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Join UChicago Medicine Virtual Grand Rounds: Memory Loss, Caregiving, & Navigating Resources During a Pandemic

The UChicago Medicine Virtual Community Grand Rounds with Dr. Doriane Miller is tomorrow evening at 6pm. (This is designed to follow our March 5th WVON 1690AM UCM Community Health Hour radio segment – livestream recorded here on the March 5 post). (See agenda attached and below for speaker lineup). Tomorrow, Thursday, March 17th, is the virtual Community GrandContinue reading “Join UChicago Medicine Virtual Grand Rounds: Memory Loss, Caregiving, & Navigating Resources During a Pandemic”

COVID Vaccine Clinic For Chicago Englewood Residents

Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center collaborated with community organizers, Seniors on the Move, Englewood’s Quality of Life Initiative, and the Barbara A. Sizemore Academy Camp to host a three-day COVID vaccine event  (January 6, 27 and February 17) for Chicago Englewood residents of all ages. All were extremely pleased with the success of the first twoContinue reading “COVID Vaccine Clinic For Chicago Englewood Residents”

Tips for Coping with Breaks in Your Exercise Routine

It is normal for life events, including major upheavals like the COVID-19 pandemic, and changes to your routine to get in the way of staying active. However, there are ways to get yourself back on track. For example, if you find that caring for an ill loved one is taking up much of your time,Continue reading “Tips for Coping with Breaks in Your Exercise Routine”

Doing COVID-19 Research? These Data Tools Can Help!

Data harmonization and sharing are essential for COVID-19 research Lis Nielsen, Director, Division of Behavioral and Social Research (BSR), and Ken Santora, Director, Division of Extramural Activities (DEA) Coordinating efforts across all aspects of science are vital to the success of our fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. One clear example is the mountain of dataContinue reading “Doing COVID-19 Research? These Data Tools Can Help!”

NEW: NIA-Supported COVID-19 Research Opportunities

Special Alert: COVID-19 Research Opportunities NIA is excited to support the launch of Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics, or RADx, to catalyze the scientific community to improve COVID-19 testing technologies, capacity, and accessibility. As one of the four RADx components, RADx-Underserved Populations (RADx-UP) will establish a network of community-engaged projects to improve access to and acceptance ofContinue reading “NEW: NIA-Supported COVID-19 Research Opportunities”

Communicating with Older Patients—Info for Professionals

Given the COVID-19 outbreak, many medical practices are communicating with patients in different ways, like telehealth. This makes good communication even more important between health care teams and older patients. There are many ways that professionals can improve their communication skills, including: Using the patient’s preferred form of address to show respect. Establishing a rapportContinue reading “Communicating with Older Patients—Info for Professionals”

COVID-19 and Older People: Video Message from CDC

Older adults or people with severe chronic medical conditions should prepare in advance for the possibility of a COVID-19 outbreak in their community. Watch this video from the CDC’s Deputy Director for Infectious Diseases, Dr. Jay C. Butler, to learn more about COVID-19 and older people.   Learn how to be prepared if COVID-19 startsContinue reading “COVID-19 and Older People: Video Message from CDC”