Aging

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A COVID-19 vaccine event
When it comes to the percentage of residents in long-term care who are boosted, the figure is low. Slightly more than 40% have received their third dose. And with the omicron variant spreading like wildfire in long-term care, AARP Arizona is calling on nursing homes to require boosters for staff and residents.
Jan. 24, 2022
A Biogen researcher
Earlier this month, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced it would cover the costs of a new Alzheimer’s drug. However, only if patients participate in clinical trials.
Jan. 21, 2022
Person with walker getting help
Nursing homes and long-term care facilities report numbers directly to the CDC, making it hard to see state specific data.
Jan. 21, 2022
Sarah Jessica Parker Cynthia Nixon And Just Like That
“Sex and the City's” sequel has met extremely mixed reactions — maybe in part because it doesn't ring true, at least it doesn't for humorist and best-selling author Laurie Notaro, who happens to be a woman in her 50s.
More arts and entertainment news
Jan. 18, 2022
Laraine Herring
In December 2021, Laraine Herring published the fourth installment of "Hags on Fire," a zine that documents aging and menopause through poetry, fiction and nonfiction submissions.
Jan. 10, 2022
Phoenix pollution
Exposure to air pollution late in life raises the risk of developing dementia. But does that mean improving air quality can reduce those risks? A new study offers some clues.
Jan. 6, 2022
Caregiver and nursing home resident
According to the most recent data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, about 70% of employees in Arizona's long-term care facilities are fully vaccinated. The national average is more than 75%.
Dec. 2, 2021
Caregiver and patient
One in five adults in the U.S. provide unpaid health care and support to a family member or friend. But caregiving can also take a mental toll, one that can hinder vital tasks like giving medicines or managing finances.
Nov. 26, 2021
The holidays are a time for gathering with friends and family, but they can also be a lonely time for some older adults.
Nov. 26, 2021
Hospital patient in wheelchair
In 2020, Arizona launched what officials are calling the first in the nation reimbursement program for caregivers. It was extended to last through 2024, with $1 million available to reimburse eligible applicants.
More Arizona aging news
Nov. 4, 2021
man with hands in his lap
Arizona has the fastest growing number of cases in the nation of Alzheimer’s disease, according to the Alzheimer's Association.
Oct. 15, 2021
Sky Harbor
Sky Harbor has now become dementia friendly as part of Phoenix’s initiative to become a dementia friendly city.
Oct. 12, 2021
people holding hands
The elderly care industry is about to boom — mainly because there are about to be so many more people over the age of 65 in the country. But there are big issues facing that industry.
Oct. 7, 2021
The National Institutes of Health has awarded a five-year, $60 million grant to a national project for studying why people's brains age differently. The University of Arizona will lead the Precision Aging Network, which will include scientists and technologies from TGen and Arizona State University.
Sep. 30, 2021
The U.S. Senate $1 trillion infrastructure bill is focused on roads, bridges and other traditional builds. It does not include the additional funding that Dora Vasquez, executive director of the Arizona Alliance of for Retired Americans, says Arizona needs and is included in the $3.5 trillion Build Back Better package.
Sep. 28, 2021
grandparent holding hands
Health care workers are in short supply across the country right now after 18 months of a pandemic. Many have left the industry, and many more are feeling the burnout after so long battling the virus.
Sep. 15, 2021
Surgery
Surgeries can improve quality of life. But brain changes that at times accompany aging can put seniors at greater risk for disorders arising from surgery and anesthesia, including delirium, impaired memory and problems with comprehension.
More Arizona Science News
Sep. 14, 2021
Shady Park
The recent addition of a retirement community on the Arizona State University campus in downtown Tempe has prompted complaints about noise coming from nearby bars and restaurants. Those venues cater to thousands of college students.
Sep. 5, 2021
DES Office
The Arizona Department of Economic Security will start distributing $2.5 million to support the Area Agencies on Aging. The money was part of its budget allocation.
Sep. 2, 2021
waymo car
A Federal Transit Administration report found seniors and riders certified under the Americans with Disabilities Act in the East Valley prefer autonomous vehicles over traditional taxis or rideshare options.
Aug. 30, 2021

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