As of January 1, 2011, the baby boomers began turning 65 at a rate of 10,000 per day – these aging boomers are called the “geri boomers.” This demographic shift will continue and even increase until the year 2030. People who work with “geri boomers” will need to understand the problems created by some of the age-associated conditions such as hearing loss, vision changes, decreased mobility, and changes in cognition associated with Alzheimer’s disease. Resources available through the Center for Aging can assist health care professionals, community groups, students and faculty to enhance their interactions with our aging population. Some of these resources include: classes in the school of nursing on aging and death and dying, presentations for community groups on aging and Alzheimer’s disease, a standardized, continuing education end-of-life curriculum (ELNEC) for health professionals, and the “Virtual Dementia Tour®” developed by Second Wind Dreams and author P.K. Beville.
- 2012 Beers Criteria for Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults
- Alzheimer’s and Baby Boomers
- Geriatric Resources for Educators
- UTEP Holds Dementia Simulation Exercise | KTSM News Channel 9
- Virtual Tour Simulates Dementia Symptoms – KVIA ABC