Financial Planning for People With Chronic Diseases

Financial planning for people with chronic diseases is complicated and multifaceted. Start by building a team of people to help.

#chronic-condition-health, #content-type-service, #disabilities, #disability-insurance, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #elderly, #medicaid, #medicare, #national-multiple-sclerosis-society, #pensions-and-retirement-plans, #personal-finances, #retirement

The Joys (and Challenges) of Sex After 70

Sex can drop off in our final decades. But for those who keep going, it can be the best of their lives.

#baby-boomers, #dating-and-relationships, #dementia, #elderly, #grace-and-frankie-tv-program, #oconnor-sandra-day, #sex

Medicare Proposes to Cover Aduhelm Only for Patients in Clinical Trials

If the preliminary decision is finalized this spring, it would sharply limit the number of patients who use the expensive drug.

#aduhelm-drug, #alzheimers-disease, #biogen-inc, #centers-for-medicare-and-medicaid-services, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #elderly, #medicare, #your-feed-healthcare

‘People Need to Be Reminded About Flu’

With Covid surging again and vaccine fatigue rising, vaccination rates for influenza are troublingly low, especially among older Americans.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elderly, #heart, #influenza, #parkinsons-disease, #schaffner-william, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science, #your-feed-selfcare

Notes From the End of a Very Long Life by New York’s Oldest

With the death of Ruth Willig at 98, a Times series on a set of the oldest New Yorkers — chronicled over seven years in 21 articles — offers their lessons on living with loss.

#content-type-personal-profile, #death-and-dying, #elder-care, #elderly, #longevity, #mekas-jonas, #moses-helen-1924, #new-york-city, #willig-ruth-1923

Boldface Names Give Los Angeles a New Cultural Center

An OMA-designed pavilion at the Wilshire Boulevard Temple was helped along by Eli Broad. It houses Wallis Annenberg’s GenSpace, a center for older people.

#annenberg-foundation, #annenberg-wallis, #architecture, #broad-eli, #content-type-personal-profile, #elderly, #genspace-los-angeles-calif, #irmas-audrey-pavillion-los-angeles-calif, #koolhaas-rem, #leder-steven-z, #los-angeles-calif, #oma-office-for-metropolitan-architecture, #philanthropy, #shigematsu-shohei, #synagogues, #wilshire-boulevard-temple-los-angeles-calif

Alzheimer’s Drug Aduhelm Faces Crucial Medicare Decision

Medicare officials are trying to determine whether to cover Aduhelm, which the F.D.A. approved despite unclear evidence that it helps patients.

#aduhelm-drug, #alzheimers-disease, #biogen-inc, #centers-for-medicare-and-medicaid-services, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #elderly, #medicare, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

The Secrets to Successful Aging in 2022

Advice from Well’s most popular stories of the year.

#age-chronological, #content-type-service, #digestive-tract, #elderly, #exercise, #longevity

Lee Kaufman, Who Cleaned Her Way to Late-Life Stardom, Dies at 99

When she and her husband, Morty, were featured in advertising spots for Swiffer products in their 90s, the public embraced them.

#advertising-and-marketing, #cleansers-detergents-and-soaps, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #elderly, #kaufman-lee, #kaufman-morty, #proctergamble-co, #swiffer, #television

How to Improve Nursing Home Care

Readers discuss problems such as underpaid and overworked staff and suggest remedies. Also: Inspired by bell hooks; Trump in the shadows.

#elder-care, #elderly, #hooks-bell, #nursing-homes, #presidential-election-of-2024, #trump-donald-j

As Omicron Spreads, Some Nursing Homes Struggle to Boost Residents

Medical experts say the government should do more to get booster shots into long-term care residents in New York.

#balboni-michael-a-l, #chokshi-dave-a, #coney-island-brooklyn-ny, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #elderly, #health-department-nys, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #nursing-homes, #vaccination-and-immunization

As Omicron Spreads, Older Americans Display a Mix of Worry and Resolve

They are at higher risk at becoming seriously ill from the virus, but they also don’t want to ‘stop doing the things that are most important.’

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #elderly, #united-states

How to Cope With Medicare’s Rising Costs

A higher Medicare premium in 2022 is just part of the puzzle of health care costs for older Americans. But there are ways to plan.

