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October 31, 2014

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3682–October 31, 2014

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3682–October 31, 2014.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Watchdog: Medicare bought medications for dead people,” by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar (Associated Press via _Detroit News_, October 31, 2014).
www.detroitnews.com…

2. “‘Informal Care’ for Older Americans Tops USD 500B Annually, Study Finds,” (_HealthDay_, October 30, 2014).
consumer.healthday.com…

3. “Medicare Concedes, Agrees To Pay For Woman’s Home Health Care,” by Susan Jaffe (Kaiser Health News via _US National Public Radio_, October 30, 2014).
www.npr.org…

4. “Medicare finalizes USD 60M cut to home health,” by Elise Viebeck (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], blog, October 30, 2014).
thehill.com…

5. “Reforms to Help Meet the Growing Demand for Long-Term Care Services,” by Daniel Bahr, Topher Spiro, and Maura Calsyn (_Center for American Progress_, October 31, 2014).
www.americanprogress.org…

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6. “Firms gearing health-related technology toward baby boomers,” by Luke Yoquinto (_Washington Post_, October 31, 2014). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

7. “Technology helping more baby-boomer grandparents stay plugged in to grandkids,” by Nora Krug (_Washington Post_, October 31, 2014). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

8. “Why baby boomers are an important part of technology’s future,” by Vivek Wadhwa (_Washington Post_, October 31, 2014). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

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9. “Investing: 2 men save same, end up USD 234K apart,” by John Waggoner (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], October 31, 2014).
www.us…

US STATE NEWS:

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10. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Judge Approves Bankruptcy Exit for Stockton, Calif.,” by Mary Williams Walsh (_New York Times_, October 30, 2014). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
dealbook.nytimes.com…

11. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Stockton bankruptcy ruling preserves city pensions,” by Marc Lifsher and Melody Petersen (_Los Angeles Times_, October 30, 2014). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

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12. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Audit: California nursing home oversight haphazard,” by Marjie Lundstrom (_Sacramento Bee_, October 30, 2014).
www.sacbee.com…

13. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “California should revive right-to-die legislation,” (_Los Angeles Times_, October 30, 2014). Note 1: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles. Note 2: This article is an editorial.
www.latimes.com…

14. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Pension problem: What to do if the PGW deal is dead,” by Claudia Vargas (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, October 31, 2014).
www.philly.com…

15. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Highmark plan can exclude UPMC, Pennsylvania judge rules,” by Karen Langley (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, October 30, 2014).
www.post-gazette.com…

16. SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS: “S.C. farms, government team up to feed seniors this month,” by Thad Moore (_Post and Courier_ [Charleston, South Carolina], October 30, 2014).
www.postandcourier.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

17. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Our ageing population not necessarily bad news,” by Ross Gittins (_Sydney Morning Herald_, November 1, 2014).
www.smh.com…

18. CANADA NEWS: “Government health care spending, and how much seniors account for,” by Kelly Grant (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], October 30, 2014).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

19. JAPAN NEWS: “Japan Pension Fund Said to Unveil Asset Allocations Today,” by Adam Haigh, Yoshiaki Nohara and Shigeki Nozawa (_Bloomberg News_, October 31, 2014).
www.bloomberg.com…

20. NETHERLANDS NEWS: “Forced Retirement To Be Scrapped,” by Janene Van Jaarsveldt (_NL Times_, October 31, 2014).
www.nl…

21. RUSSIA NEWS: “Russia’s Pension Tsar Implicated in USD 8 Million Fraud,” by Alexey Eremenko (_Moscow Times_, October 30, 2014).
www.themoscowtimes.com…

22. UK NEWS: “Firefighters in England set for four-day strike over pensions,” (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, October 31, 2014).
www.bbc.com…

23. UK NEWS: “Britain’s Small Businesses Face Pensions Disaster,” by David Prosser (_Forbes_, October 31, 2014).
www.forbes.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

24. “A Workout for the Mind,” by Paula Span (_New York Times_, blog, October 30, 2014). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

