caregiver http://wesa.fm en Sen. Casey Looks For Policy Initiatives To Help 'Sandwich Generation' http://wesa.fm/post/sen-casey-looks-policy-initiatives-help-sandwich-generation <p>They’re known as the “sandwich generation:” people simultaneously caring for aging parents and children still living at home.</p><p>They are typically in their 40s and 50s, and according to U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), they’ve been all but ignored by policymakers.</p><p>On Monday, Casey held a hearing in Pittsburgh to learn more about the experiences of people in the “sandwich generation” and to hear from social service and healthcare professionals about potential policy changes that could ease the burden of those caring for both parents and children.</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 01:02:42 +0000 Liz Reid 31842 at http://wesa.fm Sen. Casey Looks For Policy Initiatives To Help 'Sandwich Generation' University of Pittsburgh Alzheimer's Research http://wesa.fm/post/university-pittsburgh-alzheimers-research <p></p><p>Millions of Americans suffer from Alzheimer's Disease and the number is expected to increase. Researchers at Pitt have <a href="http://bit.ly/18xhWW3">recently confirmed</a> a cancer drug that improves brain function in mice. Could this be a breakthrough in helping humans? Tue, 28 May 2013 23:24:27 +0000 Marcus Charleston & Heather McClain 10370 at http://wesa.fm University of Pittsburgh Alzheimer's Research