‘It Should Not Be This Hard’: When Family Members Provide the Care

Readers respond to an Op-Ed essay urging increased support for the millions of Americans providing such assistance.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elder-care, #elderly, #home-health-care, #stimulus-economic, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Seniors Seeking Vaccines Have a Problem: They Can’t Use the Internet

Older adults living alone often lack access or an understanding of technology, and many are unsure how to sign up for an appointment.

#administration-for-community-living, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elderly, #older-adults-technology-services, #smith-tina-f, #social-media, #vaccination-and-immunization

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China’s Retirement Home Industry is Plagued by Ponzi Schemes

Rooms and beds for retirees are in short supply as the population ages, leaving many vulnerable to companies pitching risky investments.

#china, #elder-care, #elderly, #families-and-family-life, #finances, #frauds-and-swindling, #nursing-homes, #population, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #retirement-communities-and-assisted-living

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Romance Blossoms for Seniors During Quarantine

For some in assisted living residences, the lockdown has made finding a romantic companion as simple as walking down the hall.

#elderly, #love-emotion, #nursing-homes, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #retirement-communities-and-assisted-living

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The Best States for Retirement in 2021

And the ones you may want to avoid.

#elderly, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #retirement

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The Villages Promotes Paradise

“Why would I want to hear about death and destruction? I’d rather hear somebody made a hole in one yesterday.”

#area-planning-and-renewal, #documentary-films-and-programs, #elderly, #florida, #orlando-fla, #some-kind-of-heaven-movie, #villages-the-fla

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A.I. Is Everywhere and Evolving

Many of us already live with artificial intelligence now, but researchers say interactions with the technology will become increasingly personalized.

#artificial-intelligence, #education-k-12, #elderly, #privacy, #research

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105-Year Old Woman Survived Spanish Flu, and Now, Coronavirus

Lucia DeClerck, the oldest resident of a New Jersey nursing home, tested positive for the virus on her 105th birthday, one day after her second vaccine shot.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elderly, #lucia-declerck, #new-jersey, #nursing-homes, #pfizer-inc, #raisins, #vaccination-and-immunization

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How Meaningful Is Prediabetes for Older Adults?

A new study indicates that the condition might be less of a worry than once believed.

#american-diabetes-assn, #diabetes, #diet-and-nutrition, #elderly, #jama-internal-medicine-journal, #prediabetes, #research, #selvin-elizabeth, #tests-medical, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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50 Million Americans Are Unpaid Caregivers. We Need Help.

Biden must make good on his promise to support families with sick loved ones.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elder-care, #elderly, #family-leaves, #home-health-care

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A Year of Unraveling

For the millions of Americans living with dementia, every day during this pandemic can bring a fresh horror.

#alzheimers-assn, #alzheimers-disease, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dementia, #elder-care, #elderly, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #national-institute-on-aging, #nursing-and-nurses, #nursing-homes

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A Different Early-Bird Special: Have Vaccine, Will Travel

People over 65 have been among the first in line to receive Covid-19 vaccinations. And they are leading a wave in new travel bookings.

#aarp, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elderly, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #travel-and-vacations, #vaccination-and-immunization

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‘Our Goal is That No Lemurs Live Alone’

At the Duke Lemur Center, an innovative plan to keep the animals social late in life: pair them with lemurs of another species.

#duke-university, #durham-nc, #elderly, #friendship, #lemurs, #loneliness, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

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Covid Vaccines as an Amenity

Senior living communities around the country are offering vaccine access as an incentive for moving in.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elderly, #manhattan-nyc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #retirement-communities-and-assisted-living, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Why Germany Prosecutes the Aged for Nazi Roles It Long Ignored

Since German courts expanded the definition of who was guilty of Holocaust atrocities, several people over 90 have been charged.

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Study Finds People With Dementia Are Twice as Likely to Get Covid

The analysis of nearly 62 million electronic medical records in the U.S. also found that Black people with dementia were at an even greater risk.

#alzheimers-assn, #alzheimers-disease, #case-western-reserve-university, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dementia, #elderly, #research, #your-feed-science

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How This New Yorker Created a Vaccine Appointment Website for $50

New Yorkers with tech skills were appalled when they tried to make vaccine appointments for older relatives. They knew there was a better way.

#computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elderly, #new-york-city, #race-and-ethnicity, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Remote Learning Isn’t Just for Kids

New online tools and an array of remote classes and programs are ramping up education and training for adults.

#adult-education, #computers-and-the-internet, #e-learning, #elderly, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Housing Parents in a Pandemic: How About the Backyard?

Wanting to keep older relatives safe and close, families are taking a harder look at the structures known as accessory dwelling units.

#accessory-dwelling-units, #building-construction, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elderly, #families-and-family-life, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #united-states

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In Line for Vaccination, and Not Getting Younger

Residents and workers at long-term-care facilities are high-priority candidates for the Covid-19 vaccines. But many are still waiting.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cvs-caremark-corporation, #elder-care, #elderly, #nursing-homes, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #retirement-communities-and-assisted-living, #vaccination-and-immunization, #walgreen-co, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

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The Ageism and Ableism Driving the Vaccine Rollout Is Deadly

The state-sanctioned callous treatment of some of us as disposable has put everyone at risk.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disabilities, #elderly, #nursing-homes, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources

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Even in Poorer Neighborhoods, the Wealthy Are Lining Up for Vaccines

Officials acknowledge that the coveted shots are disproportionately going to white people and that planners’ efforts to course-correct are having limited effect.

#black-people, #city-councils, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elderly, #hispanic-americans, #medicine-and-health, #race-and-ethnicity, #vaccination-and-immunization, #whites, #your-feed-healthcare

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Tony Bennett Reveals He Has Alzheimer’s Disease

“He’s not the old Tony anymore,” his wife, Susan, said. “But when he sings, he’s the old Tony.”

#alzheimers-assn, #alzheimers-disease, #bennett-tony, #elderly, #memory, #music, #pop-and-rock-music

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‘It’s Numbing’: Nine Retired Nuns in Michigan Die of Covid-19

The deaths add to what is becoming a familiar trend in the spread of the virus as it devastates religious congregate communities by infecting retired, aging populations of nuns and sisters.

#adrian-mich, #adrian-dominican-sisters, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #elderly, #gramlich-dorothea-d-2021, #laier-helen-d-2021, #mcgorray-jeannine-therese-d-2021, #moser-charlotte-francis-d-2021, #nuns, #ortega-esther-1934-2021, #rieman-mary-lisa-d-2021, #shinkey-ann-rena-d-2021, #swallow-margaret-ann-d-2021, #united-states, #wischmeyer-mary-irene-d-2021

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How West Virginia Became a U.S. Leader in Vaccine Rollout

West Virginia has used 83 percent of its allotted vaccines, among the best in the nation. But even efficient operations face a major problem: There simply are not enough shots to go around.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elderly, #national-guard, #states-us, #vaccination-and-immunization, #west-virginia

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Filing Suit for ‘Wrongful Life’

More Americans are writing end-of-life instructions as the pandemic renders such decisions less abstract. But are medical providers listening?

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Eli Lilly Claims Drug Prevents Coronavirus Infection in Nursing Homes

A monoclonal antibody protected residents and staff members in facilities where the virus had appeared.

#antibodies, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #elder-care, #elderly, #eli-lilly-and-company, #nursing-homes, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization

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A Killer Preyed on Older Women. Police Say He Was Their Neighbor.

The police say Kevin Gavin has killed three women since 2015 at the Carter G. Woodson Houses in Brooklyn.

#brownsville-brooklyn-ny, #elderly, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-department-nyc

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Drug Prevents Coronavirus Infection in Nursing Homes, Maker Claims

A monoclonal antibody protected residents and staff members in facilities where the virus had appeared.

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In New Jersey, Smokers Can Get Covid Vaccine

New Jersey is one of only two states that has included smoking among the high-risk medical conditions that make people eligible for the Covid-19 vaccine.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #elderly, #medicine-and-health, #new-jersey, #nursing-homes, #smoking-and-tobacco, #states-us, #vaccination-and-immunization

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More Than Half of States Widen Access to Covid-19 Vaccine

At least 28 states have begun vaccinating older people. Amid a shifting rollout, here is a look at what every state is doing.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elderly, #states-us, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Disabled Americans Are Losing a Lifeline

Biden can help.

