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Meet the Underdog of Senior Care The Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly, funded by Medicare and Medicaid, has quietly succeeded in enabling some older Americans to age in place. Felicia Biteranta, left, a retired nurse who has had limited mobility since she suffered a stroke, with her home health aide, Altagracia Garcia-Reyes. “She...
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AARP to Congress: Stop the Big Pharma Scam We’re rolling out a $4.5 million advertising and grassroots campaign urging lawmakers to finally take comprehensive action to lower prescription drug prices. We’ll be running TV and digital ads across the country, and our on-the-ground advocates will be helping Americans concerned about sky-high drug prices to email...
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5 Ways to Support Care Partners of People Living with Dementia By Catherine Riffin, Lilla Brody, and Francesca Falzarano A recent conference yielded recommendations for engaging and supporting care partners of adults living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. More than six million adults in the United States are affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related...
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1 Big Thing: The Power of Your Hands The single most effective set of muscles you can work to extend your life is your hands. Why it matters: This shocked us, too. But many health and fitness experts argue that since falling is the leading cause of injury-related death once we cross 65 years old,...
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Generation X Volunteers Want to Help You, and One Day Themselves, Age at Home The Village to Village Network assists older people with the services they need to remain in their homes. A younger generation is getting involved. By Tammy La Gorce Published March 13, 2022Updated March 14, 2022 At 88, Susan McWhinney-Morse is a...
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How to Work With Aging Parents When They Resist Help Experts offer advice on negotiating tension-filled decisions with loved ones by Judith Graham, Kaiser Health News, December 19, 2019 LAFLOR/GETTY IMAGES David Solie’s 89-year-old mother, Carol, was unyielding. “No, I will not move,” she told her son every time he suggested that she leave her...
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