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Archive for category: Longevity News 2013


11/21/2013 – Who will care for America’s aging population?

Nearly 70 percent of Americans who reach age 65 will, at some point, be unable to care for themselves without assistance. Issues of long-term care also affect millions of younger people with significant cognitive or physical functional limitations. Yet long-term care gets neither the public attention nor the policy focus that it deserves. Read the full […]


11/21/2013 – Work, Women and Caregiving

Trying to hold onto a job while caring for a family member is a tough juggling act. Caregivers sometimes have to arrive late or leave early, cut back to part-time work, and decline travel or promotions.  Read the full article at The New York Times.


11/20/2013 – A Misunderstood Directive

Dr. Michael Rothberg, vice chair for research in the Medicine Institute at the Cleveland Clinic and colleagues in Pennsylvania and Massachusetts have written a new paper on little known, poorly understood medical directives. It is a small study of 16 health care proxies for patients with advanced dementia — largely their adult children, and some […]


11/20/2013 – Dementia Patients Still Getting Dangerous Antipsychotic Drugs In Nursing Homes

More than one out of every five nursing home residents is still being given powerful antipsychotic drugs despite a growing consensus that they are inappropriate and often dangerous. These drugs frequently are given to “calm” dementia patients even though many are approved only for the treatment of diseases such as schizophrenia. Read the full article […]