aging en Without Unpaid Care, Alzheimer's Cost Would Soar Even Higher <p><a href="">News </a>from the New England Journal of Medicine today finds that the cost of caring for people with dementia (including Alzheimer's) will more than double in the next couple of decades. That's because the nation's population is aging, and because the care can be expensive. Most of the estimated $215 billion dollars these diseases cost the economy can be chalked up to long term care.</p> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 18:44:52 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 13064 at Without Unpaid Care, Alzheimer's Cost Would Soar Even Higher The Silver Boom: Documentary <p>This is a special documentary version of RIPR's 'The Silver Boom: Aging in Rhode Island" coverage hosted Dave Fallon.&nbsp;</p><p>Topics include:</p><p>-Remembering the Gorham manufacturing plant,</p><p>- Being gay as a senior citizen,</p><p>- A 91 year old still teaches tap dancing,</p><p>- Older learners in higher education,</p><p>- The safety net for seniors,</p><p>- Issues with being older and in the prison system,</p><p>- Multi-generational family living,</p><p>- The cost of longterm care,</p><p>- Mental health care,</p><p>- Substance abuse among the elderly,</p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 13:18:34 +0000 Dave Fallon 12092 at The Silver Boom: Growing Old Gay in 2013 <p>In less than 20 years, a quarter of the state’s population will be older than 60. Rhode Island Public Radio is looking at this growing demographic in a series we call “The Silver Boom: Aging in Rhode Island.” Weekend Edition Host Bradley Campbell sat down with the Program Coordinator at Sage Rhode Island, Sally Hay, to talk about issues facing the aging gay and lesbian community.</p><p>----</p><p><a href="">Explore </a>more stories in our series, The Silver Boom: Aging in Rhode Island.</p><p><br>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 16 Mar 2013 12:01:00 +0000 Bradley Campbell 11333 at The Silver Boom: Growing Old Gay in 2013 The Silver Boom: Aging Specialists You've Never Heard Of <p><iframe src="//" style="border:none;" frameborder="0" height="649" width="550" scrolling="no"></iframe></p><div style="width:550px;border-top:1px solid #acacac;padding-top:3px;font-family:Arial;font-size:10px;text-align:center;"><a href="//" style="color:#acacac;text-decoration:none;" target="_blank">New Professions for an Aging Population</a> | <a href="//" style="color:#acacac;text-decoration:none;" target="_blank">Create infographics</a></div><p></p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 11554 at The Silver Boom: Theresa Landry Dances at 91 <p>Theresa Landry is the owner of the Theresa Landry School of Dancing in Pawtucket. Here she is doing a castanet dance:</p><p></p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" src="" frameborder="0" height="315" width="420"></iframe></p><p> Two days a week in her second floor studio she teaches tap dancing. Here she is teaching a few steps to a preschooler.</p><p></p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 14:01:22 +0000 Lydia Rogers 11997 at The Silver Boom: Are You an Older Learner? <p>If you're over 60, have you decided to go back to school? Why?</p><p>Please join the discussion in our comments section!</p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 20:00:00 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 11561 at The Silver Boom: Are You an Older Learner? The Silver Boom: Should We Let Elderly Prisoners Go? <p>Rhode Island's prison population is aging. Should we release old and frail prisoners? Should we keep them in special nursing homes for prisoners? Let us know what you think and why in the comments section below.</p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 11564 at The Silver Boom: Aging Behind Bars, By the Numbers <p><iframe src="//" style="border:none;" width="527" frameborder="0" height="1995" scrolling="no"></iframe></p><div style="width:527px;border-top:1px solid #acacac;padding-top:3px;font-family:Arial;font-size:10px;text-align:center;">Data from: The Rhode Island Department of Corrections, The National Institutes of Health, and the Journal of Correctional Health Care</div> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 11546 at The Silver Boom: Is Multi-Generational Living for You? <p>Would your family benefit from living with your parents and grandparents? Are you already living in a multi-generational household? If so, why?</p><p>Join the discussion in our comments section!</p> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 19:00:00 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 11562 at The Silver Boom: Cost of Long-Term Care in Rhode Island <p>These are the average costs, over time, of some long-term care options in Rhode Island.</p><p>Note that the assisted living figure is monthly ($3528 in 2012), the nursing home rate is daily ($265 in 2012), and the home health aide figure is hourly ($24 in 2012).&nbsp; That means that if you or a loved one needed 365 days of nursing home care, for example, the cost would be about $97,000 for the year. If you needed about 20 hours of help a week from a home health aide every day of the year, that would work out to about $25,000.</p> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 11538 at