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.
Unpaid family members in the United States provide more than $470 billion worth of at-home care every year. Among these caregivers are the families of America's wounded warriors. Who are their caregivers?
Unpaid family members in the United States provide more than $470 billion worth of at-home care every year. Among these caregivers are the families of America's wounded warriors.
When I was younger, I could not tell my mother that a fulfilling life was in store because I did not know what the future would hold for me. But I am older now, and I have a 20-year (and counting) relationship from which to draw.
Alzheimer's is taking its toll on the global population, and the statistics are startling. How many people worldwide have Alzheimer's? Amazingly more than 44 million individuals worldwide have Alzheimer's, with Western Europe and the United States (US) providing the bulk of the cases.
After their decades of hard work, Americans deserve to retire with dignity and security. The proposed Department of Labor Best Interest Rule will help them do just that if we can just get it over the finish line and beat back selfish opposition coming from within parts of the financial services industry.
The AARP is in the business, besides selling insurance of all types, of alienating us oldsters from our sense of well-being, of the sense of triumph that has brought us this far.
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