Aging

Aging Series
Ten thousand Americans are turning 65 every day and the people who traditionally take care of them is changing. Forty million men are taking care of their aging loved ones, according to AARP. As the population continues to age, more male caregivers will tackle what was traditionally a woman's role.
Oct. 16, 2017
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Arizona has long been a destination for older Americans with its pristine retirement communities. But aging in America isn’t what it used to be. It’s expensive and sometimes isolating. This series aims to explore the reality of an aging society. The aging issue isn’t going away — so let's talk about it.
Oct. 7, 2017
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There’s a high prevalence of depression among people with dementia. Now researchers at the University of Arizona and Banner Alzheimer’s Institute have received a grant to study older adults with both conditions.
Sep. 25, 2017
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Older Hispanics are facing language and cultural barriers when interacting with their health care providers, according to a poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research which came out last week.
Aug. 28, 2017
Last Monday, Allure Magazine’s editor in chief announced it will no longer use the term “anti-aging” in its magazine. It was a bold move for a magazine that since its beginning has been dedicated to beauty.
Aug. 21, 2017
There are more than 2.7 million LGBT seniors in the U.S., and as they age, health care providers and social service groups must learn how to be sensitive to and informed about their needs. On Thursday, Harmony Hospice in Tucson hosted its first training to address the needs of LGBT elders.
Jul. 14, 2017
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In a new survey released by Home Instead Senior Care, a senior care provider, nearly half of the 1,000 female caregivers surveyed nationwide say they sometimes have to choose between being a good employee and a good daughter.
Jun. 23, 2017
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Social isolation and loneliness can put older adults at risk for several chronic conditions. In fact, prolonged isolation is comparable to smoking 15 cigarettes a day, according to the AARP Foundation.
Apr. 27, 2017
Aging and Intimacy
Alzheimer’s disease affects some 5 million Americans, up to 5 percent have early-onset Alzheimer’s, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. These are people in their 40s and 50s. Part two of the "Aging and Intimacy" series explores the very real loss of intimacy between spouses when dementia strikes.
Apr. 7, 2017
Senior housing is a growing industry in the Valley. And a lot goes into not only the development of a community, but also the look and feel. And that's where LuAnn Thoma-Holec of Thoma-Holec Design in Mesa comes in. She's in the business of designing senior housing.
Nov. 1, 2016
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The City of Tempe will kick off a conversation Saturday to learn how to improve the lives of people living with dementia and their caregivers.
Mar. 18, 2016
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Dying is a process we will all experience. For some, death comes quickly, for others it can be days. Families often don’t know what to expect. But there is a small army of volunteers who sit at the bedside of those about to die.
Aug. 25, 2015
Older adults who stop driving are twice as likely to suffer from depression and are five times as likely to enter a long-term care facility.
Jul. 23, 2015
Alzheimer’s disease affects more than five million Americans. One of those is Tempe Mayor Mark Mitchell’s mother. Her illness has prompted Mitchell to push for Tempe to become a “dementia friendly” city.
Nov. 24, 2014

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