Here’s a true story about a 91 year old we’ll call “Jenny” who loved the sweepstakes and entered dozens of them. She was very optimistic that many entries would better her chances. Jenny had been showing signs of diminished capacity for about two years, with short term memory loss and confusion, but she functioned rather well and still lived independently in a senior’s community in her own apartment.
New Senate health bill still risky for older people’s premiums, any pre-existing conditions | USA Today
Consumers could buy more bare-bones health insurance for less money under an amendment to the latest version Senate health plan, but insurers warn the change could cause premiums for older Americans and those with pre-existing conditions to skyrocket.
BV-OSC and tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate may sound like fancy and complicated ingredients, but they’re actually just vitamin C in an oil soluble and stable form. They are often used as part of an anti-aging regimen.The term anti-aging has become somewhat of a buzzword associated with everything from eating antioxidant berries to getting Botox injections. While these things may have their benefits for improving the appearance of wrinkles, don’t be misled. When it comes to anti-aging, it’s all about taking preventive steps and sticking to a strong daily routine – one built on products with key ingredients that can be beneficial for maintaining balance, elasticity and supple texture.
Nebraskans with disabilities, along with family, friends and supporters, will gather here today for the state’s first Disability Pride Day. Kathy Hoell, an event organizer, said the event aims to change negative attitudes about people with disabilities and call attention to state budget cuts affecting their lives.
You’ve probably heard that certain foods, such as salmon and avocado, are considered good for your brain health. But scientists have found there’s a surprising new food to add to that list: strawberries.
I lost my leg to bone cancer when I was 12. For the past 30 years, I have worked as a disability rights advocate to ensure that people with disabilities are valued equally and can participate fully in our society. I recall standing in the Rose Garden on that hot July day in 1990, feeling excited and hopeful, watching President George H.W. Bush sign the Americans with Disabilities Act. The ADA affirmed that the exclusion and segregation of people with disabilities is discrimination. The ADA acknowledged that injustices faced by people with disabilities are understood as the result of our society’s collective attitudes and prejudices and not as a consequence of a person’s physical or mental condition.
One of the main characters on HBO’s hit series, Game of Thrones, is paralyzed. Another has lost his right hand. We’ve met an important character with a severe skin disorder and another with an intellectual disability. And Peter Dinklage, the actor who comes first in the credits, is a little person. So is Rebecca Cokley, executive director of the National Council on Disability. She’s a fan of the show — in part because it’s given average-sized viewers a new set of references for people who look like her.
Angéla Lorio and Jessica Michot turned their faces toward the summer sky. They stood side-by-side on the front steps of the Republican National Committee building in Washington on Monday and took deep breaths. Tilting their heads down under the beaming sun, they started to shout: “Hey, hey! Ho, ho! Medicaid cuts have got to go!” The two women led a crowd of dozens of protesters in a chant. It was a typical 89-degree afternoon. DC staffers walked past on their lunch breaks, watching the action from behind their Ray-Ban sunglasses.
One of the surprises for me when I started as a counselor 40 years ago was hearing from some of my clients just how hard growing old can be. I’m not just talking about the physical part — the aches and pains and encroaching disabilities we inevitably experience as we age. What really struck me was how emotionally difficult aging often is.
For years, inmates with disabilities in Florida have doubly struggled to navigate its prison system, lawyers say. Inmates with hearing problems have said they were denied interpreters or hearing aids that would help them understand orders or announcements in their facilities. Inmates who are blind alleged that their canes were not replaced when broken, making it impossible to navigate the halls around them. Some with mobility problems reported that they were not allowed to have wheelchairs inside their cells or that their prosthetic limbs were confiscated, meaning they had to drag themselves around in their cells or wait in long lines for the few wheelchair-accessible showers or tables in their prisons.
A generic drug that’s used to treat type 2 diabetes could help people live longer, healthier lives. Metformin, a drug that’s been approved in the US for decades, is typically taken as a pill every day by people with diabetes. But now researchers are looking into whether the drug could hold the key to living longer — and early research seems promising. Dr. Nir Barzilai, the director of Institute for Aging Research at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, has been researching the drug, with the hopes of one day getting it approved as an anti-aging treatment by the FDA.
Earlier this year we released our documentary The Fight, which followed a group of people with disabilities as they marched against discrimination in Bolivia. The group travelled across the Andes to La Paz in an effort to speak with President Evo Morales, as they campaigned for all people with disabilities to be eligible to receive a 500 bolivanos ($70) monthly payment from the government. We asked readers from around the world to tell us about disability rights where they live. From campaigning on social media to successfully lobbying the government, here are some of their stories.
For the fourth day disabled El Pasoans continue to protest the proposed American Health Care Act. The Congressional Budget Office says the AHCA would increase the number of uninsured people by 23 million over 10 years, but would decrease the federal budget deficit by $119 billion. Advocacy groups for the disabled say the healthcare cuts could make it impossible for the disabled to live independently.
More and more Americans are spending their golden years on the job. Almost 19 percent of people 65 or older were working at least part-time in the second quarter of 2017, according to the U.S. jobs report released on Friday. The age group’s employment/population ratio hasn’t been higher in 55 years, before American retirees won better health care and Social Security benefits starting in the late 1960s.
Thousands took part in the third annual Disability Pride Parade in Manhattan on Sunday, where participants expressed concerns about health care funding. The event traveled from Union Square Park to a festival in Madison Square Park to show solidarity and support for those with disabilities. “We’re here because we’re disabled and proud,” one participant said. In 2015, Mayor Bill de Blasio declared July “Disability Pride Month” in honor of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
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