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MIAMI-DADE –Today, County Commissioners gave unanimous approval to a resolution, sponsored by Commissioner Rebeca Sosa, to create an Elder Affairs Advisory Board.

Speaking before the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging today, Virginia Tech professor Pamela Teaster, PhD, FGSA, urged lawmakers to support measures that provide adequate oversight of legal guardians and protect the rights of the older adults they serve.

Speaking before the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging today, Virginia Tech professor Pamela Teaster, PhD, FGSA, urged lawmakers to support measures that provide adequate oversight of legal guardians and protect the rights of the older adults they serve.

The good news: the rate of older Americans with dementia is on the decline. The bad news: The number of Americans age 85 and older will roughly double in the next 20 years, so even with a decline in the rate of dementia among older adults, the number of people with dementia will likely increase substantially, according University of Michigan researcher Robert Schoeni, PhD.

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