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Do old people matter? - OUPblog (blog)

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Do old people matter?
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Her PhD is in gerontology and over the last 12 years she has developed an international programme of research exploring palliative and end of life care for older people.
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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 | gerontology  and geriatrics | 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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In the Doctor's Office, a Neglected Resource

In the Doctor's Office, a Neglected Resource | gerontology  and geriatrics | Scoop.it
Patients with certain conditions receive better treatment if they see a nurse practitioner in addition to a doctor, according to a new study, but professional territoriality and mistrust have long prevented progress.

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What Young People Get Wrong About Aging and How It's Going To Hurt Them - Huffington Post

What Young People Get Wrong About Aging and How It's Going To Hurt Them - Huffington Post | gerontology  and geriatrics | Scoop.it
What Young People Get Wrong About Aging and How It's Going To Hurt Them Huffington Post With all this attention on the aging population, you'd think there was a boon of good-will toward the demographic, but don't be fooled; old people may be fodder...

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A Startling Reality: Your Aging Parent Runs Out of Money

A Startling Reality:  Your Aging Parent Runs Out of Money | gerontology  and geriatrics | Scoop.it
When your aging parent outlives her money, you have decisions to make. Should you have her move in? Support her care? Learning about their limited choices is sobering for low income elders.

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America's retirement crisis: Growing older and poorer

America's retirement crisis: Growing older and poorer | gerontology  and geriatrics | Scoop.it
As more Baby Boomers continue to retire, a new research report has found that the nation is facing a trillion dollar retirement savings crisis.

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A New Wrinkle

A New Wrinkle | gerontology  and geriatrics | Scoop.it
I am unwilling to accept the toxic, unreal stereotypes about aging and older adults that pervade media, healthcare, the workplace and community.

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Fast Time and the Aging Mind

Fast Time and the Aging Mind | gerontology  and geriatrics | Scoop.it
Is it possible that learning new things might slow our internal sense of time?

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Health Care in Mexico: Not-so-famous Retirement Destinations in Mexico

Health Care in Mexico: Not-so-famous Retirement Destinations in Mexico | gerontology  and geriatrics | Scoop.it

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Monica Rix Paxson's curator insight, July 19, 2013 1:45 PM

For many Americans, Mexico is Cancun or Puerto Vallarta. However, there are many other beautiful and quiet places where you can spend your golden years in Mexico.

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Older Americans are falling short financially - TODAY.com

Older Americans are falling short financially - TODAY.com | gerontology  and geriatrics | Scoop.it
The golden years aren’t turning out to be that golden for many current seniors and retirees, according to two reports that shed light on...

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How to Live in Assisted Living

Sometimes Martin Bayne speaks in little more than a whisper, like many people with advanced Parkinson’s disease. But his voice has a way of carrying.

 

Many consider him the nation’s foremost advocate for people in assisted living. “Marty communicates the truth about living and aging and dying in America,” said Joy Loverde, a caregiving expert and author of “The Complete Eldercare Planner.”

 


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Re-Zoning our Nation for "Aging In Place"

Re-Zoning our Nation for "Aging In Place" | gerontology  and geriatrics | Scoop.it

If we are going to act in time, we have to act now!  Residential housing is not prepared for the Silver Tsunami.  New Construction by builders aren’t considering ADAPTABLE houses that can be modified for better accessibility design and modifications in the future.  Existing housing stock isn’t designed or prepared to support our aging population in a way that allows them to stay home longer, safer, and happier.  That’s why we are here, doing what we’re doing – Educating, Advocating, Promoting, and PASSIONATELY striving to get the word out!


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Finding the Link Between Sleep and Senior Moments | TIME.com

Finding the Link Between Sleep and Senior Moments | TIME.com | gerontology  and geriatrics | Scoop.it
It's no secret that our ability to remember things dulls as we get older. Now researchers have some clues about why that happens.

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The Reluctant Caregiver

The Reluctant Caregiver | gerontology  and geriatrics | Scoop.it
Many caregivers don't want the job -- and feel guilty about that.

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Ken Pyburn's curator insight, February 20, 2013 8:56 AM

Read as objectively as you can, and try to imagine how many among us might find ourselves in similar circumstancesand would love th ehelp of a "Village".

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Life & Death in Assisted Living: The Emerald City – Life and Death in Assisted Living - FRONTLINE

Life & Death in Assisted Living: The Emerald City – Life and Death in Assisted Living - FRONTLINE | gerontology  and geriatrics | Scoop.it
Joan Boice needed help. Lots of it. Her physician had tallied the damage: Alzheimer’s disease, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, pain from a compression fracture of the spine. It was clear that she could no longer live at home.

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Death Be Not Decaffeinated: Over Cup, Groups Face Taboo

Death Be Not Decaffeinated: Over Cup, Groups Face Taboo | gerontology  and geriatrics | Scoop.it
An informal group called Death Cafe meets monthly in New York to bat around philosophical thoughts on death and dying. It’s one of many such gatherings that have sprung up around the country.

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The Older Americans Act and US Seniors - BillMoyers.com

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The Older Americans Act and US Seniors
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But if you attended Senator Bernie Sanders's hearing on reducing senior poverty and hunger through the Older Americans Act (OAA) on Wednesday, you were in for a rude awakening.

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Introducing the retirement commune - Boston.com

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Introducing the retirement commune
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DiCalogero is not the only baby boomer thinking ahead to how she'll stay active and socially engaged in the decades to come.

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A Socioeconomic Critique of Ageing

A Socioeconomic Critique of Ageing | gerontology  and geriatrics | Scoop.it
If we want to change the way society treats elders, we need to shatter the lens of cost-benefit analysis that society uses to justify the exploitation of older adults.

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Boomers Redefining ‘Aging in Community’

Boomers Redefining ‘Aging in Community’ | gerontology  and geriatrics | Scoop.it
Intentional communities are promising possibilities for the largest cohort of seniors North America has ever seen, and forward-thinking professionals are seizing the opportunities. (Brilliant.

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The Rise of Virtual Retirement Villages - Fox Business

The Rise of Virtual Retirement Villages - Fox Business | gerontology  and geriatrics | Scoop.it
The Rise of Virtual Retirement Villages Fox Business No one wants to have to leave that,” says Natalie Galucia, member services coordinator of the Village to Village Network, which was started by the Beacon Hill Village as a resource for other...

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Scary Income Shortage Faces Seniors In 48 States

Scary Income Shortage Faces Seniors In 48 States | gerontology  and geriatrics | Scoop.it
Seniors in almost every state in the nation are coming up short when it comes to being able to adequately pay for their retirement years, according to a study released Monday.

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Survey Shows Adult Children None Too Anxious To Take Care Of Aging Parents - KYW Newsradio

Survey Shows Adult Children None Too Anxious To Take Care Of Aging Parents - KYW Newsradio | gerontology  and geriatrics | Scoop.it
Survey Shows Adult Children None Too Anxious To Take Care Of Aging Parents
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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Think your kids will take care of you in your Golden Years? They might, but they won't be happy about it.

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Strapped for retirement, more hope to work longer

Strapped for retirement, more hope to work longer | gerontology  and geriatrics | Scoop.it
Americans plan to stay on the job longer, but the reality is that older workers are often forced out.

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Fear of Falling

For many seniors, the real risk and potential complications of falls can be exceeded by the morbid fear associated with going to the ground.

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Home Care Rules in the Home Stretch

It will be a great injustice if minimum-wage and overtime protections for home care workers are not approved by the Obama administration.

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