Monday, February 6, 2012
Check this Out: University of Iowa's free Elder Law Colloquium, The Aging Population, Alzheimer’s, and Other Dementias: Law and Public Policy
Elder Law Colloquium, The Aging Population, Alzheimer’s, and Other Dementias: Law and Public Policy
An Elder Law Colloquium on The Aging Population, Alzheimer’s, and Other Dementias: Law and Public Policy is being held at the University of Iowa College of Law during the 2012 spring semester. The Colloquium is addressing important legal and public policy issues posed by the rapidly aging population and the dramatic rise in the prevalence of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and other dementias, and it is featuring nationally recognized legal and public policy experts from around the country. The thirteen weekly Colloquium sessions are being live streamed via the internet and video and podcasts of Colloquium sessions are being made available online.
Among the legal and public policy issues that the Colloquium will address are the following:
- substitute, or surrogate, decision making for older persons with diminished capacity particularly those with AD and other dementias,
- financial exploitation, abuse and neglect of older persons including those suffering from AD and other dementias,
- the financing, organization and provision of long term care for older persons suffering from AD and other dementias,
- the regulation of nursing homes and other facilities and institutions providing care for older persons suffering from AD and other dementias.
The website of the National Health Law and Policy Resource Center at the College of Law http://www.uiowa.edu/~law-nhlp/ has more detailed information about the Colloquium. It contains instructions for live viewing of Colloquium sessions well as information about accessing videos and podcasts of sessions. You also may contact Professor Josephine Gittler (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further information about the Colloquium.