The End Of Secrecy In Nursing Home Wrongdoing

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Carolyn Rosenblatt , CONTRIBUTOR – Forbes.com I write about healthy aging, and dealing with aging loved ones. Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. After 25 years without changes in basic rules, the nursing home industry is finally being forced to reveal hidden wrongs that happen to residents. Until now, consumers were required to […]

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Fewer Advanced Alzheimer’s Patients on Feeding Tubes

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Practice dropped by half over past 15 years, study reports By Kathleen Doheny from healthday.com HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) — The use of feeding tubes for nursing home patients with advanced dementia — a practice increasingly discouraged by some national organizations — is declining, a new study finds. One Alzheimer’s expert who […]

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Alzhiemer’s Patients Keep Spark Alive by Sharing Stories

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By Jane E. Brody at the New York Times Can you keep the love shining after your partner’s brain has begun to dim? Just ask Denise Tompkins of Naperville, Ill., married 36 years to John, now 69, who has Alzhiemer’s disease. The Tompkinses participated in an unusual eight-week storytelling workshop at Northwestern University that is […]

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Ill And Aged Face Barriers To Sex, Intimacy: Part 1

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By Daniel Gaitan (Life Matters Media) Sex isn’t just for the sexy. The seriously ill and aged may still enjoy a healthy sex life despite their physical limitations and scars. “When a person is diagnosed with a serious illness, we know that their priorities may suddenly change,” said Shirley Otis-Green, clinical director of consulting services […]