The National Adult Day Services Association (NADSA) is pleased to announce the Beth Meyer-Arnold Dissertation Fellowships which are designed to encourage original scholarship in the area of adult day services by doctoral students. The award supports PhD Candidates in completing their dissertation work in areas of interest to adult day services. NADSA will be awarding scholarships at their National Conference in Pittsburgh, PA, Sept .20-22, 2012.
Please distribute this information to your interested colleagues!
Please see more information posted here: http://www.nadsa.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Meyer-Arnold_Fellowship-2012-Final.pdf. Deadline for submission of application is August 20,2012.
We value the strength of diversity and inclusion and encourage qualified individuals with disabilities and individuals of all backgrounds and cultures to apply. For additional information, please contact Dr. Holly I. Dabelko-Schoeny at email@example.com.
Posted May 15, 2012
Alzheimer’s Talks: What’s in the New National Alzheimer’s Plan to Stop Alzheimer’s by 2025? (Thursday, May 24 – 4:00–5:00 pm Eastern)
Participate on Thursday, May 24 from 4:00 – 5:00 pm Eastern to hear from Dr. Ron Petersen, Chairman of the National Alzheimer’s Advisory Council on Research, Care and Services and Director of the Mayo Clinic’s Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center.
For the first time ever, the US government has adopted a national strategic plan to prevent and effectively treat Alzheimer’s Disease by 2025. Participate on May 24 to learn more about what is in the National Plan and what will be the first steps in its implementation.
Dr. Ron Petersen chaired the 25 member Advisory Council on Research, Care and Services that has been centrally involved in the review of the plan over the last six months. He will summarize the content of the plan and outline the initial steps of its implementation.
Also, hear from George Vradenburg, Chairman of USAgainstAlzheimer’s and a member of the Advisory Council on Alzheimer’s Research, Care, and Services, to find out how you can get engaged in the hard work ahead needed to stop this disease.
This is the third call in a new monthly teleconference series, Alzheimer’s Talks, presented by USAgainstAlzheimer’s and free and open to the public.
This call is made possible by the generous support of the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation. To register or learn more information log on to https://registration.broadnet.us/event_registration.php?pid=310&fbs=_teleforum&sig=3f042360a1a3ef9ba456fccf30ef33809b6b1dcd1f07dfc081854266129e1fda.
Posted May 1, 2012
The Centers Adult Day Services Centers in Prescott, AZ, were recently renamed in memory of a beloved adult day services advocate, Susan J. Rheem. Susan served on the Board of the National Adult Day Services Association and was a loyal advocate for adult day services, especially veterans. Learn more about Susan’s legacy and the new beginning since the anniversary celebration here: http://www.dcourier.com/main.asp?SectionID=1&SubSectionID=1&ArticleID=105992
Posted April 30, 2012
Adult day center workers are very familiar with common neurological disorders such as strokes and Alzheimer’s disease, but what about the nation’s fourth most common neurological disorder, after migraine, stroke and Alzheimer’s disease–Epilepsy? A new report recently released by The Institute of Medicine, Epilepsy across the Spectrum.
An estimated 2.2 million Americans have epilepsy, with approximately 150,000 new cases diagnosed in the United States each year. Approximately 1 in 16 people will develop epilepsy at some point in their lives, and the onset off epilepsy is highest in children and older adults. The IOM report recognizes epilepsy as a spectrum of disorders that involves more than 25 syndromes. In fact, seizures vary in frequency and severity, and exact a toll on quality of life that affects not only people living with epilepsy, but their families and surrounding communities. By acknowledging the complexity of the disorder and the extreme variances in its impact on people with epilepsy, we hope this will lead to a better outcome for all of the groups in the spectrum.
Access the full report at http://www.iom.edu/Reports/2012/Epilepsy-Across-the-Spectrum.aspx.
Check out the Conference Sessions Page on the NADSA website to download the Request for Proposals and Application for the 2012 National Adult Day Services Conference to be held in Pittsburgh, PA, in partnership with the Pennsylvania Adult Day Services Association.