Life and Death in Assisted Living: "Close the Back Door" FRONTLINE A wound care expert said the ulcer was teeming with “numerous” strains of bacteria, a sign the person had “probably gone a couple of months” without treatment, according to a state...
Jeffrey William Goll's insight:
An hour long discussion of this documentary on the August 1 Diane Rehm show adds quite a bit of depth and nuance to the topic of this film.
A report in Nature Neuroscience suggests that natural physical changes interfere with quality slumber, blunting the ability to remember new information for the long term. (Good quality sleep critical for consolidating new memories.
For much of the 20th century, human life in America went something like this: Go to school, maybe college. Find a job. Stick with it. Climb the corporate ladder. Turn 65. Retire, get a gold watch, move south to play bingo and eat dinner at 4:30. A whole life narrative built off a philosophy of “once and done”—one degree, one career, one direction.
This once-and-done model is fading: new opportunities abound in continuing education, and flex modes of work accommodate those who are past traditional retirement age but not ready to call it quits. But these programs in work and education do not go far enough; they simply bolt on additional chapters to the later stages of one’s life. Even the more notable concepts of productive aging, like Marc Freedman’s encore career, operate within this paradigm. They extend the onceand-done approach by attaching appendices on to life’s final decades.
Roger Byers, 68, is poised to do something that would've been unthinkable for someone like him just a few years ago. Byers grew up among a generation of gay men who fought for every right and scrap of acceptance.
ere, experts discuss some of the strongest reasons for hospitals to fine-tune an d reinforce geriatric programs or elderly care strategies, as well as some of th e roadblocks they may encounter along the way.
In an email conversation recently with the administrator of a new advocacy program (which will open up to new students in Fall 2013), I was asked where I saw the role of health and patient advocates within the healthcare ...
Megan Sandel, a MED associate professor of pediatrics (from left), alumni director Lauren Fiechtner (MED'09), and Dan Dworkis (MED'13). Photos by Cydney Scott. There is a saying on the BU Medical Campus that a cancer ...
Not a moment anyone looks forward to, but sooner or later Sandwich Generation families must face the issue of what to do with the home grandma and grandpa lived in all those years. Latest by Jeff Brown.
You don’t often hear about how much older adults contribute to society. That’s a shame.
It allows the aging of American to be portrayed as a story of dependency: the reliance of the old upon the young. Instead, the truth is that the generations are inter-dependent, each benefiting the other.
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Among the three-year study of 21,255 nursing home residents living along the Gulf Coast, the death rate among seniors within 30 days of evacuation jumped 218%. Resident deaths also increased within 90 days after ...
Is earning a black belt on your life list? Then this elderly woman in San Francisco just might be your ultimate hero.
Just two years before her 100th birthday, Sensei Keiko Fukuda has become the first woman to achieve a tenth-degree black belt-the highest rank in the martial art and combat sport Judo. Fukuda is now one of only four living people who've earned the tenth-degree (or dan) black belt. To put the accomplishment into better perspective, throughout history, only sixteen people have ever achieved this honor.
Occupancy's Relation to “Severe Lack” of Consumer Education on Senior Care ...Senior Housing News“Many consumers—especially those who have never worked in the senior living industry—think the whole industry is nursing homes,” says Sean Kell, the...