Brain scan
Health advisers on Friday unanimously backed the full approval of a closely watched Alzheimer’s drug, a key step toward opening insurance coverage to U.S. seniors with early stages of the brain-robbing disease.
Jun. 10, 2023
Silhouette of retired man looking through window with transparent curtain
Elder abuse can take on many forms, from financial exploitation to physical and emotional neglect. That means knowing how to spot it can be life saving. Now, couple of events are aimed at fighting this type of harm.
Jun. 9, 2023
people exercising
A new $4.5 million federal grant will fund Arizona State University research to explore the link between aerobic exercise and slowing the progression of Alzheimer's disease.
May. 28, 2023
hospital devices
A new report on the state of the health and well-being of America’s older adults has been released. So, how do seniors in Arizona fare these days?
May. 26, 2023
COVID-19 vaccine
The Show spoke with Dr. Kiran Raman on the new COVID-19 booster recommended to those 65 and older and those with weakened immune systems.
May. 24, 2023
person sitting in a dark room
A new U.S. Senate report called "Uninspected and Neglected" found that decades of underfunding for nursing home inspection agencies has put older residents and people with disabilities at risk.
May. 19, 2023
Therapy session
Loneliness is a growing epidemic. It can lead to poor mental health outcomes and it can even be deadly, according to a recent U.S. Surgeon General’s report. But there might be a silver lining in all of this.
May. 19, 2023
Brain scan
Arizona has the highest growth rate of Alzheimer’s disease in the country. Now, for the first time, the state’s $18 billion budget includes funding to tackle this devastating illness.
May. 11, 2023
COVID-19 mask discarded in street
On Thursday, the federal public health emergency for COVID-19 will come to an end. For long-term care, it's both good news and bad news.
May. 8, 2023
St. Vincent De Paul Groundbreaking
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul will more than double the capacity of its transitional housing program for Arizona seniors experiencing homelessness. The organization broke ground Tuesday on a new $20 million facility in south Phoenix.
May. 2, 2023
Silhouette of retired man looking through window with transparent curtain
It’s something many families don’t consider when placing their loved ones in long-term care. And on Monday, the Arizona Republic tackled the issue of resident-on-resident abuse.
May. 1, 2023
Dictionary definition of the word menopause.
Menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes or sleep disturbances can negatively impact women in the workplace and cost billions in lost work time. That’s according to a new study by the Mayo Clinic.
Apr. 26, 2023
child drawing dinosaurs with caregiver
Last week, President Joe Biden issued an executive order designed to improve caregiving for children, seniors and people with developmental disabilities.
Apr. 24, 2023
hospital bed
On April 1, Arizona’s Medicaid program, AHCCCS, began its redetermination process. The idea is to make sure all 2.5 million members still qualify for AHCCCS. So where do things stand today?
Apr. 21, 2023
Doctor explaining medicine dosage to patient at care home
Earlier this week, President Joe Biden issued an executive order that supports the needs of caregivers from all walks of life. The order contains roughly 50 directives, making it possibly one of the most comprehensive orders when it comes to supporting all caregivers.
Apr. 20, 2023
Leonard and Mark
We bring you news from throughout the state, the most important stories that impact everyday Arizonans. Behind the headlines are real people, and we’re sharing their stories as part of a new feature we’re calling Voices of Arizona. Meet Leonard Chayrez of Phoenix who was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.
Apr. 20, 2023
Caregivers meet at the Arizona Capitol
The Arizona Caregiver Coalition held its annual caregiver day at the state Capitol on Thursday April, 6. For the last few years, the coalition focused on caregivers with aging loved ones. But this year was a little different.
Apr. 7, 2023
Circle the City truck
More and more older adults — we’re talking people 55 and older — are becoming homeless, in some cases for the very first time. The experiences can be frightening, especially when the individual suffers from memory loss.
Apr. 5, 2023
A production of the play "Pru Payne" debuted earlier this week. It’s a love story, with a twist. The two main characters in the play both have dementia.
Mar. 31, 2023
Hospital patient in wheelchair
After nearly three years, AHCCCS, Arizona’s Medicaid program, will begin its redetermination process this Saturday. Now, AHCCCS is trying to connect with members who are at risk of losing coverage — and that could include some unhoused seniors.
Mar. 31, 2023


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