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Clearing Up a Misperception About Patient Advocacy » APHA Blog ...

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Life and Death in Assisted Living: "Close the Back Door" - FRONTLINE

Life and Death in Assisted Living: "Close the Back Door" - FRONTLINE | Aging Well Digest | Scoop.it
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...
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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. 

http://thedianerehmshow.org/shows/2013-08-01/assisted-living-facilities-and-standards-care

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Brain Aging Linked to Sleep-Related Memory Decline

Brain Aging Linked to Sleep-Related Memory Decline | Aging Well Digest | Scoop.it
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.
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8 trends shaping today’s senior housing

8 trends shaping today’s senior housing | Aging Well Digest | Scoop.it
With more than 10,000 baby boomers turning 65 every day, the demographics are smiling on the senior housing market segment.
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D2 Architecture's curator insight, February 8, 2013 12:42 PM

Articles like this make us glad we are a part of this exciting industry! 

Ken Pyburn's curator insight, March 5, 2013 10:39 AM

Good article but does not mention anything that is outisde of the mainstream of the corporater model of senior housing.

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Protect Yourself From 10 Menacing Financial Scams

Protect Yourself From 10 Menacing Financial Scams | Aging Well Digest | Scoop.it
How to recognize and combat these effective measures of fraud.
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Surgical Errors Occur More Than 4,000 Times A Year In The U.S.

Surgical Errors Occur More Than 4,000 Times A Year In The U.S. | Aging Well Digest | Scoop.it
Events that should never occur in surgery (never events) happen at least 4,000 times a year in the U.S. according to research from Johns Hopkins University.
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Caregivers neglect their own health in order to look after others

Caregivers neglect their own health in order to look after others | Aging Well Digest | Scoop.it
Each morning, 48-year-old Tony Prater starts his day by getting breakfast for his teenage triplets. On weekdays he checks homework and then hurries them off to school.

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The Science of Aging Brains

The Science of Aging Brains | Aging Well Digest | Scoop.it
The myth of the doddering senior is just that. Scientists have disproved the notion that aging dulls one's wits. It turns out that not only are older brains wiser, they may be faster and smarter, too.
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Health Insurance Exchanges Explained : NPR

The exchanges — one for every state — are not only where people will go to choose plans, they're also where people will go to see if they qualify for help in affording that care.

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Ken Pyburn's curator insight, December 11, 2012 7:00 PM

As usual Oregon is one of the enlightened states.

 

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You’re Only as Old as You Feel

You’re Only as Old as You Feel | Aging Well Digest | Scoop.it
The old saying “You’re only as old as you feel (RT @WebMD: You're only as old as you feel.
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Older Workers Can Reap New Rewards by Climbing the Corporate…Lattice? | American Society on Aging

Older Workers Can Reap New Rewards by Climbing the Corporate…Lattice? | American Society on Aging | Aging Well Digest | Scoop.it

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.


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Housing the Invisible: Finding Homes for LGBT Seniors

Housing the Invisible: Finding Homes for LGBT Seniors | Aging Well Digest | Scoop.it
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.

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Six out of every seven doctors agree: Our health-care system doesn’t work

Six out of every seven doctors agree: Our health-care system doesn’t work | Aging Well Digest | Scoop.it
6 Out Of Every 7 Doctors Agree: Our Health-Care System Doesn't Work.

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How Much Opportunity Lies in Geriatric Programs?

How Much Opportunity Lies in Geriatric Programs? | Aging Well Digest | Scoop.it
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.
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Lonely? Socially Isolated? | Psychology Today

Greater Threat to Longevity: Lonely? Socially Isolated? – #Aging #Psychology Today – http://t.co/vljfRkA8pb
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Ken Pyburn's curator insight, April 19, 2013 11:54 AM

Be a better neighbor and you'll have a better neighborhood.

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Clearing Up a Misperception About Patient Advocacy » APHA Blog ...

Clearing Up a Misperception About Patient Advocacy » APHA Blog ... | Aging Well Digest | Scoop.it
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Training MED Students to Become Patient Advocates | BU Today ...

Training MED Students to Become Patient Advocates | BU Today ... | Aging Well Digest | Scoop.it
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 ...
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Sandwich Generation: What to Do with Mom and Dad's House? - Nightly Business Report

Sandwich Generation: What to Do with Mom and Dad's House? - Nightly Business Report | Aging Well Digest | Scoop.it
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.
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Webcast explores aging adults’ contributions, widening disparities, creating ‘synthetic families’ : Covering Health

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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Chana Andler's curator insight, December 11, 2012 9:49 AM

webcast featuring three members of the MacArthur Network on an Aging Society

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Justice Department Investigates Life Care Centers for Aggressive Medicare ... - Senior Housing News

Justice Department Investigates Life Care Centers for Aggressive Medicare ...Senior Housing NewsSenior Housing News. Information and analysis about Seniors Housing.
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Nursing Home Resident Mortality Rates Skyrocket 218% Following ...

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 ...
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End-of-Life Health Care

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An enlightened approach already being used in several states gives patients more say in the medical interventions they want.
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DailyGood: 98-Year-Old Woman Earns Judo's Highest Honor

DailyGood: 98-Year-Old Woman Earns Judo's Highest Honor | Aging Well Digest | Scoop.it

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.


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Medical Mistake Reporting System Could Make Health Care Safer | OMB Watch

Medical Mistake Reporting System Could Make Health Care Safer | OMB Watch | Aging Well Digest | Scoop.it
New consumer reporting system for medical mistakes will make us all safer.

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Seniors face retirement 'perfect storm' in 2013 - NBCNews.com

Seniors face retirement 'perfect storm' in 2013 - NBCNews.com | Aging Well Digest | Scoop.it
Seniors face retirement 'perfect storm' in 2013NBCNews.comAn estimated 7 million Americans will reach the age of 65 by the start of 2013, and many will no doubt be thinking about retiring.

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Occupancy's Relation to “Severe Lack” of Consumer Education on Senior Care ... - Senior Housing News

Occupancy's Relation to “Severe Lack” of Consumer Education on Senior Care ... - Senior Housing News | Aging Well Digest | Scoop.it
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...
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