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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.

Donating the Body

NYTimes New Old Age Blog - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 14:58
He wanted his body given to a medical school or research organization. It wasn't that simple.

On New Measurements of Aging

NYTimes New Old Age Blog - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 13:43
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.

Tougher Than They Look

NYTimes New Old Age Blog - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 15:34
Researchers have written for years about resilience in the elderly. Now they're trying to measure it.

In the Emergency Room, a Hidden Ailment

NYTimes New Old Age Blog - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 13:31
A small study found that many elderly patients turning up in one emergency room were malnourished.

Near Death, and Overmedicated

NYTimes New Old Age Blog - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 04:00
Why are patients with advanced dementia so often receiving "medications of questionable benefit"?

A Picture of Dementia

NYTimes New Old Age Blog - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 14:48
A documentary airing on PBS provides a cleareyed account of one family's struggle with Alzheimer's disease.

A Better Flu Shot

NYTimes New Old Age Blog - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 14:41
A high-dose vaccine prevents older adults from catching the flu more effectively than the standard vaccine, researchers say.

Dizzying Times

NYTimes New Old Age Blog - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 13:33
I was unsympathetic when my mother complained of strange dizzy spells. Who’s sorry now?

How to Complain to Medicare

NYTimes New Old Age Blog - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 11:28
Revealed: the semi-secret phone numbers that beneficiaries are supposed to use to complain to Medicare.

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