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Be Curious
We need more curious people in this field. When our curiosity is tapped that innovation starts to happen and we can see things a little bit differently. - Julie Kaminski, MGS '00
Research by John Bowblis and Amy Roberts cited in Forbes article about importance of social workers in nursing homes
Nursing home residents and their families rely on social workers to help navigate the maze of decisions required to meet their often-changing health needs.
Five things you should know about art, dementia and aging
A Miami University student works with an 'artist' during a recent OMA session.There are many kinds of dementias. Elizabeth 'Like' Lokon, founder and director of Opening Minds through Art (OMA) – an award-winning, evidence-based art program for people with neurocognitive disorders – uses dementia in plural form to convey the fact that it has many types.
Elizabeth Lokon quoted in Journal of American Medical Association network article (JAMA)
As the number of people diagnosed with dementia increases and the search for effective treatments appears stymied, experts said that addressing future physicians’ attitudes has become more pressing.
A new Scripps space devoted to collaboration
In 2016, the Scripps leadership team began to envision a physical space to foster collaborative, interdisciplinary research and creation of innovative programs. Thanks to a lot of support and teamwork along the way, the Scripps Gerontology Center Collaboratory was completed in December of 2018.
Age-Friendly Oxford Initiative: Collaborating to create a community for all ages
Scripps is excited to be part of age-friendly efforts right in our own backyard through the Age-Friendly Oxford Initiative (AFOI), a five-year community improvement process for the City of Oxford and Oxford Township supported by a unique collaboration of community partners.
National research collaboration making a difference
The landscape of health and long-term care is shifting to better provide holistic person-centered and high-quality care for people of all ages. Age-friendly health systems and an increasing focus on the social determinants of health are manifestations of this shift.
Robert Applebaum quoted about closing of troubled nursing home
Applebaum is Director of the Ohio Long-Term Care Research Project, at Scripps Gerontology Center, Miami University
New majors, a new department, approved by Miami trustees
Miami University trustees at their May 17 meeting approved the establishment of two bachelor of arts degrees — one with a major in data analytics and one with a major in organizational leadership — both in the College of Arts and Science.