Archive for the 'Aging & Seniors’ Issues' Category

10
Apr
09

A Green House for Elders

ERICKSON SCHOOL PROFESSOR DR. BILL THOMAS’
innovative Green House concept to replace institutionalized nursing home care has recently been featured in The Guardian newspaper, on Talk of the Nation on NPR and The Marc Steiner Show on WEAA 88.9 FM. Below, TalkingHeadsTV has a behind-the-scenes look as Thomas discusses the Green House project with Marc Steiner.

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24
Dec
08

2009 Resolutions: Honor Older Adults’ Contributions

Sociology Professor Leslie Morgan

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23
Dec
08

2009 Resolutions: Unite the Generations

Aging Studies Professor Bill Thomas

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22
Aug
08

McCain Ageist Jokes Alarming

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Erickson School Professor of Practice Dr. Bill Thomas

Great story from Tanika White in the Sun on age-bashing McCain. As I recently told the BBC, to paint McCain with a brush that says ‘I can look at his age and know everything I need to know about him’ is just as wrong as looking at Obama and saying ‘I can look at his skin color and know everything I need to know about him.’

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21
Aug
08

Brain Fitness Craze

64.png Erickson School Professor of Practice Judah Ronch

Washington Post reporter Beth Baker takes a critical eye at the bonanza of high-tech brain games being marketed to stave off mental decline. I gave her a healthy dose of skepticism:
“Everybody’s looking for a computer game,” Ronch said. “Is there any evidence that they’re any better [at staving off dementia than exercise or social engagement]? No. But because of the commercial potential, people are beating that horse and hoping it comes in.”

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15
Sep
07

Judah Ronch, Professor of The Erickson School at UMBC

Judah Ronch
Professor of The Erickson School at UMBC
Phone: 443-543-5647
Email: ronch@umbc.edu
http://erickson.umbc.edu/people/details.aspx?id=64
Judah Ronch is an expert in the fields of geriatric mental health and reform in the long-term care
industry. Ronch has extensive experience treating Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia and has written and co-authored numerous books, including Culture Change in Long-term Care, Mental Wellness and Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease: A Practical Guide for Those Who Help Others.

15
Sep
07

Dwayne Arola, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Dwayne Arola
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Phone: 410-455-3310
Email: darola@umbc.edu
http://www.umbc.edu/engineering/me/arola.htm
Arola uses engineering testing and design techniques originally meant for aerospace parts to study
biomedical materials. As more Baby Boomers are keeping their teeth into their senior years, Arola
develops new dentistry materials and methods to prevent and repair cracked teeth in elder patients.
He has also designed hip replacement parts that bond better to human bone.




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