Browsing All posts tagged under »Health and Retirement Study«

Loneliness Linked to Serious Health Problems and Death Among Elderly | ScienceBlog.com

June 21, 2012

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Aging doesn’t have to mean moving away from  people and places we know.  Keeping patients at home for longer periods while avoiding loneliness is one of our specialties.  Enjoy the article and see our information below it. _____________________________________ Loneliness — the unpleasant feeling of emptiness or desolation — can creep in and cause suffering to […]

A Special Burden for Women – NYTimes.com

June 5, 2012

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Another dispatch from the recent American Geriatrics Society scientific conference in Seattle: Caring for an elderly, ailing spouse is an unimaginably difficult task, especially when the caregivers are elderly themselves. But wives fare worse, physically and emotionally, than husbands, researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, have found. Women tend to marry men older than […]

Diabetes interventions work, even in older adults.

May 3, 2012

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This is great news for all those with diabetes, particularly the elderly. If you have trouble managing your diabetes or know someone that does ask for help. This disease is a serious one that can result in very serious complications that can lead to an early death. Let someone know you are struggling, Medicare may […]