Issues in Aging
- Holding Stories in Their Hands by Victoria Robinson - Thelma is 97. “Did you know I used to be a bartender?” she asks photographer Elaine Zelker.
Blog of the Week
- The Memories That Escape Me by Flora Davis - The other day, I took my cat to the vet. When we were done, I needed some prescription cat food from the practice’s pharmacy, and the vet’s assistant offered to collect it and meet me at my car. But then…
Caring for an Aging Nation
This detailed breakdown of data illustrates just how much work the United States has to do to meet the needs of our burgeoning older population.
Kaiser Health News
Expanding Insurance Coverage is Top Priority for New Medicare-Medicaid Chief
Chiquita Brooks-LaSure is focused on working with both states and with Congress to make improvements to the programs.
The Elder Index
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Looking to Tackle Prescription Overload
More doctors and patients support the idea that fewer medications may be better. The first step is more discussion, as well as frequent review of a person’s drugs and conditions.