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Posted By Qurana Moody

Innovations in Managed Long-Term Services & Supports for Caregivers

Managed care leaders are sharing information to aid in the provision of adopting better support tactics for caregivers.

Posted By Christine Hoffman

Aging Research & Issues: November 13-17, 2017

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Posted By Marcia Siegal

Book offers advice for caregivers

An Alzheimer’s diagnosis may leave a family stunned and silent. Then comes a flood of questions: What is Alzheimer’s disease? How will it progress? What will our loved one need?

November is National Caregiver Month (iStock)
Posted By Marcia Siegal

PCA to host free caregiver workshop on Nov. 13

In honor of National Family Caregivers Month, Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) and Lutheran Settlement House will present a free caregiver workshop, “Caregiving Counts: How to Maximize Your Time Around the Clock,” on Monday, Nov. 13. The workshop will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at PCA, 642 N. Broad St. Expert speakers will make presentations on finding your organizational style, easy meal preparation, medication management, care coordination, caregiving skill-building and self-care. Lunch is included. For more information or to register, call 215-765-9000, ext. 4391 or email Cheryl.Clark@pcaCares.org.

Posted By Christine Hoffman

Aging Research & Issues: October 23-27, 2017

  • Caregiver Stressors and Depressive Symptoms among Older Husbands and Wives in the United States.  Min Hee Kim, Ruth E. Dunkle, Amanda J. Lehning, Huei-Wern Shen, Sheila Feld & Angela K. Perone.  Journal of Women & Aging, Volume 29, 2017 – Issue 6, Pages 494-504.  Published online: September 27, 2016.  To illuminate strategies for reducing the higher distress experienced by wife caregivers engaged in personal care assistance, further studies are needed incorporating couples’ relational dynamics and gendered experiences in personal care.
  • Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease: Lessons Learned and Applied.   James E. Galvin MD, MPH.  Special Article – Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, Volume 65, Issue 10, October 2017, Pages 2128–2133.  First published:  August 2, 2017.  Dementia may be a disorder that develops over a lifetime, with individualized ways to build a better brain as we age.
Posted By Christine Hoffman

Aging Research & Issues: September 18-22, 2017

Thousands of grandparents in Philadelphia are raising grandchildren in the absence of the children's biological parents. (StockPhoto Pro)
Posted By Marcia Siegal

Supporting grandparent caregivers

Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA), a member of the Philadelphia Kinship Care Committee, administers the Caregiver Support Grandparent Program for relatives, age 55 or older, who are raising a child age 18 or younger. The committee is among the presenters for the 2017 Kinship Care Conference, “Trauma & Resilience,” which will take place on Saturday, September 23, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at West Philadelphia High School, 4901 Chestnut St.

Posted By Christine Hoffman

Aging Research & Issues: August 21 – 25, 2017

  • A 2-Year Follow-Up After a 2-Year RCT with Vitamin D and Exercise: Effects on Falls, Injurious Falls and Physical Functioning Among Older Women.  Kirsti Uusi-Rasi, Radhika Patil, Saija Karinkanta, Pekka Kannus, Kari Tokola, Christel Lamberg-Allardt, Harri Sievänen.  The Journals of Gerontology: Series A (Medical Science), Volume 72, Issue 9,  September 1, 2017, Pages 1239–1245.  Published online: March 21, 2017.
    Exercise-induced benefits in physical functioning partly remained 2 years after cessation of supervised training. Although there was no difference in the rate of all falls, former exercise groups continued to have lower rate of medically attended injured fallers compared with referents even 2 years after the intervention. Vitamin D without exercise was associated with less injurious falls with no difference in physical functioning.
  • Types of Learning Activities and Life Satisfaction among Older Adults in Urban Community-Based Lifelong Learning Programs.  Takashi Yamashita, Erick B. López , Jennifer Stevens & Jennifer R. Keene.  Activities, Adaptation & Aging, Volume 41, 2017 – Issue 3, Pages 239-257.  Published online:  June 6, 2017.  Results showed that additional participation in organized education programs was positively associated with life satisfaction among lifelong learning members.
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