*Abbreviations under the "Available" column: A = Available // NA = Not Available // R = Previously Registered // WL = Currently on the Wait List

How to Be an Olympic Swimmer in the Aging Tsunami

Aging is one of the last great frontiers for this country, the world, and particularly science. Increases in the number, proportion, and dynamism of our population over age 65 represent a dramatic change in American society. Projections call for additional dramatic “graying” of America well into the twenty-first century. Dr. Lindsay will conduct a review of aging that will provide the  attendees with the knowledge to be part of the solution rather than part of the problem of an aging America. Class 1: Individual aging: normal, usual, and successful aging, along with ways to decrease vulnerability to disability Class 2: In-depth discussion of the “Aging Tsunami” and its impact on Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security Class 3: Alzheimer’s disease and other dementing illnesses, and the use and abuse of medications Class 4: What does it mean to be old in the twenty-first century? A look at transitions in living situations and some of the options available. Class 5: New aging material with a question and answer session.

Instructor Bio:

Dr. Richard Lindsay is professor emeritus of internal medicine and family medicine at UVA and past president of the American Geriatric Society. He served as head of the Division of Geriatrics at UVA for 22 years and continues to teach in the School of Medicine and lecture throughout the United States on aging issues.

Recommended Reading:

Dr. Lindsay will make available books on the aging topics for loan during the course.

Course Number Instructor Dates Day Time Location Available
B100 Richard Lindsay Oct 29, Nov 5, 12, 19, 26 Mo 9:30-11:00 a.m. Holiday Inn A

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