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Older woman at home
Autism spectrum disorder, known as ASD, isn’t a new diagnosis. But what is new are the conversations being had about older adults with ASD. Many live at home with aging parents, and there is growing concern about where some of these individuals will live in the coming years.
Oct. 27, 2022
Caregiver and nursing home resident
Unpaid family caregiving is difficult no matter how old you are. But different generations sometimes approach this critical role in different ways.
Oct. 24, 2022
Pills in prescription medication bottle
A stunning 90% of people with Down syndrome are at risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease. And the average onset of dementia is age 53.
Oct. 17, 2022
person with a hearing aid
Starting Monday, people with mild-to-moderate hearing loss will be able to buy a pair of hearing aids over-the-counter. It’s big news because prescription hearing aids are often unaffordable and therefore inaccessible to many.
Oct. 17, 2022
social security cards
Millions of Social Security recipients are going to get a boost in benefits starting next year. This is the biggest cost of living adjustment in more than 40 years.
Oct. 13, 2022
A new theater company premiered its debut show at the end of September and there’s still a few days left to see the production. "Mala" centers on how the one-and-only character copes with being the primary caregiver for her elderly mother who suffers from dementia.
Oct. 11, 2022
a red ribbon on a denim jacket
The Area Agency on Aging is best known for that — aging. But in 1992, the agency received funding to support people living with HIV. It’s called HIV Care Directions, and today, some of those clients are now older adults, something they never expected to become.
Oct. 10, 2022
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Putting a loved one in long-term care can be a tough decision. Going through the process of admitting them can be even tougher.
Oct. 1, 2022
two condoms on a counter
Older adults have sex and when they lose their spouse, they may start dating again. But just like anyone who is sexually active, there’s a risk for sexually transmitted infections or STI’s.
Sep. 30, 2022
elderly patient
The ASU Center for Violence Prevention and Community Safety studied suicide trends in the state for the second half of the last decade. Elderly people were at the highest risk.
Sep. 27, 2022
person sitting in a dark room
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
voting sign
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
a person holding a pill case
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
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
smiling woman looking at camera
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
watching tv
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
woman next to tent
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


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