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"The Beauty of Aging" Trailer

"The Beauty of Aging" is a one-hour documentary (in post-production) about some incredible American women over 80 who show us how to stay engaged in living, ...

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Study finds errors in postoperative care are common - ModernMedicine

Study finds errors in postoperative care are common - ModernMedicine | Aging Well Digest | Scoop.it
Study finds errors in postoperative care are commonModernMedicineHospital safety researchers at Imperial College London monitored all patients at a "large gastro-intestinal surgery center" over the course of two years and found that failures in the...
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Aging brain gets stuck in time, Yale researchers show

Aging brain gets stuck in time, Yale researchers show | Aging Well Digest | Scoop.it
The aging brain loses its ability to recognize when it is time to move on to a new task, explaining why the elderly have difficulty multi-tasking, Yale University researchers report.
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Families safety proof homes to prevent senior falls - a comprehensive list of fall prevention steps

Families safety proof homes to prevent senior fallsSierra SunThe first day of fall kicked off a Fall Prevention Crusade to warn families to safety proof their homes to prevent seniors from falling.
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When Should Aging Drivers Hand Over the Keys? | Healthland | TIME.com

When Should Aging Drivers Hand Over the Keys? | Healthland | TIME.com | Aging Well Digest | Scoop.it
Families may have to watch for dings in the car and plead with an older driver to give up the keys — but there's new evidence that doctors could have more of an influence on one of the most wrenching decisions facing a rapidly aging population.
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Despite lists, experts disagree on the "best hospitals" - USA TODAY

Despite lists, experts disagree on the "best hospitals" - USA TODAY | Aging Well Digest | Scoop.it
Despite lists, experts disagree on the "best hospitals"USA TODAYWhen Consumer Reports came out with its best hospitals list in July, however, Mass. General was in about "the middle of the pack," in his own state, much less the country, says Slavin.
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The Top 10 Benefits of a Comprehensive Power of Attorney | Seattle ...

The Top 10 Benefits of a Comprehensive Power of Attorney | Seattle ... | Aging Well Digest | Scoop.it
Such health care powers are more commonly addressed in a separate “health care power of attorney,” which may be a distinct document or combined with other health topics in an “advance health care directive.” Another important preliminary ...
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Making U.S. Hospitals Safer

WSJ's Gary Rosen talks to author and surgeon Marty Makary about his ideas for making American hospitals more transparent about their safety records and more ...
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How to Protect Your Aging Parents From Financial Abuse

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... professionals, social workers, adult protective services, law enforcement officials, elder law attorneys, academics and others found that about two-thirds of those surveyed deal with elderly victims of investment fraud/financial exploitation.
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The Difference Between Dementia and Normal Aging

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September is Healthy Aging Month: Do you know the difference between the normal aging process and signs of dementia?
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Study Examines how Older Adults and Clinicians View Tradeoffs in Treatment Options

Study Examines how Older Adults and Clinicians View Tradeoffs in Treatment Options | Aging Well Digest | Scoop.it
From 2007 to 2010, a team of researchers at Yale University School of Medicine conducted a study examining how both older adults and clinicians view the tradeoffs faced by patients facing multiple medical conditions.
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WATCH: 86-Year-Old German Gymnast Wows The Crowds

WATCH: 86-Year-Old German Gymnast Wows The Crowds | Aging Well Digest | Scoop.it
On the same day we discover that there's a 22-month-old toddler out there that can climb to the top of a homemade bouldering wall, comes this extraordinary footage of a 86-year-old gymnast pulling off moves we dare not even dream of at the...

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Doctor and Patient - Primary Care’s Image Problem - NYTimes.com

Doctor and Patient - Primary Care’s Image Problem - NYTimes.com | Aging Well Digest | Scoop.it
As few as 2 percent of medical students are pursuing general internal medicine, a trend that could doom efforts at universal health care.
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When the Safety Net Is Stretched Too Thin: 'The Waiting Room' - PopMatters

When the Safety Net Is Stretched Too Thin: 'The Waiting Room' - PopMatters | Aging Well Digest | Scoop.it
When the Safety Net Is Stretched Too Thin: 'The Waiting Room'PopMattersIt's not ideal, but we're a public hospital, we're the safety net in society.
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Interesting views on whether Senior Housing belongs in the Downtowns.

Interesting views on whether Senior Housing belongs in the Downtowns. | Aging Well Digest | Scoop.it
As strengthening demand leads to increased seniors housing construction, more communities are examining proposals by developers who want to take infill sites in popular metropolitan areas.
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Family Caregivers Providing More Complex Senior Care to Avoid Nursing Homes - Senior Housing News

Family Caregivers Providing More Complex Senior Care to Avoid Nursing HomesSenior Housing NewsThe market for potential assisted living or skilled nursing facility residents is being depleted by family caregivers who are taking on more and more senior...
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An Aging Population Is an Opportunity More Than a Problem - Huffington Post

An Aging Population Is an Opportunity More Than a Problem - Huffington Post | Aging Well Digest | Scoop.it
An Aging Population Is an Opportunity More Than a ProblemHuffington PostParticular sensitivity should be focused on whether or not our fast-changing social, cultural and economic norms are aiding or outpacing seniors.
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Aging Population Poses Long-Term Challenges to U.S. Economy - Health.com

Aging Population Poses Long-Term Challenges to U.S. Economy - Health.com | Aging Well Digest | Scoop.it
RedOrbitAging Population Poses Long-Term Challenges to U.S.
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The booming new profession of patient advocate - Marketplace.org

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Marketplace.orgThe booming new profession of patient advocateMarketplace.orgRussell, who serves as president of the National Association of Healthcare Advocacy Consultants, says there are roughly 200 patient advocates working in the U.S.
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Gay Life Over Fifty » Gay-Friendly Senior Housing Needed

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Gay Life Over Fifty » Gay-Friendly Senior Housing Needed http://t.co/Nj0rXWk0 via @YourTwitterID...
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Older Americans Fear Nursing Care, Increasingly Choose to Stay at Home - Senior Housing News

Older Americans Fear Nursing Care, Increasingly Choose to Stay at Home - Senior Housing News | Aging Well Digest | Scoop.it
Older Americans Fear Nursing Care, Increasingly Choose to Stay at HomeSenior Housing NewsA 2007 study commissioned by Clarity and The EAR Foundation found older Americans fear nursing homes more than they fear death, and this sentiment has been a...
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Assisted Living: Not Your Grandma's Retirement

Assisted Living: Not Your Grandma's Retirement | Aging Well Digest | Scoop.it
Hospital curtains and cafeteria food?(Assisted Living: Not Your Grandma's Retirement: The senior housing industry is reinventing itself to meet the ne...)...
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Examining the Evidence

Examining the Evidence | Aging Well Digest | Scoop.it
Older patients—the most complex and expensive patients—are not adequately represented in randomized controlled trials.
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