To recognize National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day (NHAAD) on September 18, AIDS.gov is sharing facts and digital resources to highlight opportunities to reach out to older adults.
Did you know that August is National Immunization Awareness Month? Now is the perfect time to get the word out about the importance of vaccinations for adults. National Immunization Awareness Month, held each August, provides an opportunity to highlight the value of immunization across the lifespan. Immunizations are one of the most effective public health interventions … Continue reading “Vaccines are not Just for Kids”
Mental illness, dementia and other behavioral health conditions in the nursing home are well-recognized challenges in both the clinical and policy arenas. It is estimated that 65-91% of adults in a nursing home have a significant mental disorder, such as depression or dementia. As one of MeHAF’s 43 Integration Initiative grantees, the Northeast Integrated Geriatrics … Continue reading “How integrative care improves life for nursing home patients with mental health diagnoses”