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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August 3, 2020
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (August 3)--mentions NIDILRR funded research Worse mental and physical health, money worries, and problems accessing health care because of COVID-19 are among some of the pandemic-related hardships reported by people who care for disabled family members, according to new research from the University of Pittsburgh.
August 3, 2020
The New York Times (8/3, Kolata) reports researchers found “the risk for a person to develop dementia over a lifetime is now 13 percent lower than it was in 2010” in the US and Europe.
August 3, 2020
CNN International (8/3, Polantz) reports, “The National Association of the Deaf and five deaf Americans are suing the White House in an attempt to force President Donald Trump and other top officials to have American Sign Language interpreters at Covid-19 briefings.” The plaintiffs have “asked a federal judge to order the White House to add live televised ASL interpretati
August 3, 2020
The Street (August 3) How to Help Older, Isolated Adults There are ways we can help older adults who are especially isolated in the pandemic. Bronwyn Keefe, an expert in aging and disability education, offers some insights.
August 3, 2020
TODAY (8/3, Peters) reports that amid the coronavirus pandemic, “grandparents are facing different struggles: Feelings of isolation and sadness due to missing in-person visits with their grandchildren.” Therapist Chloé Cook “said grandparents’ feelings of anxiety and sadness during the pandemic are normal.” She “said it’s important for family members to use technology to
August 3, 2020
Shelley Lyford, president and CEO of West Health, Gary and Mary West Foundation, writes in an op-ed in The Hill (8/3) that with state tax revenues declining amid the coronavirus pandemic, “even health and social services for seniors, who account for 8 out of 10 deaths and the highest rate of hospitalization from COVID-19, are not immune from the chopping block,” partly du
August 2, 2020
Charlotte Observer (August 2) In harm’s way: NC homes for frail, disabled fail to prepare for foreseeable disasters
August 1, 2020
USA Today/Kaiser (8/1, Horovitz) Health News reported, “Experts say that in the aftermath of the pandemic, everything will change, from the way older folks receive health care to how they travel and shop,” as well as “their work life and relationships with one another.” Predictions for the post-COVID-19 vaccine future include increased use of telemedicine, with teams of d
August 1, 2020
The Wall Street Journal (8/1, Deighton, Subscription Publication) reported designers are making walkers, canes, and other products designed for older people more stylish and aesthetically appealing. One expert said this can help to reframe the way people view these objects and aging, and can also foster connection by encouraging people to talk about them.

Last modified on 05/21/2020


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