• Advocating for the Human Rights of Older Persons

    Updated: 2012-06-29 19:25:37
    On Thursday, July 26, 2012 the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) will continue considering the social and human rights questions on how to engage more constructive participation by Member States during their meeting in New York. From 23-27 July, 2012 ECOSOC’s primary focus of the General Segment will be to discuss the state of world affairs [...]

  • Making Dementia A Global Priority

    Updated: 2012-06-28 15:49:30
    On October 15-20 2012, IAHSA and Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) will be hosting the Alzheimer’s Disease International Study Tour in Los Angeles and San Diego, California, USA. ADI and World Health Organization (WHO) came together earlier this year for a publication titled “Dementia: A Public Health Priority”.  The report raises awareness of dementia as a [...]

  • Seniors and Sexuality: Addressing a Sensitive Issue

    Updated: 2012-06-27 16:08:51
    In February 2012, Student British Medical Journal revealed a study on rising STI and STD rates, including HIV, in seniors. “Sexual Health and the Older Adult” estimated that in the US, UK and Europe rates of transmission doubled in the last 10 years.   For instance, in Britian, HIV among the 50-90 age group comprised 20% [...]

  • Funding Changes Cause Aged Care to Suffer in Australia

    Updated: 2012-06-26 15:29:36
    It seems everywhere around the world, drastic changes in aged care reform and funding are culminating this summer.  As the United States awaits a Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act and Patient Protection Act this Thursday, the American people are on the edge of their seats waiting to hear what will happen to their [...]

  • Elderly Care Home news round-up for 20 June 2012

    Updated: 2012-06-20 10:07:14

  • Welcome to the new Singularity.org!

    Updated: 2012-06-18 15:00:35
    Welcome to the new Singularity.org! We hope you enjoy the cleaner, more modern design and updated content. Here are some highlights: The research page is now organized into three categories of papers. We’ve made hundreds of minor corrections to our … Continue reading →

  • Elderly Care Home news round-up for 18 June 2012

    Updated: 2012-06-18 10:13:20

  • Singularity Institute Progress Report, May 2012

    Updated: 2012-06-16 08:39:29
    Past progress reports: April 2012, March 2012, February 2012, January 2012, December 2011. Here’s what the Singularity Institute did in May 2012: How to Purchase AI Risk Reduction: Luke wrote a series of posts on how to purchase AI risk reduction, with … Continue reading →

  • Start Wearing Purple: Commemorating WEAAD

    Updated: 2012-06-15 14:32:19
    “Victims of elder abuse are parents and grandparents, neighbors and friends.  Elder abuse cuts across race, gender, culture, and circumstance, and whether physical, emotional, or financial. On World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, we call attention to this global public health issue, and we rededicate ourselves to providing our elders the care and protection they deserve.” [...]

  • Elderly Care Home news round-up for 15 June 2012

    Updated: 2012-06-15 10:00:20

  • Elderly Care Home news round-up for 14 June 2012

    Updated: 2012-06-14 13:34:23

  • Responding to the Call of the Sick

    Updated: 2012-06-13 20:36:53
    For a significant number of caregivers, their religion is intrinsically tied to their practice. For others, spiritual concerns arise from the patients seeking solace.  The University of Chicago, a world renowned medical institute, has created a Program on Medicine and Religion, a unique blend of theology and clinical care. From May 23 – May 25, [...]

  • Elderly Care Home news round-up for 13 June 2012

    Updated: 2012-06-13 10:53:28

  • Therapy Pets in Nursing Homes – A Growing Trend?

    Updated: 2012-06-12 18:54:17
    Recently, a law professor in Iowa has been encouraging nursing homes in the U.S. to extend their policies to allow residents to have pets. She has also been pushing for state legislation that would ease the ability for elders to move into their new homes with their furry friends.  The professor points to several studies [...]

  • Elderly Care Home news round-up for 12 June 2012

    Updated: 2012-06-12 09:54:40

  • What if Retirement Age is Lowered? A Lesson from France

    Updated: 2012-06-07 18:20:20
    France’s new president, Francois Hollande, has called for a younger retirement age for some workers: a drop from 62 to 60.  What many countries consider to be an economic mistake, France sees as a “pillar of France’s social benefit system” (AP). To be fair, Hollande has been trying to win over a people angered by his predecessor, [...]

  • A Partnership Towards Comprehensive Person-Directed Care

    Updated: 2012-06-05 17:23:16
    Eden Alternative (a member of IAHSA) and The Lifespan Network’s Wellspring Program announced that The Eden Alternative will take ownership of Wellspring to provide the most comprehensive offering of culture change resources and education services.  Their fused efforts can reach a larger audience for greater impact and fill the growing need for clinical and cultural demands [...]

  • Elderly Care Home news round-up for 01 June 2012

    Updated: 2012-06-01 10:31:57

  • Elderly Care Home news round-up for 29 May 2012

    Updated: 2012-05-29 10:10:33

  • Elderly Care Home news round-up for 21 May 2012

    Updated: 2012-05-21 10:25:56

  • Elderly Care Home news round-up for 16th May 2012

    Updated: 2012-05-16 10:32:29

  • Jobs, Opportunities, and Prizes!

    Updated: 2012-05-09 06:59:00
    Recently, the Singularity Institute has offered a variety of jobs, opportunities, and prizes! We are hiring: Remote researchers (writing skill not required) Rationality curriculum designers Rationality teachers Workshop consultants Remote editors Remote HTML/WordPress workers Executive assistants We would also like: … Continue reading →

  • Singularity Institute Progress Report, April 2012

    Updated: 2012-05-08 22:55:17
    Past progress reports: March 2012, February 2012, January 2012, December 2011. Here’s what the Singularity Institute did in April 2012: SPARC: Several SI staff members are working in collaboration with SI research associate Paul Christiano and a few others to develop a … Continue reading →

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