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Lack of Communication Creates Risk of Clashes Between Medicines

Most older Americans take multiple medicines every day. But a new poll suggests they don’t get enough help to make sure those medicines actually mix safely.

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Tips to Help Families Cope With Alzheimer’s

Receiving an Alzheimer’s diagnosis is never easy. It’s life changing, not only for the person receiving the diagnosis but for their family members as well.

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An Age-Old Question: When Do You Need a Geriatrician?

Like pediatricians, geriatricians have specific skills that allow them to connect more effectively with the populations they treat.

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Alzheimer’s Study Finds Spiraling Costs, Family Caregiver Stress

Kristen Beatty’s 78-year-old father, Ray, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s about 10 years ago. Since then, he has developed a sense of paranoia, insomnia and the delusion that people are stealing from him.

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The common area of the nursing home at Westminster Village North in Indianapolis, which has benefited from additional federal Medicaid funding. (Courtesy of Westminster Village North)

Chasing Millions in Medicaid Dollars, Hospitals Buy up Nursing Homes

Westminster Village North, a nursing home and retirement community in Indianapolis, recently added 25 beds and two kitchens to speed food delivery to residents.

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Glaring Quality Gaps in Nursing Homes to Grow With Medicaid Cuts

Nursing homes that rely the most on Medicaid tend to provide the worst care for their residents; not just the people covered by the program but also those who pay privately or have Medicare coverage.

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