NAM original coverage and ethnic media articles on ethnic elders and policy in America. For more information on NAM's ethnic elder coverage, contact Paul Kleyman at pkleyman@newamericamedia.org.
Music Brings Healing, Comfort to the Dying
 

Music Brings Healing, Comfort to the Dying

KALW Public Radio/New America Media, News Report, JoAnn Mar, Posted: Sep 25, 2017

There's an increased use of live music at major hospitals and hospices to bring healing and comfort to people who are near death.

 

Tips for Keeping Your Aging Mind Sharp and Avoiding Dementia

 

La Planeta/New America Media , News Report, Tibisay Zea, Posted: Sep 23, 2017

There are many myths about brain stimulation and dementia. The Global Council on Brain Health issued recommendations to keep our minds nimble and healthy as we grow older.

 

'Aging in Place’ Takes Less Positive Meaning for Many Detroit Elders

 

Detroit Journalism Cooperative/New America Media , News Report, Julia Kassem, Posted: Sep 17, 2017

"Aging in place," at home, instead of a nursing home, is what most want. But for too many Detroit elders, accessible choices are far and few between.

 

Balancing Mobility and Fear of Falls in Seniors

 

US News & World Report/New America Media , News Feature, Lisa Esposito , Posted: Sep 15, 2017

Over 30 percent of adults living in a community (not in an assisted-living facility or nursing home) fall each year. Experts say being sedentary actually raises that risk.

 

Stanford ‘Letter Project’ Makes End-of-Life Wishes Clear in Many Languages

 

Next Avenue/New America Media , News Report, Beth Baker, Posted: Sep 12, 2017

Stanford University created an informal, but legally binding letter elders can write stating their end-of-life wishes to family members and doctors in any of eight languages.

 

Self-Driving Car Advocates Believe Seniors Will Drive Sales

 

NorthStar News Today/New America Media , News Report, Frederick H. Lowe, Posted: Sep 10, 2017

Seniors are a target market for the vehicles because their numbers are growing and their physical limitations are increasing, making self-driving cars a good match for them.

 

AARP's Long-Term Care Scorecard for Elders’ Wellbeing

 

KAWC-FM/New America Media , News Report, Stephanie Sanchez, Posted: Sep 08, 2017

Where does your state rate on AARP’s interactive Long Term Care Services & Supports Scorecard website? Here’s a report on one in the middle of the pack, Arizona.

 

$36 Billion May Be Low Estimate for Growing Elder Fraud

 

CNBC/New America Media , News Report, Kelli B. Grant, Posted: Sep 06, 2017

One in 18 older "cognitively intact" adults falls prey to financial fraud or abuse each year, says a new study. Many state securities regulators report an uptick in elder fraud.

 

U.S. Stumbles Toward Day of Reckoning with Rising Retirement Crisis

 

NMPolitics/New America Media , News Analysis, Kent Paterson , Posted: Sep 04, 2017

The number of U.S. Elders will double to 81.2 Million by 2040. But the federal poverty level fails to show the crisis looming for seniors in meeting the real cost of living.

 

Brain Health for a Song--Aging and the Arts

 

Caribbean Today/New America Media , News Feature, Dawn Davis, Posted: Aug 31, 2017

Could doctors prescribe music or art to forestall the effects of dementia? Researchers at a recent conference say yes—the worst is not inevitable.

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