Perhaps no other issue better highlights the fact that links in our food supply chain are broken. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 133 billion pounds of food go to waste every year.
It is a practical and tangible way to help people continue to live at home and in the community, to live life to its fullest with dignity and comfort, to live more connected to family, friends, and faith, to live more reflective on one's history and more intentionally about one's legacy.
For years, I have been asking many people this question: What will happen to the tens of millions of people over 50 -- a number growing every day -- who have no money saved, no prospects of ever earning a decent wage again, and a great many of whom have as many as 30, 40 or 50 years left to live?
Sustainability has become a watchword in philanthropy, as funders seek to answer a fundamental question: How best to invest in projects that will cont...
This article is co-authored with Dr. Bruce Leff, Professor of Medicine and Director of the Center for Transformative Geriatric Research at Johns Hopki...
Today, nearly forty million Americans are providing unpaid care of aging, disabled or other people who need assistance. One fourth of these are mille...
This is the need - and the incredible market opportunity - for technology. Done right, technology could prolong independence for those with Alzheimer's disease, boost workforce productivity by helping their caregivers, and take part in building age-friendly cities, all while increasing revenues for tech companies and innovators.
Unless you work or frequent the legislative halls of state government, it's quite probable you have never heard of Elaine Ryan, the AARP's vice president of state advocacy and strategy integration.
The three words I've picked offer an opportunity to adjust my mindset. They represent a promise I can realistically keep. These three words will inform my thinking personally and professionally.
The Menendez/Roberts fix offers a ray of hope. But, more members of Congress must sign on to make this happen. If you are concerned about home health quality and access for yourself or your loved ones please urge your Senators and Representatives to take action.
Sometimes the pressing issues that are affecting millions of American families are loud; front and center in the public dialogue. Other times, they are quiet; right in front of us, flying under the radar -- like family caregiving, an issue that will touch almost everyone in the country.
Much has been said about the youngest populations of Hispanics in the United States, because the Hispanic community ranks among the "youngest" in the ...
Good health behavior, good medical care, good genes, and good luck may keep you healthier longer, but eventually Father Time catches up. Here are four suggestions for planning ahead:
As November is National Caregiver Month, I wanted to shine a light on a topic that caregivers and their loved ones are facing at increasing rates, but that very few people are talking about in public -- senior malnutrition.
This isolation doesn't happen overnight. A variety of factors can set in motion a spiral of detachment: disability, language barriers, caregiving responsibilities, lack of transportation, loss of a job, death of a spouse. And the consequences are dire, with very real effects on health.
I have been a family caregiver my entire adult life, and I often feel like I'm running a marathon, but I don't know where the finish line is.