Aging Well Podcast

Episode 5: Compassion Exhaustion and Elder Care--w/ Drs. Keren Brown Wilson and Walter Dawson

December 24, 2021 Jeff Armstrong Season 1 Episode 5
Aging Well Podcast
Episode 5: Compassion Exhaustion and Elder Care--w/ Drs. Keren Brown Wilson and Walter Dawson
Show Notes

Dr. Armstrong is joined by Dr. Keren Brown Wilson, CEO of Jessie F. Richardson Foundation and of AGE+, and adjunct professor of Gerontology at Portland State University, and Dr. Walter Dawson, assistant professor at the Oregon Health & Sciences University School of Medicine, faculty at Portland State University Institute on Aging, and a Senior Atlantic Fellow for Equity and Brain Health with the Global Brain Health Institute at the University of California San Francisco and Trinity College Dublin, to discuss the present and future of elder care and the concept of "compassion exhaustion."

Please (Oregon listeners), take a few minute to complete the following survey on aging from the Jessie F Richardson Foundation:

"The number of people 65 years or older will increase from about 18% of people in the state to nearly 22% by 2040. There will soon be as many adults 65+ as there are children under 18. In some communities, older adults already make up 30% of the residents.·    We want to make sure that our state is ready for the needs of older people now and in the future (that means ALL OF US).·    The data received from this survey, along with information gleaned from conversations with community members throughout the state, will enable us to give voice to as many Oregonians as possible."

 For more information about Age+ and to take the survey visit, www.AgePlus.orgThe survey closes on January 21, 2022!

 

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