In the News

In the News is a collection of news stories about aging and disability issues, as well as news stories about ACL and ACL programs.

All of these links ultimately take you to external news websites. The information in the articles does not necessarily reflect the positions of ACL or the federal government, and ACL does not endorse the content of the articles or the publishing organizations. 

January 18, 2019
Washington Post (January 18) Along with shave and a haircut, this dementia-friendly barber offers ‘bit of dignity’
January 17, 2019
Next Avenue (1/17, Bajko) reports on differences in experiences within the LGBTQ community that may impact their aging experience. This population varies from its heterosexual counterpart because of discrimination experienced in day-to-day life and medical settings, and some do not have close family relations due to their sexual orientation. Moreover, many male members of this cohort were impacted by the AIDS epidemic.
January 17, 2019
The Kaiser Health News (1/17, Graham) “Navigating Aging” blog reports, “Older adults need to eat more protein-rich foods when they’re trying to lose weight, dealing with a chronic or acute illness, or facing a hospitalization, according to a growing” scientific consensus.
January 16, 2019
PBS NewsHour (1/16, Zohrich) reports on caregiving among Millennials, which may be driven by chronic conditions in older adults who need caregiving earlier in life. Bruce A. Chernof, President and Chief Executive Officer of The SCAN Foundation explained the cost associated with professional aides to help with caregiving cause many Baby Boomers, who have little in retirement savings, to turn to younger family members and friends for care.
January 16, 2019
New York Times (January 16)
January 16, 2019
The Wall Street Journal (1/16, Harrison, Subscription Publication, 6.23M) reports on a study released by the Harvard Business Review that examined employment issues among caregivers. Of the three-quarters of workers who have some caregiving responsibility, 32 percent said they had to leave a position because they could not balance work and caregiving obligations.
January 15, 2019
The AP (1/15, Eggert) reports Michigan on Tuesday announced the final round of “mobility” grants to “encourage pilot projects to help transport seniors, the disabled, and veterans with autonomous vehicles and other technology.” The nearly “$4.8 million will provide short-term funding for an autonomous electric shuttle” to a VA Medical Center and “an online booking and trip management platform for people with disabilities who use special transportation services in the D
January 14, 2019
Disability Scoop (1/14, Diament) reports, “The U.S.
January 13, 2019
Rob Lowe, actor, authors an op-ed for USA Today (1/13) saying that the under-reported “mental, physical, and emotional stress of caregiving...has created a vast looming problem for our health care system, yet few caregivers feel comfortable discussing these challenges.” Lowe, who says he cared for his mother through a cancer diagnosis, argues “that millions more American will take on” caregiving for family in the coming decades, and he urges caregivers to admit their o
January 11, 2019
The Minneapolis Star Tribune (1/11, Olson) reported a new study suggests falls among elderly women were “less likely in women treated for hypertension compared to women with no hypertension at all.” The findings were published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

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