Third Age Power is a website dedicated to issues and programs affecting seniors and people with disabilities. It is sponsored by the Oregon State Council for Retired Citizens and United Seniors of Oregon in an effort to better inform boomers and current seniors about public policy issues, advocacy efforts, and service programs that impact the older generation.

Latest News

DESPITE RISKS, BENZODIAZEPINE USE HIGHEST IN OLDER PEOPLE

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH NIH News
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Embargoed for Release: Wednesday, December 17, 2014,  4 p.m. EST

CONTACT: Jim McElroy, NIMH Press Office, 301-443-4536,

, Charlotte Armstrong, NIMH Press Office, 301-443-4536,

DESPITE RISKS,… Continue reading »

Health Care/Medicare Mental Health Other Federal Senior/Disability Issues Uncategorized

Back to Top

This Nursing Home Calms Troubling Behavior Without Risky Drugs

From NPR:
This Nursing Home Calms Troubling Behavior Without Risky Drugs
December 09, 2014 5:15 PM ET

Ina Jaffe
Twitter
Robert Benincasa
Twitter

It’s a sunny autumn afternoon and a good time to make apple crisp at Pathstone Living, a… Continue reading »

Health Care/Medicare Medicaid Mental Health Other Federal Senior/Disability Issues Uncategorized

Back to Top

Most Americans Agree With Right-to-Die Movement

Most Americans Agree With Right-to-Die Movement
74 percent now believe terminally ill should have choice to end their lives, HealthDay/Harris Poll finds.

FRIDAY, Dec. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News)—Already-strong public support for right-to-die legislation has grown even stronger in the days since the planned death of 29-year-old brain… Continue reading »

Health Care/Medicare Other Federal Senior/Disability Issues Uncategorized

Back to Top

Hoping for a Good Death

From The New York Times:
Hoping for a Good Death
By Elizabeth Reis

December 1, 2014 7:05 pm

My 78-year-old father died recently after a sudden heart attack. I ought to have been prepared for the five days my mother, brother and I spent with… Continue reading »

Health Care/Medicare Other Federal Senior/Disability Issues Uncategorized

Back to Top

Too Few Americans Undergo Dementia Screening

Too Few Americans Undergo Dementia Screening
More than half of people with the condition never had a thinking/memory test, study found
URL of this page: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_149674.html (*this news item will not be available after 02/24/2015)

By Robert Preidt
Wednesday, November 26, 2014

(HealthDay… Continue reading »

Health Care/Medicare Other Federal Senior/Disability Issues Uncategorized

Back to Top

Senior-to-Senior Aggression Common in U.S. Nursing Homes

Senior-to-Senior Aggression Common in U.S. Nursing Homes
Up to one in five residents involved in unpleasant, sometimes inappropriate confrontations, N.Y. study suggests.

FRIDAY, Nov. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News)—Elderly adults who live in nursing homes may commonly deal with aggressive or inappropriate behavior from fellow residents, a new… Continue reading »

Health Care/Medicare Mental Health Other Federal Senior/Disability Issues

Back to Top