, gerontological nursing, gerontological social work, gerontology, rehabilitation science, sociology, psychology, policy, and law. NICE partners with industry, various organizations, and universities, and the Canadian federal government. The network also has an international arm called the International Collaboration for the Care of the Elderly (ICCE) that fosters collaboration with experts in aging across the globe. For more information, please visit NICE.
- Dec 17-18 | Bangkok, THA: 10th International Conference on Healthcare and Biological Research
- Mar 3-6 | Long Beach, USA: AGHE Annual Meeting and Educational Leadership Conference
- Mar 21-22 | Toronto, CAN: Healthy Brains: Rotman Research Institute Conference
- Jun 20-22 |Brisbane, AUS: Disasters in an Ageing World – Readiness, Resilience and Recovery
- Oct 6-7 |Linköping, SWE: Aging & Society: Sixth Interdisciplinary Conference
Just for Fun
- How Friendships Change in Adulthood – The Bulletin
- Seniors find fun, fitness in exercise class – Silver City Sun-News
- Aging Beautifully At 95: What’s The Secret? – The Wichita Eagle
- And a quote to keep you inspired till next month!