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The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) brings together researchers, educators, and practitioners to stimulate dialogue on trends with great momentum to advance gerontology.

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The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) brings together researchers, educators, and practitioners to stimulate dialogue on trends with great momentum to advance gerontology.

    ACHIEVE: A Landmark Study of the Effect of Hearing Intervention on Brain Health in Older Adults

    ACHIEVE: A Landmark Study of the Effect of Hearing Intervention on Brain Health in Older Adults

    In this Momentum Discussion Podcast episode, Dr. Frank Lin, co-primary investigator of the Aging and Cognitive Health Evaluation in Elders, or ACHIEVE, study discusses this landmark study examining the effect of hearing intervention on brain health.

    • 34 min
    Stuck in the Middle: What Belly Fat Is Doing To Your Health

    Stuck in the Middle: What Belly Fat Is Doing To Your Health

    The National Caucus and Center on Black Aging (NCBA) developed the report “Stuck in the Middle” to address all aspects of obesity, including but not limited to causes, effects, statistical profiles, myths and misconceptions, public policy, ways to address obesity, resources for managing obesity, barriers to accessing a full continuum of care, and more. In this Momentum Discussion Podcast episode, the report author and NCBA’s Director of Health Programs discuss key points from the report, whose target audience is the African American community, in which obesity occurs at an inordinately high rate.  They share insights from the report that is written in laymen’s language in order to reach as broad an audience as possible, and they highlight why action is urgently needed to support African Americans to access the full spectrum of quality obesity care.

    • 18 min
    Alter - Empowering African American Churches to Support Members with Dementia and Their Families

    Alter - Empowering African American Churches to Support Members with Dementia and Their Families

    Fayron Epps, PhD, RN, FGSA, FAAN, developed the Alter program to increase dementia awareness; develop a supportive, faith-based dementia-friendly infrastructure; and create a community supporting the well-being of African Americans living with dementia and their families.

    • 17 min
    Addressing Brain Health in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities

    Addressing Brain Health in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities

    In this Momentum Discussion Podcast episode, our guest shares challenges and opportunities around brain health in American Indian and Alaska Native communities.

    • 27 min
    An Obesity Bill of Rights: Promoting Person-Centered Quality Obesity Care

    An Obesity Bill of Rights: Promoting Person-Centered Quality Obesity Care

    The National Consumers League and National Council on Aging worked with health leaders and obesity specialists to establish a set of rights so people with obesity will be screened, diagnosed, counseled and effectively treated for their overweight and obesity based on medical treatment guidelines. During the Momentum Discussion Podcast episode, leaders from these two organizations discuss the impetus for and development of the Obesity Bill of Rights and discuss each of the eight rights included in it.

    • 24 min
    Nonpharmacological Strategies to Support Behaviors Experienced by People Living with Dementia

    Nonpharmacological Strategies to Support Behaviors Experienced by People Living with Dementia

    Most individuals with dementia experience behavioral symptoms during their disease trajectory. These symptoms are troubling to the person living with dementia, their care partners, and others such as family members or those living in congregate living settings. In this Momentum Discussion Podcast episode, Dr. Kalisha Bonds Johnson, a Board-Certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner at Emory Integrated Memory Care, shares her insights into the importance of detecting and addressing behavioral symptoms.

    • 21 min

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