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Nursing home residents with dementia often given antipsychotics despite health warnings – The Boston Globe

May 20, 2012

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This story from the Boston Globe is very enlightening to say the least, it is unfortunate that this happens but it is something to look out for as you look for a home for a loved one.  Hopefully the high fines paid by Abbott Labs and Eli Lilly in the last few months will help change […]

6 questions to ask before selecting a nursing home

May 20, 2012

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This article has a lot of really good info in it and it references a series that I can recommend also from the Boston Globe.  If you are looking into nursing homes you need to read these articles so you are prepared to ask the right questions and know what to look for but remember […]

Revived by Music – NYTimes.com

May 20, 2012

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Maybe you’re among the millions who’ve watched and forwarded this video of an unresponsive 94-year-old with dementia, slumped in his wheelchair at a nursing home in Brooklyn. But when a staff member puts earphones in place and clicks on an iPod loaded with favorite hymns, he awakens, moving to the music, humming along. He tells […]

Cancer Survivors Who Exercise Live Longer – NYTimes.com

May 20, 2012

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Can going for a walk improve cancer survivors’ long-term prognosis? It may, according to new research showing that exercise can lower survivors’ risk of premature death, not only from cancer but from any cause. The findings are likely to resonate widely at a time when about 14 million Americans, and many more worldwide, have survived […]

Disabled veterans in Texas fleeced by VA-appointed money managers – Houston Chronicle

May 20, 2012

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I find this disgusting but you be the judge – read on. ________________________________________________________ Already a convicted petty thief, Mildred Fedd had pressing bills to pay: parking tickets, a faulty sewage system, house payments and the impound lot holding her truck hostage. So she turned to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs and promised – for […]