25. “Secret of healthy ageing discovered in ground-breaking 35-year study,” by Sarah Knapton (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], October 30, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/11199403/Secret-of-healthy-ageing-discovered-in-ground-breaking-35-year-study.html…

26. “‘Wandering eye’ may raise risk of falls for older adults,” by Shereen Lehman (_Reuters_, October 30, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

27. “Study shows vibrating insoles could reduce falls among seniors,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 30, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “Almost 1 in 5 Americans Plagued by Constant Pain, Survey Suggests,” by Alan Mozes (_HealthDay_, October 30, 2014).
consumer.healthday.com…

29. “Medicare costs analysis indicates need to decrease use of biopsies as diagnosis tool for lung cancer,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 30, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

30. “Nursing home antipsychotic use has dipped nearly 19% under national effort, latest figures show,” by Tim Mullaney (_McKnight’s Long Term Care News_, October 31, 2014).
www.mcknights.com…

31. “Chickens helping the elderly tackle loneliness,” by Jessica Salter (_Daily Telegraph_, [London], October 31, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/11198410/Chickens-helping-the-elderly-tackle-loneliness.html…

October 30, 2014

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3681–October 30, 2014

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3681–October 30, 2014.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Why you can stop worrying about the national debt,” by Lori Montgomery (_Washington Post_, blog, October 29, 2014). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “Pension regulators need more data,” by Alicia H. Munnell (_MarketWatch_, October 29, 2014).
www.marketwatch.com…

3. “The White House Plans An Aging Conference,” by Liza Kaufman Hogan (_Forbes_, October 30, 2014).
www.forbes.com…

4. “Late-in-life: As U.S ‘spends more and gets less,’ the Dutch offer myriad health and social supports,” by Sharon Schmickle (_MinnPost_, blog, October 30, 2014).
www.minnpost.com…

5. “Some aging Baby Boomers will upsize, not downsize, if they move at all, poll finds,” by Dina ElBoghdady (_Washington Post_, October 30, 2014). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

US STATE NEWS:

6. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Stockton bankruptcy ruling will decide fate of public pensions,” by Marc Lifsher and Melody Petersen (_Los Angeles Times_, October 29, 2014). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “California pension data highlights troubling trends,” by Jon Ortiz (_Sacramento Bee_, October 29, 2014).
www.sacbee.com…

8. LOUISIANA NEWS: “Amendment No. 1 could force more elderly Louisiana residents into institutions,” by Andrew Muhl (_Times-Picayune_ [New Orleans, Louisiana], October 29, 2014). Note: This article is an op-ed piece.
www.nola.com…

9. OKLAHOMA NEWS: “Oklahoma lawmakers study impact of aging inmates,” by Graham Lee Brewer (_Oklahoman_ [Oklahoma City], October 29, 2014).
newsok.com…

10. OREGON NEWS: “Vulnerable Oregonians get a voice at national adult protective services conference in Portland,” by Amy Wang (_Oregonian_ [Portland, Oregon], October 29, 2014).
www.oregonlive.com…

11. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Wisconsin studies music and memory program,” by Carrie Antlfinger (Associated Press via _Seattle Post-Intelligencer_, October 30, 2014).
www.seattlepi.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

12. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Retirement funds in property approach AUSD 9 billion (USD 7.97 billion),” by Nassim Khadem (_Sydney Morning Herald_, October 30, 2014).
www.smh.com…

13. CANADA NEWS: “Sleeping pill use by seniors too common, Choosing Wisely Canada says,” (_Canadian Broadcasting Corporation [CBC] News_, October 29, 2014).
www.cbc.ca/news/health/sleeping-pill-use-by-seniors-too-common-choosing-wisely-canada-says-1.2817153…

14. CANADA NEWS: “Province upgrading fire safety systems at seniors care homes,” by Darcy Henton (_Calgary Herald_, October 29, 2014).
www.calgaryherald.com…

15. COLOMBIA NEWS: “Colombia court orders citizens to take care of elderly family members,” by Joel Gillin (_Colombia Reports_, October 30, 2014).
colombiareports.co/colombia-court-orders-citizens-take-care-elderly-family-members/…

