Aging

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The physical and mental health of nursing home residents worsened during the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s according to a new U.S. Government Accountability Office report.
Sep. 26, 2022
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Political candidates might want to pay closer attention to voters 50-plus this election season. That’s because this group will be the decision makers, according to a new poll that was commissioned by AARP.
Sep. 26, 2022
Caregiver and nursing home resident
In less than eight years, one in five Americans will be 65 and older. Many will come to rely on Area Agencies on Aging so they can age at home. But a new report shows this vital aging network is struggling with workforce shortages.
Sep. 20, 2022
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Taking a daily multivitamin could slow cognitive decline among adults 65 and older. That’s according to a three year study of more than 2,000 people.
Sep. 19, 2022
Caregiver and nursing home resident
The direct care workforce, those paid caregivers who work in long term care or in private homes, is growing at a rapid pace — and so is the need. That’s according to a new report this month.
Sep. 16, 2022
caregiver
Last week, the New York Times published a story about the toll of caregiving for an ill parent or spouse. It’s not a new phenomenon. Family caregivers have long stepped in to provide care. But this kind of caregiving comes at a price.
Sep. 14, 2022
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Phoenix City Manager Jeff Barton has announced the city’s first public health adviser. Nicole Dupuis-Witt will address public health priorities and needs across the city.
Sep. 13, 2022
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University of Arizona professor of psychology Gene Alexander has been involved in research into how sedentary behavior — like passively watching television — is linked to dementia. His recent study does show a connection, and The Show spoke with him to learn more about the specifics.
Sep. 13, 2022
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The number of homeless seniors in metro Phoenix has taken a dramatic jump. The reasons why are many: from rising rents to job losses, but solutions are desperately needed.
Sep. 7, 2022
Caregiver and nursing home resident
Long-term care facilities across the country continue to struggle with staffing shortages. It’s not a new problem; but new solutions are needed, especially since many older adults will likely need support.
Aug. 30, 2022
Banner Alzheimer’s Institute
Recruiting healthy volunteers as well as those living with Alzheimer’s disease can be challenging. Now, a panel of experts has issued recommendations to improve recruitment efforts.
Aug. 24, 2022
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Adverse childhood experiences, or ACES, refers to specific kinds of traumatic experiences during childhood. Things like abuse or neglect or witnessing violence in the home. Grandkids being raised by grandparents are particularly vulnerable to trauma.
Aug. 23, 2022
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One in 3 Americans between the ages of 65 and 74 has hearing loss, and nearly half of those older than 75 have difficulty hearing. Hearing aids are available but not always accessible, costing thousands of dollars out of pocket. But big change is on the way.
More stories about aging in Arizona
Aug. 22, 2022
Mark Kelly
Older adults will be seeing changes to Medicare prescription drugs after Congress passed the Inflation Reduction Act. And lower-income seniors could enjoy huge benefits.
Aug. 17, 2022
First Place disability housing
Arizona is facing a housing crisis. One population that is often invisible when it comes to housing are those living with autism and/or intellectual or developmental disabilities. It’s a problem, especially because this population is living longer than ever.
Aug. 17, 2022
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Finding a long term-care community welcoming to LGBTQ -elders can be difficult. It’s why the Human Rights Campaign is asking communities across the country to participate in the Long-Term Care Equality Index, which will launch at the end of the month.
Aug. 15, 2022
A COVID-19 vaccine event
A new poll of people over the age of 50 shows that many of them plan to get an updated COVID-19 booster shot when it becomes available.
Aug. 10, 2022
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Some big changes are coming to Medicare. As part of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, lawmakers moved to make certain prescription drugs more affordable.
Aug. 10, 2022
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Persistent loss of smell due to COVID-19 could be connected to long-term cognitive impairment.
Aug. 9, 2022
Aaron White, Kathy Norris-Wilhelm and Robert Doyle
One in 3 Native American elders will develop Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. But accessing resources can be difficult for families, especially in tribal communities in rural parts of the state.
Jul. 28, 2022

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