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  • May 7, 2015
    Dr. Kerstin Emerson shares insights on caregiving with Celeste Headlee, host of the GPB radio show On Second Thought. To listen to the broadcast, click HERE.
  • March 31, 2015
    Experiences of loneliness and social isolation can lead to increased health care use among older adults, according to new research from the University of Georgia College of Public Health. The study, published online in the American Journal of Public Health, found that the frequency of physician visits was particularly influenced by chronic loneliness—and suggests that the identification and...
  • February 2, 2015
    A recent study published in the Journals of Gerontology Series B contrasts disability transitions among elders in Mexico and in the United States.  Lead author and Institute of Gerontology faculty Dr. Kerstin Gerst-Emerson and her colleagues suggest that if Mexico follows the path of the United States in terms of modernization, urbanization, and related changes in lifestyle, it will likely face...
  • January 20, 2015
    "Most people, when they’re suddenly thrust into the caregiver role for a loved one with Alzheimer’s, don’t know how to connect with programs or facilities that can help them." Read more of Andrew Lowndes's report on emerging private care options HERE. 
  • January 14, 2015
    The Georgia Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA) will host its 2015 Annual Conference on Saturday, March 7 at the historic Academy of Medicine at Georgia Tech. The conference theme is Innovations in Collaborative Geriatric Care. More information, along with a downloadable brochure and registration form, can be found HERE or on the GAPNA website.
  • January 13, 2015
    What happens if the U.S. Supreme Court invalidates the federal tax subsidies that allow over 4 million low- and middle-income people to buy health under the Affordable Care Act (ACA)?  The Urban Institute estimates that the 37 states with federally run marketplaces would lose over $36 billion in federal subsidies.  Dr. Toni Miles, director of the Institute of Gerontology at the College of Public...
  • November 6, 2014
    Death takes a toll on the living, and in the case of baby boomers, the loss of a family member increases their likelihood of ending up in the hospital, according to new research from the University of Georgia. Led by Dr. Toni P. Miles, professor of epidemiology and director of the Institute of Gerontology in the College of Public Health, the research looked at how survivors responded to spouse,...
  • September 19, 2014
    Krystal Steinmetz at MSN partner site Money Talks News contributed the following post: Being a family caregiver can cost you big time: Nearly half of family caregivers spend more than $5,000 a year, plus caregiving affects their jobs and retirement plans. To read the article, click HERE.
  • September 5, 2014
    On Friday, September 5, The Institute of Gerontology hosted a conversation among faculty and students at the University of Georgia and faculty from the Universities of Deusto and Barcelona. Professors Maria-Jesus Monteagudo, Fernando Bayon, Jaime Cuenca from the Institute of Leisure Studies at Deusto University in Bilbao, and Professors Nuria Codina and Jose Vicente Pestana from the Department...
  • July 2, 2014
    News from the UGA Institute of Gerontology: We are pleased to announce that Governor Deal has signed the Georgia Alzheimer's and Related Dementias State Plan! On Tuesday, July 1, the Georgia Department of Human Services announced the release of the Georgia's first Dementia Plan. The plan is expected to improve services, safety, treatment, housing, and public education for people with...
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