Tara Bahrampour

ReporterWashington, D.C.

The latest from Tara

Scientists are developing technology that may be able to determine your lifespan based on facial aging.

  • Jul 2, 2014

‘The co-developer warned me that seeing myself age-progressed by three decades might be shocking’

  • Jul 2, 2014

Anti-diabetes drugs seem to extend the life span of lab animals; other ideas will require years of research.

  • Jul 2, 2014

People may not want to know they have the plaque buildup in their brains associated with the widely-feared disease

  • Jun 19, 2014

In a nod to their hippie youth, baby boomers embrace communal living to save money and stay connected.

  • Jun 15, 2014

Mid-life blood pressure is a better predictor of late-life dementia than blood pressure at the time of dementia.

  • Jun 4, 2014

Space for exercise classes will be repurposed to expand programs in adult literacy and workplace training

  • Jun 4, 2014

Regular physical activity is one key to maintaining independence in old age, clinical trial suggests.

  • May 27, 2014

Former pastor and civil rights activist Jim Macdonell uses his pen and his wit to introduce Ingleside neighbors.

  • May 26, 2014

Former pastor and civil rights activist Jim Macdonell uses his pen and his wit to introduce Ingleside neighbors.

  • May 26, 2014

The percentage of seniors experiencing hunger rose by 28 percent between 2007 and 2012.

  • May 21, 2014

20-year-old program that brings volunteers to seniors’ homes may face budget shortfall next year.

  • May 19, 2014

In a slower-paced, quiet county, stark choices are playing out over the role of religion in government.

  • May 9, 2014

Cafes, dinners, and card games bring end-of-life planning out of the closet and into daily conversation.

  • May 3, 2014

Inspired by the hit Pharrell Williams song, about 50 dance to counter the image created by Islamist radicalism.

  • Apr 22, 2014

The first family worships at Nineteenth Street Baptist Church in the District.

  • Apr 20, 2014

Nearly one-third of the 1,306 converts to the religion in the Washington area are in their 20s or early 30s.

  • Apr 19, 2014

Food insecurity rises on college campuses as tuition increases and more low-income students enroll.

  • Apr 9, 2014

Women make up a full 81 percent of the roughly 55,000 people in the U.S. who are 100 or older, Census says

  • Apr 9, 2014

Mothers at homeless shelter recall suspect in girl’s disappearance offering their children money.

  • Mar 27, 2014
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About Tara

Tara Bahrampour, a staff writer based in Washington, D.C., writes about aging and mental health. A staff writer for the Washington Post since 2004, she has reported for the Post from Libya, Tunisia, Egypt, Lebanon, and the republic of Georgia. She has also covered immigration and education for the Post, and she is the author of To See and See Again: A Life in Iran and America, a memoir about revolution and growing up between two cultures.