The Impact of Hoarding Disorder on Seniors
by Janet R. Yeats, MA, LMFT
Approximately 16 million people in the U.S. hoard. This webinar will detail the impact of hoarding on older adults, resources available, and how to help.
What causes hoarding?
What is the difference between clutter, collecting and hoarding?
Are some older people more likely to hoard than others?
Can I just clean out my loved one’s house?
When is hoarding reportable to the authorities?
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Bipolar Disorder in the Older Adult
By Mary Butler, PhD, MBA
This webinar presented preliminary results specific to older adults from a systematic review of the literature on treatment of bipolar disorder.
“Recruiting, Retaining, and Retraining – Preparing the Workforce for an Aging Society”
301 participants attended the conference on April 25th at Earle Brown Heritage Center. Three scholarships were awarded to graduate and under-graduate students in gerontology, and the Elva Walker Spillane Scholarship was funded and created.
Risks of Hearing Loss in Our Aging Population
by: Marty Barnum, CSC, MA
Research out of Johns Hopkins Medical Center is showing a correlation between hearing loss, falls, and dementia in people over the age of 50. People in this age group who have a hearing loss, are at higher risk for falls and for dementia.
Age and the Workforce: A New Perspective
By: LaRhae Knatterud, MAPA, Lead for the Aging 2030 Initiative, Aging & Adult Services, DHS
The leading edge of boomers is right at the age when they are trying to decide if they want to retire, or if they can retire.
The Answer to Quality in Nursing Homes: Culture Change
”Culture change” is the common name given to the national movement for the transformation of older adult services, based on person-directed values and practices where the voices of elders and those working with them are considered and respected. Core person-directed values are choice, dignity, respect, self-determination and purposeful living.
The Vulnerable Adult Justice Project: A Collaborative Approach to Elder Justice in Minnesota
The Vulnerable Adult Justice Project (VAJP) is a unique, statewide advocacy collaborative which was founded in 2007 and administratively housed at William Mitchell College of Law. VAJP works to protect Minnesota’s most vulnerable citizens from maltreatment (abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation). Read more
Engage, Learn, ACT! Equipping Communities to Become Dementia Capable
ACT on Alzheimer’s® is a statewide, volunteer-driven collaboration working to transform Minnesota in how we support individuals with dementia and their families. Continue reading
The Board of Directors of MGS is pleased to announce upcoming MGS leadership changes in 2014.
New Co-Presidents: MGS will be headed by Co-Presidents in 2014, Phyllis A. Greenberg, PhD, and Susan Humphers-Ginther, PhD. Continue reading
Thursday, November 14, is a special day when all over Minnesota, citizens are giving donations to the organizations they consider important. Continue reading