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Elderly patients and intensive care decisions

According to a study of 15 emergency departments, patients over age 80 who are admitted to intensive care are often not asked their opinion about admission.

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Caregivers experience emotional, physical, financial difficulties

Family members often help with daily activities like eating, bathing and dressing. Many also provide medical support.

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Financial industry must address elder exploitation

Protecting the wealth of older adults should be a high priority for banks, insurance companies and others. Yet, elder financial exploitation and diminished financial capacity resulting from age-related cognitive impairments pose major economic threats.

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More research a must to prevent elder abuse

Maltreatment and abuse have important effects on the health, quality of life and even the lifespan of elderly people, but there is very little evidence on ways to stop it.

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Moving mom and dad: Some practical tips

Moving is a major life stressor at any age. Whether you are young, or old it can be a burden mentally and physically. Moving one or both parents has additional challenges.

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Home monitoring can make caring for elderly relative easier for family

It can be difficult for families when an elderly loved one starts to weaken physically and mentally. While nursing homes are an option, most are extremely expensive, and most seniors would prefer to remain in familiar surroundings. Fortunately, there are now more choices available that can provide seniors the freedom to continue living safely in […]

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