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Ina Jaffe

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Services Offer A Means To Foil Widespread 'Elder Fraud'

Monday, December 22, 2014

The holidays are a time for giving — and for scams that prey on altruism, particularly among older adults. But several products on the market are designed to help fight fraud that targets seniors.

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This Nursing Home Calms Troubling Behavior Without Risky Drugs

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

The staff's goal was to reduce the prescription of antipsychotic drugs by 20 percent. In the first year, they cut use by 97 percent. How? By addressing the real reasons for agitation and aggression.

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Congress Says Goodbye To Its Last World War II Vets

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

When the next session of Congress begins in January, it will be the first in more than 60 years without a veteran of World War II. It's a generation that dominated the House and Senate for decades.

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Nursing Homes Rarely Penalized For Oversedating Patients

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

An NPR probe finds many nursing homes are still prescribing schizophrenia drugs to calm dementia patients — despite FDA warnings — but only 2 percent of excessive-medication cases result in penalties.

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Old And Overmedicated: The Real Drug Problem In Nursing Homes

Monday, December 08, 2014

Way too many residents of U.S. nursing homes are on antipsychotic drugs, critics say. It's often just for the convenience of the staff, to sedate patients agitated by dementia. That's illegal.

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Voters Decide Minimum Wage, Marijuana Ballot Measures

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Across the country, many voter initiatives were on the ballots. Minimum wage questions were on ballots in five states. In addition, three states and the District of Columbia voted on marijuana issues.

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Love And Sex In The Time Of Viagra — 16 Years On

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Longer lives means more decades of intimacy. Drugs that help male physiology match desire have affected more than just the body, men who take these pills say.

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Feds Hope Hitting Nursing Homes In The Wallet Will Cut Overmedication

Friday, September 05, 2014

A U.S. attorney has sued two nursing homes in Watsonville, Calif., alleging that they failed to provide the acceptable care they were paid for by the government.

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House Calls Keep People Out Of Nursing Homes And Save Money

Thursday, August 07, 2014

In the case of an elderly patient with multiple medical problems, having a team of health workers deliver care to the home can be cheaper than expensive stays in nursing homes and emergency rooms.

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California's Death Penalty Declared Unconstitutional

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Unlike many recent death penalty rulings, the decision wasn't focused on the method of execution, but on the fact that executions in California are so rarely carried out. The last was in 2006.

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Study: Older Americans Aim To Stay Independent In Their Homes

Monday, July 14, 2014

A study from Georgetown and Phillips Inc. finds that the vast majority of Americans want to age in their homes. But that they have taken no steps to make their homes suitable for aging in place.

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Will This Tech Tool Help Manage Older People's Health? Ask Dad

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

There's a growing market in technology to address health problems in older people. But young techies don't always know what their clients really need and want. Enter the focus group of Dad.

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NPR Survey Reveals Despised And Acceptable Terms For Aging

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

There's a scarcity of terms for describing older adults and the aging process. At least there aren't that many that most older people don't find offensive.

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Older Adults Are Fatter Than Ever, Increasing Their Risk Of Illness

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

There's good news and bad news about aging boomers, a Census Bureau report finds. They're drinking less and voting more, but they're also heavier, which could mean less independence later.

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How Your State Rates In Terms Of Long-Term Care

Thursday, June 19, 2014

AARP ranked each state and Washington, D.C., according to the cost and quality of long-term care and support services. An online scorecard helps consumers compare services in each region.

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In Oregon, End Of Life Orders Help People Avoid The ICU

Monday, June 09, 2014

Most people don't want to die in the hospital hooked up to machines, but it can be hard to make those wishes known. A doctor's order with more force than an advance directive can help, a study finds.

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Is Working Past Retirement Age An Antidote To Getting Old?

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Nearly half of people surveyed who say they're retired are working or have worked in the recent past. And nearly three quarters of baby boomers say they plan to stay on the job past retirement age.

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A Spoon That Shakes To Counteract Hand Tremors

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

A young engineer working on an Army project to help stabilize weapons realized the technology could also help some Parkinson's patients with essential tasks.

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Dancers Find A Second Act At Palm Springs Follies

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

The Palm Springs Follies is an old-fashioned musical revue with a difference: the performers are old enough to have been in shows like this in their heyday. After 23 seasons, the show closes in May.

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Tech Giants Settle Class-Action Lawsuit

Friday, April 25, 2014

Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe Systems have settled a lawsuit rather than go to trial on allegations they conspired to stop high-tech workers from leaving one company for another to get a better job.

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