4275.0 International Health and Aging and Healthcare Policy

Tuesday, October 30, 2012: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
The purpose of this session is to compare and contrast the various approaches taken around the world in meeting the needs of older people. The perspectives of Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Indian, Brazil are presented. The influence of the social epidemiology, built environment and the cultural environment on the aging process will be emphasized. Gaps in the support of frail older people will also be emphasized.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe the dynamics of elder-caregiver relationships in Sri Lanka. 2. To have an overview of the unique pattern of fall injury in Taiwan, inspire us to further study on underlying causes and intervention program. 3. Indentify socioeconomic and life style related factors in predicting cognitive functioning of older Indians. 4. Assess the impact of diabetes and stroke, in combination, on disability and mortality in Brazil.

Caregiving expectations and challenges among elders and their adult children in Southern Sri Lanka
Melissa Watt, PhD, Bilesha Perera, PhD, Truls Ostbye, MD, PhD, Harshini Rajapakse, MD, PhD, Shyama Ranabahu, MPhil and Joanna Maselko, PhD
Healthy aging in Sri Lanka: Constraints and opportunities
Bilesha Perera, PhD and Mohammad R. Torabi, PhD

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Organized by: Aging & Public Health
Endorsed by: International Health, Chiropractic Health Care

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)

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