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A new drug to treat cognitive decline and help fight the cause of brain deterioration in those with Alzheimer’s is now poised for Food and Drug Administration approval. It’s called Lecanemab, and it works by attacking sticky plaque buildup in the brain, sort of how cholesterol-fighting drugs work.
Dec. 2, 2022
two condoms on a counter
Sex is good for your health later in life, but, like younger people, older adults are at risk of contracting sexually transmitted infections.
Dec. 1, 2022
Cabana Happy Valley apartments
Greenlight Communities is a private-sector solution where the average rent for a brand new apartment built by the company is about $1,300 a month versus $2,000 for a luxury apartment.
Dec. 1, 2022
medical marijuana buds in glass jars
The average age of menopause is 51. But perimenopause is that chapter when a person’s body starts transitioning to menopause. And with it can come physical and emotional symptoms that can last for years. Now, some women are looking to cannabis to treat those symptoms.
Nov. 29, 2022
President Joe Biden
On Tuesday, the Biden Administration announced a six-week campaign aimed at urging Americans to get their updated COVID-19 vaccine. The campaign is focused on reaching older adults and people with disabilities.
Nov. 23, 2022
turkey on a table with people in the background
The holidays can be a tough time of year for those living with dementia. There’s more noise, more lights, more visitors — more everything. So what can caregivers and friends and family do to make things a little less stressful?
Nov. 22, 2022
A COVID-19 vaccine event
Last week, AARP released data showing that just 22% of nursing home residents and 15% of staff are up to date with the latest COVID-19 booster. So why are some folks skipping out?
Nov. 22, 2022
Banner Alzheimer’s Institute
Roughly 70% of doctors say they don't feel confident in their ability to take care of people with dementia, according to one Valley dementia expert. It’s a problem that the Banner Alzheimer’s Institute is working to solve.
Nov. 21, 2022
Nursing home outdoor visit
Roughly 80% of nursing home residents on Medicare have been prescribed a psychotropic drug. That’s according to a newly released report by the Office of Inspector General.
Nov. 21, 2022
Laurie Notaro Excuse Me While I Disappear
Humorist and writer Laurie Notaro explores the concept of aging in her new book, “Excuse Me While I Disappear: Tales of Midlife Mayhem.”
Nov. 18, 2022
Glenard Malcom and Chris Daley
Our next story is one of perseverance and hope. Older adults living with HIV or AIDS are often isolated. Many lost entire friend groups to the virus or have been shunned by family. And making connections later in life, even platonic ones, can be difficult with an HIV diagnosis.
Nov. 17, 2022
CDC coronavirus testing sample
Arizona is the state with the lowest rate of nursing home residents fully up to date on their COVID-19 vaccinations.
Nov. 17, 2022
Aging hands
Arizona has a suicide problem, even among older adults. People 65 and older account for roughly 22% of all suicides in the state. That’s according to Dr. Cara Christ, chief medical officer for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona.
Nov. 14, 2022
drop from a water faucet
The city of Mesa has a water-rate discount program for low-income older adults. Called the Limited Senior Rate Program, the plan introduced about a year ago takes 30% off residents’ water bills.
Nov. 11, 2022
On a sunny Tuesday morning, voters streamed in and out of the Beatitudes Church where they cast their ballot. Voters from all walks of life came out on Election Day to make their voices heard for many reasons.
Nov. 9, 2022
Marijuana plant leaf
Last month, President Joe Biden asked federal officials to review how marijuana is scheduled under federal law. If marijuana is reclassified, it could impact the long-term care industry.
Nov. 4, 2022
Aging hands
Voters are talking about a lot of things this election season: the economy and abortion to name a few. But Arizona is home to millions of older adults, yet the high cost of aging and long-term care is hardly an issue.
Oct. 31, 2022
Hospital patient in wheelchair
There are more and more people over the age of 65, and that number is projected to hit 95 million by 2060. The challenge: We are seeing more costly illnesses and disabilities later in life.
Oct. 31, 2022
A rendering of Villas on McQueen in Chandler.
The Chandler City Council has approved a development project at the southeast corner of McQueen Road and Chandler Boulevard. It will create more than 150 public housing units. Sizes range from one to five bedrooms.
Oct. 29, 2022
cots in a room
Homelessness among older adults and adults with disabilities has increased to record levels. In September, there were 898 older adults in Maricopa County who were homeless.
Oct. 28, 2022


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