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Monthly Archive (Aging Today)

posted 01.28.2015
The 30-plus-year debate over the future of Social Security has taken a turn for the better. Progressive Democratic lawmakers who have provided vital support for Social Security in Washington are moving away from their longtime defensive posture and declaring their support for... Read More
posted 01.27.2015
This past September, labor organizer Ai-Jen Poo was awarded a MacArthur Foundation “Genius Grant” for her work pursuing rights for the 1 to 2 million domestic workers (including homecare workers) in the United States. Read More
posted 01.21.2015
Many of the ills facing older Americans today began years ago, when they were victims of age discrimination in the workplace, resulting in terminations and layoffs, chronic unemployment and, ultimately, a financially impoverished early retirement. Read More
posted 01.20.2015
Fundamentally, the Church affirms the dignity and sanctity of each person, and in doing so, it is affirming the very best of aging policy. Though most controversial social issues do not impact the elder population, the significant issues are suffering and death. Does suffering have meaning? Can I... Read More
posted 01.20.2015
Racial disparity in stroke is more prominent in the southeastern region of the United States, in what has historically been known as the “stroke belt,” which comprises 11 states. Read More
posted 11.17.2014
Speaking with neurologist Adam Gazzaley is akin to running behind an experienced trail racer—they’re always around the next bend and out of sight before you’ve managed to catch your breath. Or as Gazzaley puts it, “I do tend to work pretty intensely.” Read More
posted 11.10.2014
Joan Lunden has concentrated on her passion, which is health, and focused on helping families and women with shows like “Health Corner” and “Taking Care with Joan Lunden,” a series on caregiving. Lunden was a longdistance caregiver for her mother until... Read More
posted 11.05.2014
It’s time to stop. Throw away your preconceived notions about what it means to get older and the support we likely will need as we age. Read More
posted 11.05.2014
Elder abuse—in all of its forms—is an outrage against humanity. Read More
posted 11.03.2014
$1.2 trillion. That’s the projected annual cost by 2050 of caring for Americans suffering from Alzheimer’s. Read More