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Teen Invents Device to Help Keep Wandering Alzheimer’s Patients Safe

Audrey Magazine, News Report, Posted: Sep 17, 2014

Kenneth Shinozuka is only15-years-old, but he already has a goal in life: He aims to discover a cure for Alzheimer’s Disease. Until that day comes, it seems that Shinozuka spends his time trying to find ways to make things just a little easier for patients with Alzheimer’s as well as those who take care of them.


Calif. Filipinos Struggling With Promising New Low-Income Care Program


Asian Journal/New America Media , News Report, Christian Esteban, Posted: Sep 15, 2014

Low-income California Filipinos and advocates say new state health program is confusing, but holds promise for better care.


Low-Income Calif. Care Program Faces Language, Cultural Barriers


Alhambra Source/New America Media, News Report, Kyle Garcia, Posted: Sep 12, 2014

Advocates for San Gabriel Valley’s low-income Latino and Chinese elders say California’s new Cal MediConnect program needs better outreach.


Advocates: Confusing Calif. Care Program Calls for Better HIV Outreach


Los Angeles Sentinel/New America Media , News Report, Charlene Muhammad , Posted: Sep 06, 2014

Low-income people with HIV are among Californians who can gain from a new care plan. But they need to get educated on often confusing choices.


Grow Your Own “Unretirement” - Minnesota Hmong on the Farm


PBS Next Avenue/New America Media, News Feature, Chris Farrell , Posted: Aug 27, 2014

Part of the retire-to-farm movement, immigrants are carving out a new life for themselves and their families,


New Program Promises Coordinated Care for Low-Income Californians


La Opinión/New America Media, News Report, Yurina Melara/translated by Elena Shore, Posted: Aug 23, 2014

The state’s new Cal MediConnect program seeks to coordinate health care for low-income elders and people with disabilities, offering patients “total care.”


Unsafe at Any Age--Georgia’s New Gun Law vs. State Alzheimer’s Plan


New America Media, Commentary, Toni P. Miles, MD, Posted: Aug 04, 2014

Georgia enacted its new open gun law just as it adopted a plan preparing for increased Alzheimer’s dementia. Experts warn of unintended consequences.


Wii What? Video Games Not Just for Kids Anymore


Buffalo Magazine/New America Media , News Feature, Jennifer Margulis , Posted: Aug 02, 2014

Seniors are clapping, sighing and catcalling as two 80-somethings square off against each other for computer-screen bowling--and better health.


Miss. Inner-City, Rural Care Rising for Black Elders Despite Struggles


Jackson Advocate/New America Media, News Feature, Alice Thomas-Tisdale, Posted: Jul 31, 2014

Low-income elders in Mississippi’s inner cities and rural towns face limited options for eldercare. But signs of change are coming.


For Black Elders, Improving Miss. Care Homes Involves Hopes and Prayers


Jackson Advocate/New America Media, News Feature, Alice Thomas-Tisdale, Posted: Jul 30, 2014

“Peaches” Ephram, 90, thrives on family, church and one of Mississippi’s better nursing homes with care most black elders don’t see. But change is on the way.

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