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COVID-19 and Medications in the News

There is widespread confusion about which medications to take or not to take during this pandemic. The bottom line is you should NOT change any of your medications without talking with your doctor or pharmacist. Use this guide in discussions with your health care providers.

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COVID-19, My Grandma, and My 401K

From a discussion of benefits access to a discussion on immediate health risks, financial risk, and deciphering the differences between social distancing, quarantine or isolation—families, friends, and neighbors are staying connected on what is keeping them up at night, while remaining physically disconnected.

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What Congress Has Done for COVID-19 Relief and What Might be Next

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began spreading across the country, Congress has passed three packages of legislation to protect public health and stimulate the economy. It’s important that older adults and aging network professionals understand what’s now available to them because of Congress’s work, and how NCOA is advocating on their behalf.

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7 Tips for Managing Your Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic

During this time of physical distancing and uncertainty, many older adults and caregivers are feeling isolated, lonely, agitated, and withdrawn. It’s critically important for you to stay in touch with your counselor, therapist, or psychiatrist if you have an existing mental health condition or substance use disorder.

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Ensuring Access to Needed Medications During the COVID-19 Pandemic

One of the challenges many people may face during the coronavirus pandemic is access to needed prescription and over-the-counter medications. Our tips below offer advice for how to get your medications, as well as find help affording them.

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