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‘Aggressive’ New Advance Directive Would Let Dementia Patients Refuse Food

Treading into ethically and legally uncertain territory, a New York end-of-life agency has approved a new document that lets people stipulate in advance that they don’t want food or water if they develop severe dementia.

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Nirva (left), a Haitian immigrant living in the U.S. under Temporary Protected Status, has helped care for Isolina Dicenso since 2011. They’ve grown close, bonding in part over their Catholic faith. “Thank God I met this woman,” Dicenso, 96, says of Nirva. (Melissa Bailey/KHN)

Trump Targets Immigrant POP: Elderly Brace To Lose Caregivers

After back-to-back, eight-hour shifts at a chiropractor’s office and a rehab center, Nirva arrived outside an elderly woman’s house just in time to help her up the front steps.

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Family Caregivers: New Services, Technologies Help With Aging At Home

There is nothing quite as devastating for many older people as having to leave the comfort of home because of poor health or limited mobility.

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A Tale Of Love, Family Conflict And Battles Over Care For Aging Mother

“Edith + Eddie,” a short documentary vying for an Academy Award Sunday, is a gripping look at a couple in their 90s caught up in an intense family conflict over caring for an aging parent.

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Shopping For Nursing Homes More Tricky Today

Finding a safe, high-quality nursing home for a loved one is never an easy task. Complicated decisions often are made at a moment of emotional crisis and reliable guidance can be difficult to come by.

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A Push To Get Older Adults In Better Shape For Surgery

In the weeks leading up to surgery, they prescribe exercise to seniors, make sure they’re eating healthy foods and try to minimize anxiety and stress, among other initiatives.

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