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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. 

December 11, 2017
New York Times (December 11) How Loneliness Affects Our Health
December 11, 2017
The AP (12/11, Howell) reports on two Oklahoma State University researchers who are developing a “robot that can both alert caregivers to potential problems and interact with an elder to provide companionship.” The robot “is equipped with technology similar to home assistants such as Google, Siri or Alexa,” however this robot also “uses artificial intelligence to be conversational and interactive,” and one version is designed to be mobile to move around the home.
December 10, 2017
Washington Post (December 10) Waiting too long to use hospice care can make suffering at end-of-life worse
December 10, 2017
Daily Press (December 10) Program allows veterans to hire caregivers, expanding into Hampton Roads A few years ago, Lois Henderson feared her husband of 56 years would die if he remained in a nursing home, where his condition had worsened. She wanted him moved to the comfortable confines of the family house in Gloucester. The only problem: She couldn’t provide around-the-clock home care by herself.
December 9, 2017
Washington Post (December 9) Most people want to die at home, but many land in hospitals getting unwanted care
December 8, 2017
The Washington Post (12/8, Boodman, 13.32M) reported that experts suggest older Americans are taking too many drugs, but “unlike the overuse of opioid painkillers, the polypharmacy problem has attracted little attention, even though its hazards are well documented.” The article said “researchers estimate that 25 percent of people ages 65 to 69 take at least five prescription drugs to treat chronic condit
December 8, 2017
Today Show (December 8)—Meals on Wheels/AoA nutrition program How one inspiring Meals on Wheels volunteer is working to Share Kindness Working with Subaru, TODAY is asking people to share stories of people who are giving back, such as an inspiring Meals on Wheels volunteer in New York.
December 5, 2017
New York Times (December 5) Can This Water Park Make Fun More Inclusive? What happens when children of all different abilities get to play with each other? We take you inside a first-of-its-kind ultra accessible water park, which is changing the way families spend time together.
December 5, 2017
Nashville Public Television (December 5) Aging Matters: Nutrition & Aging (video)
December 4, 2017
Native America Calling (December 4)—featuring interview with Cynthia LaCounte Stopping elder abuse

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