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Slowing Down Hospital Discharge Requires Fast Action

The old man slept quietly as his daughter sat by his hospital bed. Suddenly, an aide walked in and announced that a move was imminent. 1,251 more words

Medicare

Seniors Increasingly Getting High, Study Shows

Baby boomers are getting high in increasing numbers, reflecting growing acceptance of the drug as treatment for various medical conditions, according to a study published Monday in the journal Addiction. 659 more words

Public Health

Dementia Rates Decline Sharply Among Senior Citizens

A new study finds that the prevalence of dementia has fallen sharply in recent years, most likely as a result of Americans’ rising educational levels and better heart health, which are both closely related to brain health. 833 more words

Mental Health

Study: Many Caregivers Spend $7K Annually Out Of Pocket

Denise Sleeper has sold her home, spent most of her retirement savings and quit her job to care for her husband since his Alzheimer’s disease struck two years ago. 555 more words

Public Health

How To Spend Your Final Months At Home, Sweet Home

There’s no mystery about what older adults want when they become seriously ill near the end of their lives.

They want to be cared for at home. 1,056 more words

Insight

Big Raises For Many Home Care Workers Won’t Necessarily Help Senior Citizens

In recent months, health aides who care for elderly Americans at home appeared at scores of rallies calling for better pay and workplace conditions. President Barack Obama and some of the presidential candidates have pledged to improve the lives of these workers, who often struggle on the poverty-level wages they are paid. 1,201 more words

Capitol Desk

School Rumble: an unusual highschool comedy

School Rumble is a shonen highschool comedy manga written by Jin Kobayashi. It was serialized in Weekly Shonen Magazine from 2002 to 2008. It was successful enough among children to get an anime adaptation but I’ll be focusing on the manga since that’s kinda my thing already. 778 more words

Manga