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April 28, 2022

CAAR E-Clippings No. 4421–April 25-April 28, 2022

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 4421–April 25-April 29, 2022.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Medicare Advantage Plans Often Deny Needed Care, Federal Report Finds,” by Reed Abelson (_New York Times_, April 27, 2022). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Senate Democrats’ bill tries to ease pension lump sum vs. income stream choice,” by Greg Iacurci (_CNBC_, April 28, 2022).
www.cnbc.com…

3. “Companies Look to Diversify Their Pension Investments as Funding Levels Soar,” by Mark Maurer (_Wall St. Journal_, April 28, 2022).
www.ws…

4. “Does employer concentration reduce labor-force participation?” by Alicia H. Munnell (_MarketWatch_, April 25, 2022). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.marketwatch.com…

5. “Amid high inflation, seniors have big hopes for prescription drug pricing reform,” by Lorie Konish (_CNBC_, April 25, 2022).
www.cnbc.com…

6. “Fidelity’s New 401(k) Offering Will Invest in Bitcoin,” by Tara Siegel Bernard (_New York Times_, April 26, 2022). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

7. “Retirement savings reform is a good idea that both parties can get behind,” by Gene Marks (_Guardian_ [London], April 24, 2022).
www.theguardian.com…

8. “Millennials are ahead of their parents in retirement savings,” by Nicole Goodkind (_CNN_, April 27, 2022).
www.cnn.com…

9. “Older people fret less about aging in place: AP-NORC Poll,” by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar (_Associated Press_, April 27, 2022).
apnews.com…

US STATE NEWS:

10. ARIZONA NEWS: “20,000 Arizona teachers could retire today. We don’t have 20,000 replacements,” by Joanna Allhands (_Arizona Republic_ [Phoenix, Arizona], April 28, 2022). Note: This article is an op-ed piece.
www.azcentral.com…

11. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “N.J. ordered nursing homes to give aides a raise, and most did. The others will face penalties.” by Susan K. Livio (_NJ.com_, April 28, 2022).
www.nj.com…

12. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Pennsylvania nursing home buyers would face more scrutiny under state health proposal,” by Harold Brubaker (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, April 26, 2022).
www.inquirer.com…

13. VERMONT NEWS: “House advances pension deal, but a possible veto looms,” by Lola Duffort (_VTDigger_, April 27, 2022).
vtdigger.org…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

14. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Too little, too late: who will fix the home care crisis for Australia’s ageing population?” by Christopher Knaus (_Guardian_ [London], April 25, 2022).
www.theguardian.com…

15. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Thousands of shocking reports reveal extent of Australian aged care residents’ suffering due to understaffing,” by Caitlin Cassidy (_Guardian_ [London], April 26, 2022).
www.theguardian.com…

16. CANADA NEWS: “Over-85s are one of the fastest growing cohorts in Canada. How can cities become ‘age-friendly’?” by Kenyon Wallace and Olivia Bowden (_Toronto Star_, April 27, 2022).
www.thestar.com…

17. CANADA NEWS: “Stuck in bed 23 hours a day: What’s wrong with home care in Canada and how another country changed course,” by Erica Johnson, Tiffany Foxcroft, and Katie Pederson (_Canadian Broadcasting Corporation [CBC] News_, April 27, 2022).
www.cbc.ca/news/marketplace/home-care-canada-denmark-1.6430273…

18. CHINA NEWS: “Private schemes to support existing pension system,” by Cheng Si (_China Daily_ [Beijing], April 25, 2022).
global.chinadaily.com…

19. JAPAN NEWS: “World’s oldest person, a Japanese woman, dies at 119,” by Mari Yamaguchi (_Associated Press_, April 26, 2022).
apnews.com…

20. UKRAINE NEWS: “‘I would have lived happily’ in Ukraine: War forces Holocaust survivors to flee again,” by Ryan W. Miller (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], April 28, 2022).
www.us…

21. UK NEWS: “Court says UK’s nursing home COVID-19 policy was illegal,” by Jill Lawless (_Associated Press_, April 27, 2022).
apnews.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

22. “Exploring the Health Effects of Ageism,” by Paula Span (_New York Times_, April 23, 2022). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

