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Judah Ronch Commentary

Judah Ronch

Dean, Erickson School, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Judah Ronch


Judah L. Ronch, PhD, is the dean of and a professor at the Erickson School, University of...

Tidings of comfort and joy

December 6, 2013  |  Judah L. Ronch, PhD

The holiday season also is a time of reflection and new beginnings that can make our lives more meaningful. Judah Ronch, PhD, shares his visit with The Sopranos' Dominic Chianese.

Geriatric syndromes are not a part of normal aging

November 5, 2013  |  Judah L. Ronch, PhD

The aging process has various faces. Dr. Judah Ronch stresses the importance for long-term care executives to get to “know our elders.”

Culture change continues to evolve

October 9, 2013  |  Judah L. Ronch, PhD

From the seeds that were planted many years ago, culture change continues to grow, spread its roots and reshape itself to the needs of the elders it serves.

Your future self and you

September 10, 2013  |  Judah L. Ronch, PhD

Is it a matter of perception or denial? Who will you see in the mirror 20, 30 or even 40 years from now? If you’re already looking in the mirror of time, are you a reflection of your expectations? Dr. Judah Ronch explains the disconnect and offers a glimpse into the future.

Understanding homesickness

August 2, 2013  |  Judah L. Ronch, PhD

Unfamiliar surroundings, people and activities can induce homesickness in seniors who have not successfully transitioned from home to a new care environment.

What’s technology for?

July 3, 2013  |  Judah L. Ronch, PhD

Technological breakthroughs have changed significantly the way seniors are cared for today. But are they always the right solutions to meet a resident's personal and long-term care needs?

Metonyms: What’s in name?

June 6, 2013  |  Judah L. Ronch, PhD

If it’s been a while since you’ve been in an English class, here’s a brief reminder on why what you call a person has significance, especially in long-term care.

Aging baby boomers and Blue Ocean opportunities

April 2, 2013  |  Judah L. Ronch, PhD

Expect changes as the Baby Boom generation ages. As in their youth, they will do things differently from their parents and create  their own concepts of elderhood.

What’s worth waiting for?

March 7, 2013  |  Judah L. Ronch, PhD

Standing in line with nothing to do is tedious and boring. Imagine how magnified that is for the elderly to spend their time—waiting.

No downside to upside risk

February 1, 2013  |  Judah Ronch, PhD

A new program designed for young adults with intellectual disabilities can help seniors overcome their challenges in positive, supportive long-term care environments.