16. IRELAND NEWS: “Nursing home delays to extend until the New Year,” by Eilish O’Regan (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], October 30, 2014).
www.independent.ie/irish-news/health/nursing-home-delays-to-extend-until-the-new-year-30704081.html…

17. JAPAN NEWS: “Japan Pension Fund Will Double Local Stocks to 24%, Survey Shows,” by Yoshiaki Nohara, Shigeki Nozawa and Anna Kitanaka (_Bloomberg Businessweek_, October 29, 2014).
www.businessweek.com…

18. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Aged-care cost hike worries,” by Alan Wood (_Press_ [Christchurch City], October 30, 2014).
www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/10676944/Aged-care-cost-hike-worries…

19. NORTHERN IRELAND NEWS: “Quarter of people in Northern Ireland will be aged 65 and over by 2033, reveals report,” by Maureen Coleman (_Belfast Telegraph_, October 30, 2014).
www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/northern-ireland/quarter-of-people-in-northern-ireland-will-be-aged-65-and-over-by-2033-reveals-report-30704161.html…

20. UK NEWS: “Care plan ‘to ease hospital pressure’ in England,” by Nic Triggle (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, October 29, 2014).
www.bbc.com…

21. UK NEWS: “Call for elderly to skip a generation in their will,” by Dan Hyde (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], October 30, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/tax/11196926/Call-for-elderly-to-skip-a-generation-in-their-will.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

22. “Affordable Care Act Medicare payment reforms improve patient experiences,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 29, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

23. “Medicare Advantage Networks Narrower Than Expected,” by Beth Skwarecki (_Medscape Medical News_, October 29, 2014). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

24. “Sarasota Scientists’ Alzheimer’s Find Pivotal,” by Barbara Peters Smith (_Sarasota Herald-Tribune_, October 29, 2014).
www.theledger.com…

25. “New molecule sneaks medicines across the blood/brain barrier,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 30, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

26. “Lou Gehrig’s disease study: Renewing brain’s aging support cells may help neurons survive,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 29, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

27. “Aortic valve replacement appears safe, effective in very elderly patients,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 29, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

October 29, 2014

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3680–October 28, 2014

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3680–October 29, 2014.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “How you would fix Social Security: Sooner rather than later,” by Jonnelle Marte (_Washington Post_, October 29, 2014). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “Congress Proposes Three Changes To Social Security That Make Sense,” by Jaime Hopkins (_Forbes_, October 29, 2014).
www.forbes.com…

3. “Medicare agency is probed for leaking stock news: Report,” by Dan Mangan (_CNBC_, October 29, 2014).
www.cnbc.com…

4. “How Medicare Is Punishing Hospitals That Care For Poor People,” by Peter Ubel (_Forbes_, October 29, 2014).
www.forbes.com…

5. “An all-American recipe for a retirement disaster,” by Aimee Picchi (_Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] Moneywatch_, October 29, 2014).
www.cbsnews.com…

6. “IRS 401(k) ruling aims to boost retirement income,” by Anne Tergesen (_MarketWatch_, October 29, 2014).
www.marketwatch.com…

7. “To safeguard seniors, repeal cuts to home health,” by Michael Fleming (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], blog, October 29, 2014).
thehill.com…

US STATE NEWS:

8. ARIZONA NEWS: “More financial trouble for public safety pension plan,” by Craig Harris (_Arizona Republic_ [Phoenix, Arizona], October 29, 2014).
www.azcentral.com…

9. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “L.A. pension agency decision deepens city’s budget hole,” by David Zahniser (_Los Angeles Times_, October 28, 2014). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

10. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Knowing Is Always Better: Why Latinos Need to Talk About Death,” by Nancy Martinez (_New American Media_, October 29, 2014).
newamericamedia.org…

11. COLORADO NEWS: “State’s pension deficit, attacks define Colorado treasurer’s race,” by John Frank (_Denver Post_, October 29, 2014).
www.denverpost.com…

12. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Lawsuit Contends Consultant Misled Detroit Pension Plan,” by Mary Williams Walsh (_New York Times_, October 28, 2014). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
dealbook.nytimes.com…

13. MISSISSIPPI NEWS: “Miss. public pension system shows improved results,” (Associated Press via _Clarion-Ledger_ [Jackson, Mississippi], October 28, 2014).
www.clarionledger.com…

14. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Sweeney: N.J. pensions don’t need to be 100 percent funded,” by Matt Friedman (_Hunterdon County Democrat_ [Raritan Township, New Jersey], October 28, 2014).
www.nj.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

15. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Age pension changes risk entrenching disadvantage for millions,” by Ian Yates (_Sydney Morning Herald_, October 29, 2014). Note: This article is an op-ed piece.
www.smh.com…

16. CHINA NEWS: “Don’t leave the lonely aged die in the dark,” by Zhu Ping (_China Daily_ [Beijing], October 29, 2014). Note: This article is a commentary.
africa.chinadaily.com…

17. PORTUGAL NEWS: “Inspections close elderly person’s homes,” (_Portugal News_, October 29, 2014).
theportugalnews.com…

18. SINGAPORE NEWS: “NUS launches sourcebook for designing future nursing homes,” by Robin Choo (_Channel NewsAsia_ [Singapore], October 29, 2014).
www.channelnewsasia.com…

19. SOUTH AFRICA NEWS: “‘We need to tackle abuse of the elderly’,” by Warda Meyer (_Independent Online_, October 29, 2014).
www.iol.co.za…

20. UK NEWS: “UK faces ‘debt timebomb’ from ageing population,” by Szu Ping Chan (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], October 29, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/11192855/UK-faces-debt-timebomb-from-ageing-population.html…

21. UK NEWS: “Dementia is leading cause of death for women,” by James Gallagher (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, October 29, 2014).
www.bbc.com…

22. UK NEWS: “Take your mortgage to the grave, older borrowers told,” by Dan Hyde (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], October 28, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/borrowing/mortgages/11194160/Take-your-mortgage-to-the-grave-older-borrowers-told.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

23. “Does milk do a body good? Maybe not, a new study suggests,” by Karen Kaplan (_Los Angeles Times_, October 29, 2014). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

24. “New frailty test predicts risk of poor outcomes in elderly patients,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 28, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “Blood test developed to diagnose early onset Alzheimer’s disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 28, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

26. “Prostate cancer medications linked with increased risk of heart-related deaths in men with cardiovascular problems,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 29, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

27. “To reap the brain benefits of physical activity, just get moving!” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 29, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

October 28, 2014

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3679–October 28, 2014

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3679–October 28, 2014.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “How you would fix Social Security: Raise the retirement age,” by Martha M. Hamilton (_Washington Post_, October 28, 2014). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “Disabled Vermont Woman Who Led Class-Action Suit Sues Medicare Again,” by Susan Jaffe (US National Public Radio _Shots_, blog, October 27, 2014).
www.npr.org…

3. “Americans Are Living Longer Than Ever. And That May Kill Your Pension,” by Dan Kadlec (_Time_, October 28, 2014).
time.com…

4. “Value of caregiving by friends and family pegged at USD 522 billion a year,” by Pamela Yip (_Dallas Morning News_, blog, October 27, 2014).
bizbeatblog.dallasnews.com…

5. “Retirement: Some struggle with leaving their jobs,” by Nanci Hellmich (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], October 28, 2014).
www.us…

US STATE NEWS:

6. CONNECTICUT NEWS: “Pension, liability at center of treasurer’s race,” by Stephen Singer (Associated Press via _Washington Times_, October 27, 2014).
www.washingtontimes.com…

7. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Detroit Pension Debt Holders End Last Objection to Plan,” by Steven Church (_Bloomberg_, October 27, 2014).
www.bloomberg.com…

8. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Michigan seniors to pay bit more for Medicare Part C,” by Robin Erb (_Detroit Free-Press_, October 28, 2014).
www.freep.com…

