Healthy Aging and Brain Wellness

Dr. Robert Bender, founder of the Geriatric Medicine & Memory Center at Broadlawns Medical Center, discusses what we can do proactively to take care of ourselves and others, including his ten pillars of healthy aging. Embracing Aging is brought to you by Calvin Community Foundation, American Enterprise Group, The Comparison Project at Drake University and … Read more

Managing Chronic Diseases

Dr. Yogesh Shah, a geriatric specialist at Broadlawns Geriatric Medicine and Memory Center, discusses managing chronic diseases, including the cost individually and nationally, what happens when patients go to the hospital and the outcomes, and what we can do to better the situation. Embracing Aging is brought to you by Calvin Community Foundation, American Enterprise … Read more

Supporting our Parents

Joel Olah, Executive Director at Aging Resources of Central Iowa, discusses turning conversation to action when it comes to family caregiving. He covers population dynamics and caregiving, the case for caregiving, family dynamics and having the conversation, and caregiving resources. Embracing Aging is brought to you by Calvin Community Foundation, American Enterprise Group, The Comparison … Read more

Caregiving in a Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease Environment

Charles Wurth of Arbor Springs discusses what Alzheimer’s Disease is, the progression of the disease, the needs of those with Alzheimer’s Disease, and guiding principles for caregivers and family of those with Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias. Embracing Aging is brought to you by Calvin Community Foundation, American Enterprise Group, The Comparison Project at Drake … Read more

Economic Security

David Strege, a managing partner at Syverson Strege & Company, covers the impact of aging on financial decision making, five warning signs that you’re running into issues on how to handle finances, and practical steps that can provide a way to protect the family wealth. Embracing Aging is brought to you by Calvin Community Foundation, … Read more

Aging and the Law

Denise Hill, JD, MPA, Director of Health Law Programs, Drake University and an attorney at Whitfield & Eddy, discusses legal and ethical issues related to aging, including health care decision-making, end of life planning, and elder abuse and neglect. Embracing Aging is brought to you by Calvin Community Foundation, American Enterprise Group, The Comparison Project … Read more

What do we know about Alzheimer’s and dementia?

Susan Callison, Program Specialist, Greater Iowa Chapter Alzheimer’s Association, describes the types and symptoms of dementia and strategies to reduce dementia risks. She explains the Alzheimer’s Association’s research and service to support those affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Embracing Aging is brought to you by Calvin Community Foundation, American Enterprise Group, The Comparison Project … Read more

Palliative Care

The healthcare industry in America is so focused on pathology, surgery and pharmacology — on what doctors “do” to patients — that it often overlooks the values of the human beings it’s supposed to care for. Dr. Timothy Ihrig, Chief Medical Officer at Crossroads Hospice and Palliative Care, explains the benefits of a different approach, … Read more

Dealing with family financial realities

Difficultly managing personal finances is often among the first signs of dementia noticed by caregivers. David Strege, partner and senior financial planner at Syverson Strege and Company, explains the impact aging has on financial decision making, sharing practical steps to minimize financial malfeasance and protect family wealth. Embracing Aging is brought to you by Calvin … Read more

Patient and family perspectives

John Hale leads a discussion among those directly affected by dementias. The group — John and Terri Hale of The Hale Group, Dick and Kerry Goodson and Bob Meddaugh — explores their personal confrontation with Alzheimer’s, describing the challenges and joys of caring for loved ones. Embracing Aging is brought to you by Calvin Community … Read more

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