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Nursing Home Cost Outpaces Inflation, Medical Care

One of the largest studies on out-of-pocket costs for nursing home care finds prices are high and rising faster than other medical care and consumer prices.

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Story Telling Helps Clinicians Connect With Patients

Bob Hall was recovering from yet another surgery in March 2014 when a volunteer walked into his hospital room.

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Ageism In Medicine: A Doctor Speaks Out

Society gives short shrift to older age. This distinct phase of life doesn’t get the same attention that’s devoted to childhood.

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A Not-So-Shaggy Dog Story About Companionship

It was the end of a chilly Wednesday in late November and I had a car full of blankets made for dogs living in a shelter.

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Caregivers: Happiness Training May Ease Anxiety

Much has been written about the stresses and emotional demands of caring for family members with dementia, and a new study suggests that some of this burden can be offset by training.

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Memorial Day Travel Tips For Families Impacted By Dementia

Advise airlines and hotels that you’re traveling with someone who has memory impairment and inform them of safety concerns and special needs.

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