9. MISSOURI NEWS: “Missouri pension system will no longer exclude same-sex couples,” by Jason Hancock (_Kansas City Star_, blog, October 27, 2014).
www.kansascity.com…

10. VERMONT NEWS: “Medicare repayments will hurt bottom lines,” by Morgan True (_Brattelboro Reformer_, October 28, 2014).
www.reformer.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

11. CANADA NEWS: “Canadian guidelines recommend against prostate cancer test,” by Andrew M. Seaman (_Reuters_, October 27, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

12. CANADA NEWS: “Canadians worry about saving enough for retirement, study finds,” by Madhavi Acharya-Tom Yew (_Toronto Star_, October 27, 2014).
www.thestar.com…

13. ESTONIA NEWS: “Estonians are poorly informed about their pension savings,” (_Baltic Course_, October 28, 2014).
www.baltic-course.com…

14. IRELAND NEWS: “Nursing home waiting list triples amid funding ‘crisis’,” by Paul Cullen (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], October 28, 2014).
www.irishtimes.com…

15. IRELAND NEWS: “Study shows employees not saving enough for retirement,” by Charlie Taylor (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], October 28, 2014).
www.irishtimes.com…

16. PHILIPPINES NEWS: “P13b (USD 289.9 million) in pension fund goes to other projects,” by Christine F. Herrera and Maricel V. Cruz (_Manila Standard_, October 28, 2014).
manilastandardtoday.com…

17. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Park calls for passage of pension reform bill by year’s end,” (_Korea Times_ [Seoul], October 28, 2014).
www.koreatimes.co.kr…

18. UNITED ARAB EMIRATES NEWS: “Elderly Emiratis get their own social club,” by Janice Ponce de Leon (_Gulf News_ [Dubai], October 28, 2014).
gulfnews.com…

19. UK NEWS: “One in eight people plan to cash in their entire pension pot next year,” (_Guardian_ [London], October 27, 2014).
www.theguardian.com…

20. UK NEWS: “Parks and leisure centres under threat as ageing population swallows council budgets,” by John Bingham (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], October 28, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/elderhealth/11189980/Parks-and-leisure-centres-under-threat-as-ageing-population-swallows-council-budgets.html…

21. UK NEWS: “Prisons ‘struggling’ with increase in elderly inmates,” (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, October 27, 2014).
www.bbc.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

22. “Insomniac, but Not Sleep-Deprived,” by Paula Span (_New York Times_, blog, October 27, 2014). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

23. “Self-reported sleep disturbances are linked to higher risk for Alzheimer’s disease in men,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 28, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

24. “Herpes Simplex May Double Alzheimer’s Risk,” by Liam Davenport (_Medscape Medical News_, October 27, 2014). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

25. “Traumatic brain injury associated with increased dementia risk in older adults,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 27, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

26. “Many older trauma patients would benefit from palliative care,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 27, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

October 27, 2014

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3678–October 27, 2014

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3678–October 27, 2014.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Quality of U.S. hospices varies, patients left in dark,” by Peter Whoriskey and Dan Keating (_Washington Post_, October 26, 2014). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “How you would fix Social Security: Tax higher earnings,” by Martha M. Hamilton (_Washington Post_, October 26, 2014). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

3. “How a Divided Senate Could Threaten Social Security,” by John Nichols (_Nation_, blog, October 27, 2014).
www.thenation.com…

4. “More employees are in workplace retirement plans,” by Diane Stafford (_Kansas City Star_, October 27, 2014).
www.kansascity.com…

5. “Women face unique circumstances in planning for retirement,” by Pamela Yip (_Dallas Morning News_, October 26, 2014).
www.dallasnews.com…

6. “Encore careers: A second chance at both profit and purpose,” by Ilana Polyak (_CNBC_, October 27, 2014).
www.cnbc.com…

US STATE NEWS:

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Teacher prep programs gear up as shortages loom,” by Nan Austin (_Modesto Bee_, October 26, 2014).
www.modbee.com…

8. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Judge Rhodes presses Detroit to explain pension cuts,” by Nathan Bomey, Matt Helms and Joe Guillen (_Detroit Free-Press_, October 27, 2014).
www.freep.com…

9. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Massachusetts, Boston pension funds reach proposed USD 170 million settlement with Fannie Mae,” by Beth Healy (_Boston Globe_, October 27, 2014).
www.bostonglobe.com…

10. MISSOURI NEWS: “Zweifel: Missouri pension system to reflect gay marriage ruling,” by Virginia Young (_St. Louis Post-Dispatch_, October 27, 2014).
www.stltoday.com…

11. OKLAHOMA NEWS: “Oklahoma faces lawsuit over pension plan change,” (_Oklahoman_ [Oklahoma City, Oklahoma], October 25, 2014).
newsok.com…

12. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Elder Law: A new twist on filial responsibility in Pennsylvania,” by Julian Gray and Frank Petrich (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, October 26, 2014). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.post-gazette.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

13. CANADA NEWS: “Pension funds confident about their prospects,” by David Pett (_National Post_ [Don Mills, Ontario], October 27, 2014).
business.financialpost.com…

14. CHINA NEWS: “New proposals for care of the elderly,” by Shan Juan (_China Daily_ [Beijing], October 27, 2014).
usa.chinadaily.com…

15. JAPAN NEWS: “The battle is on for the hearts and wallets of Japan’s seniors,” by Brian Milner (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], October 26, 2014).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

16. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Saenuri pushes to delay pension for public sector,” by Choi He-suk (_Korea Herald_ [Seoul], October 27, 2014).
www.koreaherald.com…

17. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Divorce rate increasing among elderly couples,” by Lee Kyung-mi (_Hankyoreh_ [Seoul], October 27, 2014).
english.hani.co.kr…

18. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “No easy retirement sans pension in South Korea,” by Park Chan-Kyong (_China Post_ [Taipei], October 27, 2014).
www.chinapost.com…

19. UK NEWS: “Why Britain’s state pension is ‘one of the worst in Europe’,” by Dan Hyde (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], October 27, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/11189414/Why-Britains-state-pension-is-one-of-the-worst-in-Europe.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

20. “To Improve a Memory, Consider Chocolate,” by Pam Belluck (_New York Times_, October 27, 2014). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

21. “Cost of informal caregiving for US elderly is USD 522 billion annually, study finds,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 27, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

22. “Studies Link Cold Sore Virus to Alzheimer’s Risk,” (_HealthDay_, October 24, 2014).
consumer.healthday.com…

23. “University’s Pn 1m (USD 1.6 million) study of eyeball link to Alzheimer’s,” (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, October 26, 2014).
www.bbc.com…

24. “Activity in dendrites is critical in memory formation,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 26, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “Corneal Implants Might Make Reading Glasses Obsolete,” by Patti Neighmond (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, October 27, 2014). Note: An audio (running time 3 minutes 41 seconds) transcript available at the site. A print transcript will be available soon.
www.npr.org…

October 24, 2014

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3677–October 24, 2014

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3677–October 24, 2014

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “GOP (Grand Old Party–Republican Party) changes tune on cutting Social Security with elections on the line,” by Lori Montgomery (_Washington Post_, Oct. 24, 2014). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “New Survey: Americans OK With Tax Hikes To Protect Social Security,” by Janet Novack (huffingtonpost.com…, Oct. 24, 2014).
www.forbes.com…

3. “(US Senate Minority Leader) Mitch McConnell Reminds Everyone He Tried to Privatize Social Security,” by George Zornick (_The Nation_ blog, [New York, New York], Oct. 24, 2014
www.thenation.com…

4. “How Retirement Was Invented,” by Sarah Laskow (_The Atlantic_ [Washington, District of Columbia], Oct. 24, 2014).
www.theatlantic.com…

5. “Baby Boomers and Student Loans are Pouring into Retirement,” by Jerry Patterson (huffingtonpost.com…, Oct. 24, 2014).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

US STATE NEWS:

