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Ring In The New Year, Rein In Your Drinking

Two years into a pandemic that has changed how we work, live and play, another change has the potential for far-reaching impact: rising alcohol use.

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Home Health Aides Often Face Verbal Abuse From Clients

For many home healthcare aides, verbal abuse from clients or clients’ family is a real problem, a U.S. study suggests. 

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Nursing Homes, Senior Centers Find Bullying Has No Age Limit

The unwanted were turned away from cafeteria tables. Fistfights broke out at karaoke. Dances became breeding grounds for gossip and cruelty.

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Elder Abuse: ERs Learn How to Protect a Vulnerable Population

Because visits to the emergency room may be the only time an older adult leaves the house, staff in the ER can be a first line of defense, said Tony Rosen, founder and lead investigator of the Vulnerable Elder Protection Team (VEPT).

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Boomers on a bender: Is alcohol use killing us?

Alcohol is the most commonly used psychoactive substance among older adults. And this group can have unique risks associated with its consumption , in even lower amounts, compared to younger persons.

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Emergency rooms not identifying elder abuse

Elder abuse affects approximately 1 in 10 older adults in the United States and has far-reaching negative effects on physical and mental health.

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