As a little-known Georgia governor, Jimmy Carter took his family and friends to Iowa and New Hampshire, where "the Peanut Brigade" set the modern standard for a retail campaign and helped elect Carter as the 39th president. But the long odds weren't just about 1976 for Carter, who is 98 and now receiving end-of-life care at his home in Plains, Georgia.
The Carter Center said Tuesday that only 13 human cases of Guinea worm disease were reported worldwide last year. After decades of progress, the eradication program's director cautioned the end phase of the global effort to eradicate the parasitic disease will be "the most difficult."
Rosalynn Carter's work is overdue for recognition. She has been married to former U.S. President Jimmy Carter for 76 years, but her achievements as first lady and at the Carter Center stand alone.
Rosalynn Carter turns 95 Thursday, and her birthday is being marked with butterflies. A friend says the wife of former President Jimmy Carter has a fascination with butterflies dating back to her childhood in Plains, Georgia. That interest led to the formation of the Rosalynn Carter Butterfly Trail, which was established after the former first lady grew concerned about the future of butterflies.
To better understand caregivers' experiences over the last two years, the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers conducted a national survey, which was released Sept. 28.
The report, Working While Caring: A National Survey of Caregiver Stress in the US Workforce, found that a fifth of working Georgians had to quit their jobs to provide family care.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expects the number of people over age 65 to double by 2030, and the Alzheimer’s Association projects the...