The United States is not ready for the looming Alzheimer's disease and dementia crisis. Called the "defining disease of the baby boom generation" by U.S. Senator Susan Collins in 2014 (1), Alzheimer's disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S. (2). By 2050 nearly 14 million Americans will be living with the … Continue reading Road Map to a Healthy Brain: Alzheimer’s Disease, Public Health, and an Action Agenda
Social isolation was identified as a hidden policy crisis in the United States during the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) annual conference held earlier this month. Several of the 2018 Innovation & Achievement Awards were tied to aspects of reducing social isolation for older adults and sponsors highlighted ways that their products could … Continue reading The social isolation crisis and three promising ways to combat it
Today marks the twenty-eighth anniversary of the American's with Disabilities Act (ADA) being signed into law. I have had the privilege to walk at the side of individuals who advocate for the rights of individuals with disabilities, to serve on councils and committees promoting independence, and to offer my personal and professional support those pursuing … Continue reading Did You Know About These Everyday Life Hacks from the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)?