23. “When it comes to preventing Alzheimer’s, women and men are not created equal,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 26, 2022).
www.eurekalert.org…

24. “New data shows burden of dementia symptoms just as high in community population as nursing home residents,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 27, 2022).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “Study identifies biomarkers that could guide precision medicine therapies for Alzheimer’s disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 28, 2022).
www.eurekalert.org…

26. “Heart Risk Factors Can Be Recipe for Dementia,” (_HealthDay_, April 25, 2022).
consumer.healthday.com…

27. “EMFs, calcium and Alzheimer’s disease: A closer link,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 25, 2022).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “Researchers investigate connection between loss of motivation and Alzheimer’s disease progression,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 27, 2022).
www.eurekalert.org…

29. “Artificial intelligence aids to diagnose mild cognitive impairment that progresses to Alzheimer’s,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 27, 2022).
www.eurekalert.org…

30. “Genetic Sign of Aging Linked to Risk of Fatal COVID,” (_HealthDay_, April 25, 2022).
consumer.healthday.com…

31. “U.S. Task Force Rejects Daily Aspirin for Heart Health in People Over 60,” by Dennis Thompson (_HealthDay_, April 26, 2022).
consumer.healthday.com…

32. “Scientists identify genetic variants linked to mobility changes in aging,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 26, 2022).
www.eurekalert.org…

33. “Seven hours of sleep is optimal in middle and old age, say researchers,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 28, 2022).
www.eurekalert.org…

April 22, 2022

CAAR E-Clippings No. 4420–April 18-April 22, 2022

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 4420–April 18-April 22, 2022.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “The age for required withdrawals from retirement accounts could go higher. Here’s who would benefit,” by Sarah O’Brien (_CNBC_, April 16, 2022).
www.cnbc.com…

2. “SECURE 2.0 offers perks for the rich to make progress for the middle-class,” by Alicia H. Munnell (_MarketWatch_, April 22, 2022). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.marketwatch.com…

3. “Returning to work but close to retirement? Adjust your plan,” by Mark Miller (_Reuters_, April 21, 2022).
www.reuters.com…

4. “You can’t contribute to a health savings account once you’re on Medicare. A bipartisan bill in Congress would change that,” by Sarah O’Brien (_CNBC_, April 18, 2022).
www.cnbc.com…

5. “Inflation is sky-high — retirement plans aren’t keeping up,” by Rodney P. Mock and Larry Gorman (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], April 21, 2022). Note: This article is a commentary.
thehill.com…

6. “Inflation is taking a big bite from retirees’ pension income,” by Greg Iacurci (_CNBC_, April 20, 2022).
www.cnbc.com…

7. “‘Values of our society’: Nursing homes shut down, close wings amid COVID-19 staffing crunch,” by Ken Alltucker (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], April 18, 2022).
www.us…

US STATE NEWS:

8. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “CalPERS [California Public Employees’ Retirement System] retirees could face new limits on part-time work under proposed pension rule,” by Wes Venteicher (_Sacramento Bee_, April 18, 2022). Note: An audio (running time 6 minutes 22 seconds) transcript available at the site.
www.sacbee.com…

9. GEORGIA NEWS: “Georgia state retirees get first pension raise since Great Recession,” by James Salzer (_Atlanta Journal-Constitution_, April 21, 2022).
www.ajc.com…

10. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Illinois Risks Missing Merger Deadline for Local Pension Funds, Delaying Millions in Savings,” by Shruti Singh (_Bloomberg_, April 21, 2022).
www.bloomberg.com…

11. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Pandemic’s lesson for many older folks: Stay in your home as long as you can,” by Robert Weisman (_Boston Globe_, April 18, 2022).
www.bostonglobe.com…

12. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Here’s why NJ plan to extend retirement benefits to thousands is stuck in neutral,” by Daniel Munoz (_Bergen Record_, April 20, 2022).
www.northjersey.com…

13. NORTH CAROLINA NEWS: “‘Corners getting cut.’ NC nursing home insiders share first-hand stories of patient neglect,” by Ames Alexander (_Charlotte Observer_, April 19, 2022).
www.charlotteobserver.com…

