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Banner Alzheimer’s Institute
Recruiting healthy volunteers as well as those living with Alzheimer’s disease can be challenging. Now, a panel of experts has issued recommendations to improve recruitment efforts.
Aug. 24, 2022
a person and a child holding hands
Adverse childhood experiences, or ACES, refers to specific kinds of traumatic experiences during childhood. Things like abuse or neglect or witnessing violence in the home. Grandkids being raised by grandparents are particularly vulnerable to trauma.
Aug. 23, 2022
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One in 3 Americans between the ages of 65 and 74 has hearing loss, and nearly half of those older than 75 have difficulty hearing. Hearing aids are available but not always accessible, costing thousands of dollars out of pocket. But big change is on the way.
More stories about aging in Arizona
Aug. 22, 2022
Mark Kelly
Older adults will be seeing changes to Medicare prescription drugs after Congress passed the Inflation Reduction Act. And lower-income seniors could enjoy huge benefits.
Aug. 17, 2022
First Place disability housing
Arizona is facing a housing crisis. One population that is often invisible when it comes to housing are those living with autism and/or intellectual or developmental disabilities. It’s a problem, especially because this population is living longer than ever.
Aug. 17, 2022
Aging hands
Finding a long term-care community welcoming to LGBTQ -elders can be difficult. It’s why the Human Rights Campaign is asking communities across the country to participate in the Long-Term Care Equality Index, which will launch at the end of the month.
Aug. 15, 2022
A COVID-19 vaccine event
A new poll of people over the age of 50 shows that many of them plan to get an updated COVID-19 booster shot when it becomes available.
Aug. 10, 2022
Bottle of prescription medication
Some big changes are coming to Medicare. As part of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, lawmakers moved to make certain prescription drugs more affordable.
Aug. 10, 2022
A positive COVID-19 test
Persistent loss of smell due to COVID-19 could be connected to long-term cognitive impairment.
Aug. 9, 2022
Aaron White, Kathy Norris-Wilhelm and Robert Doyle
One in 3 Native American elders will develop Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. But accessing resources can be difficult for families, especially in tribal communities in rural parts of the state.
Jul. 28, 2022
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Two years ago, residents in long term care were in isolation and often suffering. Nursing homes had shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic. A lot has changed since — some good, some not so good.
Jul. 26, 2022
An investigation published in the journal Science finds strong signs that a key area of Alzheimer’s disease research might stem from fraudulent results. The alleged fabrications may have sent research and funding down a false trail for 16 years.
Jul. 25, 2022
wedding rings
Last week, the U.S. House approved legislation to protect same-sex marriage amid concerns the Supreme Court could overturn it. All four Arizona Republicans voted against the measure. One LGBTQ elder shared about her reaction.
Jul. 25, 2022
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The head of the Arizona Department of Health Services is talking about his agency’s failure to investigate hundreds of cases of abuse and neglect.
Jul. 16, 2022
Aging hands
Do you think you’re ready to age well in this country? It’s a question we don’t often think about. But it's never too early to start thinking about growing older.
Jul. 13, 2022
a person and a child holding hands
Arizona Sen. Mark Kelly co-sponsored a bill to connect grandparents raising grandchildren with additional services and resources. Kelly said the Informing Grandfamilies Act would have a meaningful impact on families like those who testified in favor of the bill on Thursday.
Jun. 23, 2022
AC thermostat
Phoenix heat can be deadly for anyone, but older adults are at greater risk. Yet, keeping the air conditioning on can be financially difficult for low-income seniors. Both SRP and APS offer discount programs for qualifying customers.
Jun. 21, 2022
person sitting in a dark room
A bipartisan panel of state lawmakers put Arizona Department of Health Services interim director Don Herrington in the hot seat last week as they grilled him about a recent report that reveals the department failed to investigate multiple complaints of abuse and neglect in Arizona nursing homes.
Jun. 21, 2022
Person with walker
The acting director of the Arizona Department of Health Services spoke to state lawmakers Thursday about a report that found the agency has failed to ensure patients safety in state-run nursing homes.
Jun. 17, 2022
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Nearly 50% of all Americans living with HIV are over the age of 50, according to SAGE USA, an LGBTQ-elder advocacy group. It’s a striking figure, but it’s also encouraging.
Jun. 15, 2022


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