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    38th Annual GAPNA Conference

    October 3-5, 2019 at the Paris Hotel, Las Vegas, NV.

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  • 2019 Senior Report Senior Report: Older Americans have more options for home care, but still struggling.

    The United Health Foundation has released results of a sweeping new study benchmarking the health of older adults. The America's Health Rankings® Senior Report was created in partnership with GAPNA to improve the health of America's seniors.

    The data will help advanced practice nurses and other providers deliver quality care.

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  • AwardNew for GAPNA members: MCM Education

    GAPNA has partnered with a MCM Education to offer an ongoing series of CNE programs available to GAPNA members. "Diagnosing and Managing Parkinson’s Disease in Older Adults," is the latest program offered.

    Parkinson’s disease (PD) is characterized by both motor and nonmotor symptoms. It is diagnosed based on the presence of two of four motor symptoms including rest tremor, bradykinesia, rigidity, and gait imbalance...

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Arthritis on the Rise

About 53 million U.S. adults have arthritis. However, the number of men and women with arthritis is growing and expected to reach more than 78 million in 2040, according to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study.

CDC estimates the number of men and women with arthritis will increase almost 49% to more than 78 million in 2040. About half of those with arthritis are working-age adults age 18-64. An estimated 34 million adults will be limited in their usual activities because of their arthritis in 2040, an increase of 52%.

As the number of people with arthritis increases, their need for special medical care will grow as well. Providers who are experts in arthritis may be harder to find and expensive. In addition, programs like Social Security Disability Insurance and Medicare will also be impacted by the growing number of patients with arthritis.

For more info, see Hootman et al. (2016). Updated projected prevalence of self-reported doctor-diagnosed arthritis and arthritis-attributable activity limitations among US adults, 2015-2040. Arthritis & Rheumatology, 68(7), 1582-1587. doi:10.1002/art.39692.

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