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Month: June 2019

Age & Dementia Friendly Cape Ann, part 2

Jun 28, 2019 In last week’s Senior Lookout column, I described the actions taken by the Age & Dementia Friendly Cape Ann (ADFCA) initiative.  This week, I would like to discuss the community needs assessment findings. The population of Cape Ann in 2016 was approximately 46,000. Of the four communities, Gloucester is the largest with…
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Age & Dementia Friendly Cape Ann, part 1

Jun 21, 2019 A global shift has occurred.  We are living longer—often healthier—lives. This exciting change creates both opportunities and new challenges. One response to this change has been the development of Age Friendly and Dementia Friendly movements throughout the U.S. and the world. These initiatives work to encourage communities to recognize older adults and…
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Stigma

Jun 14, 2019 I had a dear friend who suffered her entire adult life with depression. She received medication for her depression, but she resisted taking it. She believed that, if she was a stronger person, she would not need this medication. Because of this belief, she suffered much more than she might have if…
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Elder Abuse Awareness Month

Jun 7, 2019 June is Elder Abuse Awareness Month. World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is June 15, and was launched 2006 by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the World Health Organization at the United Nations.  Elder abuse is a largely hidden and growing problem in the United States. It is…
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