March 21, 2017
Long considered the step before hospice, palliative care can actually be offered at any stage of a serious illness and focuses on humane treatment. It is sometimes called “comfort care.” It’s quickly becoming mainstream just as hospice – unknown before the 1970s – has now become standard medical procedure for those with fewer than six months to live.
March 11, 2017
Overwhelmed family caregivers feel lost and frustrated, unable to navigate a fragmented and confusing system of support
that should integrate adult daycare, long-term care and respite care for exhausted caregivers, while educating families on complex topics like dementia.
March 6, 2017
Nearly everyone has a healthcare horror story. For William and Madeline Jay, theirs is worse than most.
February 27, 2017
Whether it’s partner dancing, yoga, walking, riding motorcycles or climbing trees, older adults are sustaining good health and reducing chronic disease by getting off their butts in newly creative ways that emphasize flexibility rather than sweaty exercise or muscle-bound weightlifting.
February 20, 2017
Launching online this Sunday, the Age Without Borders Virtual Summit
joins over 50 global experts who will discuss health and wellness, technology, global breakthroughs, retirement, travel, caregiving, housing, finance, nutrition, spirituality and activism.
February 13, 2017
In November, The Dignity Fund
supporters claimed victory when San Francisco voters overwhelmingly approved a unique cash infusion for aging and disability services inspired by similar efforts a quarter century ago to benefit kids: The Children’s Fund.
February 7, 2017
are those rare communities where residents live healthier and longer lives, the result of nine factors that include good food and close community ties. Loma Linda is one of only a handful of Blue Zones worldwide, with its tight-knit Seventh-day Adventist community that emphasizes a vegetarian diet free from alcohol and other mind-altering substances.
January 31, 2017
By Matt Perry
If you want to spend a devastating hour in front of the TV, watch the excellent PBS documentary on Alzheimer’s disease Every Minute Counts, which aired last week and is still available online.
It’s all there. The devastating impact Alzheimer’s has on families and finances. The shocking discovery that neither private health insurance nor Medicare covers housing costs for long-term care.
January 30, 2017
By Matt Perry
As she prepared for the 2015 White House Conference on Aging — an event that happens only once a decade — conference director Nora Super visited California, her first stop San Francisco to meet Marc Freedman.
In aging circles, Freedman’s a rock star. His Encore.org is a wildly successful business incubator for encore careers and late life entrepreneurship.
January 22, 2017
By Bob Prath
At the front lines of California’s rapidly aging demographic, California mayors and local leaders are taking a fresh course of action to make their communities age-friendly, and more livable for everyone, as part of a growing international movement.
Our unprecedented age wave requires new thinking, and many California cities have answered with inspirational and innovative ideas: more affordable housing, better senior centers, more physical activity, better signage, more public seating, walkable downtowns, improved civic engagement and heightened respect for elders.