Tag Archives: older adults

Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community for December 2020 – COVID-19 Resources for People with Disabilities

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s question is: The COVID-19 pandemic has affected everyone. Are there resources and information related to COVID-19 specific to the needs of … Continue reading

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Imserso: Assisting Older Adults and People with Disabilities to Live Their Best Lives

The Institute of Older Adults and Social Services (Imserso, Spanish acronym) (in Spanish) was founded in 1978 to assist older adults and people with disabilities (video in Spanish) to live as independently as possible through research, information and referral, and … Continue reading

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FIAPAM: Help Yourself by Helping Others

The Ibero-American Federation of Associations of Older Adults (FIAFAM, according to its Spanish acronym) (Spanish) is a not-for-profit organization that works in response to the need of older adults with and without disabilities to ensure respect for their dignity as … Continue reading

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Ceapat – A Reference Center that Promotes Personal Autonomy for People with Disabilities

The State Reference Center for Personal Autonomy and Technical Assistance (Ceapat, acronym in Spanish) (in Spanish) was founded in April 1989 in Spain to offer quality social services to people in various situations, including people with disabilities, and their families. … Continue reading

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Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19): Reliable Information from Federal and State Resources

During December 2019, a new type of respiratory disease (human coronavirus) first appeared in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Since that time, coronavirus disease 2019 also known as COVID-19 has spread to approximately 104 countries (territories/areas) including the United States. According … Continue reading

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Is there a difference between independent living and assisted living?

We often refer our patrons to centers for independent living when they are looking for services and supports in their community, which is often met with, “But I’m not looking for a nursing home—I don’t need that kind of help—that’s … Continue reading

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What is hydrocephalus?

According to the Mayo Clinic, hydrocephalus is “the buildup of fluid in the cavities (ventricles) deep within the brain. The excess fluid increases the size of the ventricles and puts pressure on the brain.” The pressure of too much fluid … Continue reading

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CONAPAM and Costa Rica’s Older Adults

The National Council of the Elderly (CONAPAM, according to its initials in Spanish) (Spanish) is Costa Rica’s governing body on aging and older adults. As such, CONAPAM formulates national policies and plans and promotes, executes, evaluates, and coordinates the development … Continue reading

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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community for January 2018

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s question is: How are robots used in rehabilitation? This edition of Answered Questions includes items that discuss wearable robots to aid … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, March 3 – Friday, March 7

Education: Disability studies: hot topic on campus (The Wall Street Journal) Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations created a formal concentration on disability studies in 2009. However, in response to increased student demand, it now offers eight courses … Continue reading

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