14. VERMONT NEWS: “Scott demands changes to lawmakers’ pension deal,” by Lola Duffort (_VTDigger_, April 19, 2022).
vtdigger.org…

15. WASHINGTON NEWS: “Washington State Retools First-in-the-Nation Long-Term Care Benefit,” by Michelle Andrews (_Kaiser Health News_, April 18, 2022).
khn.org…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

16. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Rural aged care crisis forces elderly to move hundreds of kilometres from loved ones,” by Dana Daniel (_Sydney Morning Herald_, April 17, 2022).
www.smh.com…

17. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Home care packages delayed as staff shortages ravage aged care sector,” by Christopher Knaus (_Guardian_ [London], April 19, 2022)
www.theguardian.com…

18. CANADA NEWS: “Canada’s largest federal employee pension plan doesn’t aim for net zero in new climate strategy.” by David Milstead (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], April 21, 2022).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

19. CHILE NEWS: “Chile’s lower house votes on dueling pension withdrawal bills,” (_Reuters_, April 18, 2022).
www.reuters.com…

20. CHINA NEWS: “In milestone move, China launches private pension scheme,” (_Reuters_, April 21, 2022).
www.reuters.com…

21. IRELAND NEWS: “Soaring prices boost pensions of 200,000 public sector staff,” by Charlie Weston (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], April 17, 2022).
www.independent.ie/business/personal-finance/pensions/soaring-prices-boost-pensions-of-200000-public-sector-staff-41562293.html…

22. KYRGYZSTAN NEWS: “Kyrgyzstan struggles to sell pension reform as austerity looms,” by Aigerim Turgunbaeva (_Eurasianet_, April 20, 2022).
eurasianet.org…

23. UKRAINE NEWS: “‘We have to go’: nursing home residents await evacuation in Donbas,” by Isobel Koshiw and Ed Ram (_Guardian_ [London], April 18, 2022).
www.theguardian.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

24. “Americans Over 60 Should Get Second Booster, Official Says,” by William Lamb (_New York Times_, April 17, 2022). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

25. “Scientists Question Data Behind an Experimental Alzheimer’s Drug,” by Apoorva Mandavilli (_New York Times_, April 18, 2022). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

26. “Can Robots Save Nursing Homes?” by John Leland (_New York Times_, April 21, 2022). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

27. “Vaccine Medical Exemptions Are Rare. Thousands of Nursing Home Workers Have Them.” by Emily Hopkins and Andrea Suozzo (_Propublica_, April 21, 2022).
www.propublica.org…

28. “Race Plays Huge Role in Dementia Risk,” by Amy Norton (_HealthDay_, April 19, 2022).
consumer.healthday.com…

29. “Race of people given Alzheimer’s blood tests may affect interpretation of results,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 22, 2022).
www.eurekalert.org…

30. “In the race to solve Alzheimer’s disease, scientists find more needles in the haystack,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 20, 2022).
www.eurekalert.org…

31. “New Alzheimer’s biomarker may facilitate rapid diagnosis,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 21, 2022).
www.eurekalert.org…

32. “More DNA Errors Seen in Brain Cells of Alzheimer’s Patients,” (_HealthDay_, April 22, 2022).
consumer.healthday.com…

33. “COVID-19 pneumonia increases dementia risk,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 19, 2022).
www.eurekalert.org…

34. “People with diabetes and cognitive decline may be at higher risk for heart disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 21, 2022).
www.eurekalert.org…

35. “Comprehensive care program helped reduce some racial disparities after hip and knee replacement,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 18, 2022).
www.eurekalert.org…

36. “Stop the clocks: Brisk walking may slow biological ageing process, study shows,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 20, 2022).
www.eurekalert.org…

37. “Former College Football Players Suffer More Brain Disorders as They Age,” by Steven Reinberg (_HealthDay_, April 21, 2022).
consumer.healthday.com…

April 15, 2022

CAAR E-Clippings No. 4419–April 11-April 15, 2022

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 4419–April 11-April 15, 2022.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “As Social Security’s finances teeter, Congress could make it worse with this rule change,” by Brenton Smith (_MarketWatch_, April 11, 2022). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.marketwatch.com…

