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  • Physician-Assisted Death: Scanning the Landscape and Potential Approaches - A Workshop Stand Alone Workshop
    The 2014 case of Brittany Maynard, a 29-year old woman suffering from terminal brain cancer who made public her desire to have an option to end her life through medication, brought to the forefront of the public eye the age-old question of whether...
  • Roundtable on Quality Care for People with Serious Illness Roundtable
    The Roundtable on Quality Care for People with Serious Illness, launched in mid-2016, works to foster an ongoing dialogue about critical policy and research issues to accelerate and sustain progress in care for people of all ages with serious...
  • Committee on Preventing Dementia and Cognitive Impairment Consensus Study
    An Academies committee will examine the evidence on preventive factors and/or interventions associated with decreasing the risk of developing Alzheimer's-type dementia, amnestic mild cognitive impairment, and age-related cognitive impairment (i.e.,...
  • Future of Home Health Care: A Workshop Stand Alone Workshop
    In addition to the Medicare home health benefit, other programs and factors are relevant to the ability to age in place and receive services and supports at home, such as Medicaid and other state programs (providing home and community based...
  • The Public Health Dimensions of Cognitive Aging Consensus Study
    The Institute of Medicine will conduct a study to examine cognitive health and aging, as distinct from Alzheimer's disease.
  • Workshop on Hearing Loss and Healthy Aging Stand Alone Workshop
    The impact of hearing loss on healthy aging in older adults has largely not been considered despite hearing loss being independently associated with cognitive and physical functional decline, an increased risk of developing dementia, mortality, and...
  • Forum on Aging, Disability, and Independence Forum
    The number of adults 65 years and older and individuals living with disabilities is expected to increase significantly over the next decades. As a result, the need to examine the issues and challenges associated with aging and disability continue to ...
  • Personal Care Workforce: This page was moved Stand Alone Workshop
    This page redirects to http://www.iom.edu/Activities/Aging/AgingDisabilityForum/2014-AUG-14.aspx
  • Forum on Neuroscience and Nervous System Disorders Forum
    The Forum on Neuroscience and Nervous System Disorders focuses on building partnerships to further understand the brain and nervous system, disorders in their structure and function, as well as effective clinical prevention and treatment strategies.