Nearly 7 million Latinos in the U.S. provide unpaid care to an aging or older loved one. Many Latino family caregivers see caregiving responsibilities only as something family members do for one another and do not seek outside help.
Studies show that staying active not only benefits the body but the brain too. Physical activity helps improve blood flow and memory. It also helps reduce the chances of developing health conditions.
The 2020 general election is fast approaching. COVID-19 has threatened the health and financial security of millions of Americans. As voters prepare to cast ballots in November, AARP is committed to helping older Americans exercise their right to vote safely while holding candidates accountable on issues like Medicare and Social Security.
Since the pandemic began, nearly 60,000 people living and working in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities have died from the coronavirus.
As the pandemic stretches on, the prolonged isolation, financial uncertainty, and fears about the coronavirus may harm your mental health. Some people are feeling the strain in the form of depression, anxiety, and insomnia. How do you handle these feelings and any specific mental health challenges during this stressful time?
About 5.8 million people in the U.S. have Alzheimer's disease. Of those about two-thirds are women, and that number is growing. According to a new report from the AARP-founded Global Council on Brain Health, by 2050, the number of Americans living with Alzheimer's is expected to reach 13.8 million. More than 9 million Alzheimer’s patients will be women.
When it comes to caregiving, the latest figures show more Americans are caring for more than one person. The number of multi-generational households has also seen continual growth.
To say the pandemic changed our lives is a major understatement. Many lost their jobs and that is causing major hardships. Paying utilities and even buying food has become concerning to a lot of Texans including the most vulnerable populations. In response, AARP Texas has donated nearly $18,000 to support food banks across the Lone Star State.
LGBT Pride Month is held in June. It was established after the 1969 Stonewall riots galvanized activists across the country and set into motion the modern LGBT movement — including pride.
Caring for someone can be a challenging task, especially if you are a military caregiver. Military caregivers consistently experience worse health outcomes, greater strains in family relationships, and more workplace problems. No caregiver handles this job the same and no two service members or veterans have an identical set of health challenges.
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