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Aging Today

Monthly Archive (Aging Today)

posted 10.13.2017
Distinct from hunger and food insecurity, malnutrition is a serious health threat to elders’ physical and mental health; it is prevalent in 20 percent to 50 percent of older patients admitted to hospitals, but is only diagnosed in 7 percent of patients.  Read More
posted 10.10.2017
Various factors lead to clinical trial under-enrollment. Many trials arbitrarily include an age limit—shutting out older adults who are disproportionately affected by chronic diseases and most likely to need and use the new treatments. Read More
posted 10.02.2017
According to a 2012 Institute of Medicine report, the majority of older adults’ behavioral health issues are identified and treated in primary care settings instead of specialty behavioral health settings.  Moreover, rural communi­ties, which tend to be older and in poorer... Read More
posted 09.29.2017
One unexpected benefit to the success of this Short-Term Housing & Respite program is the reduction in the recidivism rate of older adults’ return to the streets while in a heightened med­ically vulnerable state. Read More
posted 09.28.2017
Tom Kamber, founder and executive director of Older Adults Technology Services (OATS), never underestimates what an older adult is able to—and will—learn. Read More
posted 09.28.2017
Some people who are eligible for Medicare home healthcare services are not getting post-discharge care at home for a different reason: they reject it outright. Read More
posted 09.28.2017
The truth is, finding a physician in rural America who can accommodate a new patient is difficult under any circumstance. Access to healthcare in rural areas, where the age of the population is older than in urban and suburban regions, is increasingly problematic. Read More
posted 09.28.2017
Ap­proximately 10 million people ages 65 and older live in rural America and a quarter of older Amer­icans live in a small town or other rural area. Read More
posted 09.28.2017
The In Focus Section of the September–October 2017 issue of Aging Today, with the expert help of Grantmakers in Aging Program Lead Cindy Padilla, looks at the often neglected topic of rural health. Read More
posted 09.27.2017
Almost half of opioid deaths are due to prescribed medications. Opioids include prescription oxycodone, hydrocodone, fentanyl and others, as well as illicit and more potent drugs like heroin and synthetic fentanyl. Read More

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