#aduhelm-drug, #content-type-service, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #elderly, #finances, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #inflation-economics, #longevity, #medicare, #pensions-and-retirement-plans, #social-security-us

As U.S. Nears 800,000 Virus Deaths, 1 of Every 100 Older Americans Has Perished

They are among the most vaccinated groups, but people 65 and older make up about three-quarters of the nation’s coronavirus death toll.

#age-chronological, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #elderly, #loneliness, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization

Omicron Threatens the Old. Nursing Homes Must Act Now.

Whatever the variant may mean for the young, it’s already clear that it can be deadly for the old.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #elder-care, #elderly, #immune-system, #nursing-homes, #retirement-communities-and-assisted-living, #vaccination-and-immunization

Can an Athlete’s Blood Enhance Brainpower?

Scientists who injected idle mice with blood from athletic mice found improvements in learning and memory. The findings could have implications for Alzheimer’s research and beyond.

#alzheimers-disease, #animal-cognition, #brain, #elderly, #exercise, #longevity, #memory, #mice, #nature-journal, #proteins, #research, #stanford-university, #tests-medical, #veterans, #veterans-affairs-department, #your-feed-science

The Key to Marketing to Older People? Don’t Say ‘Old.’

To reach a rapidly expanding demographic, companies are changing their tone.

#advertising-and-marketing, #age-chronological, #elderly, #longevity

How Exercise May Support the Aging Brain

Simple activities like walking boost immune cells in the brain that may help to keep memory sharp and even ward off Alzheimer’s disease.

#age-chronological, #alzheimers-disease, #brain, #content-type-service, #elderly, #exercise, #memory, #rodents

Families Cheer, Some Doctors Worry as Nursing Homes Open Doors Wide to Visitors

The federal government recently lifted most visitation restrictions at nursing homes. But concerns linger that a full reopening could leave residents vulnerable to another coronavirus surge.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #centers-for-medicare-and-medicaid-services, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elder-care, #elderly, #nursing-homes, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

Booster Rollout for Nursing Homes Is Sluggish

Thousands of new cases have been reported among vulnerable elderly residents in the last several months, as the virulent Delta variant fuels outbreaks.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #centers-for-medicare-and-medicaid-services, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugstores, #elderly, #nursing-homes, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-healthcare

In Their 80s, and Living It Up (or Not)

Two octogenarians have different reactions to an essay, “Living My Life Again.” Also: “Illiberal democracy”; housing in the Bronx; rich vs. poor

#bronx-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #democracy-theory-and-philosophy, #elderly, #homeless-persons, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #hungary, #income-inequality, #income-tax, #legal-aid-for-the-poor-civil, #orban-viktor, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

As We Live Longer, How Should Life Change? There Is a Blueprint.

“The New Map of Life” reimagines education, careers, cities and life transitions for lives that span a century (or more).

#carstensen-laura, #elderly, #government-accountability-office, #longevity, #national-academies-of-the-united-states, #stanford-university

Concerns Grow Over Safety of Aduhelm After Death of Patient Who Got the Drug

Newly published safety data shows that 41 percent of patients in key clinical trials of the Alzheimer’s drug experienced brain bleeding or swelling, though many cases were asymptomatic.

#aduhelm-drug, #alzheimers-disease, #biogen-inc, #brain, #clinical-trials, #deaths-fatalities, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #elderly, #food-and-drug-administration, #jama-neurology-journal, #labeling-and-labels-product, #rbc-capital-markets, #research, #your-feed-science

Inflation and Retirement: How to Protect Your Savings

With prices rising at their fastest rate in decades, people in retirement or approaching it should take extra care to protect their savings.

#consumer-price-index, #content-type-service, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #elderly, #inflation-economics, #medicare, #personal-finances, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #retirement, #social-security-us, #united-states, #united-states-economy

A New Source of Fuel in an Aging Japan: Adult Incontinence

Waste from adult diapers is growing by tens of thousands of tons a year in Japan. One town may have a solution: recycle it into fuel pellets.

#diapers, #elderly, #japan, #recycling-of-waste-materials, #waste-materials-and-disposal

Husband of ‘Sweetheart Swindler’ Sentenced to 85 Years for Bilking Older People

Prosecutors said that Desiree Boltos and her husband, Paul Hill, stole more than $3 million from seniors who believed they were in romantic relationships with her.

