Iowa’s Area Agencies on Aging 2019 Policy Agenda: Family Caregivers, Elder Justice, and Services

Iowa Capitol (c) WHO Radio On January 14, 2019, Iowa’s 88th General Assembly will begin the 2019 legislative session. Iowa’s GOP remains in control of the executive and legislative branch of Iowa’s government. Republican Governor Kim Reynolds, Iowa’s first female governor, will be joined by a record 44 female legislators (33 in the House, 11 … Continue reading Iowa’s Area Agencies on Aging 2019 Policy Agenda: Family Caregivers, Elder Justice, and Services

Thank You, Dear Caregiver

November is National Caregiver Month. It also happens to be the month where we all give thanks. So, for this Thanksgiving, we want to say: Thank you, dear Caregiver! We know there are an estimated 43.5 million of you providing care for your loved one(s) in the U.S. (1). Nearly 14% of you are caring for … Continue reading Thank You, Dear Caregiver

Road Map to a Healthy Brain: Alzheimer’s Disease, Public Health, and an Action Agenda

The United States is not ready for the looming Alzheimer's disease and dementia crisis. Called the "defining disease of the baby boom generation" by U.S. Senator Susan Collins in 2014 (1), Alzheimer's disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S. (2). By 2050 nearly 14 million Americans will be living with the … Continue reading Road Map to a Healthy Brain: Alzheimer’s Disease, Public Health, and an Action Agenda