Healthy Aging

Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Talks Healthy Aging

October 01, 2015|11:08 a.m.| ASTHO Staff

In her address during the Healthy Aging session at the 2015 ASTHO Annual Meeting, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Director Ursula E. Bauer, PhD, MPH, said improving the health of older Americans spans all four NCCDPHP domains. Read More »

Almost 47 Million People Around the World Have Dementia, Costing More than $818 Billion

August 27, 2015|12:51 p.m.| ASTHO Staff

A new Alzheimer’s Disease International report found that globally 46.8 million people have dementia, creating an annual cost of $818 billion that will rise to a trillion dollars in the next three years. Read More »

Older Adults in Poverty Face Compounded Health Inequities

August 25, 2015|12:55 p.m.| Shaina Wedmedyk

The combined stressors associated with aging and poverty may be creating one of the most vulnerable populations in the United States. Read More »

Antipsychotics Over-Prescribed for Patients with Dementia, GAO Finds

March 03, 2015|10:42 a.m.| ASTHO Staff

A new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report says that about one-third of older adults who have dementia and live in nursing homes were prescribed antipsychotics in 2012, despite FDA's warning that antipsychotics increase the risk of death for older people with dementia. Read More »

ASTHO Challenges States to Maximize Wellness of Older Americans

October 07, 2014|2:06 p.m.| Jane Esworthy

Families across America are confronting the question, “How will we care for mom and dad?” Connecticut Health Commissioner and ASTHO President Jewel Mullen wants to address this problem by helping adults live and age well in their communities. Read More »