aging http://kuow.org en Destigmatizing Dementia: 'We're Still Here' http://kuow.org/post/destigmatizing-dementia-were-still-here <p>Living with dementia can be isolating for both patients and their families. As social interactions get awkward, people begin to withdraw. Not only do their memories fade, but people themselves begin to fade from view.</p><p>At least that's the common perception. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 15:44:20 +0000 Ruby de Luna 29148 at http://kuow.org Destigmatizing Dementia: 'We're Still Here' The Challenges Of The Aging Prison Population http://kuow.org/post/challenges-aging-prison-population <p>Marcie Sillman talks with Kevin Bovenkamp, assistant secretary for the Health Services Division at Washington's Department of Corrections, about the new challenges prisons are facing with a rapidly aging population including elder care, hospice services and assisted living. Mon, 28 Oct 2013 22:03:36 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Hannah Burn 22800 at http://kuow.org The Challenges Of The Aging Prison Population Missing Person Cases Involving Dementia Challenge Police http://kuow.org/post/missing-person-cases-involving-dementia-challenge-police <p>Memory loss is one of the symptoms of dementia. So is wandering. Over the last five years, at least 10 people in Washington state have died after wandering away from where they live. It’s a problem that communities will have to confront as the population ages. But not all police departments are prepared for these kinds of incidents.</p><p>There are different challenges when searching for people with dementia than for other missing person cases. Certain kinds of information play a key role, too. For example, when an elderly person is reported missing medical information is critical; it can mean the difference between life and death. Fri, 19 Jul 2013 19:00:00 +0000 Ruby de Luna 16906 at http://kuow.org Missing Person Cases Involving Dementia Challenge Police Preparing For The Grey Tsunami In Health Care: Economist Dean Baker And Labor Activist Ai’jen Poo http://kuow.org/post/preparing-grey-tsunami-health-care-economist-dean-baker-and-labor-activist-ai-jen-poo <p></p><p>By 2030, seniors will make up more than 20 percent of Washington state’s population.&nbsp; Are we ready to care for the elderly? What’s it going to mean for federal programs like Medicare?&nbsp; Ross interviews economist Dean Baker and labor activist Ai’jen&nbsp;&nbsp;Poo. Tue, 08 Jan 2013 19:30:50 +0000 Ross Reynolds 6260 at http://kuow.org Preparing For The Grey Tsunami In Health Care: Economist Dean Baker And Labor Activist Ai’jen Poo