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Lois Bowers

Lois Bowers



Lois A. Bowers was senior editor of Long-Term Living from 2013-2015.

Intergenerational program is 'a perfect match'

May 13, 2015  |  Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

A continuing care retirement community receives national exposure for a program that uses technology to help older adults in the United States feel valued and assists students in Brazil with improving their English language skills.

Is it time for an attitude adjustment?

April 27, 2015  |  Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

Speakers at the White House Conference on Aging’s regional event April 27 in Cleveland said the time has come for members of our society to change the way they think about the aging process and older adults. Do you agree?

If Walker becomes president?

April 23, 2015  |  Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

Do the actions of a state governor foreshadow the approach he would take and the policies he would advocate if elected to this country’s highest office? If so, then those in long-term care may want to pay attention to what’s going on in the Badger State.

We have the flu beat

February 26, 2015  |  Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

Long-Term Living and I have been named 2014–2015 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Flu Vaccination Digital Ambassadors, a formal acknowledgement of the efforts we have made and are making to keep you informed of best practices and trends related to the flu.

Why 'Still Alice' is a valentine to caregivers

February 16, 2015  |  Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

You’ll nod in recognition during many scenes in “Still Alice.” The film helps elucidate Alzheimer’s disease for those unfamiliar with it, and it has the potential for longer-term benefits, too.

My most popular content on social media in 2014

December 30, 2014  |  Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

I enjoy trying to help you be successful in your professional life. This review of analytics uncovers the issues of most importance to Long-Term Living’s and my friends and followers on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Ezekiel Emanuel: Meaning, not length, most important in life

December 13, 2014  |  Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

Some may have been misled by a recent essay in The Atlantic, author Ezekiel Emanuel, MD, PhD, says. His published views on aging and the end of life, however, have implications for policymakers and professional caregivers.

Glen Campbell, filmmakers show strength in making Alzheimer’s documentary

October 24, 2014  |  Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

A documentary, a foundation and training materials for caregivers are arising from one man's wish to share "the gnarly truth" about dementia, and the filmmakers and family members who took up the challenge.

Battling Ebola and other threats, wherever we are

October 15, 2014  |  Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

Ebola is in the news, but those working in long-term care face a bigger threat to their health. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers a wealth of information on both.

A charm offensive?

October 6, 2014  |  Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

The American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living annual meeting got off to a great start thanks to the opening session keynote speaker, Gen. Colin Powell, whose talk seemed to appeal to attendees regardless of their political leanings.