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Family Caregivers Rarely Asked About Support Needs

Nearly 20 million Americans are unpaid, usually in-family caregivers for adults over 64.

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Susan Saran wears a chain bearing instructions that she not be resuscitated.

With Dementia Diagnosis, She Documented Her Wishes: They Said No

When she worked on the trading floor of the Chicago Board Options Exchange, long before cellphone calculators, Susan Saran could perform complex math problems in her head.

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Nursing Home Compare

Nursing Home Compare Website: Significant Underreporting In Safety Data Found

The number of falls that lead to injury are a critical category of concern for nursing home residents, however, the data used by Nursing Home Compare to report patient safety related to falls may be highly inaccurate.

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CES Gadget Show: New Aids Help Caregivers

A robot that can fetch toilet paper when you’re stranded on the loo and services to keep track of the elderly from afar were among the technologies showcased this week at the annual CES gadget show in Las Vegas.

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Seniors Feel Isolated When Brakes Put On Driving Privileges

Whether it’s going to the local grocery store or to a friend’s home, driving a car plays a major role among seniors seeking to maintain their independence. 

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PACE Day Care Helps Keep Seniors At Home

Two mornings a week, a van arrives at the Escondido, Calif., home of Mario Perez and takes him to a new senior center in this northern San Diego County town, where he eats a hot lunch.

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