Media Update: GSA Underscores Hottest Meeting Topics
Civic Engagement in Later Life: GSA's "Civic Engagement in an Older America" initiative takes shape at the annual meeting with a discussion on the untapped civic resource of older citizens. Since the session was announced, an expert panel has been assembled to present the surrounding issues to the public. Speakers include William Galston, Saul I. Stern Professor of Civic Engagement at the University of Maryland; Phyllis Moen of the University of Minnesota; Greg O'Neill, Director of GSA's civic engagement initiative; retirement expert Joe Quinn of Boston College; and Nancy Morrow-Howell, Professor of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis. The symposium will be moderated by Rick Moody of AARP's Office of Academic Affairs.
November 21 at 10:30 a.m.
A Look at Dementia Homicides: Lethal violence involving patients with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias is rare, but it is an emerging public health challenge, with a long-lasting impact on family members and the communities where they occur. A small subset of dementia patients is capable of committing homicide or homicide-suicide, and a larger number are at risk of being killed by family caregivers. Donna Cohen of the University of South Florida will be on-hand to present some startling figures in this under-reported area of aging research. Her work has already attracted the attention of the US Senate Special Committee on Aging.
November 21 at 8:30 a.m.
The Nature of Age-Related Muscle Wasting: Michael Rennie of The University of Nottingham will lead an all-star presentation on a recent breakth
Contact: Todd Kluss
The Gerontological Society of America