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Focusing on the People, Not the Disease
“I work with people with various disabilities or diseases, and when people identify so strongly with what’s wrong with them it takes them down. When they identify as who they are and use those to cope with challenges, they do better.” - Maureen Rulison Maureen Rulison knows what she’s ...
The Blessing of Meaningful Work
Carol Silver Elliott, president and CEO of the Jewish Home Family, based in Rockleigh, NJ, begins her 2-year term as board chair of LeadingAge in January 2020.
Dementia-Friendly, Person-Centered Innovation
More than 5 million adults in the United States live with dementia. LeadingAge members have embraced innovative approaches to memory care, all respecting the person with dementia and focusing on their strengths, abilities, and quality of life. “It’s important […] that we recognize in-depth adoption of best practices ...
New Effort Marries Research and Quality Dementia Care
Alzheimer’s disease is the 6th-leading cause of death in the United States and the only top-10 deadly disease that does not have a treatment or cure. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, about 5.8 million Americans ...
Technology Tools for Better Dementia Care
Understanding the lives of people living with dementia, and knowing how best to maximize their fulfillment and comfort, are central to the work of LeadingAge members. Technology makes the task easier, both by helping caregivers understand how their residents perceive the world, and by giving them tools to manage common ...