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. 

February 23, 2018
Reuters (2/23, Gillis) reports a recent trial found that nursing home care which emphasizes “fosters interest and social interaction among patients and staff” could help “reduce agitation and other neuropsychiatric symptoms in dementia sufferers and improve their quality of life.” Researchers, who published their findings in PLoS Medicine,
February 22, 2018
Inlander (February 22) “Health homes” will provide stable, affordable housing for developmentally disabled
February 22, 2018
Justice Department press release (February 22) Justice Department Coordinates Nationwide Elder Fraud Sweep of More Than 250 Defendants
February 22, 2018
The AP (2/22, Neergaard) reports scientists on the “flip side of the disappointing hunt for new drugs to fight or prevent Alzheimer’s disease” are peeking into the brains of “superagers” in their 80s and 90s who retain “the same sharp memory as someone several decades younger.” Parts of the brain shrink with age, but “it turns out that superagers’ brains aren’t shrinking nearly as fast as their peers’” and in the Northwestern University’s SuperAging study they appear to harbo
February 22, 2018
The New York Times (2/22, Bernard, Pear, Subscription Publication, 12.8M) reports in what “is becoming increasingly common among the 1.4 million nursing home residents across the country,” discharges and evictions “have been the top-ranking category of grievances” in New York, and legal advocates say that home operators are discharging residents “because the residents’ more lucrative Medicare coverage is ending.” David R.
February 21, 2018
The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (2/21, Thomas, 294K) reports that healthcare providers are designing new programs and “ramping up others for the blitz of senior citizens who prefer to live independently and are staving off personal care homes.” The article discusses the shortage of geriatricians and says “the next best thing is to train primary care physicians to lead a multidisciplinary medical team for a single patient.” The piece adds that the shortage extends to “experts in mana
February 21, 2018
Congressional Quarterly (2/21, McIntire, Subscription Publication) says that an analysis provided to Congress on Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests that healthcare providers who treat children who experience traumatic brain injuries would benefit from more training and better coordination across the healthcare delivery system.
February 20, 2018
Disability Scoop (February 20) Federal Program That Moves People Out of Institutions in Jeopardy Funding is quickly running out for a popular Medicaid program that transitions people with disabilities from costly institutions to home and community-based living.
February 14, 2018
GenomeWeb (2/14) reports the National Institutes of Health “earmarked $2.5 million in fiscal 2018 to fund research projects that use omics technologies to investigate the targets and pathways contributing to the biology of Alzheimer’s disease-related dementias.” The agency said that it expects to fund two to three projects with the funds.
February 14, 2018
Kaiser Health News (February 14)

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