#dating-and-relationships, #elderly, #fort-worth-tex, #frauds-and-swindling, #tarrant-county-tex

On Rikers Island, A Doctor for Older Detainees

Insights from Dr. Rachael Bedard, a jail-based geriatrician.

#bedard-rachael, #content-type-personal-profile, #doctors, #elder-care, #elderly, #new-york-city, #prisons-and-prisoners, #rikers-island-prison-complex

Stephen Karpiak, Pathbreaking H.I.V. Researcher, Dies at 74

His work helped change people’s attitude toward older people living with the virus that causes AIDS.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #deaths-obituaries, #elderly, #gay-mens-health-crisis, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #karpiak-stephen-1947-2021, #research

Democrats Reach Deal to Control Drug Prices in Bill

The provision would, for the first time, allow the government to negotiate prices for some medicines covered by Medicare.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #elderly, #federal-budget-us, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #house-of-representatives, #inventions-and-patents, #medicare, #pelosi-nancy, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #schumer-charles-e, #senate, #sinema-kyrsten, #united-states-politics-and-government, #warren-elizabeth

Democrats Reach Deal to Control Drug Prices in Social Policy Bill

The provision would, for the first time, allow the government to negotiate prices for some medicines covered by Medicare.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #elderly, #federal-budget-us, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #house-of-representatives, #inventions-and-patents, #medicare, #pelosi-nancy, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #schumer-charles-e, #senate, #sinema-kyrsten, #united-states-politics-and-government, #warren-elizabeth

Biden Promised to Fix Home Care for Seniors. Much More Help May Be Needed.

The latest Democratic proposal would funnel $150 billion toward subsidized home and community-based care. Experts worry that may not be enough to ease the severe shortage of workers.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #elderly, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #home-health-care, #medicaid, #nursing-homes, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wages-and-salaries, #your-feed-healthcare

Chronic Kidney Disease May Be Over-Diagnosed in Elderly

Many men and women with “failing kidneys” may not have anything more than a normal age-related decline in kidney function.

#age-chronological, #doctors, #elderly, #jama-internal-medicine-journal, #kidneys

Home Care Is Broken. Can Congress Fix It?

The latest Democratic proposal would funnel $150 billion toward subsidized home and community-based care. Experts worry that may not be enough to ease the severe shortage of workers.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #elderly, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #home-health-care, #medicaid, #nursing-homes, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wages-and-salaries, #your-feed-healthcare

Why Aren’t More People Comparison Shopping for Health Plans?

Most Medicare beneficiaries don’t compare plans during open enrollment season, and may be paying more, or accepting more restrictions, than they should.

#center-for-medicare-advocacy, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #elderly, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #medicare, #your-feed-science

Health coverage would be expanded under the Democrats’ spending plan.

The insurance expansion would offer free private plans to many low-income adults and financial assistance with premiums to higher earners.

#american-families-plan-2021, #democratic-party, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #elderly, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #law-and-legislation, #medicaid, #medicare, #united-states-politics-and-government

End the Secrecy. Open Up Adoption Records.

Adopted children and their birth parents should have the chance to know one another. Also: Erasing older women; aging prisoners; talking with voters.

#adoptions, #elderly, #facebook-inc, #museums, #presidential-election-of-2020, #rumors-and-misinformation, #voting-and-voters, #women-and-girls

‘Ordinary Citizens’ Turned Rioters on Jan. 6

Readers react to an account of 90 seconds of violence at the Capitol. Also: Voting rights; Parler; the Jefferson statue; older drivers; filing cabinets.

#elderly, #elections-senate, #internal-storyline-no, #jefferson-thomas, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #nashville-tenn, #parler-llc, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-rights-registration-and-requirements

Waiting on U.S. Mandate, Some Nursing Homes Are Slow to Vaccinate Staff

Less than half of workers are still not immunized at facilities in several states. “I just feel like a sitting duck,” one resident said.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #centers-for-medicare-and-medicaid-services, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elderly, #nursing-homes, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-healthcare

How to Drive Safely When You’re an Older Driver

Safe driving is possible for many people in their 70s, 80s and beyond, provided they take steps to maintain their skills.

