The Link E-Newsletter - June 2017

WEEK OF JUNE 9, 2017

News & Resources
  • The National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities (NASUAD) and the Human Services Research Institute (HSRI) recently released a new report. The National Core Indicators Aging and Disability Adult Consumer Survey: 2015-2016 National Results highlights the commitment of participating states toward measuring and improving the quality of their long-term services and supports (LTSS) systems that serve seniors and adults with physical disabilities:
  • The National Institute on Aging has developed an infographic that shows the difference between normal aging issues and Alzheimer's. Even though forgetfulness can be a typical part of aging, it's important to know the difference between normal forgetfulness and more serious memory problems, such as Alzheimer's disease:
  • A recent Supreme Court decision on printer cartridges could help pave the way for wholesale drug importation. In Impression Products, Inc. v Lexmark International Inc., the Supreme Court ruled patent law cannot be used to prevent the resale of products back into the United States. The case is an important ruling in the context of the domestic policy debate concerning prescription drug pricing and the importation of prescription drugs as an antidote to the high prices in the U.S.:
  • The Wallace Winkie Foundation, a non-profit organization located in Belle Plaine, Iowa, has established a Lifelong Learner Hall of Fame to celebrate and honor Iowans - past and present - who have made a lasting impact on the quality of life in Iowa through their contributions to lifelong learning. Nominations are being accepted now through Aug. 30, 2017

Nutrition Services

Family Caregiver

Disease Prevention Healh Promotion
  • A new website from the Administration for Community Living features a searchable database of nearly 200 community-based oral health programs for seniors, plus resources to start your own:
  • The Chicago Tribune recently reported that many seniors lack dental coverage since Medicare generally doesn’t cover dental care and private dental coverage can be expensive. In an attempt to convince lawmakers to add a dental benefit to Medicare, the article reports, public health researchers are “highlighting the many seniors forgoing care until their dental health has deteriorated,” which can cause “trouble eating, swallowing or speaking,” and ignite additional health problems: 

Senior Employment

Legal Protections


Elder Abuse Prevention

Upcoming Events

Webinar: How to Overcome Barriers to Successful Investigation and Prosecution of Elder Abuse Cases

June 20, 2017 (2-3 p.m. CT)

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Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging Caregiver Conference

June 22, 2017 (12-4 p.m.)

Waterloo Center for the Arts | 225 Commercial St. | Waterloo, IA 50701

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