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Many older Arizonans on Medicare are struggling to pay for prescription drugs. Sen. Mark Kelly heard testimony on Tuesday from aging and medical advocates about the challenges facing older adults with complex medical conditions.
Apr. 12, 2022
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Debate continues over how smart devices are used and the potential privacy concerns they pose. But these devices may also be able to play a role in our medical care, including tracking cognitive decline or signs of dementia.
Apr. 12, 2022
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Two years — and several COVID-19 surges — have passed since the World Health Organization declared a pandemic. Now life seems to be returning to normal — for some. There are two populations that were hit hard by the virus: older adults and people living with disabilities.
Apr. 12, 2022
Retirement planning
A bipartisan effort to improve retirement security is working through Congress. The SECURE Act 2.0 has passed through the House, and looks to improve on the original bill, which became law in late 2019.
Apr. 10, 2022
Downtown Flagstaff
Flagstaff Shelter Services soon will be placing people in need of emergency housing in a newly-purchased property.
Apr. 9, 2022
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It’s estimated baby boomers own about half of Arizona’s privately held companies with at least five employees. It’s one reason work is underway to ensure companies stay locally owned for the next generation.
More Arizona business news
Apr. 8, 2022
For older adults living alone, a pet can provide much needed, even lifesaving companionship. But keeping a pet can be expensive. The good news is, there’s support for pet owners and their furry companions.
Apr. 4, 2022
On Wednesday, news broke that actor Bruce Willis is taking a break from acting. The reason, according to his family who shared the news on Instagram, is aphasia, which is impacting his cognitive abilities. What is aphasia and what causes it?
Mar. 31, 2022
Caregiver and nursing home resident
Programs for Spanish-speaking, LGBTQ and veteran caregivers are limited. That’s why one Valley nonprofit is creating content specifically for these individuals.
Mar. 30, 2022
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You’ve seen Silver Alerts posted on ADOT’s electronic billboards. These special alerts have been in use since 2014, and they are a valuable tool for law enforcement and families who are caring for a loved one living with dementia or a developmental disability.
Mar. 29, 2022
Respiro shelter
The Human Services Campus in downtown Phoenix is opening a 100-bed overnight shelter. This is the first time this type of pre-fab structure is being used as an emergency shelter in Maricopa County.
Mar. 29, 2022
Research shows that some ethnic and racial groups might have different biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. A new study of Latinos of Mexican descent offers a possible diagnostic tool for the country’s fastest growing demographic group.
Mar. 24, 2022
Lana Jo Rich
Services for older adult LGBTQ people are few and far between. From support groups to grief groups, it’s not always easy to find a safe space where one can be vulnerable and talk about a profound loss. Yet there are not nearly enough LGBTQ-centered support groups.
Mar. 23, 2022
Nursing home outdoor visit
On Friday, Gov. Doug Ducey signed legislation that will prohibit a convicted felon from running a nursing home or assisted-living facility.
Mar. 21, 2022
Arizona State Capitol building
Several disability-related bills are gaining steam in the Arizona Legislature — including one that would prevent discrimination when it comes to organ transplantation in people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Mar. 21, 2022
COVID-19 vaccine at pharmacy
Earlier this year, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid said nursing home staff would have to get vaccinated by March 15. That deadline applied to 24 states including Arizona.
Mar. 21, 2022
The Alzheimer’s Association recently released its 2022 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures report. Arizona continues to have the fastest growing number of cases in the nation. It also found the state is facing a shortage of geriatricians.
Mar. 21, 2022
A new study by a team of researchers in the U.K. found that even mild cases of COVID-19 can affect the brain. They looked at brain changes in people between the ages of 51 and 81.
Mar. 14, 2022
Schools and nursing homes have a few things in common: They often rely on unpaid support in the form of parent volunteers or family caregivers. When COVID-19 hit, both settings were forced to restrict access to these individuals.
Mar. 9, 2022
Joe Biden
In his first State of the Union address, President Joe Biden promised his administration would do more to improve nursing home care. Long-term care providers and aging advocates were paying close attention to the details.
Mar. 7, 2022

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