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Does Insurance in Your State Cover Diabetes Education?

posted 03.22.2018

By Manel Kappagoda and Derek Carr

Engaging Through Fine Art

posted 03.22.2018

By Rebecca Ferrini and Linda Bounds

If you can scribble, you can paint! 

The art teacher/ambassador greets the class of  physically and cognitively impaired students,  parked  in wheelchairs and lounge chairs facing one large blank canvas. These nursing home residents, along with the colorful scrub-clad nurse’s aides are skeptical.

CDW Receives ASA's Inaugural Technology and Aging Award

posted 03.19.2018
The ASA Board of Directors is pleased to introduce the new ASA Technology and Aging Award, an honor designed to recognize a technology company that is advancing innovations to improve the lives of older adults. ASA takes pride in recognizing leaders in the field who not only contribute to the success of ASA, but to the field at large. CDW Healthcare, a division of CDW, a Vernon Hills, Ill.–based global technology solutions provider, is the first recipient of this award.

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Is It All Downhill From Here?

posted 03.17.2018

By Michael Morgan

More than 100 million people in the US are aged 50 years or older, which is about a third of the population.

How do I know this? Because my five-year goal to significantly reduce deaths from Alzheimer’s has taught me many alarming facts.

Innovative Self-Management Apps for Aging in Place

posted 03.15.2018

By Tom Keating

More and more, technology enables our lives in ways that facilitate independence and connectivity and it seems like there’s an app for just about everything. For individuals aging in place, apps can help them stay organized, accomplish daily goals, or remotely link them to their adult children, a team of caregivers, or the support services they need in order to continue to live in their homes and thrive within their communities.

The BrandScience Process for Refreshing an Aging-related Organization

posted 03.14.2018

By Steve McGraw and 
Duane Knapp

When most people think of a brand refresh for their organization, the conversation all too often focuses on a new logo or advertising theme or tag line. While these communication tactics may be important they should be the result of a well thought out strategy for an organizations brand. A new slogan or logo is not a strategy.

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Journey Map Finds Early, Timely Intervention Can Make A Difference

posted 03.13.2018

By Diane Ty

Karen was 43 years old when her mom was diagnosed with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease. As her caregiving responsibilities increased, Karen missed her daughters’ soccer games, reduced her hours at work, and began suffering from depression.

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