Register Now for The DAGS Fall Forum an annual professional conference featuring speakers with subject-matter expertise in fields related to Aging. The 2019 Fall Forum will focus on Gerontology: Past, Present and FUTURE of Aging. Topics & speakers for this years program include: The Future of Aging | The Cooper Institute | Chief Science Officer, Dr. Laura Devina Collaboration to Deliver Services for Healthy Aging | Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation The Future of
Seniors in Dallas/Fort Worth know they are lucky. Not only is this a great place to live, but here they have the ability to grow old without leaving their own homes or losing their independence due to home care agencies that provide caregivers and care managers based on customized care plans. Nearly 9 in 10 seniors say they’d prefer to keep living at home rather than move to a facility. Yet every year, thousands still
We rang in the New Year, champagne in hand and eased into the process of “getting back into the routine”. For many, the holidays included travel and seeing family and friends. When visiting with aging parents or older relatives, maybe you noticed they became a little more forgetful or perhaps you noticed a pile of neglected mail on the counter. Maybe close family members were called by the wrong name or were disregarded altogether. The
On October 18, 2018, the Department of Veterans Affairs implemented substantial changes to their Pension Program (often called “Aid & Attendance”) which helps to offset the cost of personal care assistance for veterans and their surviving spouses. The VA Pension Program is a cash benefit program. To qualify, the veteran must have served at least 90 days active duty with at least one day during a period of war, and not have been dishonorably discharged.
People with Alzheimer’s or other dementia’s have twice as many hospital stays per year as other older people. Almost two thirds of Americans with Alzheimer’s are women. Medicare beneficiaries with Alzheimer’s or other dementia’s are more likely than those without dementia to have other chronic conditions. More than 85 percent of people with Alzheimer’s and other dementia’s have one or more other chronic conditions. Cardiovascular diseases are common chronic conditions among people with Alzheimer’s: –
Loneliness is a common struggle seniors face, and one that has more than an emotional impact. Loneliness and isolation can also affect cognitive and physical health. A study published by National Institutes of Health found that loneliness in adults over age 60 can lead to decreased participation in activities of daily living, decline in mobility and increased risk of death. In addition, the impact of loneliness can lead to increased risk for Alzheimer’s and dementia