2. “Record-high inflation could mean a bigger Social Security cost-of-living adjustment in 2023,” by Lorie Konish (_CNBC_, April 12, 2022).
www.cnbc.com…

3. “Why are Social Security disability rolls declining?” by Alicia H. Munnell (_MarketWatch_, April 13, 2022). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.marketwatch.com…

4. “A hard shove to boost retirement stockpiles,” by Tim Grant (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, April 11, 2022).
www.post-gazette.com…

5. “Private Equity Ownership of Nursing Homes Triggers Capitol Hill Questions — And a GAO Probe,” by Victoria Knight (_Kaiser Health News_, April 13, 2022).
khn.org…

6. “Biden Administration Advances Plan for Nursing Home Minimum Staff Levels,” by John Tozzi (_Bloomberg_, April 11, 2022).
www.bloomberg.com…

7. “This nursing home chain reported the highest COVID death rate. Then it deleted deaths.” by Jayme Fraser and Nick Penzenstadler (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], April 15, 2022).
www.us…

8. “Their Cheating Heart, Your Damaged Retirement Plan,” by John F. Wasik (_New York Times_, April 15, 2022). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

9. MAINE NEWS: “Wage hikes for reeling nursing homes may not make it into Janet Mills’ spending bill,” by Caitlin Andrews (_Bangor Daily News_, April 11, 2022).
bangordailynews.com…

10. MISSOURI NEWS: “Missouri legislators consider blocking COVID visitor restrictions at hospitals and nursing homes,” by Tessa Weinberg (_KCUR_ [Kansas City, Missouri], April 13, 2022).
www.kcur.org…

11. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Restoring cost-of-living pension hikes for N.J. public workers gets new life as inflation soars,” by Brent Johnson (_NJ.com_, April 10, 2022).
www.nj.com…

12. SOUTH DAKOTA NEWS: “Pending closure, poor care at Ipswich nursing home latest outcomes of staffing crisis,” by Bart Pfankuch (_Mitchell [South Dakota] Republic_, April 15, 2022).
www.mitchellrepublic.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

13. AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “New Zealand opposition concerned Labor aged care commitment could have ‘negative impact’ on country,” by Henry Belot (_Australian Broadcasting Corporation [ABC] News_, April 11, 2022).
www.abc.net…

14. CANADA NEWS: “‘Updated’ rules for unvaccinated long-term care employees slammed by nursing home union,” by Bobbi-Jean MacKinnon (_Canadian Broadcasting Corporation [CBC], April 14, 2022).
www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/unvaccinated-nursing-home-employees-mitigation-measures-up-to-date-vaccines-1.6419790…

15. CHILE NEWS: “Chile Shifts to Damage Control With New Pension Proposal,” by Matthew Malinowski and Valentina Fuentes (_Bloomberg_, April 12, 2022).
www.bloomberg.com…

16. FRENCH NEWS: “Macron hints at compromise over plan to raise retirement age,” by Kim Willsher (_Guardian_ [London], April 12, 2022).
www.theguardian.com…

17. GERMAN NEWS: “Germany set for bumper pension hike amid inflation surge,” (_Deutsche Welle_, April 14, 2022).
www.dw.com…

18. IRELAND NEWS: “Up to 2,000 homes could be freed up for rental under Fair Deal changes,” by Harry McGee and Vivienne Clarke (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], April 13, 2022).
www.irishtimes.com…

19. UKRAINE NEWS: “Many elderly residents in Kyiv stayed behind during Russia’s attacks,” by Elissa Nadworny (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, April 12, 2022). Note: An audio (running time 6 minutes 59 seconds) and print transcript available at the site.
www.npr.org…

20. UK NEWS: “Benefits and state pension increase outpaced by rising prices,” by Kevin Peachey (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News], March 11, 2022).
www.bbc.com…

21. VENEZUELA NEWS: “Pension hike not enough for Venezuelans to afford basic food,” by Shaylim Valderrama (_Associated Press_, April 9, 2022).
apnews.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

22. “It’s Your Choice: You Can Change Your Views of Aging and Improve Your Life,” by Judith Graham (_Kaiser Health News_, April 11, 2022).
khn.org…

