Creating Dementia-Friendly Health Care Organizations – January CARE Connections

How can healthcare organizations become more dementia friendly, to support the growing number of people living with dementia? Read what family caregivers and providers suggest in the January issue of CARE Connections, the monthly newsletter …

Flex that Memory Muscle: Three Partners Promote Healthy Aging – December CARE Connections

How can researchers ensure that communities benefit from what’s known about healthy cognitive aging? Read how a unique partnership involving the School of Nursing is doing just that, in the December issue of CARE Connections, …

For Nursing Home Culture Change, How You Decide Matters – November CARE Connections

What helps nursing homes make and sustain changes that improve residents’ quality of life and employees’ work experiences? Read what School of Nursing researchers found in the November issue of CARE Connections, the monthly newsletter …

Unleashing the Force of Transitional and Home Care – October CARE Connections

Hospitals are especially challenging environments for older people. More than a third of older patients develop health issues during their hospital stay, such as delirium, infection or mobility limitations following excessive bed rest. Learn how …

Who’s at Risk for Delirium, and How to Prevent or Treat It – September CARE Connections

For older adults undergoing surgery, delirium is a common and serious complication. Delirium—especially an extended episode—may cause an older adult to be hospitalized for longer, to lose physical or cognitive function, to have a delayed …

New Friends volunteer / service-learning opportunity – apply by Sept 20

Are you looking for a fun service learning or volunteer opportunity?  New Friends might be for you! New Friends is a program that pairs undergraduate and health professional students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison with …

Supporting Direct Care Staff – May CARE Connections

Direct care workers meet the daily needs of older adults in many settings. Yet most have limited access to educational opportunities. Read the May issue of CARE Connections, the monthly newsletter of the School of …

Aging in the Heart of Rural Wisconsin – April CARE Connections

Rural communities are aging more rapidly than are other areas, in Wisconsin and across the country. How can nurses work with communities to help older adults thrive in rural areas? Read the April issue of …