• Ageing with HIV – AIDS2012

    Updated: 2012-07-27 18:18:48
    As the International AIDS Conference winds down, the culmination of the event anticipates that one message is clear: Ageing with HIV is an urgent matter that requires a lot of attention. As one man put it, “I fear that if I need to be cared for, the carer would be as ill-informed and prejudiced about [...]

  • Dementia’s Drug Problem

    Updated: 2012-07-25 16:17:33
    Dr. Cheryl Phillips, geriatrician and senior VP or LeadingAge, blogged about the very serious dangers of over-medicating dementia patients.  This issue is seen as critical around the world and sends a global message for change. Rather than paraphrase, here is Dr. Phillips’ blog in her own words: Federal officials are working to place compassion at [...]

  • Mainstreaming Ageing in Moldova

    Updated: 2012-07-24 18:09:52
    UNECE has created a research publication to analyze the ageing situation in Eastern European countries, the Caucasus and Central Asia. Among these is the June 2012 release of the Roadmap for Mainstreaming Ageing in Moldova, produced in conjunction with the Republic of Moldova. The first of such reports was on Armenia in 2011. These reports [...]

  • Great Expectations of the Ageing World

    Updated: 2012-07-23 20:59:34
    Today, June 23 2012, Richard Jackson of CSIS and Christian Toft of University of Kassel, Germany, spoke about “Work, Retirement Age, and Fiscal Sustainability in an Aging World” hosted by AARP International. Dr. Jackson highlighted CSIS’s Global Ageing Preparedness Index (or GAP Index) which reviews pension reform, solvency and income protection in 20 key countries. [...]

  • “Wrinkles” from Spain

    Updated: 2012-07-18 17:01:54
    Senior citizens may be dominating the global population, but they have not been the popular demographic on the film screen.   When they do make it into films, it’s rare that the elderly are portrayed in a positive light and leave us with a contented feeling about ageing.  This is hopefully about to change. Pixar’s “Up” succeeded [...]

  • IAHSA Global Connections – A Success Story

    Updated: 2012-07-17 17:48:35
    Margie van Zyl, Direct of Strategic Partnerships at GERATEC, gave a presentation on Global Connections made to date at the recent IFA conference in Prague.   The starting point for the Global Connections began in Trondheim, Norway when Margie met with IAHSA’s former Executive Director, Ginger Nuessle, to set up the country support network through [...]

  • “Love for the Elderly” in Venezuela

    Updated: 2012-07-12 16:41:09
    Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez launched a program last year called “Love for the Elderly”, a pension program which provides minimum wage subsidies to pensioners (about $360 USD per month). More than 1 million people have already registered for this program. “Love for the Elderly” aims at recognizing the efforts of the elderly who have worked [...]

  • The National Dementia Initiative: What Matters Most

    Updated: 2012-07-11 17:29:41
    By Jackie Pinkowitz, M.Ed.; Board Chair, CCAL-Advancing Person Centered Living [To support dementia care and learn more about research and practices, register for the International Alzheimer's Disease Study Tour Today! ] On Friday, June 29, 2012, The National Dementia Initiative, gathered in Washington DC at LeadingAge for their first meeting to form  recommendations on person-centered non-pharmacologic strategies to [...]

  • Volunteers make a World of Difference

    Updated: 2012-07-10 18:36:12
    IAHSA is very proud of all of the volunteer program initiatives around the world that our members offer and wanted to share these with you! Christie Gardens – Toronto, Canada Christie Gardens Apartment & Care, Inc., a member of IAHSA in Toronto, is a retirement community that has long been serving residents physically, socially and spiritually [...]

  • Elderly Care Home news round-up for 10 July 2012

    Updated: 2012-07-10 13:33:48

  • Living Longer in Iceland: The Culture of Baths

    Updated: 2012-07-05 21:28:28
    With a life expectancy of 82.9 years for women and 79.4 years for men, one of the highest in the world, and a comprehensive health-care system, Icelanders are setting a good example for the rest of us.  Icelanders credit their many geothermal pools and spas with longevity and swimming is even given as a mandatory course in [...]

  • 2012 Summer Singularity Challenge

    Updated: 2012-07-04 06:40:48
    Thanks to the generosity of several major donors,† every donation to the Singularity Institute made now until July 31, 2012 will be matched dollar-for-dollar, up to a total of $150,000! Donate Now! Milestones: $0 $37.5K $75K $112.5K $150K Progress: $9,200 … Continue reading →

  • 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 →

  • 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

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

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

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

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

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