The Link E-Newsletter - July 2017

WEEK OF JULY 7, 2017

News & Resources

Family Caregiver
  • According to a new U.C. Berkeley study, individuals with dementia may actually die sooner if their family caregivers are mentally stressed:
  • On June 21, the U.S. Department of Labor, Women’s Bureau held a webinar on corporate responses to rising eldercare demands. Featured speakers included Drew Holzapfel, ReACT Convener; Grace Protos, New York’s regional administrator for the U.S. Department of Labor, Women’s Bureau; and Jack Kupferman, the President of Gray Panthers NYC Network:

Disease Prevention Healh Promotion
  • The National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities (NASUAD) is conducting an online survey now through July 21 to learn more about the access of older adults and persons with disabilities to oral health services. Specifically, NASUAD is seeking more information about the gaps, barriers and challenges that older adults and people with disabilities face when they seek oral health services, as well as successes, promising practices and other information regarding dental supports for individuals in these population groups:
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently published an article about sun safety and the importance of protecting yourself year-round, not just during the summer months:
  • A recent National Council on Aging (NCOA) blog post describes why LGBT older adults run a higher risk for cancer, mental health issues and cardiovascular diseases:

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Upcoming Events

Webinar: "Take Control of Your Health: You Have the Power to Prevent a Fall"

July 12, 2017 (2:30-3:30 CT)

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2017 Falls Prevention Symposium

July 13, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
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Webinar: "Building Inclusive Programs to Serve Adults with Disabilities"

July 18, 2017 (2-3:30 p.m. CT)

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Webinar: "Creating a Dementia Capable Community"

July 19, 2017 (1-2 p.m. CT)
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Care for the Caregiver

July 29, 2017 (12:30-2:30 p.m.)

Strum Farms | Roland, IA

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Care for the Caregiver

Aug. 10, 2017 (3:30-5:30 p.m.)

Whitey's | Lisbon, IA

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National Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Conference

Aug. 28-31, 2017

Marriott Waterfront | Baltimore, MD

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