23. “Mutations across species reveal clues to ageing,” by James Gallagher (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, April 13, 2022).
www.bbc.com…

24. “U.S. life expectancy fell by 2 yrs in 2020, sharpest drop among high-income peers,” by Mrinalika Roy (_Reuters_, April 13, 2022).
www.reuters.com…

25. “Pandemic Is Leaving U.S. With Shortage of Long-Term Health Care Workers,” by Amy Norton (_HealthDay_, April 11, 2022).
consumer.healthday.com…

26. “Novel Antibody May Reduce Amyloid, Cut AD Symptoms,” by Jim Kling (_Medscape Medical News_, April 12, 2022). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

27. “Study identifies therapeutic target for Alzheimer’s disease, revealing strategy for preventing or slowing disease progression,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 11 2022).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “Could Some Rheumatoid Arthritis Meds Help Lower Alzheimer’s Risk?” by Alan Mozes (_HealthDay_, April 12, 2022).
consumer.healthday.com…

29. “Key signaling pathway in immune cells could be new Alzheimer’s target,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 14, 2022).
www.eurekalert.org…

30. “Team discovers novel root cause of tau-induced neurodegeneration,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 13, 2022).
www.eurekalert.org…

31. “Small ‘good cholesterol’ particles may have a role in Alzheimer’s prevention,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 13, 2022).
www.eurekalert.org…

32. “Live Healthy, Live Longer Without Dementia,” by Steven Reinberg (_HealthDay_, April 14, 2022).
consumer.healthday.com…

33. “Could COVID Infection After Age 50 Leave You Vulnerable to Shingles?” by Dennis Thompson (_HealthDay_, April 11, 2022).
consumer.healthday.com…

34. “Certain personality traits associated with cognitive functioning late in life,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 11, 2022).
www.eurekalert.org…

35. “Smoking reduces wealth’s tendency to increase life expectancy,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 27, 2022).
www.eurekalert.org…

36. “Americans Over 50 Want to ‘Age in Place’ at Home, But Many Aren’t Prepared: Poll,” by Dennis Thompson (_HealthDay_, April 13, 2022).
consumer.healthday.com…

37. “Low-dose lithium may slow kidney aging,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 12, 2022).
www.eurekalert.org…

38. “What drives racial and ethnic gaps in Medicare’s quality program?” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 15, 2022).
www.eurekalert.org…

April 8, 2022

CAAR E-Clippings No. 4418–April 4-April 8, 2022

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 4418–April 4-April 8, 2022.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Retirement savers could benefit from ‘Secure 2.0.’ But some parts of the proposed law need to be worked out,” by Sarah O’Brien (_CNBC_, April 5, 2022).
www.cnbc.com…

2. “Social Security’s retirement age is moving to 67. Some experts say that could go even higher,” by Lorie Konish (_CNBC_, April 3, 2022).
www.cnbc.com…

3. “Caring for aging parents, sick spouses is keeping millions out of work,” by Abha Bhattarai (_Washington Post_, April 4, 2022). Note 1: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note: An audio (running time 12 minutes) transcript available at the site.
www.washingtonpost.com…

4. “The challenges of divesting pension funds from Russia,” by Sarah Lehr (US National Public Radio _All Things Considered_, April 5, 2022). Note: An audio (running time 3 minutes 47 seconds) and print transcript availalbe at the site.
www.npr.org…

5. “Nursing home care, funding system need overhaul, report says,” by Matt Sedensky (_Associated Press_, April 6, 2022).
apnews.com…

6. “New laws let visitors see loved ones in health care facilities, even in an outbreak,” by Stephanie Colobini (US National Public Radio, April 3, 2022). Note: An audio (running time 5 minutes 1 second) transcript available at the site.
www.npr.org…

7. “Nursing home residents suffer from staffing shortages, but the jobs are hard to fill,” by Andrea Hsu (US National Public Radio, April 6, 2022). An audio (running time 6 minutes 59 second) and print transcript available at the site.
www.npr.org…

US STATE NEWS:

8. ALASKA NEWS: “With Alaska struggling to hire, state legislators consider revived pension plans for public employees,” by James Brooks (_Anchorage Daily News_, April 3, 2022).
www.adn.com…

9. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Asian Americans are having ‘the talk’ about racism for the first time — with their parents,” by Jeong Park (_Los Angeles Times_, April 5, 2022). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

10. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Lawmakers OK bill to drive $700M into Medicaid-funded nursing homes to boost staffing, care,” by Peter Hancock (_State Journal-Register_ [Springfield, Illinois], April 8, 2022).
www.sj-r.com…

11. IOWA NEWS: “Court battle over elderly Iowans’ insurance coverage heats up,” by Clark Kauffman (_Iowa Capital Dispatch_, April 6, 2022).
iowacapitaldispatch.com…

12. IOWA NEWS: “Iowa Legislature approves stiffer penalties for elder abuse, criminalizes financial exploitation,” by Ian Richardson and Stephen Gruber-Miller (_Des Moines Register_, April 6, 2022).
www.desmoinesregister.com…

13. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “PSERS’ legal bills jump as FBI and SEC continue probes of Pa.’s largest pension fund,” by Joseph N. DiStefano (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, April 8, 2022).
www.inquirer.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

14. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Aged care conditions force workers to choose between job security and wages,” by Emily J.B. Smith (_Australian Broadcasting Corporation [News], April 3, 2022).
www.abc.net…

15. CANADA NEWS: “Ontarians 60+ to be eligible for 4th COVID-19 vaccine doses starting Thursday,” by Sara Jabakhanji (_Canadian Broadcasting Corporation [CBC] News_, April 6, 2022).
www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/covid-ontario-april-6-2022-1.6409884?cmp=rss…

16. FRENCH NEWS: “France finally looks set to raise its retirement age. And the war in Ukraine might have helped,” by Silvia Amaro (_CNBC_, April 4, 2022).
www.cnbc.com…

17. FRENCH NEWS: “Macron and Le Pen battle over pensions as French election race tightens,” by Ingrid Melander (_Reuters_, April 4, 2022).
www.reuters.com…

18. GERMAN NEWS: “German lawmakers reject mandatory COVID shots for over 60s,” (_Associated Press_, April 7, 2022).
apnews.com…

19. IRELAND NEWS: “The State’s auto-enrolment pension scheme: How it works and why it’s good news,” by Conor Pope (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], April 4, 2022).
www.irishtimes.com…

20. SINGAPORE NEWS: “Elder abuse on the rise, but no increase in higher-risk cases: Sun Xueling,” by Shermaine Ang (_Straits Times_ [Singapore], April 4, 2022).
www.straitstimes.com…

21. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “S. Korean banks eye trust fund market amid aging society,” by Jung Min-Kyung (_Korea Herald_ [Seoul], April 6, 2022_.
www.koreaherald.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

22. “Medicare Officially Limits Coverage of Aduhelm to Patients in Clinical Trials,” by Pam Belluck (_New York Times_, April , 2022). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

23. “Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation statement on CMS coverage determination for Aduhelm,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 8, 2022).
www.eurekalert.org…

24. “U.S. nursing home deaths appear to be at pandemic lows.” by Reed Abelson (_New York Times_, April 4, 2022). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

25. “Once again, nursing home residents are paying the price,” by Asif Merchant (_WBUR_, April 4, 2022).
www.wbur.org…

26. “U.S. life expectancy falls for 2nd year in a row,” by Rob Stein (US National Public Radio _All Things Considered_, April 7, 2022). Note: An audio (running time 3 minutes 38 seconds) and print transcript available at the site.
www.npr.org…

27. “Why Black and Hispanic Seniors Are Left With a Less Powerful Flu Vaccine,” by Arthur Allen (_Kaiser Health News_, April 6, 2022).

