ProAging Email Network Newsletter February 10, 2006

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ProAging Email Network Newsletter

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in this issue
— ProAging – New Site and Exciting Changes Coming Soon!
— Elder Care Items for Sale
— Advice on living arrangements near Hopkins Nursing School
— People on the Move – Community Opens New Neighborhood to
— Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Study Launched Nationwide
— Series on Seniors and Substance Abuse
— People on the Move – CALLIS JOINS HOSPICE OF THE CHESAPEAKE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
— Older U.S. Women Less Likely To Be Screened For Osteoporosis
— Poor Mood May Mean Missed Check-ups
— Would Be Robber Recipient of Geriatric Beating
— Building Bridges: Making a Difference in Long-Term Care 2/8/2006

Dear steve,


ProAging – New Site and Exciting Changes Coming Soon!

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We are pleased to announce the first phase of changes to ProAging.com with a new site redesign! Stay tuned for dramatic upgrades in the way you receive this newsletter and how you can obtain updated information from www.proaging.com and www. guidetoretirementliving.com!ProAging.com and Guide to Retirement Living will be offering several marketing packages to specifically target the influential senior-serving professional. If you are interested in these opportunities, email sgurney@gwpi.net to receive an info packet in the near future!

Read on…


Elder Care Items for Sale

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Two wheelchairs – one very basic; one new (used only five days) with wide gel-padded seat
Two walkers – one with basket and seat
Two shower seats – one small; one large
Two toliet frames
Two canes – one straight wooden; one four-footed (adjustable height)
Bedside toliet – adjustable height
Braces – knee, back, ankle
Foot exerciser – to reduce ankle swelling

Call Becky at 703-690-5920


Advice on living arrangements near Hopkins Nursing School

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ProAging Members:
I will be attending Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing starting in June.

My plans are to find a small apartment – a studio or efficiency – in Baltimore, preferably near the School of Nursing/the Medical Institutions campus where I can focus on studies/clinicals during the week and come home to Silver Spring on weekends. If you, or any of your contacts have advice on specific neighborhoods or apartment complexes, I would be happy to hear from them.

Thanks in advance!
Cathy Lonas
cclonas@yahoo.com


People on the Move – Community Opens New Neighborhood to

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Renaissance Gardens at Greenspring opened a new neighborhood to meet demand for individualized health care in Northern Virginia. First opened in June 2001, Renaissance Gardens provides assisted living, short-term rehabilitation and skilled nursing care as part of a new approach that maximizes independence in a health care setting. With the addition of the new neighborhood, Renaissance Gardens now has a total of 180 skilled nursing beds.

The last expansion to Renaissance Gardens was just over one year ago when on January 11, 2005, the facility opened a new wing of assisted living units and a 44-bed rehabilitation unit, where short-term therapy and skilled nursing care is available to Greenspring residents.Read on…


Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Study Launched Nationwide

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Dr. Maya Angelou Asks Adults Ages 55 – 90 to Join Study— The Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI) — a project developed by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) — is seeking 800 older adults to participate in a study aimed at identifying biological markers of memory decline and Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Ultimately, scientists hope that brain and biological changes can be detected before memory decline and other symptoms appear, allowing the effectiveness of drugs to be evaluated at the earliest possible time. The $60 million, 5-year ADNI study is the most comprehensive effort to date to identify brain and other biological changes associated with memory decline.

The project was begun by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and is supported by more than a dozen other federal agencies and private-sector companies and organizations. Investigators at 58 local study sites across the U.S. and Canada will be asking people ages 55 to 90 to become a part of this landmark research.

Weiner explains that the 800 adults ages 55 to 90 sought for the study will be divided into three groups — approximately 200 cognitively normal older people will be followed for 3 years, 400 people with MCI will be followed for 3 years, and 200 people with early AD will be followed for 2 years.Contact ADEAR toll free at 1-800-438-4380


Series on Seniors and Substance Abuse

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This year, the Baltimore County Department of Aging will offer a variety of programs on substance abuse for both professionals and older adults. Attached is information about programs in the senior centers. Our “Senior Solutions Conference, “Use, Misuse, Abuse: Mysteries and Surprises of Food, Drugs, and Alcohol” is scheduled for May 4 at the Sheppard Pratt Confererence Center. For more information about Department of Aging programs, call 410-887-2594. Please put on proaging.


People on the Move – CALLIS JOINS HOSPICE OF THE CHESAPEAKE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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(Annapolis, MD, February 9, 2006) “” Hospice of the Chesapeake announces a recent addition to its Board of Directors: Virginia Savage Callis.

Ms. Callis, a Clinton resident, is the President and CEO for AXCEL Consulting, LLC/Callis Associates. She is a former chief auditor for the U. S. House of Representatives Committee on Intelligence and auditor for the Department of the Navy. Ms. Callis currently chairs on the Board of Directors for the Family Crisis Center, the March of Dimes WalkAmerica Steering Committee, and the National Council of Negro Women, Inc. All three organizations are based in Prince George’s County.


Older U.S. Women Less Likely To Be Screened For Osteoporosis

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MILWAUKEE, Feb. 8 – As women age and acquire increasing risks for osteoporosis, they paradoxically become less likely to be given a bone density test, researchers here found. Women ages 81 to 85 were half as likely as women ages 66 to 70 to have the test, reported Joan M. Neuner, M.D., and colleagues at the Medical College of Wisconsin here in a study published online today by the Journal of the American Geriatric Society.Read on…


Poor Mood May Mean Missed Check-ups

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WEDNESDAY, Feb. 8 (HealthDay News) — Feeling anxious or depressed can block elderly people from going for routine check-ups and other preventive care, a new study suggests. The finding highlights the need for doctors to screen older patients to determine if they may be suffering psychological distress, the researchers said.Read on…


Would Be Robber Recipient of Geriatric Beating

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MILWAUKEE. WI – An attempted purse snatching suspect is still at large after an attempt at robbing a 90-year-old woman failed miserably.

According to police, the suspect accosted the 90- year old woman on 72nd Street near Brown Deer Road in Milwakee on Monday. A fight ensued when the elderly victim decided that the fight was on and fought the suspect even when thrown to the ground.

Although the suspect did get her purse, it was a short lived victory. A 69-year-old friend of the victim confronted the suspect for round two. Tired of getting beaten by old people, the suspect fled the scene without the purse.Read on…


Building Bridges: Making a Difference in Long-Term Care 2/8/2006

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Click the link below to view a recent conference.AcademyHealth and the Commonwealth Fund co- sponsor Building Bridges: Making a Difference in Long- Term Care in conjunction with the 2006 National Health Policy Conference. Key policymakers and researchers discuss the issues involved in providing quality long-term care to America’s aging population. Panelists place the evidence in a “real world” policy and operational context, as well as discuss their perceptions of broader long-term care issues and how they might best be addressed.

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