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Ensuring Protection and Inclusion for LGBT Seniors

Ensuring Protection and Inclusion for LGBT Seniors

In the previous Aging in Community column, Daniel Redman discussed key legal documents all LGBT seniors should have, but that are particularly important for people living with dementia. This week,…

Planning and Advocating for LGBT Seniors

Planning and Advocating for LGBT Seniors

By Daniel Redman In last week’s article, Dr. Marcy Adelman spoke about issues facing LGBT people diagnosed with dementia as well as their loved ones. This week, I’ll discuss what…

Taking Alzheimer’s/Dementia Out of the Closet

Taking Alzheimer’s/Dementia Out of the Closet

Most of us know someone who has Al­zheimer’s disease or some other type of dementia (Alzheimer’s/dementia). The individual could be a beloved life partner, a family member, a friend or…

Our Spiritual Power As We Age

Our Spiritual Power As We Age

How hard it can be to talk about spirituality and aging. Inevitably, we have to consider religion, too, and all its complexity. The truth is that we live in a…

LGBT Aging Policy Task Force Update: A Call to Action

Dr. Marcy Adelman The LGBT Aging Policy Task Force final report is a call to action with feasible and well-studied recommendations to improve the lives of LGBT older adults and…

Aging in Community: Using Technology to Combat Isolation

Aging in Community: Using Technology to Combat Isolation

When it comes to technology, many older adults find themselves left in the dark. And yet technology can help combat one of the biggest challenges facing LGBT older adults: isolation.…

Spring Cleaning for the Lavender Soul

Spring Cleaning for the Lavender Soul

By The Reverend Doctor James C. Lovette-Black Spring is in the air, and how sweet it is to see sunshine, enjoy the warmth, and to anticipate the year! The pagan…

My San Francisco Village Experience: Finding My Identity Through Connection & Community

My San Francisco Village Experience:  Finding My Identity Through Connection & Community

By Ralph Beren, Ed.D. Throughout our lives, we identify ourselves in many different ways. Some are identities that we create through our personal development, such as via professional expertise, parenthood,…

Alzheimer’s/Dementia Caregiving & Connection: You Are Not Alone on This Journey

Alzheimer’s/Dementia Caregiving & Connection: You Are Not Alone on This Journey

Consider this scenario: Your partner of 40 years was diagnosed with dementia 5 years ago. You have been caring for her alone all of this time. You feel isolated, stressed…

Building Connections Is the Key to Healthy Aging

Building Connections Is the Key to Healthy Aging

Connection to community is the number-one predictor of health and well-being for older adults. No matter your income level, cultural background, degree of mobility or living arrangement, it is the…

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