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How To Care For The Elderly?

Dr. Lewis A. Lipsitz, a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and codirector of the Institute for Aging Research at Hebrew SeniorLife. has an article today on the Boston Globe. He talks about the care for seniors and the

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Great Playlist For Alzheimer’s and Dementia Patients

Last week, I had a post about how music is a positive therapy for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients through the use of the iPod. The story mentioned theInstitute for Music and Neurologic Function. The Institute has a “Top 10s For

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Bankruptcies Hit Retirement Communities

Linda Stern of Newsweek has an article today about the impact of the recession on Continued Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs). The recession is hitting elderly people where they live, literally. Financial problems have been mounting at a number of assisted-living

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After 4 Years Treating Patients, Authorities Charge Nurse Never Was Trained

For four years, Sharron Kimberly Phillip worked as a nurse at a Meiers Corners nursing home, administering medicine and injections, treating patients’ wounds and compiling progress reports. The only problem was, Ms. Phillip, who is also known as Sharron Brown,

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Seniors’ coverage options dwindle as Medicare Advantage programs close shop

Bob Moos of The Dallas Morning News reports: Stu Stoler was beside himself when his private Medicare Advantage plan notified him that it’s closing at year’s end. The 68-year-old Lewisville resident has liked his coverage, especially the lack of co-payments

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Diet And Exercise Can Reduce The Risk Of Alzheimer’s Among Seniors

The progressive, degenerative brain disease of Alzheimer’s which is one form of dementia affects memory, thinking and behavior. This debilitating disease has an adverse impact on the faculties of language, judgment, decision-making ability, attention, and other areas of mental function

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Congress Takes Aim At Elder Abuse

Los Angeles Times, writer Rick Schmitt reports on developments related to elder abuse. “About 11 percent of people ages 60 and older suffer from some kind of abuse every year. But as a part of health care overhaul legislation, lawmakers are

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Something Good About Nursing Homes: A Nurse’s Story

This story appeared on Dr. El’s blog. Dr. El is dedicated to making nursing homes somewhere she’d want to live by the time it’s her turn to be in one, using her training as a psychologist. I’ve read Leslie Curtin’s

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Healthcare Legislation: Senior Caregivers Will Have Health Insurance

Many senior caregivers who work part-time or who work for smaller senior care companies do not have health care benefits. However, the health care legislation which recently passed the House of Representatives and now is up for consideration by the

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Safe Sex for Seniors

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