#aarp, #age-chronological, #american-automobile-assn, #automobile-insurance-and-liability, #automobile-safety-features-and-defects, #content-type-service, #deaths-fatalities, #elderly, #exercise, #eyes-and-eyesight, #insurance-institute-for-highway-safety, #loneliness, #longevity, #roads-and-traffic, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

Short on Staff, Some Hospices Ask New Patients To Wait

“It causes huge distress to tell a family, ‘We can’t serve you,’” said one state hospice organization director.

#death-and-dying, #elder-care, #elderly, #home-health-care, #hospice-care, #labor-and-jobs, #national-hospice-and-palliative-care-organization, #nursing-and-nurses, #shortages, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

Social Security Cost of Living Increase Will be 5.9 Percent in 2022

The increase, a cost-of-living adjustment that applies to about 70 million Americans, comes as consumer prices have jumped sharply.

#bureau-of-labor-statistics, #consumer-price-index, #elderly, #inflation-economics, #labor-and-jobs, #labor-department-us, #medicare, #social-security-us, #social-security-administration, #united-states-economy

How One Woman Fell In Love Again After 80

For Phyllis Raphael, 86, a chance meeting on the street turned into a get-together. Then came a date. A second and third followed. So did a love affair.

#dating-and-relationships, #elderly, #love-emotion, #nevertoolate2021, #phyllis-raphael

As I Was Saying: The Etiquette of Interruption

Interrupting a speaker: rudeness or cooperation? Also: Work and values; a presidential age limit; Trump’s response to a tell-all book; plastic waste.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #careers-and-professions, #conversation, #customs-etiquette-and-manners, #elderly, #grisham-stephanie, #ill-take-your-questions-now-what-i-saw-in-the-trump-white-house-book, #presidents-and-presidency-us, #trump-donald-j, #waste-materials-and-disposal

Why India’s Parsi Population is Shrinking Dramatically

Parsis have supported many of the country’s institutions and nurtured business and the arts. But their numbers have dwindled at an alarming pace.

#birth-rates, #deaths-fatalities, #elderly, #india, #mumbai-india, #parsi, #population, #race-and-ethnicity, #religion-and-belief, #tata-ratan

Tallying the Cost of Growing Older

Researchers have been studying how much care American adults will require as they age, and for how long.

#center-for-retirement-research-at-boston-college, #elder-care, #elderly, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #home-health-care, #long-term-care-insurance, #nursing-homes, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

German Police Arrest 96-Year-Old Nazi Suspect Who Tried to Skip Court

The woman, a former secretary in a concentration camp in Poland now facing more than 11,000 counts of accessory to murder, failed to show up for a court appearance on Thursday.

#concentration-camps, #elderly, #germany, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

One Broken Bone? You May Be at Risk for Another

Any fracture in an older woman or man, whether from a car accident or sidewalk slip, may be a sign you should have your bone health checked.

#age-chronological, #bone-fractures, #bones, #content-type-service, #diet-and-nutrition, #elderly, #falls, #jama-internal-medicine-journal, #men-and-boys, #menopause, #osteoporosis, #preventive-medicine, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #women-and-girls

Federal Panel Recommends Booster Shots, Opening New Campaign Against the Virus

Scientific advisers to the C.D.C. endorsed additional doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for older Americans but not for health care workers, in a possible rift with regulators.

#advisory-committee-on-immunization-practices, #biontech-se, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #elderly, #nursing-homes, #pfizer-inc, #preventive-medicine, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #your-feed-science

The Pain Wouldn’t Stop — Because Her Medication Had Been Stolen

Too often, seniors who use opioids become targets for exploitation and abuse.

#drug-abuse-and-traffic, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #elderly, #home-health-care, #opioids-and-opiates, #oxycontin-drug, #pain-relieving-drugs, #robberies-and-thefts, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

Study of Covid Booster Shot Benefits Fans Debate Over Extra Doses

Independent experts, including government scientists, were skeptical of the research from Israel, which included limited data over a short period.

#antibodies, #blood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #elderly, #food-and-drug-administration, #immune-system, #new-england-journal-of-medicine, #pfizer-inc, #preventive-medicine, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science