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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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April 15, 2019
New York Times (April 15)
April 15, 2019
The AP (4/15, Neergaard) reports that “research suggests seniors who aren’t on guard against scams also might be at risk for eventually developing Alzheimer’s disease.” The
April 13, 2019
NPR (4/13, Anderson) reports on a Maryland mother who filed a civil lawsuit claiming that her child, “who had Down syndrome, died after an encounter with law enforcement when he was 26.” Six years after her child’s death, “Maryland has become a leader among states in requiring police training on how to respond to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.” Th
April 11, 2019
Next Avenue (4/11) contributor Gary Foster writes the “second half of life (I’ll optimistically call it the 50-to-100 phase) is rife with both opportunity and challenge,” associated with “four-letter words like slow, idle, aged, gray, shot, worn, gone, beat, done.” Foster suggests “boomers, pre-boomers, and Gen Xers to replace those with more appropriate four-letter words,
April 11, 2019
Reuters (4/11, Crist) reports that research suggests that “after a heart attack, frail older adults may live longer by taking several medications typically prescribed to prevent future heart problems, but the drugs might also contribute to increased frailty.” Researchers found that “within 90 days of a heart attack, elderly nursing home residents who took three or more med
April 11, 2019
Great Falls Tribune (April 11) Bill protects seniors from humiliating pics About three years ago at a nursing home in Hubbard, Iowa, a nursing assistant was fired for sharing a photograph on Snapchat of a resident with dementia who had soiled himself. But, at the time, the assistant wasn’t breaking Iowa law. 
April 11, 2019
Kaiser Health News (4/11, Graham) features a guide on how older adults can choose “a skilled nursing facility to recover [in] after a hospitalization,” saying that the decision is often “daunting, according to an emerging body of research.” The publication cites “a 2018 report from the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC)” which found that “nearly 84% of Medicare
April 10, 2019
The New York Times (4/10, Belson, Carey) reports, “Experimental brain scans of more than two dozen former N.F.L. players found that the men had abnormal levels of the protein linked to chronic traumatic encephalopathy [CTE].”
April 10, 2019
Reuters (4/10, Rapaport) reports, “Less than one in 10 family caregivers receive training for assisting older adults with disabilities, a U.S.
April 10, 2019
Disability Scoop (4/10, Heasley) reports on a new television series called the “The Employables” premiering on A&E Network in May.

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