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.

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May 17, 2018
The Maryland Coast Dispatch (5/17, 52K) reports that the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Conference will be held Friday, June 15, 2018, in Maryland, where the theme will be “Seniors Aging Safely.” Topics will include Medicaid fraud, types of abuse, addiction and its effects on the elderly, and scams and financial exploitation. Nearly five million seniors are abused, neglected or exploited each year, according to the Administration for Community Living.
May 16, 2018
The AP (5/16) reports that service dogs and their owners “face discrimination and being turned away by businesses and people who have had problems with other animals.” However, “in many cases, the troublemakers have been pets that people have tried to pass off as service animals – even though they haven’t undergone any special training.”
May 16, 2018
Robert Powell, editor of TheStreet’s Retirement Daily, writes for USA Today (5/16, 9.97M) offering advice on easing fears about money and health in retirement. Recognizing that “retirees fear dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, a decline in quality of life, becoming a burden to loved ones and an inability to age in place,” and among other things, Powell advises older readers to “talk to a qualified professional about long-term care and its costs.”
May 16, 2018
PBS Newshour (May 16) Making Sen$e Column
May 16, 2018
Suleika Jaouad writes for New York Times Magazine (5/16, 18.4M) that prisoners older than 55 serving time in federal and state prisons “make up the fastest-growing age group behind bars, increasing more than 500 percent since the 1990s, from 26,300 aging inmates in 1993 to 164,800 at the end of 2016.” Jaouad writes that most prisons “were never built to be nursing homes” or hospices and “correctional officers often aren’t equipped with the necessary training, and medic
May 15, 2018
The AP (5/15, Swanson) reports a new poll from the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds that nearly “a third of American adults under age 40 have already provided care for an older relative or friend, and another third expect to be called upon to do so within the next five years.” The poll also found that “while those who have caregiving experience put in fewer hours than their older counterparts, they’re more likely to feel stressed out by th
May 15, 2018
Bloomberg News (5/15, Del Giudice, 4.02M) reports new research from the CDC indicates “the number of deaths of older Americans resulting from falls across the U.S.
May 15, 2018
Disability Scoop (May 15) After 42 years in Institutions, Woman Seeks a Home of Her Own Institutionalized for over four decades, Lucretia Felder wants nothing more than to live in a home of her own, but so far no service provider has stepped up to support her in the community.
May 15, 2018
The Atlantic (5/15, Khazan, 3.15M) reported that a lower income in late life may be associated with an increased risk for dementia, research suggests.
May 15, 2018
Kaiser Health News (May 15)

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