The Center on Aging is housed in the School of Public Health and enjoys the active participation of many faculty and staff from colleges and schools across the University, including the Medical School, School of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, School of Kinesiology, the Humphrey Institute, the School of Social Work, the College of Education and Human Development, and various departments in the College of Liberal Arts.
Announcements and Coming Events
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The Fall 2013 edition of Old News is now available!
In this issue we are beginning a series entitled "Perspectives on Retirement" that profiles people who have retired to see how they are adapting to the changes in their lives. We would like to assemble a set of varied experiences, so please tell us if you know of a story we can tell (including your own).
This issue also includes information about Green House homes coming to Minnesota and Lois Cutler's role in the movement for more livable nursing homes; an introduction to Dawn Lowe, the 2013-2014 Fesler-Lampert Chair in Aging Studies; an innovative approach to preparing the next generation of professionals in aging-related careers; a summary of updated and expanded Geriatric Education Modules that are available online; expansion of the School of Nursing's Facilitated Learning to Advance Geriatrics (FLAG) program to a national level; and information about a new University of Minnesota/Minneapolis VA award to educate more nurses. Please share the newsletter with your colleagues. Changes or additions to the mailing list or news for future issues may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Introducing GEMs (Geriatric Education Modules)
This series of online courses is designed for health professionals who work with older adults, aging studies faculty, and students. Each peer-reviewed module is presented by an expert on the subject and includes a short quiz. Click here to go to the GEMs page for the complete list of topics and to access the modules.
ACT on Alzheimer's
ACT on Alzheimer's is a state-wide collaboration organized to shape how Minnesota responds to the coming dementia epidemic. The ACT on Alzheimer's collaborative is pleased to offer educational modules on Alzheimer's disease, available at http://actonalz.org/dementia-education
For more information on ACT on Alzheimer's, visit http://actonalz.org
The seventh edition of Essentials of Clinical Geriatrics by Robert Kane, Joseph Ouslander, Itamar Abrass, and Barbara Resnick is now available.
For nearly three decades, the goal of Essentials of Clinical Geriatrics has remained unchanged: to help clinicians do a better job of caring for their older patients. You will find thorough and authoritative coverage of all the important issues in geriatrics, along with concise, practical guidance on the diagnosis and treatment of the diseases and disorders most commonly encountered in an elderly patient.