New Films Highlight Real Stories
of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
Vaccines are critical in protecting the health of yourself and your community, and are our best line of defense against many infectious diseases. They help your body recognize and fight germs by protecting you each time you come into contact with someone who is sick.
In an effort to encourage older adults to receive all of their vaccinations, the Alliance for Aging Research has created a series of films that feature adults sharing their experiences with Pneumonia, Pertussis, and Shingles.
Alliance Urges HHS to Address Discrimination in Medical Care
and Value Assessment
The Alliance was joined by 44 organizations in asking the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to strengthen protections against discrimination in healthcare decision making and in value assessment.
The letter was submitted in response to proposed regulation from the HHS Office of Civil Rights (OCR) that updates, clarifies, and strengthens the implementing regulation for Section 504 of the Rehabilitation
Act of 1973.
Alliance: Stop Conflating Staffing Issues with Inappropriate Use of Antipsychotics
Alliance President and CEO Sue Peschin, MHS, recently provided comments demanding the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) take immediate action to "fix the agency’s outdated antipsychotic quality measure, which creates incentives for misdiagnosis and prevents patient-centered care grounded in clinical standards."
These comments were made during the Advisory Council on Alzheimer’s Research, Care, and Services meeting on implementation of the National Alzheimer’s Project Act (NAPA).
Podcast: Navigating Neuropsychiatric Symptoms with Terrie Montgomery
"...We realize that we have this disease, but this disease does not have us until we're all used up."
Are you familiar with the symptoms of Alzheimer’s? Neuropsychiatric symptoms, or NPS, are mood and emotional symptoms of dementias and other brain diseases that are often overlooked and under-treated.
In the latest episode of This Is Growing Old, we’re joined by Terrie Montgomery, a friend of the Alliance, a patient advocate, and someone who, after receiving a dementia diagnosis, has committed her voice to ensuring that Alzheimer’s patients have access to treatments and care and that there’s a nurturing community for everyone.
Alliance Reaffirms Commitment to Healthy Aging in Revised Mission and Vision
For more than 35 years, the Alliance for Aging Research has guided groundbreaking efforts to improve the lives of aging Americans. As we continue to advocate for increased access and equity for older adults and caregivers, we are proud to share our renewed mission and vision.
Changing the narrative to achieve healthy aging and equitable access to care.
A culture that embraces healthy aging as a greater good and values science and investments to advance dignity, independence, and equity