AARP

Since 1975 our country has been on notice about the inappropriate and dangerous use of antipsychotic drugs in nursing homes.  Yet a recent Human Watch Report estimates at least 179,000 cases of abuse occur today and the group urges federal and state agencies to take tougher measures against it.

AARP’s Innovation @50+ Health Technology ten Winners include: a new pill delivery system, improved personal emergency response system and temperature monitoring sock for diabetics.

AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins lays out her plan to “Disrupt Aging”, living well at 50, 60, 70 and beyond in several articles focusing on health, wealth and self.

A potpourri of articles from the March April 55+ magazine include topics on senior discounts, gray divorce, dementia, small town and machine knitting.

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AARP Bulletin’s special report on Medicare highlights concerns about its future as a guaranteed benefit and the benefits accorded by the ACA including free preventive services and reduced prescription drug charges.

Ten Start-up companies  competed in a live pitch during AARP’s Health Innovation@50+ event and were evaluated by, Leslie Kernisan, M.D. a geriatrician,who blogs about geriatrics and technology.