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MelissaBPhD's podcast

Nov 24, 2020

Ten Tips for Preventing Alzheimer's Disease

“Your biggest risk factors are your lifestyle choices.” — Melissa Batchelor, PhD, RN, FNP, FAAN 

Alzheimer's disease is the sixth leading cause of death for people over the age of sixty-five. We can't slow it down once you are diagnosed, and we haven't cured...


Nov 17, 2020

Learning from What We've Lost: Protecting LTC Residents & Staff 

“My passion for human rights and elder justice was rekindled.”— Cinnamon St. John, MPA, MA

Over the past year, COVID-19 has swept through our nation, ruthlessly claiming lives and nowhere has its toll been felt more than in our nation’s nursing...


Nov 10, 2020

Policy Lessons from COVID

“Nursing home residents need access to technology to speak to their loved ones.”— Lieke van Heumen, PhD

2019-2020 Health and Aging Policy Fellow

Responding to COVID-10 required the Aging Services Network to become even more creative in responding to the constraints the pandemic put on...


Nov 3, 2020

United States Senate Special Committee on Aging: An Interview with Senator Bob Casey

One of the most substantial contributions that I've made to policy development amid the COVID-19 crisis is two bills focused on seniors and people with disabilities." — Senator Bob Casey (D-PA)

Minority Leader, U.S. Senate Special...