Evolution Theory, Life History and Human Longevity Conference Taking Place at Ohio State February 5-7The OSU Department of Anthropology is hosting a conference on Evolution Theory, Life History and Human Longevity that will bring national experts to the OSU campus for a two-day event which is open to all interested students, faculty and community participants. Experts from Ohio State, Wayne State University, Central Michigan University, University of New Mexico, University of Illinois, Arizona State University, and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology will come together to present research topics in these important areas of discovery. The event begins on Thursday, February 5, with a Reception from 5:00 – 7:00 PM in Ballroom A at The Blackwell, and continues on February 6 and 7 with a Roundtable Discussion and Paper Presentations. There is no cost for attendance at the Roundtable or the Paper Presentations. Any conference attendee wishing to participate in the lunches or dinners, must contact Dr. Douglas Crews at firstname.lastname@example.org to make reservations and arrange for payment for meals. Please follow this link to learn more about the conference. For additional information contact Dr. Douglas Crews at email@example.com.
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Read more about the Specialization in Aging. Those who are not pursuing a graduate degree at Ohio State and may be working in the field of aging, or wish to enter the field, may pursue the Sage Series (Series in Applied Gerontology Education) and earn a Certificate of Completion in Gerontology after completion of the three graduate-level courses that make up the Sage Series. Read more about Sage. For more information on either of these programs contact Linda Mauger at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 614-293-8031.
Omega: Journal of Death and Dying in 2010. In addition to Dr. Richardson’s presentation focusing on “Mitigating the effects of Caregiving on Widowers’ Adjustments to Bereavement,” Dr. Lund, Dr. Caserta, and Dr. Utz from the Center of Aging at the University of Utah, along with Dr. de Vries from San Francisco State University will publish, “Intervention for Bereaved Spouses/Partners. ”Dr. Bennett from the University of Liverpool will present, “Testing the Dual Process Model of Coping with Bereavement,” and Dr Shear from Columbia University will publish, “Avoidance Among Elderly People Seeking Treatment of Complicated Grief. ”Dr. Stroebe and Dr. Schut will introduce the special issue updating the DPM, and Dr. Carr, from the Health Policy Institute at Rutgers University, will conclude the issue highlighting important issues for research and practice. For further insight regarding this research and collaboration contact Dr. Richardson at email@example.com.
- An estimated 5.2 million Americans of all ages have Alzheimer's disease (2008).
- One in eight persons age 65 and over (13%) has Alzheimer's disease.
- Women are more likely than men to have Alzheimer's disease and dementia.
- In 2007, 9.8 million family members, friends and neighbors provided 8.4 billion hours of unpaid care for a person with Alzheimer's disease or another dementia.
- The economic value of this care was $89 billion.
Follow this link to learn more about Abstract submissions. The deadline is January 15, 2009. Acceptable submission formats include papers, workshops, symposia, and posters. Paper presentations will be grouped with similar topics, with 10-12 minutes allotted to each presentation. Symposia (comprised of 3-4 members) and interactive workshops will be restricted to one hour. Abstracts based on best practice, empirical research, policy analysis, theoretical ideas, innovative programs, and/or conceptually original literature reviews are welcome. For more information about OAGE and the upcoming conference visit www.oage.org.
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