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When Death Approaches Again

NYTimes New Old Age Blog - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 15:27
Survivors of the Holocaust pose special challenges for caregivers at the end of life.

Is It Really Dementia?

NYTimes New Old Age Blog - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 12:22
A number of conditions cause dementia-like symptoms, and doctors may have trouble diagnosing them. Still, the odds usually are low that an elderly family member can be made cognitively normal.

A Doctor Discovers Dying

NYTimes New Old Age Blog - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 10:44
In his new book, "Being Mortal," Dr. Atul Gawande acknowledges paying scant attention to end-of-life issues.

Treating C.O.P.D. in the Elderly

NYTimes New Old Age Blog - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 04:00
Older patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease may benefit from taking two drugs, not just one, a new study finds.

A Leap in Lifespans

NYTimes New Old Age Blog - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 12:19
We're living longer than ever, but not always better.

In Nursing Homes, Eyes That Never Turn Away

NYTimes New Old Age Blog - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 11:53
More family members debate whether to install video cameras in the rooms of nursing home patients.

Extra Scrutiny for Hospices

NYTimes New Old Age Blog - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 16:33
New legislation will bring greater federal oversight to hospice programs across the country.

Some Good News on Pneumonia

NYTimes New Old Age Blog - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 11:00
New vaccine recommendations should bolster protection against pneumonia, which sickens three million to four million American adults a year. Hospitals also appear to be doing a better job in treating patients.

An End-of-Life Nightmare

NYTimes New Old Age Blog - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 08:24
Joseph Andrey, 91, wanted to die at home. As is often the case, he died in a hospital instead.

Study Links Anxiety Drugs to Alzheimer’s Disease

NYTimes New Old Age Blog - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 04:00
Alzheimer's occurs more often among older people who have used benzodiazepines for long periods, researchers report.

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