Diana Spore - Mental Health and Recovery Board of Ashland County

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Diana Spore

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Increasing Health Literacy Among Older Adults: Why It Matters

Prior to the pandemic, we were beginning to prioritize the need for shared-decision making between older care-recipients and care-providers, to empower patients to make well-informed choices. As we attempt to keep everyone informed about the coronavirus public health crisis, it has become even more important to assess and increase health literacy among older adults.
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Blurring the Line Between "Us" and "Them"

During the coronavirus public health crisis, many of us have come to understand that we do not walk alone. While retaining individuality, we are stronger by acting as one, following guidelines for protecting ourselves and those around us. Heroes and heroines have arisen, some who are “hidden,” but all are alike in wanting to make a difference. In short, overall, during this fight, individuals are more alike than different. Read this blog written by Diana Spore, PhD, MGS, who is an advocate for individuals facing mental health challenges and those living with dementia. She is also a writer/editor and a mental health consumer in recovery. Spore received her PhD in Human Development and Family Studies, with a concentration in aging, from Penn State. Currently, she is a consultant at the Mental Health and Recovery Board of Ashland County, Ohio.
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A Resource Guide for Ohioans with Disabilities: How to Stay Healthy and Safe During the Coronavirus Crisis

The current public health crisis associated with the coronavirus has affected all of our lives and challenged us to think about what truly matters. Seniors with disabilities are particularly at risk of becoming ill after exposure.
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