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The Red Tape Facing Older People Who Want the Covid-19 Vaccine

A million city residents who are over 65 are now eligible to be vaccinated. But try making an appointment.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #de-blasio-bill, #elderly, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Hours on Hold, Website Crashes: Vaccine Sign-up Exasperates New Yorkers

A million city residents who are over 65 are now eligible to be vaccinated. But try making an appointment.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #de-blasio-bill, #elderly, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Feds Order States to Expand Covid-19 Vaccine Targets as Deaths Surge

Racing against a rising death toll, the Trump administration has ordered states to offer coronavirus vaccines to people over 65 or with a medical condition that puts them at risk.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elderly, #obesity, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Feds Order States to Expand Vaccine Targets as Covid-19 Deaths Surge

Racing against a rising death toll, the Trump administration has ordered states to offer coronavirus vaccines to people over 65 or with a medical condition that puts them at risk.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elderly, #obesity, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Why Is a Woman’s Body Always in Question?

“As a child, I thought that it was a bad thing to be born a woman, because that body clearly limited your liberties.”

#brazil, #documentary-films-and-programs, #elderly, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #menopause, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #vagina, #weight, #women-and-girls, #youth

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Carne

Five women share the experience of being treated less like a person than like a body — like flesh.

#black-people, #brazil, #elderly, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #menopause, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #weight, #women-and-girls

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A Colonoscopy Alternative Comes Home

An at-home test for colon cancer is as reliable as the traditional screening, health experts say, and more agreeable.

#colon, #colon-and-colorectal-cancer, #elderly, #tests-medical, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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‘It Became Sort of Lawless’: Florida Vaccine Rollout Turns Into a Free-for-All

Florida decided people 65 and older should get the coronavirus vaccine first. But demand has overwhelmed supply, and people are frustrated.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #desantis-ron, #elderly, #florida, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Pressure Grows for States to Open Vaccines to More Groups of People

Some states are already expanding eligibility to people 65 and over, even though millions of people the C.D.C. recommends go first — health care workers and nursing home residents — have yet to get shots.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elderly, #governors-us, #hospitals, #medicine-and-health, #nursing-homes, #retirement-communities-and-assisted-living, #states-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-healthcare

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How the Oldest Old Can Endure Even This

No visitors. No friends at the dining table. Neighbors dying without notice. But many older adults have proved resilient during the pandemic, a phenomenon known as “crisis competence.”

#elderly, #nursing-homes, #retirement-communities-and-assisted-living, #willig-ruth-1923

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Nursing Home Patients Are Dying of Loneliness

As the vaccine rolls out in nursing homes, more visits should be allowed.

#alzheimers-disease, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elder-care, #elderly, #loneliness, #nursing-homes, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Don’t Let the Pandemic Stop Your Shots

Even as older adults await the coronavirus vaccine, many are skipping the standard ones. That’s not wise, health experts say.

#age-chronological, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #diphtheria, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #elderly, #epidemics, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #hepatitis, #influenza, #minorities, #pneumonia, #shingles-disease, #tetanus, #vaccination-and-immunization, #whooping-cough, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

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As Virus Resurges in Africa, Doctors Fear the Worst Is Yet to Come

The coronavirus killed far fewer people in Africa than in Europe and the Americas, leading to a widespread perception that it was a disease of the West. Now, a tide of new cases on the continent is raising alarms.

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Who Should Get the Covid-19 Vaccine Next? A Debate

With limited doses available, and a pandemic claiming more lives every day, a complex moral calculus has begun. Five thinkers weigh the choices ahead.

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Shopping for a Nursing Home in a Pandemic

Even without a deadly virus, finding the right place for my sister felt like facing a slate of rotten choices.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elder-care, #elderly, #new-york-city, #nursing-homes, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Secret to Longevity? 4-Minute Bursts of Intense Exercise May Help

Including high-intensity training in your workouts provided better protection against premature death than moderate workouts alone.

#age-chronological, #bmj-journal, #deaths-fatalities, #elderly, #exercise, #norway, #research

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Now That Grandma Has Been Vaccinated, May I Visit Her?

The start of a mass coronavirus vaccination campaign at U.S. nursing homes has brought hope to many families. But it may be a while before restrictions loosen. Here are answers to common questions.

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Who Gets the Vaccine Next? Frontline Workers and People Over 74, CDC Says

The recommendation was a compromise aimed at getting the coronavirus vaccine to the most vulnerable of two high-risk groups.

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