Issues in Aging
- Living with Disabilities by Mary Jacobs - Until a few years ago, doctors told Deanna Mann, 85, she was “healthy as a horse.” She lived independently in an apartment and enjoyed playing bridge with friends twice a week. Then one leg suddenly swelled up. The other followed…
Blog of the Week
- Gallows Humor by Flora Davis - I live in a retirement community, and when somebody turns 90 here, we like to celebrate. A few months ago, a friend had a 90th birthday party that made me envious. I’m just 88, but I announced that I too…
A New Medicare Proposal Would Cover Training for Family Caregivers
Experts say this is “long overdue” and would help protect older adults’ health and well-being.
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New Weight Loss Drugs Carry High Price Tags and Lots of Questions for Seniors
There is a lot of buzz about these medications, but what do you really know about them?
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Why It Can Be More Difficult to Evacuate Older Adults In a Disaster
Hurricane season is underway. PBS NewsHour reminds us why that is especially worrisome for older people.