CDC Public Health Grand Rounds — “Healthy Aging: Promoting Well-being in Older Adults,” on Tuesday, September 19, at 1:00 p.m. (ET).

Please plan to attend the September session of CDC Public Health Grand Rounds, “Healthy Aging: Promoting Well-being in Older Adults,” on Tuesday, September 19, at 1:00 p.m. (ET). The session also may be viewed via live webcast. Open captions are provided.

Hear experts discuss the impact the aging population will have on their caregivers, the public health system, and the aging themselves. Learn how older people can maintain their health and independence. Hear what CDC and public health officials are doing and what needs to be done.

Americans are Living Longer and in Greater Numbers

The population of older Americans is growing and living longer than ever. As a group, they are living active lives and contributing to the economy. The added years to the lifespans have resulted in a longer middle age—extending the period when workers are at their most productive and creative.

  • 10,000 people a day are turning 65
  • 80 percent of people age 50 and older plan to work past 65
  • People over 50 in the United States contribute $7.6 trillion to the economy annually

Aging Brings Challenges

Aging brings an increase in the prevalence of chronic diseases, such as hypertension, diabetes, arthritis, and dementia. For example, Alzheimer’s disease, the most common type of dementia, is the fifth leading cause of death among older Americans. Older adults also face more challenges with everyday living activities.

  • 80 percent of older adults have at least one chronic health condition
  • 1 in 3 older adults have limitations in activities such as preparing meals and housekeeping

The Challenges of Caregiving and Caregivers

Birth rates are declining, posing a potential shortfall of caregivers, and that trend will continue. Caregivers themselves are at risk for health problems. Trends show they will be working longer hours and caring for people with more than one chronic disease.

NIA/ACL/CDC Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias Webinar Series for Professionals

Get up to speed on the latest in Alzheimer’s and dementia, and learn what you need to know to inform, educate, and empower community members, people with dementia, and family caregivers. Presented by the National Institute on Aging (NIA/NIH), the Administration for Community Living (ACL), and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

Free continuing education credit is available (CNE, CEU, and CECH)!

Webinar 1: Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resources You Can Use
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

1:00-2:30pm Eastern Time
Noon-1:30 Central Time
11:00am-12:30pm Mountain Time
10:00-11:30am Pacific Time

To register: go to nih.webex.com, enter event # 628 629 619

This webinar will provide an update on Alzheimer’s and dementia issues and resources, including:

• What’s new with consumer, caregiver, and professional resources on dementia

• Helpful resources on areas of special interest:
o Veterans and their caregivers
o Financial exploitation
o Depression & dementia

• How the federal government is implementing the National Alzheimer’s Plan, including the overall direction of the plan and its 2017 changes

Presenters:
• Tanya Friese, DNP, RN, CNL USN (Ret.), Assistant Professor, College of Nursing and Educational Coordinator, Road Home Program, Rush University Medical Center

• Peter Lichtenberg, PhD, Director, Institute of Gerontology and Professor of Psychology, Wayne State University

• Lisa McGuire, PhD, Lead, Alzheimer’s Disease and Healthy Aging Program, CDC

• Mark Snowden, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington

• Amy Wiatr-Rodriguez, MSW, Aging Services Program Specialist, ACL