Don’t miss these caregiving and aging news stories
July was a big month for the topics of caregiving and aging! There were many important events and exciting announcements.
In case you missed them, here are the ones we found most interesting.
Alzheimer’s and dementia drug breakthroughs
Across the world, dementia is a 600 billion dollar problem. New data from pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly suggests its solanezumab drug can cut the rate of the dementia’s progression by about a third for those in the early stages.
Get the full story at BBC News >
Benefits for caregivers
Two senators (one Democrat, one Republican) are partnering to introduce a new law to support family caregivers. The RAISE Act is endorsed by AARP and would direct Health and Human Services to establish a National Family Caregiving Project to create a national strategy to support family caregivers.
Get the details in the official press release >
Benefits for seniors
The recent Supreme Court ruling legalizes same-sex marriage in the United States. This brings significant changes in benefits that are especially important to same-sex senior couples.
Find out about changes in social security, health benefits, income tax, inheritance rights, and medical decision-making
Get the full scoop from CNN Money >
White House Conference on Aging
“To age is to live and to care is to be human.” –David Hyde Pierce, Alzheimer’s Association Honorary Board Member and actor
The 2015 White House Conference on Aging (WHCOA) took place at the White House on July 13, 2015. It focused on the issues facing Americans as they plan for retirement, care for older loved ones, and work to improve our quality of life as we age.
- President Obama’s remarks (video)
- Panel discussion on the role of and support for caregivers (video; starts at 8 min)
- Announcements and new programs
AARP National Caregiving Forum
Leaders of public organizations and private companies discuss a variety of solutions and tools that will support America’s 40 million family caregivers.
View the speaker list and watch the conference video >
By DailyCaring Editorial Staff