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In order to advance our mission of improving the health of older adults, Hartford Foundation staff and grantees use the power of convenings, educational programs and publications to develop and disseminate new ideas, opportunities and best practices.  We encourage you to explore the News and Events section for the latest breaking information and innovations related to the care of older adults.     

  • New United Hospital Fund & AARP Policy Institute Report: Stresses on Family Caregivers of Those with Dementia, Other Cognitive/Behavioral Conditions

    A new report from the United Hospital Fund and AARP Public Policy Institute focuses on family caregivers who provide complex chronic care to people who also have cognitive and behavioral health conditions, pointing to their demanding challenges and to high levels of self-reported depression. A majority of them (61 percent) reported feeling stress “sometimes to always,” between their caregiving responsibilities and trying to meet other work or family obligations.

  • Call for Applications: 7th Annual Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer's Disease Caregiving Legacy Awards

    The Family Caregiver Alliance will be accepting applications until Friday, September 5th, 2014 for the Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer's Disease Caregiving Legacy Awards. Three awards of $20,000 each will be given to innovative programs serving those with Alzheimer's Disease and their caregivers.

  • HealthLeaders Magazine: Hospitals Prep for More Patients with Dementia

    Writing for HealthLeaders magazine, Jacqueline Fellows reports on three keys to success in preparing hospitals and health systems for the growing number of patients with dementia: thoughtful avoidance of medical intervention, treating the family and not just the patient, and establishing clinical practice guidelines. The article features several Hartford grantees including Kyle Allen, a Practice Change Fellow, and Evelyn Granieri, who has served on the Geriatrics for Specialists Initiative council.  The article can be read here.

  • Top 10 Unanswered Questions Related to Acute Care of Older Persons

    The Acute Care of Older Persons Priority Setting Partnership within the Society of Hospital Medicine has posted its white paper, Creating and Supporting a Patient-centered Geriatrics and Hospital Medicine Research Agenda, which outlines the top 10 unanswered questions related to older adults in acute care settings.  The research agenda was developed using a patient-centered methodology incorporating older adults advocacy groups as well as providers and other stakeholders. The white paper, PowerPoint slides and an FAQ can be found by scrolling to the bottom of SHM's web site here

  • MedScape: Every Oncologist Is a Geriatric Oncologist

    A MedScape article by Zosia Chustecka, 'Every Oncologist Is a Geriatric Oncologist,' highlights the fact that cancer is a disease of aging and points to a new series of reports on geriatric oncology, published in a special issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology.  The reports include work from Beeson Scholars Arti Hurria and William Dale, as well as other Hartford grantees.  The MedScape article can be read here and the report series overview can be accessed here.  

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