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Celebrating the Contributions and Addressing the Needs of Older Arizonans

By | May 17th, 2017|General, Prevention|

The month of May is Older American’s Month, and as further proclaimed by Governor Ducey, we proudly celebrate our growing older adult population in Arizona. Arizona is home to more than 1.3 million older adults who embody a wide-range of cultural and ethnic backgrounds who contribute in many ways to the economy and quality of [...]

A Healthy Community Starts with a Healthy You

By | April 4th, 2017|Prevention|

Note: This week is National Public Health Week. This week I have a five-part public health series that explores the vast network of programs and services that help improve the health and wellness of all Arizonans.  The Public Health Prevention Team is dedicated to improving the quality of life for an individual, which improves the [...]

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State Plan Focuses on Action Plan to Help People with Alzheimer’s

By | November 10th, 2016|Prevention|

Alzheimer’s is one of the most common form of more than 100 forms of dementias. The disease attacks brain cells, causing problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Alzheimer’s is not a normal part of aging; it is a progressive disease that worsens over time affecting nearly one in three older adults who die each year. [...]

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Five-Part Series Highlights the Effect of Alzheimer’s Disease in Arizona

By | March 22nd, 2016|General|

Alzheimer’s disease is a serious health issue in Arizona and the United States. The disease accounts for 60 to 80 percent of dementia cases. Over the next 10 years, Arizona is expected to experience an exponential increase in Alzheimer’s cases because of an aging population . In most people Alzheimer’s symptoms first appear after age [...]

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Caregivers for People with Alzheimer’s Disease are Critical

By | November 20th, 2015|Prevention|

There are rapidly expanding number of people with Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias in Arizona, which challenges our health care and community-based service systems to develop innovative and effective ways to provide high-quality care and services. Currently more than 120,000 Arizonans age 65 and older have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease, and an estimated 6,000 [...]

Improving Stroke Care and Positioning Our Efforts to Address Alzheimer’s

By | September 24th, 2015|Prevention|

For the past several years stroke has been recognized as the fourth leading disease-related cause of death in Arizona, making it eligible for tobacco tax funding under Proposition 303. Our Bureau of Tobacco and Chronic Disease (BTCD) has been dedicating a portion of tobacco tax revenues to fund the development of healthcare systems aimed at increasing the [...]

AZ Life Expectancy Pretty Good

By | September 16th, 2013|Prevention|

A new report from the CDC shows some good news for older adults in Arizona.  According to the report, people in Arizona have a life expectancy of more than 20 years after the age of 65, with 15 of those years healthy. This places Arizona as one of the top states in the nation for [...]

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