Aging and Alzheimer’s

Information for Financial Caregivers

Aug 17, 2015
Jonathan Banks/

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has released the first new state-specific guides for financial caregivers—to help educate people about the process of managing someone else’s money.

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring says the guides provide caregivers with critical information on how to get started, how to prevent scams and financial exploitation, and how to fulfill their duties.

Associated Press

This week, the University of Virginia’s nursing school will begin an ambitious educational effort -- training more than four dozen nurses in how to talk about death with patients and their families and how to provide comfortable care to people who are dying. 

You might expect nurses to be experts on the end of life, but UVA’s Associate Dean of Nursing Ken White, says that’s not always the case. He’s been studying what nurses know for more than a decade.

The signs of aging are clearly visible, hair turns gray, wrinkles appear. But scientists at Virginia Tech think they’ve found a new way to measure aging on the cellular level. 

It could lead to new ways to diagnose and determine the causes of certain illnesses.