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Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence


Resource Links

This link provides a gerontological nursing resource list of public media links, education and training opportunities, and other resources.

Future Trends in Health Care and the Positive Outlook for Nursing

Presentation by Carol A. Irvine, President and CEO, Madlyn and Leonard Abramson Center for Jewish Life

April 12, 2015

Promoting Positive Behavioral Health: A Nonpharmacologic Toolkit for Senior Living Communities

Carol’s Alzheimer’s Journey

Donald Ford, the first dean of Penn State’s College of Health and Human Development, wrote this book after the death of his wife, Carol, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease at age 73. He uses his experiences caring for Carol as an example of the developmental model of elder care, which focuses on helping a person lead a satisfying life despite limitations. Part memoir and part self-help book, it’s intended to spark understanding of an alternative way to care for aging loved ones. Listen to Ann Kolanowski’s review at

Podcast Series

This podcast series examine the health care needs of rural dwelling elders, focusing on the unique requirements of rural elders.