Ina Jaffe

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#NPRreads: From The Hell Of The North To 'Trash' Food

Friday, April 17, 2015

We highlight a 160-mile cycling race, reminiscences of an interview with the Oklahoma City bomber, the Finnish prison system, the nuclear deal with Iran, and the meaning of calling someone "trash."


Videos On End-Of-Life Choices Ease Tough Conversation

Sunday, March 29, 2015

A program in Hawaii aims to reduce the number of older people who spend their final days of life in a hospital. Hawaii has one of the highest rates of hospital deaths for those over age 65 in the U.S.


Richard Glatzer, Indie Film Director Behind 'Still Alice,' Dies

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Filmmaker Richard Glatzer, who directed a number of well regarded indie films with his husband, Wash Westmoreland, has died. Glatzer had Lou Gehrig's disease but chose to keep working.


Seniors Speed-Date In 'Age Of Love'

Sunday, March 08, 2015

In his new documentary, The Age of Love, filmmaker Steven Loring profiled several people between 70 and 90 at a speed dating event in Rochester, N.Y.


Speed Dating For Seniors Who Aren't Interested In Slowing Down

Thursday, March 05, 2015

A new film follows daters ages 70 to 90 looking for love in five-minute intervals. "Speed dating for seniors" may sound funny, but The Age of Love is really about our lifelong need for intimacy.


Behavioral Therapy Helps More Than Drugs For Dementia Patients

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Non-drug approaches for treating aggression and other symptoms of dementia work better than antipsychotic drugs, a study finds, and are less risky. That includes teaching caregivers how to respond.


GAO Report Urges Fewer Antipsychotic Drugs For Dementia Patients

Monday, March 02, 2015

Strong drugs are rarely warranted to control the behavior of dementia patients, specialists say. But antipsychotic medicine is being overprescribed, and not just among residents of nursing homes.


In 'Still Alice,' Director Couple Tells A Story That Mirrors Their Own

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Just before Richard Glatzer and his husband, Wash Westmoreland, took the film on, Glatzer was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease. By the time filming began, he was using an iPad to communicate.


After Years Of Wrangling, VA To Provide Vets Housing On West LA Campus

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Some homeless veterans with mental illnesses in Los Angeles sued the VA. They wanted housing on the sprawling campus of the VA medical center in West LA so they could access the treatment they needed.


House Rule On Social Security Funding Causes Controversy

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Rules passed by the GOP House majority prevent money from being transferred from the retirement fund to the disability fund. Critics say it's an attempt to make cuts to both Social Security programs.


How 'The Interview' May Change How Big Studios Do Business

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Sony's release of The Interview via streaming Internet services and in theaters at the same time is unprecedented for a major studio film and raises questions about the economics of future releases.


Services Offer A Means To Foil Widespread 'Elder Fraud'

Monday, December 22, 2014

The holidays are a time for giving — and for scams that prey on altruism, particularly among older adults. But several products on the market are designed to help fight fraud that targets seniors.


This Nursing Home Calms Troubling Behavior Without Risky Drugs

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

The staff's goal was to reduce the prescription of antipsychotic drugs by 20 percent. In the first year, they cut use by 97 percent. How? By addressing the real reasons for agitation and aggression.


Congress Says Goodbye To Its Last World War II Vets

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

When the next session of Congress begins in January, it will be the first in more than 60 years without a veteran of World War II. It's a generation that dominated the House and Senate for decades.


Nursing Homes Rarely Penalized For Oversedating Patients

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

An NPR probe finds many nursing homes are still prescribing schizophrenia drugs to calm dementia patients — despite FDA warnings — but only 2 percent of excessive-medication cases result in penalties.


Old And Overmedicated: The Real Drug Problem In Nursing Homes

Monday, December 08, 2014

Way too many residents of U.S. nursing homes are on antipsychotic drugs, critics say. It's often just for the convenience of the staff, to sedate patients agitated by dementia. That's illegal.

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Voters Decide Minimum Wage, Marijuana Ballot Measures

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Across the country, many voter initiatives were on the ballots. Minimum wage questions were on ballots in five states. In addition, three states and the District of Columbia voted on marijuana issues.


Love And Sex In The Time Of Viagra — 16 Years On

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Longer lives means more decades of intimacy. Drugs that help male physiology match desire have affected more than just the body, men who take these pills say.


Feds Hope Hitting Nursing Homes In The Wallet Will Cut Overmedication

Friday, September 05, 2014

A U.S. attorney has sued two nursing homes in Watsonville, Calif., alleging that they failed to provide the acceptable care they were paid for by the government.


House Calls Keep People Out Of Nursing Homes And Save Money

Thursday, August 07, 2014

In the case of an elderly patient with multiple medical problems, having a team of health workers deliver care to the home can be cheaper than expensive stays in nursing homes and emergency rooms.