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Caregiving Is Hard Enough.  Isolation Can Make It Unbearable
From the New York Times.."Many caregivers find themselves trapped at home, neglected by friends and family members who don't understand how to help" the article here.

GRECC Newsletter
The latest quarterly GRECC Newsletter highlighting GRECC activities locally and nationally.  Read the newsletter here.

The "Rural Connection" Summer 2018 Issue
This issue of "The Rural Connection" focuses on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) efforts to provide innovative service delivery options for rural Veterans, particularly in the area of rural transportation. Read the issue here.

Veterans Affairs Medical Foster Home
Innovative Coordinated Care for Veterans: Where Heroes Meet Angels.  This blogpost was featured on the Eldercare Workforce Alliance blog in May 2018.  Read blog here.

When the Death of a Family Farm Leads to Suicide
Facing the most sever economic drought in recent history, New York's dairy farmers are battling economic and emotional distress.  Read the New York Times article here.

New Caregivers Video Series
To educate and aid Veteran caregivers, the VA Office of Rural Health funded a new caregivers video series, each of which are broken up into modules on specific topics ranging from dementia to home safety.   Go to the video series here.

Alcohol Abuse is rising among older adults
From the New York Times, problem drinking is on the rise among older adults. Read the article here.

Palliative Care in New York State
A comprehensive booklet, has just been updated by End of Life Choices New York, in collaboration with its partners, the Collaborative for Palliative Care and the Finger Lakes Geriatric Education Center at the University of Rochester.  The revision of the booklet was funded by a grant from The New York Community Trust. Click here to download a copy.

Upcoming Trainings

A new online educational game for the assessment and management of PAIN in the older adult from the San Antonio Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC), South Texas Veterans Health Care System

Try This: Assessing Etiology of Orthostatic Hypotension in Older Adults
Orthostatic hypotension is common in older adults and may lead to falls, diminished function and decreased quality of life. Assessing for the etiology of orthostatic hypotension may help identify reversible causes and expedite possible treatment.

An Empathy Video That Asks You To Stand in Someone Else's Shoes
If you could stand in someone else's shoes... Hear what they hear.  See what they see.  Feel what they feel.  Would you treat them differently?

Panel discussion video by tribal care providers
This video is of the panel discussion by tribal care providers who have used the REACH into Indian Country program. The program is an award winning, evidence-based program to support caregivers of patients with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.

Alzheimer's Foundation of America
Educational opportunities include:
Care Connection Webinars, free monthly teleconference on a variety of dementia related topics: Upcoming - Know Your Rights! Older People and the ADA on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 1:00pm to 2:00pm EST,  
Information and Registration
* On site trainings for organizations - visit
* Virtual Dementia Tour for groups - visit
* 6 hour DVD training through Dementia Care professionals of America (DCPA) division



Featured Programs

Geriatric Scholars Community
Geriatric Scholars Community is a virtual learning community for primary care providers and staff. It facilitates interactive, interdisciplinary learning and fosters an environment that allows health care staff to join a community of practice. Flexible course materials include archived webinars, videos, discussion forums, and comprehensive toolkits for download.

Log onto and create a free user profile, then you may join any course at no cost.    

CMEs are available for FREE for the following course modules:

End of Life
Interdisciplinary Teamwork
Rural Health
Sexual Health
Chronic Disease
Caregiver Issues with Dementia
Transitional Care for Older Adults
Medication Management
Mental Health: Delirium in Older Adults
Elder Abuse 
Depression in Older Adults
Nutrition and Physical Activity in Older Adults


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