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

Data Intelligence: National Findings on Measuring Value in the Aging Network

Strengthening data intelligence on the value of services provided by Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) is imperative, according to one of the findings published in a newly released report from the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a). To better understand the types of data collected, and how it is being used to measure … Continue reading Data Intelligence: National Findings on Measuring Value in the Aging Network

Older Iowans Quietly Contribute to Iowa’s #1 Ranking

The U.S. News & World Report ranked Iowa #1 in its Best States rankings this week. Iowa's surge in technological infrastructure has helped Iowa leap from its #6 position in 2017 to the best state in the U.S. for 2018. Other contributing factors include Iowa's #3 ranking for health care, #4 in opportunity, #5 in … Continue reading Older Iowans Quietly Contribute to Iowa’s #1 Ranking