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‘It’s a death sentence': Facing eviction, 97-year-old woman may wind up on streets

‘It’s a death sentence': Facing eviction, 97-year-old woman may wind up on streets | Upsetment | Scoop.it
Marie Hatch has lived in her Northern California home for 66 years. She may be out on the streets in a matter of days.
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There is no good solution to this dilemma. Nobody is clearly in the right or clearly in the wrong. The best that can be hoped is some kind of help for these two elderly women in finding a new place to live, but that will probably kill them, at least shorten their lives. On the other hand, does this man have an obligation to give up the sale of his property until they pass? And what happens to the second woman if the 97-year-old dies? Nope, no easy solutions at all. Another reason getting old sucks. 

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Popular blood thinner causing deaths, injuries in nursing homes

Popular blood thinner causing deaths, injuries in nursing homes | Upsetment | Scoop.it
Some facilities fail to properly oversee Coumadin. Too much can cause bleeding; too little, clots.
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Be it a nursing home, a psych hospital, or even an elementary school, institutions tend to become more about maintaining their system and less about the needs of the clients, patients, or students for whose welfare the institutions were first created. That is one of the themes running through my novel Memoirs From the Asylum as well as the point of this news story.

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Susan Reimer: Simple blood test could predict Alzheimer's; would you want to know? | Opinion | McClatchy DC

Susan Reimer: Simple blood test could predict Alzheimer's; would you want to know? | Opinion | McClatchy DC | Upsetment | Scoop.it
Georgetown University scientists have reported on what they believe to be a promising - not to mention easy and inexpensive - blood test for Alzheimer's disease. But would you want to know?
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Of course I'd want to know and to take both those prophylactic steps I could fine and make plans for how to appropriately care for or end my last years. The problem is do I want others to know, particularly employers, insurers, or even well-meaning social workers.

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Costs for Dementia Care Far Exceeding Other Diseases, Study Finds

Costs for Dementia Care Far Exceeding Other Diseases, Study Finds | Upsetment | Scoop.it
An Annals of Internal Medicine paper reports that the money needed to treat dementia in a patient’s final five years is greater than for heart disease and cancer.
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The financial, emotional, and even physical costs of caring for those with dementia points out the need not only for physician assisted suicide but for a process by which individuals can establish metrics for their own euthanization. I know that I don't want to live in a state of dementia in which I am no longer able to make rational and meaningful decisions about my own day to day life. Do others feel as I do?

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A Rough Childhood Can Literally Age You

A Rough Childhood Can Literally Age You | Upsetment | Scoop.it
Scientists see a link between early trauma and cellular aging
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Having been more aged fifty, it has been my goal to youthen ever since. I am now about six and quite happy to stay that age for ever and ever more. On a serious note, this is a fascinating piece that suggests our bodies at the cellular level respond in a negative way to the pressures of an adverse childhood. In case you don't know the terms telomeres are the protective caps that exist at the ends of our strands of DNA. Mitochondrial DNA is inherited from our mothers and regulates the mitochondria, small organelles within the cell that generate the power of the cell.

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