- Aug 21, 2018AARP report: Reducing overuse of dementia drugs could result in substantial savings for patients and payers
WASHINGTON, D.C.—A majority (70 percent) of elderly dementia patients prescribed dementia drugs are on them long-term despite the lack of evidence that they provide any benefit beyond one year, according to a new report by AARP Public Policy Institute. The study found that some patients took dementia drugs for as long as a decade, costing as much as $20,000 per patient.
Aug 17, 2018Shares Original Song “Stand Up For Yourself” Franklin Recorded in 2007
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins released a statement in reaction to the news of music legend Aretha Franklin’s passing.
- Jul 3, 2018$60M investment in search for treatment signals major new priority for nation’s largest non-profit advocacy organization
WASHINGTON, DC—On June 25, AARP announced an unprecedented investment of $60 million in the Dementia Discovery Fund (DDF) the first and largest venture fund focused on discovering and developing effective new drugs for treating dementia and ultimately a cure. Now, a special report in the July/August issue of AARP Bulletin details the scope of this healthcare issue, provides a profile of DDF, and explains why research to date has yielded so few solutions, despite tens of billions of dollars being spent.
- Jun 29, 2018Anchored by Veteran Radio Host Bob Edwards, AARP Expands its Podcast Offerings with Provocative News Interview Show
WASHINGTON, D.C. — AARP announced today the launch of “An AARP Take on Today,” a weekly podcast hosted by Bob Edwards, the original and longtime host of NPR’s flagship program “Morning Edition.” Each new episode will feature in-depth news interviews on timely topics with guest experts on health, work, money, aging, entertainment and more.
- Jun 25, 2018New AARP Physician Survey Underscores the Need for Innovative Solutions to World’s Brain Health Crisis Impacting More Than 50 Million People
WASHINGTON, DC—With nearly 10 million new cases of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease occurring each year1, and no cure, today AARP launched a new campaign, “Disrupt Dementia.” The campaign...
Jun 15, 2018AARP argues that the entire ACA is constitutional and essential for older adults, requests denial of Texas’ request for preliminary injunction.
WASHINGTON, DC—Today, AARP and AARP Foundation have asked the U.S. District Court to accept an amicus brief supporting the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). The brief explains many ways in which the ACA has greatly benefited older adults and emphasizes the importance of protections for people with preexisting conditions and the limits on charging higher rates based on age (age tax). AARP and AARP Foundation have requested that the court accept the brief in response to the state of Texas’ request for a preliminary injunction to stop implementation of the ACA.
May 11, 2018Solutions must address drug prices set by pharmaceutical companies
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond released the following statement in response to President Trump’s address today on prescription drug prices:
May 7, 2018AARP Wellness Ambassador Denise Austin and her daughter team up to underscore the importance of intergenerational fitness
WASHINGTON, DC – (May 7, 2018) Today, AARP launched its first ever Fit & Fun Health Challenge and Sweepstakes with AARP Wellness Ambassador Denise Austin and her daughter, fitness trainer and...
Apr 30, 2018AARP and American Diabetes Association® Launch the Let’s Be Well Diabetes Box™ to Provide Health and Wellness Resources to People with Type 2 DiabetesCurated Boxes Offer Practical and Useable Products and Information that Enable People with Diabetes to Develop and Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle
WASHINGTON, DC—With one of every seven health care dollars being spent treating diabetes and its complications, diabetes is now considered the most expensive chronic condition in the U.S. To help support the millions of Americans living with diabetes, AARP and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) have joined forces to provide a new offering for people with type 2 diabetes, the Let’s Be Well Diabetes Box. The box includes everyday wellness resources for people with diabetes, and contains expertly chosen products and information that can help people take important steps toward effectively managing the onset of type 2 diabetes.
- Apr 20, 2018
While ongoing efforts by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services have helped reduce the risky off-label use of antipsychotic drugs among dementia patients living in nursing homes, the use of these drugs has increased slightly among dementia patients living in the community, according to a new AARP Public Policy Institute report.