Help UW Better Understand the Everyday Experience of Life with Mild Cognitive Impairment

June 17, 2019 — Have you noticed yourself forgetting names of acquaintances or common items? Or, maybe keeping track of complicated instructions or directions has become more difficult. If so, you’re not alone! Many older adults find themselves wondering whether such changes are normal or not. Mild cognitive impairment, or MCI, refers to decline in one’s cognition (thinking abilities,... Read More

Know Your Options: The Pros and Cons of Living at Home as You Age

June 13, 2019 — Aging in place, as defined by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is “the ability to live in one’s home and community safely, independently, and comfortably, regardless of age, income or ability level.” Ninety percent of individuals 65 years of age and older report that they would prefer to continue living in their... Read More

Celebrating Pride: Unveiling the Health and Wellness of LGBT Older Adults

June 10, 2019 — Aging with Pride: The National Health, Aging and Sexuality/Gender study is generating exciting and crucial knowledge on health, aging, and caregiving among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) adults age 50 and older. This first-ever national project funded by the National Institutes of Health and the National Institute on Aging has been funded for five additional... Read More

Memory Sunday Builds Alzheimer’s Awareness

June 5, 2019 — Did you know? Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, and the fifth leading cause of death of older African Americans. African Americans are generally diagnosed at later stages of Alzheimer’s disease. The risk of developing Alzheimer’s is two to three times higher for African Americans. African Americans have... Read More

A Monumental Win in Washington State

June 5, 2019 — The state legislative session adjourned April 28 with several wins for the Seattle-King County Advisory Council for Aging & Disability Services (ADS) and other Area Agencies on Aging. One of those wins—passage of the Long-Term Care Trust Act—was monumental for the future of aging services in Washington state. The following bills passed and have been... Read More

Healthy and Home-Cooked in a Hurry

May 20, 2019 — Home-cooked meals are always your healthiest choice. They will almost always contain less salt than takeout options and processed food, but they may take time to prepare. Using a microwave oven is a great way to cut back on the time you spend cooking. Tips for microwave cooking: Cover—Put a lid over your food but... Read More

NAPCA: 40 Years of Service to Asian American and Pacific Islander Residents

May 16, 2019 — Since 1979, the National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA) has served older Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) residents with a variety of services that support their dignity, well-being, and quality of life. NAPCA currently serves over 10,000 people nationwide through offices located in Seattle, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Washington, DC. To celebrate forty... Read More

Navigating the Overwhelming Options of Long-Term Care

May 13, 2019 — We are an aging nation. Since 2011, baby boomers have been turning 65 at an average rate of 10,000 per day, a trend that will continue until 2030. And we are living longer. Fortunately, we are also healthier and more active than past generations. However, according to the Administration on Aging, 70 percent of people turning... Read More

ADS Nurses: Serving Medically Complex Clients Who Live in Their Own Homes

May 6, 2019 — National Nurses Day is Monday, May 6. National Nursing Week begins on that day each year and runs through May 12. This year’s theme is “4 Million Reasons to Celebrate” … and counting! This theme refers to the four million nursing professionals in our country. Historical references indicate nursing predates the mid-19th century, though what... Read More

Public Forum: How to Plan an Accessible Event

May 3, 2019 — While many organizations try to be welcoming and inclusive, too often they lack the institutional knowledge needed to plan events and meetings that are accessible to people of all ages and all abilities. Accommodations are often provided in a haphazard, reactive way that is focused on meeting minimum legal requirements rather than full inclusion and... Read More