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Reimagining Dementia With Dr. Tia Powell

Jul 24, 2019


On this edition of Your Call, Dr. Tia Powell joins us to discuss her new book, Dementia Reimagined: Building a Life of Joy and Dignity from Beginning to End. More than five million people in the US have dementia. As 10,000 baby boomers turn 65 every day, that number will likely rise.

  On the June 20, 2019 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with Siobhan O'Brien about what it's really like to be an elder caregiver.

Sandip Roy: No serial!

Sep 5, 2018
photo by Sandip Roy

Sandip Roy addresses a major calamity in Kolkata.  

Elder Care Facility Abuse: Litigation & Estate Planning for Elder Protection. Guests: Peter Stern, Certified Specialist in Estate Planning; Care Facility Litigation Attorneys Anne Marie Murphy, Kathryn Stebner, and Peter Lomhoff;  CANHR Attorney Prescott Cole. Questions for Chuck's guests in the studio? Please call toll-free 1-866-798-8255.

Sandip says a heartfelt goodbye to a favorite Aunt.  

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Daily news roundup for Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Mar 15, 2016
A portrait of senior home resident.
By Flckr user Sheila / used under CC license / cropped

Here’s what’s happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

Mission district building gutted by fire last year damaged in blaze again // SF Examiner

“A building gutted by fire about a year ago in the Mission district was again damaged in a blaze late Sunday night.

Your Call: How should we take care of our elders?

Feb 19, 2015


 On the February 20th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with the National Domestic Workers Alliance Ai-jen Poo about her new book The Age of Dignity: Preparing for the Elder Boom in a Changing America. Every day, 10,000 people turn 65. By the year 2050, 27 million Americans will need some form of long-term care or assistance. How are we preparing for the Elder Boom in the US?  Join the conversation, on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.


Ai-jen Poo, director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance

CAPS bridges the gap for Fremont seniors

Feb 10, 2015

The main prayer hall at Gurdwara Sahib Fremont, the Fremont Sikh temple, is a cavernous room. A beautiful marble center aisle leads to an altar, which contains the holy book, or Guru Granth Sahib. This is one of the biggest gurdwaras in the Bay Area -- every Sunday, around 3,000 people come to worship, eat, and find fellowship.

Jen Chien

California leads the nation in its population of senior citizens. The ratio of working-age adults to those over 65 is projected to plunge in the next few decades. Meanwhile, the need for financial and social support for this growing number of older adults presents new challenges for our society and our economy. One of the most pressing issues facing seniors is isolation.