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    Should All People 65+ Get Cognitive Assessments?

    By Edie Grossfield for Next AvenueA special section in the recently released Alzheimer’s Association’s 2019 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures report focuses on the role primary care physicians can play in early detection of the disease. The association says all people 65 and older should receive some kind of assessment of their thinking and memory functions and that the primary care setting is the best place to do it. It should be a part of routine exams, said Joanne Pike, ...  Read More...

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    PMMA wins marketing awards

    PMMA’s (Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America’s) 2019 Art is Ageless® calendar and a series of ads featuring PMMA’s values won gold awards from the Healthcare Advertising Awards. The 36th annual competition is administered by Healthcare Marketing Report.Art is Ageless is a trademarked program of PMMA, a faith-based organization with 17 senior living communities in Kansas and Missouri. Each community holds a juried art competition exclusively for people age 65 and older.Historically, winning art is ...  Read More...

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    The 4 Things That Matter Most Late in Life

    By Poul-Erik Tindbaek for Next AvenueWhen I was asked to contribute to an international survey on “What is most important for well-being in later life?” my first response was: Oh, I can easily come up with an answer to that question.A few seconds after I said yes, I realized that I shouldn’t come up with what matters most to me for a good life in my third age (the healthy years after work, but before fragility and disease set in). I should offer what I think are most important ...  Read More...

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    ‘End Game’ Film Shows the Struggle in End-of-Life Decisions

    By Deborah Quilter for Next AvenueIn a pivotal scene of the documentary End Game, we listen in as a team of palliative care professionals discusses Mitra, a 45-year-old woman who is dying of cancer. Should they approach her about hospice? The hospital chaplain urges the group not to bring it up.   Read More...

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    PMMA websites win creativity awards

    PMMA’s (Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America’s) brand new giving website,, won a platinum award from the Hermes Creative Awards competition. The newly redesigned Art is Ageless website,, received a gold award and the 2019 Art is Ageless® calendar received an honorable mention.The new giving site shares the stories of how donors and volunteers are improving and affecting the lives of residents in PMMA’s communities in Kansas and M...  Read More...

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