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Let's Talk Aging: Spirituality and Well Being in Later Life-- Yea or Nay?

This presentation (1:00:43) is given by Dr. Amanda Sokan from the University of Arizona's Meland Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. Dr. Sokan describes spirituality and its importance to well-being within the context of aging. She discusses the benefits and barriers of spiritual care, assessments for spirituality and need for spirtual care, and interventions. (Presentation begins at 2:30 minutes).

Intersection Between Disability and Aging Policy

This presentation (38:30 minutes) given by Dr. Thomas Eagen through the Arizona Center on Aging discusses the intersection between disability and aging policy. Dr. Eagen provides a background of aging and disability as well as the difference between aging into disability and aging with a disability. He also highlights some of the disability and aging policy issues that exist. (Presentation begins at 4:48 minutes).

Hot Flashes, Insomnia, and Dryness, oh my!!!

This presentation (47:32 minutes) given by Dr. Joy Bulger Beck from the University of Arizona Medical School, discusses how internists can guide their patients through menopause. By the end of this lecture, learners should be able to: 1) understand menopause management considerations for the Internist based on current evidence since the Women's Health Initiative (including Menopausal Hormonal Therapy (MHT)); and 2) address/review management of menopause-related symptoms including hot flashes, sleep disturbances, and genitourinary syndrome. (Presentation begins at 4:30 minutes).

Alzheimer's Scientific Images and Videos

This web page from the National Institute on Aging includes information, clinical trial participant videos, and images regarding Alzheimer's disease. The 4-minute video, How Alzheimer's Changes the Brain, shows how Alzheimer's affects the human brain and looks at promising ideas to treat and prevent the disease. In the clinical trial participants videos, four participants in NIA-supported Alzheimer's research across the United States tell their stories about participating in trials.

The Better Care Playbook

This playbook created by the Center for Healthcare Strategies helps to find the best in evidence-based and promising practices to improve care for people with complex health and social needs. Some topics that can be accessed include: Complex Care Interventions, Mental Health and Substance Use, Long-Term Services and Supports, Serious Illness and Palliative Care, Population Identification, Interdisciplinary Care Teams, Patient and Family Engagement, Health-Related Social Needs, Program Financing, Payment and Managed Care Models, and Medicare-Medicaid Integration.

Family Caregiving How-To Video Series

This video series is designed for family caregivers to help them understand specific medical/nursing tasks. The tasks include: preparing special diets, managing incontinence, wound care, mobility, and managing medications. The videos and resource guides are available in both English and Spanish.

Early Detection of Alzheimer's Disease: New Imaging Methods, New Targets

This presentation (53:48 minutes) given by Dr. Manoj Saranathan, Associate Professor of Medical Imaging at the University of Arizona, discusses new imaging methods in the early detection of Alzheimer's Disease. Dr. Saranathan provides a background on Alzheimer's disease as well as the basics of imaging. He also discusses imaging biomarkers by identifying current imaging techniques and new PET and MRI based methods. Finally, he discusses the future of imaging methods for Alzheimer's disease. (Presentation begins at 1:50 minutes).

The Experiences of Food Insecurity Among Older Adults Before and During COVID-19, And What We Can Do About It

This presentation (21:33 minutes) given by Dr. Marie C. Gualtieri, Health and Aging Policy Fellow, discusses food insecurity in the older population, and how food insecurity has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. She describes how how people can help older adults experiencing food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Presentation begins at 2:23 minutes).

Delirium in Older Adults: A Common Problem, Commonly Missed

This presentation (36:59 minutes) given by Dr. Mindy J. Fain, Professor of Medicine at the University of Arizona School of Medicine, discusses delirium in older adults. Upon completion of this presentation, learners will be able to: 1) define delirium and its impact on older adults; 2) discuss approaches for diagnosis and management; and 3) explain strategies to prevent delirium. (Presentation begins at 4:00 minutes).

The 5 Mʼs and More: A New Geriatric Medical Student Virtual Curriculum During the COVID‐19 Pandemic

This article describes the design and evaluation of a 2-week multimodal virtual geriatrics elective based on the 5 M's created during the COVID-19 pandemic for medical students The geriatric 5 Ms include medications, mobility, mind, multicomplexity, and what matters most. The curriculum provides a content outline and a combination of synchronous and asynchronous teaching strategies to meet the needs of learners.