Death rates from Alzheimer's disease (AD) increased 55 percent between 1999 and 2014, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The number of Alzheimer's deaths at home also increased during the same period, from 14 percent to 25 percent, suggesting an increase in the number of caregivers that would benefit from support, including education and case management services.
The ElderWatch Helpline has been fielding lots of calls about the "Say Yes" scam. Many news reports have warned that a scammer will call and ask a question to get the victim to say "Yes." Then, reportedly, the scammer records that "Yes" to use it to authorize unwanted charges to a phone bill, utility bill or a credit card.
Colorado Senior Lobby to Leverage Survey Results to Persuade Governor, State Legislators to Protect Seniors' Interests
Coloradoans aged 50 and older now have an opportunity to voice their opinion on state government and the issues affecting the state's aging population, according to a nonpartisan group that advocates for seniors at the state Capitol.