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Request for Nominations - IOM Study on Decreasing Risk of Developing Alzheimer's-Type Dementia

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) is searching for experts in the scientific, technical, and health professions to be considered for a study committee titled “Decreasing the Risk of Developing Alzheimer's-Type Dementia, Mild Cognitive Impairment, and Age-Related Cognitive Impairment.”

Click for information regarding the scope of work and expertise needed. Nominations are due by October 14, 2015.

National Gerontological Nursing Week (2015)

Celebrate National Gerontological Nursing Week!
The National Gerontological Nursing Association (NGNA) is celebrating National Gerontological Nursing Week, scheduled for September 28 – October 2, 2015. This will also coincide with the dates of NGNA’s Annual Convention, which will be held this year at the Alexander Hotel in Indianapolis, Indiana, from October 1-3. Click here for further details and registration information for this year’s convention.

The purpose of the weeklong celebration is to raise awareness of the continual need for Nursing Excellence for the Older Adult. In order to achieve that goal, NGNA members would like to raise awareness about the growing need for gerontological nurses and the need for increased training and educational opportunities that will equip all nurses to meet the psychological, medical and social needs of older adults.

Click here to view a press kit for this upcoming event, which includes a sample press release, news article, and letter to your editor – perfect to send to your local newspaper or other publications. You’ll also find tips to effectively spread the word to local government officials, as well as ways you can recognize your colleagues and spread the message of appreciation throughout your workplace.

Share your Stories!
NGNA is soliciting stories that pay tribute to the gerontological nurse. You may want to recognize a colleague or friend who serves older adults each day, and is particularly passionate about the mission of this chosen profession. Perhaps you or someone you know may want to thank a gerontological nurse who has cared for you or your family member. Share your story with us, and NGNA may publish it on our web site or other promotional materials!

Please contact NGNA Headquarters with any questions. We look forward to joining you to celebrate our gerontological nurses during this special week!



NGNA Represented at CGNA

NGNA was well represented during the Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association (CGNA) 18th Biennial Conference, May 27-30 in Prince Edward Island, Canada.

NGNA member Linda Hassler, RN, MS, GCNS-BC, FNGNA, greeted attendees during the Welcome Ceremony on behalf of NGNA and she also presented a Concurrent Session titled "Development of a Nurse Residency Program for Long Term Care New Nurses in NJ."

To read Linda Hassler's report on the event, click here.

To view photos from the event, click here.

NICHE 2016: Save the Date!

Mark your calendars for NICHE 2016:

April 17-20, 2016

Mental Health Month Resources for Older Adults

Excessive anxiety that causes distress or that interferes with daily activities is not a normal part of aging, and can lead to a variety of health problems and decreased functioning in everyday life.

Please see the PDF Fact Sheet on Older Adults from the Mental Health America and National Council on Aging.

A Tool Kit can be downloaded from the Mental Health America web site. mentalhealthamerica.net/may.