6. FLORIDA NEWS: “(Jacksonville) Mayor (Alvin) Brown, City Council Debate Pension Reform Proposal And Sales Tax,” by Melissa Ross and Ben Freid (WCTC Channel 7 [Jacksonville] TV News, Oct. 23, 2014).
news.wjct.org…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

7. GREECE NEWS: “Greece urges international lenders to let it delay pension reform plan – sources,” by Lefteris Papadimas and Renee Maltezou (Reuters, Oct. 24, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

8. JAMAICA NEWS: “New pension model reduces risk for employer,” by Avia Collinder (_Jamaica Gleaner_ [ Kingston/St. Andrew], Oct. 24, 2014).
jamaica-gleaner.com…

9. JAPAN NEWS: “Excessive reductions of insurance premiums for elderly must end” (_Yomiuri Shimbun_ [Tokyo], Oct. 24, 2014). Note: this is a _YS_ Editorial.
the-japan-news.com…

10. JAPAN NEWS: “6 million elderly to face shopping woes in 2025” (_Yomiuri Shimbun_ [Tokyo], Oct. 24, 2014).
the-japan-news.com…

11. UK NEWS: “Fire crews to strike in row over pensions” (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Oct. 24, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/industry/11185606/Fire-crews-to-strike-in-row-over-pensions.html…

12. UK NEWS: “Where the joyride of pension reform may lead,” by Jonathan Eley (_Financial Times_ [London], Oct. 24, 2014). Note: _FT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

13. UK NEWS: “Warning over pension tax loophole,” by Josephine Cumbo (_Financial Times_ [London], Oct. 24, 2014). Note: _FT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

14. “New insight on why people with Down syndrome invariably develop Alzheimer’s disease” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 23, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

15. “Progression of age-related macular degeneration in one eye then fellow eye” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 23, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

16. “Aspirin May Cut Mortality in Nonmetastatic Prostate Cancer” (HealthDay News, Oct. 23, 2014).
www.physiciansbriefing.com…

October 23, 2014

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3676–October 23, 2014

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3676–October 23, 2014

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Denied Survivor’s Benefits After Wife’s Death, Texas Widow Files a Federal Suit,” (_New York Times_, Oct. 23, 2014). Note: _NYT_ may
require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “America’s middle class knows it faces a grim retirement,” by Michael Hiltzik (_Los Angeles Times_, Oct. 23, 2014). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

3. “Older Women and Challenges of Wealth,” by Fran Hawthorne (_New York Times_, Oct. 23, 2014). Note: _NYT_ may
require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

4. “You may want to thank (former President) George W. Bush — not Obamacare (Affordable Care Act) — for the remarkable Medicare cost slowdown,” by (_Washington Post_ blog, Oct. 23, 2014). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

5. “IRS (Internal Revenue Service)Announces 2015 Retirement Plan Contribution Limits For 401(k)s And More,” by Ashlea Ebeling (_Forbes_ [New York, New York], Oct. 23, 2014).
www.forbes.com…

6. “Train Wreck in Slow Motion (Part V): The Retirement Savings Crisis,” by John G. Taft (huffingtonpost.com…, Oct. 23, 2014).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

7. “At (musician) Glen Campbell’s elbow as he adjusts to Alzheimer’s,” by Randy Lewis (_Los Angeles Times_, Oct. 23, 2014). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

8. “Let grandmas teach you a thing or two — about Facebook (social media website),” by Jessica Contrera (_Washington Post_, Oct. 23, 2014). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

US STATE NEWS:

9. CALIFORNIA NEWS “99 ways to boost pensions — at public cost,” by Melody Petersen and Marc Lifsher (_Los Angeles Times_, Oct. 23, 2014). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

10. FLORIDA NEWS: “New Jacksonville pension plan proposed,” by Jim Piggott (WJXT Channel 4 [Jacksonville] TV News, Oct. 22, 2014).
www.news4jax.com…

11. TENNESSEE NEWS: (Memphis) Pension Reform Decision Back At Square One,” by Bill Dries (_Memphis Daily News_, Oct. 23, 2014).
www.memphisdailynews.com…

