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Emergency Rooms Not Ideal for Elderly

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PAULINE W. CHEN, M.D. wrote a recent Blog Post on the NYT Website titled, Emergency Rooms Are No Place for the Elderly Over the last five decades, quality emergency care has become synonymous with speed. Survival rates for patients in the throes of a stroke, heart attack or traumatic injury depend on the number of minutes needed to triage, diagnose and treat. Even the physical environment where emergency care takes place has become a paragon of medical efficiency — large [...]

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Late-Onset Depression & Chronic Medical Conditions

Late-Onset Depression & Chronic Medical Conditions
Adults with no previous history of depression can develop it late in life due to changes and loss­es they experience. Late-onset depression often occurs simultaneously with a chronic medical[...]

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Experts Examine Success of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Treating Older Veterans’ Depression

Researchers have found significant and equivalent reductions in depressive symptoms for both older and younger veterans undergoing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for depression (CBT-D), according to an[...]

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Signs It is Time to Call 9-1-1

Signs It is Time to Call 9-1-1
Each year, about 600,000 Americans—one in four—in the United States die from heart disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Of the 715,000 Americans who have a heart attack[...]

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The Impact of Hearing Loss

The Impact of Hearing Loss
By Gora Ganguli Hearing loss is an ever-growing problem that robs people of their quality of life. Because it takes away the capacity to communicate and reduces social interaction between people,[...]

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Whitepaper: Fear of Falling in Older Persons

Philips Lifeline has sponsored a whitepaper written by Dr. Alan M. Jette, Director of The Health & Disability Research Institute at Boston University School of Public Health. Dr. Jette’s[...]

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WHEN TO SEEK BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SUPPORT

By Debbie Daniels What will you do when your loved one is struggling with increased confusion, anxiety or depression? A primary care physician can rule out physical ailments but may not have a[...]

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FutureCare CherryWood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center-Real Life Story

FutureCare CherryWood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center-Real Life Story
When residents at FutureCare CherryWood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Reisterstown, Md., head to dinner, they enjoy a first-class dining experience. While nursing homes aren’t usually known[...]

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Coping with Low Vision

 By Kinshasa A. Coghill, M.S. For most of her 76 years, Carolyn was a regular visitor at Philadelphia’s many museums. She also loved gardening and especially enjoyed Saturday afternoon strolls[...]

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