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Alzheimer's, Alzheimers, Alzheimer

Why Do More Women Have Alzheimer’s Than Men?

Middle-aged women are more likely than men to have changes in the brain related to Alzheimer’s disease, as detected by imaging, even when there are no differences in thinking and memory.

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Coronavirus

Coronavirus Deadly To Those Over 80, But Many Are Surviving

Anna Marie Bresnan, who lives at Philadelphia Protestant Home, a retirement community in Northeast Philadelphia, is 84 and has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

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Nursing homes

Federal Help Falters As Nursing Homes Run Short Of Protective Equipment

Around the country, nursing homes trying to protect their residents from the coronavirus eagerly await boxes of masks, eyewear and gowns promised by the federal government.

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medications, prescription

Medications Prescribed To Older People Causing Harm

Millions of people around the world over the age of 70 are taking at least one medication every day that is causing them more harm than good, leading to falls, confusion, hospitalization and even death.

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nursing home

Pandemic Reveals Need For Nursing Facility Overhaul

On May Day, I received a confidential call from a person who works in a Massachusetts nursing facility. Many of the elders and staff are COVID positive — including herself.

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Long term care

Coronavirus Testing Remains Wildly Inconsistent In Long Term Care

Mary Lanham’s assisted living complex in Florida tested all residents for COVID-19, once in March and again in April, even though no one showed symptoms.

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