Why Black and Hispanic Seniors Are Left With a Less Powerful Flu Vaccine

28. “The C.D.C. director says she ‘really would encourage’ second boosters for older people and many with chronic conditions.” by Sharon Lafraniere (_New York Times_, April 6, 2022). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

29. “A second booster helped protect older people from Omicron infection, but waned quickly, an Israeli study says.” by Emily Anthes (_New York Times_, April 5, 2022). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

31. “Alzheimer’s brain barrier damage theory could pave way for new treatments,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 8, 2022).
www.eurekalert.org…

32. “Alzheimer’s study finds 42 more genes linked to higher risk of disease,” by Hannah Devlin (_Guardian_ [London], April 4, 2022).
www.theguardian.com…

33. “Alzheimer’s disease: The identification of 75 genetic risk factors brings new insights,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 4, 2022).
www.eurekalert.org…

34. “Study reports potential target and compounds to slow the development of Alzheimer’s disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 6, 2022).
www.eurekalert.org…

35. “Female hormones could provide clues to higher risk of dementia in women,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 5, 2022).
www.eurekalert.org…

36. “Loss of neurons, not lack of sleep, makes Alzheimer’s patients drowsy,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 4, 2022).
www.eurekalert.org…

37. “Half of Americans Now Die With Dementia Diagnosis, Better Record-Keeping May Be Why,” (_HealthDay_, April 6, 2022).
consumer.healthday.com…

38. “Medicare Now Covers COVID Tests Bought at Drug Stores,” (_HealthDay_, April 5, 2022).
consumer.healthday.com…

April 1, 2022

CAAR E-Clippings No. 4417 — March 28-April 1, 2022

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 4417–March 28-April 1, 2022.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “House of Representatives set to vote on bill to improve retirement system. What to know,” by Carmen Reinicke (_CNBC_, March 29, 2022).
www.cnbc.com…

2. “Social Security benefits should not be cut,” by Alicia H. Munnell (_MarketWatch_, March 29, 2022). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.marketwatch.com…

3. “Romney suggests cutting retirement benefits for younger Americans,” by Ed Pilkington (_Guardian_ [London], March 31, 2022).
www.theguardian.com…

4. “Biden wants a federal minimum staffing requirement for nursing homes,” by Andrea Hsu (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, March 30, 2022). Note: An audio (running time 6 minutes 59 seconds) and print transcript available at the site.
www.npr.org…

5. “Private Equity’s Opaque Costs Mystify the Pensions That Pay Them,” by Sabrina Willmer (_Bloomberg_, March 29, 2022).
www.bloomberg.com…

6. “We can turn the caregiver crisis around, but fast action is needed,” by Katie Smith Sloan (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], March 26, 2022) Note: This article is an opinion piece.
thehill.com…

7. “The gender wage gap could cost women millions when they retire,” by Ylan Mui (_CNBC_, March 30, 2022).
www.cnbc.com…

US STATE NEWS:

8. ALABAMA NEWS: “Alabama lawmakers approve teacher retirement benefit changes,” by Trisha Powell Crain (_AL.com_, March 31, 2022).
www.al.com…

9. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “‘Large-scale fraud’ and lax oversight plague California’s hospice industry, audit finds,” by Ben Poston and Kim Christensen (_Los Angeles Times_, March 29, 2022). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

10. IDAHO NEWS: “Researchers study wildfire smoke in Idaho nursing home,” by Rachel Cohen (_Boise State Public Radio_, March 29, 2022).
www.boisestatepublicradio.org…

11. KANSAS NEWS: “Kansas won’t enforce vaccine rule for nursing home workers,” by John Hanna (_Associated Press_, March 30, 2022).
apnews.com…

12. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “N.J. pension fund manager resigns amid inquiry into conflict-of-interest questions in N.Y.,” by Ted Sherman (_NJ.com_, March 29, 2022).
www.nj.com…

13. NEW YORK NEWS: “NY nursing home staffing mandate takes effect. Trade group says it’s ‘impossible to comply with’,” by Joh Harris (_Buffalo News_, April 1, 2022).
buffalonews.com…

14. NORTH CAROLINA NEWS: “For-profit vs. nonprofit: Do some NC nursing homes cut corners on staffing and quality?” by Ames Alexander and Gavin Off (_Charlotte Observer_, March 28, 2022). Note: An audio (running time 6 minutes 15 seconds) transcript available at the site.
www.charlotteobserver.com…

15. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “How PSERS pension plan fell out of love with Bridgewater, the world’s biggest hedge fund,” by Craig R. McCoy and Joseph N. DiStefano (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, March 28, 2022).
www.inquirer.com…

16. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Broken ‘compassionate release’ rules strand Pa.’s sickest prisoners as costs to taxpayers soar,” by Danielle Ohl (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, March 30, 2022).
www.post-gazette.com…

17. OREGON NEWS: “US unions condemn ‘unacceptable’ Oregon pension fund link with NSO,” by Stephanie Kirchgaessner (_Guardian_ [London], March 31, 2022).
www.theguardian.com…

18. VERMONT NEWS: “Senate unanimously advances pension deal brokered with unions,” by Lola Duffort (_VTDigger_, March 31, 2022).
vtdigger.org…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

19. CHINA NEWS: “With carrot and stick, China presses ahead with COVID vaccinations for elderly,” by Ryan Woo and Roxanne Liu (_Reuters_, April 1, 2022).
www.reuters.com…

20. EUROPEAN UNION NEWS: “EU health ministers call for common approach to 2nd boosters for elderly,” by Andreas Rinke and Ludwig Burger (_Reuters_, March 29, 2022).
www.reuters.com…

21. FRENCH NEWS: “French oppose Macron’s proposed later retirement, poll shows as election looms,” (_Reuters_, April 1, 2022).
www.reuters.com…

22. IRELAND NEWS: “Raising pension age would be Fine Gael’s ‘political death warrant’, says Siptu,” by Emmet Malone (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], March 28, 2022).
www.irishtimes.com…

23. JAPAN NEWS: “How a war in Ukraine crushed the hopes of thousands of elderly Japanese,” by Michelle Ye Hee Lee and Julia Mio Inuma (_Washington Post_, March 31, 2022). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

24. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Covid-19: Why elderly are dying with Omicron at disproportionately high rates,” by Chris Hyde (_Stuff.co_, April 1, 2022).
www.stuff.co.nz/national/explained/300555559/covid19-why-elderly-are-dying-with-omicron-at-disproportionately-high-rates…

25. UK NEWS: “Care home residents win right to always have one visitor,” (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, March 31, 2022).
www.bbc.com…

26. UK NEWS: “Proportion of Covid-19 deaths aged 80 and over at highest since pandemic began,” by Ian Jones (_Independent_ [London], March 29, 2022).
www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/covid-people-england-infections-office-for-national-statistics-b2046341.html…

27. UK NEWS: “Two-thirds of those starting retirement in 2022 ‘plan to continue working’,” by Vicky Shaw (_Independent_ [London], March 30, 2022).
www.independent.co.uk/money/twothirds-of-those-starting-retirement-in-2022-plan-to-continue-working-b2046887.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

28. “In Difficult Cases, ‘Families Cannot Manage Death at Home’,” by Paula Span (_New York Times_, March 26, 2022). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

29. “For end-stage dementia, Medicare can make hospice harder to access,” by Emily Harris (_Washington Post_, March 26, 2022). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

30. “FDA authorizes 4th COVID shots for people 50 and older,” by Rob Stein (US National Public Radio _All Things Considered_, March 29, 2022). Note: An audio (running time 3 minutes 51 seconds) and print transcript available at the site.
www.npr.org…

31. “Does it make sense for older people to get another booster against COVID-19?” by Steve Inskeep and Rob Stein (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, March 29, 2022). Note: An audio (running time 3 minutes 45 seconds) and print transcript available at the site.
www.npr.org…

32. “Stroke treatments safe and effective for people with existing disability or dementia,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], March 28, 2022).
www.eurekalert.org…

33. “Promising Alzheimer’s drug may also improve memory in down syndrome and normal aging,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], March 29, 2022).
www.eurekalert.org…

34. “Half of older adults now die with a dementia diagnosis, up sharply,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 1, 2022).
www.eurekalert.org…

35. “Atrial fibrillation and dementia clearly associated,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], March 30, 2022).
www.eurekalert.org…

35. “Alzheimer’s: amyloid and tau are a perilous couple,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], March 29, 2022).
www.eurekalert.org…

36. “Preliminary study: drug may be safe in those with mild cognitive impairment, mild dementia,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], March 31, 2022).
www.eurekalert.org…

37. “Ageing gratefully: Older people summon more positivity in response to distress,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], March 27, 2022).
www.eurekalert.org…

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