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Dizzying Times

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 14:33
I was unsympathetic when my mother complained of strange dizzy spells. Who’s sorry now?

How to Complain to Medicare

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 12:28
Revealed: the semi-secret phone numbers that beneficiaries are supposed to use to complain to Medicare.

Her Own Kind of Absence

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 12:36
What I'd thought was depression was really was something else.

Four-Star Disappointments

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 12:59
Medicare's rating system for nursing homes is seriously flawed, The Times reports.

Part D Gains May Be Eroding

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:12
More Medicare beneficiaries are not taking prescribed medications or forgoing basic needs to pay for them, a new study finds.

California Court Limits Caregiver Suits

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 05:00
A home health aide cannot sue a couple with dementia for an injury sustained while caring for them, the California Supreme Court has ruled.

The Addict Down the Hall

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:40
Substance abuse is not uncommon among seniors in nursing homes. A novel rehab program aims to address that.

Where Are the Nurses?

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:20
A federal law intended to reform nursing homes requires that a registered nurse be on-site only eight hours a day — whatever the size of the facility.

Clearing the Path Home

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 13:47
Transition “coaches” help ease the transfer from hospital to home.

Who’s Moving In Now?

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 14:41
The luggage in the living room? Odds are, it's not Grandma's as multigenerational households trend younger.

Many Problems Lead to Thoughts of Suicide, Study Finds

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 13:25
Treatment of depression alone may not prevent many suicides among the elderly, a new study suggests.

More on Sleeping Pills and Older Adults

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 05:00
New research adds to evidence that long-term use of some sedatives may be hazardous for older adults

A New Resource About Parkinson’s

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:27
A new website hosts a directory of movement disorder specialists.

Addressing Caregivers’ Loss of Retirement Income

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 11:49
A congresswomen has proposed Social Security credits for family caregivers who must cut back on work.

Stealing a Page From the Boomers’ Playbook

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 15:43
A member of the “aging industrial complex” starts a campaign against ageism.

An ‘Emotional Burden’ Rarely Discussed

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 05:00
Tens of millions of adults suffer with a form of incontinence, a new report finds.

Warming Times in a Cold Land

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 16:47
Finally, a film about aging that doesn't depress.

Small Changes, and Hopes, for Preventing Dementia

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 17:57
Researchers are finding no silver bullet for prevention of Alzheimer's disease, only everyday changes we should all be making anyway.

A Move to Extend Visiting Hours at Hospitals

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:01
A nonprofit group is urging hospitals to eliminate restrictive visiting hours and permit families, broadly defined, to remain with loved ones throughout their stays, even in intensive care units.

Where Older People Are Gloomy About Their Health

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 12:35
Older adults in the South believe their health to be worse than those in the Northeast and Midwest, government researchers find.