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Other featured senior living news stories include "Registration Now Open for ALFA Senior Living Executive Forum," "ALFA Encourages Members to Participate in National Memory Screening Week," and "World Alzheimer’s Report: Someone Develops Alzheimer’s Every 3 Seconds."
Other featured senior living news stories include "CFPB Unveils New State Guide for Managing Someone Else’s Money," "Report: Words Matter When Living Fully with Dementia," and "Alzheimer’s Association Partners with Shutterfly."
Other featured senior living news stories include "Learn More About Falls Prevention Awareness Day," "Award Aims to Create Dementia Research Network," "Volunteers Needed throughout the States for Alzheimer’s Clinical Trials," and "Change Leaders Program Accepting Applications."

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If I can just get my foot in the door, I can get the job. This is a common thought as you go through the job search and application process. Getting called for an interview is a big step forward and one you should certainly be proud of, as it means you've gotten further than the majority of candidates. However, an interview is not the end goal of your job search – the job is the end goal.
The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America has announced that National Memory Screening Week will take place the first week of November and participating sites can offer screenings one day during the week of Nov. 1-7 or multiple days.
There are currently about 46.8 million people around the globe living with dementia with those figures expected to nearly double every 20 years, finds a new study “The World Alzheimer’s Report 2015: The Global Impact of Dementia.” There are more than 9.9 million cases of dementia annually worldwide, implying one new case every 3.2 seconds.
More than 70 percent of Americans feel that drug costs are unreasonable and that drug companies are more concerned with profits than people, according to a new Kaiser Health Tracking Poll.
Join fellow members of ALFA’s Executive Roundtables and President’s Council at the annual Senior Living Executive Forum, Oct. 21-22 at the Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort in Rancho Mirage, Calif.
Alzheimer’s disease is a national crisis: Every 67 seconds, someone in the United States is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. There’s no cure – Alzheimer’s is always fatal. 5.3 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s or dementia, and the number of individuals and costs of treatment are only expected to increase.
When an employer asks for your references, you put down the names of three people who pretty much think you walk on water. Employers know that. And they know that when they call the list of names you gave, they’re going to get glowing reviews. Which is why, nowadays, they don’t stop there.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau continues to roll out resources to help families and caregivers manage finances of older adults with a new suite of guides focusing on states.
The Dementia Action Alliance has a released a new report outlining language use related to dementia, noting that these words currently used to describe people with dementia are “often not positively oriented” but instead usually derogatory and discriminatory.
The Alzheimer’s Association has partnered with online photography firm Shutterfly to create a photo resources for families coping with Alzheimer’s disease.
The Environmental Protection Agency is accepting applications for its 2016 Energy Star Award and encourages independent and assisted living communities to apply.
Senior living providers are discovering that when it comes to serving residents with cognitive impairments, senior housing needs to do the things it already does well, just at a much higher level.
Have you ever wondered how hiring authorities go about the process of figuring out who to interview and what to ask when they meet candidates face to face? Leslie Gurka and Joel Brodsky can tell you. They consult schools systems around the U.S. on a variety of issues, including how to effectively hire the best teachers and administrators, as part of the Executive Leadership Institute team.
The population of older Americans is surging and that means so is the demand for people to care for them, including many positions available throughout senior living.
The National Council on Aging is offering a webinar Aug. 13 on new resources and tools to use in falls prevention efforts and for Falls Prevention Awareness Day activities.
Volunteers are needed for clinical trials focusing on Alzheimer’s and related research. To find out more, click on a trial name below and contact the study coordinator to learn more about participating. This information is provided by the National Institutes on Aging, a division of the National Institutes of Health.
Applications are available for the 2016 Practice Change Leaders for Aging and Health, a program providing an opportunity to gain leadership skills and content expertise to positively influence care for older adults.
US Against Alzheimer’s, the Mayo Clinic and two universities have been approved for a three-year contract of up to $1.56 million by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, or PCORI.
Naturally, job candidates talk a lot during an interview. So does the interviewer (though in that case, less should be more). But there are a number of things interviewers wish they could say to job candidates before the interview ever takes place.
The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has rejected a challenge to the National Labor Relations Board rule that significantly shortens the time a union election can occur after an official petition is filed.


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