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How “old age” was withdrawn as a diagnosis from ICD-11. Article link in body of post. Look forward to your thoughts.

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2024/02/14
22:49 UTC

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Gerontology Degree?

Hello!

I am currently in my last semester for a bachelors of science in Human Services. I am undecided if I want to continue my education with a masters degree. I've found some Masters in Gerontology and Post Bachelors Certificates in Gerontology but I'm not sure if I want to pursue them?. I currently work at the department of social services in the Medicaid department but would like to eventually transition over to the adult services side. I have a strong passion for working with older adults because I was raised by and lived with my grandparents. I've watched them struggle, as I've gotten older, with the growing technological world and learning how to navigate it. I've watched my grandfather struggle with finding resources available to him after my grandmother passed from cancer last summer. It tears me up to know and witness first hand the problems that the elderly face with just trying to survive these days. 

My original goal and path was to go into medical social work after having experienced set backs and lack of general care when my grandmother was sick. I didn't want to see anyone else's family members go through that if they didn't have the strong advocacy that we gave her. I don't think social work will be feasible though as I am unable to complete the necessary internship hours required while working a full time job. I'm also not sure that I need to have a degree in social work in order to give assistance to seniors, provide them with resources, act as an advocate, and just....care? Do you have any advice for me? Would either of them be beneficial to me? Should I look into something else?

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2024/02/01
16:22 UTC

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Master of Gerontology

Hi folks,

I am interested in pursuing a career in gerontology. I have an opportunity to apply for a Master of Applied Gerontology program at a university close to where I live. My undergrad is in social work and while I understand that the natural path is to go for an MSW, that is not an option for me at this time.

This course is a three-semester degree with a 300-hour practicum in the final semester. I guess I am wondering if this is a worthwhile endeavour? Would a combination BSW and MAG lead to good employment opportunities in the field? Any insight would be greatly appreciated.

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2024/01/23
21:19 UTC

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Dementia Crash Course: Cultural Causes, and Cognitive, Social, Environmental, and Technological Approaches For Preventing, Delaying, Mitigating, & Managing Dementia

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2023/12/02
20:45 UTC

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My dad died on Wednesday at age 53.

Does it affect my life expectancy and how much? M19

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2023/10/01
18:17 UTC

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Free pdf of Introduction to Aging, 2nd Edition, Judith Sugar

does anyone have a free pdf of the book Introduction to Aging, 2nd Edition, Judith Sugar? if so pls send over its hella expensive

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2023/09/05
21:08 UTC

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will average life expectancy be 100 in 21 century?

Or 100 y.o people wont be amazing?

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2023/06/30
18:14 UTC

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Epigenetic Test #4: What's My Biological Age?

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2023/02/26
12:20 UTC

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Blood Test #1 in 2023: Diet Composition

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2023/02/19
12:43 UTC

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Quantifying NAD: Test #1 in 2023

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2023/02/12
14:40 UTC

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Quantifying Biological Age: Blood Test #1 in 2023

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2023/02/05
12:17 UTC

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I need help investigating Alzheimer

I'm currently researching the applications the new thechnologies may have on the diagnosis, prevention, investigation and treatment of the Alzheimer and other neurodegenerative trastorns. Any help to identify the latest articles and investigations related to this study help will be highly thanked.

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2023/01/30
10:26 UTC

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Green Tea Is Associated With Reduced All-Cause Mortality Risk

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2023/01/29
12:12 UTC

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Longevity Drug Candidate from Biophysical Therapeutics

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2023/01/04
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Will Glycine Supplementation Reduce Homocysteine?

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2022/12/27
12:28 UTC

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Quantifying Biological Age: Blood Test #7 in 2022

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2022/12/23
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L. plantarum Increases Muscle Mass And Physical Function (Part II)

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2022/12/18
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Bacteria From An Olympic Weightlifter Improves Muscle Mass And Physical Function (In Mice)

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2022/12/11
12:13 UTC

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Methionine Restriction Extends Lifespan: Roles For SCFAs And FGF21, But Not Calorie Restriction

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2022/12/04
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