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A New Strategy to Meet the Needs of the Elderly

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A New Strategy to Meet the Needs of the Elderly   by Alan Lipton


Geriatric Care Management:

Getting older isn't what it used to be. There was a time when senior members of the community lived amongst their extended family, relying on their children or grandchildren for support. But as the Baby Boomer generation pushes the population's media age higher and higher, and as each generation seems to move farther and farther from its geographical roots, the act of younger generations caring for their elderly relatives is becoming less common. Nowadays, the elderly must find alternative ways to receive the type of care they need, though many seniors are reluctant to move into retirement homes or assisted living facilities.


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The New Old Age

Caring and Coping NYT
  • He wanted his body given to a medical school or research organization. It wasn't that simple.

  • Warren Sanderson, a professor of social and behavioral sciences at Stony Brook University, is working on ways to define aging other than the passing of years. "Everything is changing about 65-year-olds," he said.

  • Researchers have written for years about resilience in the elderly. Now they're trying to measure it.

  • A small study found that many elderly patients turning up in one emergency room were malnourished.

  • Why are patients with advanced dementia so often receiving "medications of questionable benefit"?

  • A documentary airing on PBS provides a cleareyed account of one family's struggle with Alzheimer's disease.

  • A high-dose vaccine prevents older adults from catching the flu more effectively than the standard vaccine, researchers say.

  • I was unsympathetic when my mother complained of strange dizzy spells. Who’s sorry now?