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.

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July 18, 2019
“Chat Benches” Tackle Loneliness. The Washington Post (7/17, Free) reports Detective Sgt. Ashley Jones with the Avon and Somerset Police in England is tackling isolation in his community with the installation of “chat benches” in two local parks.
July 18, 2019
CNBC (7/18, Mercado) reports that “a 65-year-old couple in good health” retiring in 2019 “will need $387,644 to pay for health-care costs for the remainder of their lives, according to HealthView Services, a provider of health-care cost projection software.” That sum includes premiums for Medicare Parts B and D, dental coverage, and out-of-pocket costs related to health ex
July 18, 2019
Kaiser Health News (July 18)
July 18, 2019
NPR (7/18, Hamilton) reports a new study funded by the National Institute on Aging aims to investigate whether “prescribing exercise as if it were a drug...can prevent Alzheimer’s disease.” Laura Baker, who is “principal investigator of the nationwide EXERT study and associate director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at Wake Forest School of Medicine,” told NPR,
July 17, 2019
FierceHealthcare (7/17, Landi) reports a new study finds “merely providing access to technology has not helped to close the digital divide for African American and older patients.” Older and African American patients “have much lower usage of patient portals compared to younger and white patients, respectively, according to research from The Ohio State University College o
July 17, 2019
NPR (7/17, Hamilton) reports researchers speaking at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Los Angeles presented several studies examining “why Alzheimer’s disease affects more women than men and why the disease seems to progress more quickly in women’s brains.” In one study, a team “reported that women’s brains maintain a higher metabolism than men’s as
July 17, 2019
Yahoo Finance (July 17) Businesses Named "Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion"
July 17, 2019
Writing for Forbes (7/17), Jeff Rose says he “wasn’t too surprised” by a GoBankingRates survey “that found that 73% of Americans haven’t had conversations with aging parents about their finances,” but he was surprised “that 22% of the survey’s respondents said that they never plan to have this conversation with their parents because they think their parents’ finances are n

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