Issues in Aging
- Patient Advocates: Pathfinders in the Complex World of Medicine by Mary Jacobs - When a life-threatening staph infection sent Dominick Buttiglieri, 64, to the hospital, his situation quickly worsened—and his wife, Deborah, soon felt overwhelmed. “His organs were shutting down, and the doctors weren’t giving us much hope,” she said. Dominick was in…
Blog of the Week
- Guilt: The Dark Shadow of Responsibility by Maggie Sullivan - A couple of years ago, at a meeting of an Alzheimer’s caregivers’ support group I lead, one topic dominated. Doris, who is caring for her mother, began: “My mother trails me around the house all day long! So, every afternoon…
Clearing Pollution Helps Clear the Fog of Aging—And May Cut the Risk of Dementia
We know cleaner air is better for our lungs. Now research is showing it likely helps our brains stay healthier longer as well.
Kaiser Health News
Her Brother Landed in a Nursing Home. She Was Sued Over His Bill.
A New York woman says she never signed anything that would make her financially beholden for her brother’s stay in the facility. The nursing home says she owes $8,000 for his care.
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