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Kathy Ritchie

Kathy has spent more than a decade talking about aging issues, first as a caregiver for her own mother who had frontotemporal degeneration; then as a reporter at the NPR-member station in Phoenix. She was the former Health and Caregiving editor at Next Avenue and, most recently, oversaw the series, "Aging with Disabilities in America." Kathy's personal experience has given her a professional purpose, and over the years she has reported on the myriad challenges and experiences of older Americans. Many of her stories have aired on NPR's national magazine show, Here & Now. She also produced a four-part podcast about life after dementia. 

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Photo Essay: Aging with Gun Injuries

Four survivors, all shot outside the Tucson supermarket where former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords was wounded in 2011, are still living with their physical and invisible scars
December 21, 2022
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