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Best Practices in Dementia Caregiving: New Tool Helps Organizations that Support Family Caregivers

January 9, 2020

Despite the success of new and established programs that support family members and friends caring for people living with dementia, many remain unknown or unavailable to the caregivers who need them the most. Best Practice Caregiving, a new web-based resource, helps solve this problem by providing organizations that serve family caregivers with a tool to easily compare and select evidence-based programs for dementia caregiving. The database serves as a single source of detailed information on more than 40 programs from across the U.S. For the first time, healthcare and community service organizations, providers, funders and policy makers have an easy-to-use, comprehensive resource to learn about and compare many of the top dementia caregiving programs.


Is Targeting Aging the Future of Medicine? Researchers Make the Case

December 18, 2019

Human life expectancy worldwide rose dramatically over the past century, but people’s health spans — the period of life spent free from chronic, age-related disease or disability — have not increased accordingly. But in the latest issue of the journal Public Policy & Aging Report (PP&AR) from The Gerontological Society of America, experts demonstrate that through interventions that impact the aging process itself, rather than through a focus on individual diseases, the scientific community can achieve a greater impact on both life and health expectancies.


Aging Experts Advocate Global Effort to Ensure People’s Health Spans Match Their Life Spans

November 13, 2019

Across the world, more people are living longer. But “whether the extra years will be good ones — and whether societies and economies will benefit as a result — depends on the actions we take now,” states an editorial in a new supplemental issue of The Journals of Gerontology, Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences from The Gerontological Society of America.


 


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