Health & Wellness

posted Mon, 2019-11-18 14:11
Nursing home suicides, what LGBTQ elders and immigrants share, the lives and legacies of America’s vets, helping hoarders and more…
posted Tue, 2019-09-24 13:14
Recent studies show that as many as half of Americans will live in a nursing home at some point in their lives,
posted Wed, 2019-07-24 13:21
The Summer 2019 issue of Generations lays out the landscape of how rural America does and does not work for older adults—barriers to accessing services and scarce resources juxtaposed against life on the land and the value of that community.
posted Mon, 2019-07-15 14:39
The three major types of elder abuse are financial abuse, physical abuse, and emotional abuse.
posted Thu, 2019-06-27 18:41
Today’s older adults and people with disabilities rely on an interdependent, oftentimes complex system of formal and informal supports and healthcare to keep them as independent as possible in their own homes.
posted Tue, 2019-06-25 16:58
Disasters—are we prepared?, longevity in America; conectores enrich Colorado elders’ lives; exploring retirement and a “good” old age, and more…
posted Fri, 2019-06-07 20:19
In my research as a professor of sociology and government and author of the book “Citizen-Protec­tors: The Everyday Politics of Guns in an Age of Decline,” I have come to see how social isolation, loneliness and the demands of masculinity, plus aging, can form a deadly stew.
posted Fri, 2019-06-07 20:19
While many patients ben­efit from taking multiple medications, polypharmacy also increases a person’s risk of suffering se­rious, sometimes life-threatening side effects.
posted Tue, 2019-04-30 10:30
What challenges do African Americans face when seeking long-term care, and what policy changes can help ameliorate them?
posted Fri, 2019-04-19 16:57
Why won’t Americans, who are living longer lives, plan for their long-term care? And where are the policies for financing it?