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 30, 2020
New York Times (July 30) Pandemic Loneliness in Late Life Many seniors comply with the physical distancing and stay-at-home orders, even as we understand that social isolation generates the lethal byproducts of loneliness.
July 30, 2020
House Lawmakers Press Veterans Affairs On Problems At State-Run Nursing Homes. The Washington Post (7/30, Mikhail, Rosenzweig-Ziff) reports House lawmakers “pressed top officials at the Department of Veterans Affairs on Wednesday about staff shortages, the lack of covid-19 testing and infection-control lapses at state-run nursing homes for veterans and called on
July 30, 2020
The Guardian (July 30) Lifestyle changes could delay or prevent 40% of dementia cases--study Addressing 12 factors such as excessive drinking and air pollution exposure may have significant effect, experts say.
July 29, 2020
New York Times (July 29) Renada McGuire, Resilient Home Health Aide, Dies at 39 She decided to work with adults with mental disabilities after giving birth to a child with challenges. She died of complications of the novel coronavirus.
July 29, 2020
Raleigh News & Observer (July 29) Blind voters are being disenfranchised, NC lawsuit says, and coronavirus doesn’t help
July 29, 2020
KTSP (July 29) Minnesota disability services still in limbo after state lawmakers fail to reach a funding deal
July 29, 2020
Miami Herald (July 29) After 2,557 COVID deaths in long-term care, Florida fills vacant nursing home watchdog job After leaving the position unfilled for 10 months, five of them through a pandemic that has killed 2,557 in Florida long-term care, Florida has hired a new permanent state long-term care ombudsman to advocate for nursing home residents, the Miami Herald has learned.
July 28, 2020
Disability Scoop (7/28, Rubin) reports many Americans with disabilities continue to face challenges in addressing the stresses being isolated due to social distancing guidelines implemented in order to reduce transmission of the coronavirus.
July 28, 2020
The New York Times (7/28, Belluck) reports scientists developed a blood test that can diagnose Alzheimer’s disease “as accurately as methods that are far more expensive or invasive.” The blood test could “make diagnosis simpler, more affordable and widely available.” The

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