Thank You, Dear Caregiver

November is National Caregiver Month. It also happens to be the month where we all give thanks. So, for this Thanksgiving, we want to say:┬áThank you, dear Caregiver! We know there are an estimated 43.5 million of you providing care for your loved one(s) in the U.S. (1). Nearly 14% of you are caring for … Continue reading Thank You, Dear Caregiver

Road Map to a Healthy Brain: Alzheimer’s Disease, Public Health, and an Action Agenda

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

The social isolation crisis and three promising ways to combat it

Social isolation was identified as a hidden policy crisis in the United States during the┬áNational 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