12. TENNESSEE NEWS: “West Tenn. seniors participate in annual Nursing Home Olympics” (WBBJ Channel 7 [Jackson] News, Oct. 22, 2014).
www.wbbjtv.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

13. FINLAND NEWS: “Government to cut back on institutional elderly care,” by Paivi Repo and Aleksi Teivainen (_Times_ [Helsinki, Uusimaa], Oct. 23, 2014).
www.helsinkitimes.fi/finland/finland-news/domestic/12518-government-to-cut-back-on-institutional-elderly-care.html…

14. GHANA NEWS: “Labour unions strike over pension fund,” by Dasmani Laary (_The Africa Report_ [Paris, France], Oct. 23, 2014).
www.theafricareport.com…

15. INDIA NEWS: “(Delhi) Corporations trip on tech, fail to give pensions,” by Maria Akram (_Times of India_ [Mumbai, Maharashtra], Oct. 23, 2014).
timesofindia.indiatimes.com…

16. IRELAND NEWS: “IAPF (Irish Association of Pension Funds): Trust in Irish pension system at ‘all time low’,” by Dominic Coyle (_Irish Times_ [Dublin, Leinster], Oct. 23, 2014).
www.irishtimes.com…

17. IRELAND NEWS: “Elderly are ‘too afraid’ to speak out about abuse,” by Shane Phelan (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin, Leinster], Oct. 23, 2014).
www.independent.ie/irish-news/health/elderly-are-too-afraid-to-speak-out-about-abuse-30686359.html…

18. THE MOST POPULOUS COUNTRY IN AFRICA NEWS: “Fewer ghosts, more savings” (_Economist_ [London, UK], Oct. 25, 2014).
www.economist.com…

19. NORTHERN IRELAND NEWS: “Pension pot for Health trusts’ fat cats (senior health executives) tops 50 million pounds (80.4 million usd),” by Joanne Fleming (_Telegraph_ [Belfast], Oct. 23, 2014).
www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/northern-ireland/pension-pot-for-health-trusts-fat-cats-tops-50m-30686043.html…

20. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Trust and faith in pensions industry stays low” (_Herald_ [Glasgow], Oct. 23, 2014).
www.heraldscotland.com…

21. UK NEWS: “Savers who cash in pensions ‘clobbered’ with 45 per cent tax,” by Dan Hyde (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Oct. 23, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/11181454/Savers-who-cash-in-pensions-clobbered-with-45-per-cent-tax.html…

22. UK NEWS: “Pension plan for regular job movers” (British Broadcasting Corporation News, Oct. 23, 2014).
www.bbc.com…

23. UK NEWS: “Pensioners more likely to join political and community groups to keep ‘in-touch’,” by Patrick Sawer (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Oct. 23, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/11180044/Pensioners-more-likely-to-join-political-and-community-groups-to-keep-in-touch.html…

24. UK NEWS: “Turn your thermostats down and help save planet, elderly told,” by Dan Hyde (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Oct. 23, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/energy-bills/11181803/Turn-your-thermostats-down-and-help-save-planet-elderly-told.html…

25. UK NEWS: “If I’ve got dementia, I’d expect my GP to identify it without being paid extra,” by Jane Merrick (_Independent_ [London], Oct. 23, 2014).
www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/if-ive-got-dementia-id-expect-my-gp-to-identify-it-without-being-paid-extra-9811792.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

26. “Cause of aging remains elusive” Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 22, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

27. “Erectile-Dysfunction Drugs Also Give the Heart a Boost,” by Michael O’Riordan (Medscape Medical News, Oct. 22, 2014). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

28. “Extra-depth shoes may help alleviate foot pain for older people,” by Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health, Oct. 22, 2014).
reuters.com…

29. “If you’re over 60, drink up: alcohol associated with better memory” (University of Texas Medical Branch [Galveston] news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 22, 2014).
www.utmb.edu…

30. “Finally: A Missing Link Between Vitamin D and Prostate Cancer,” by Garth Sundem (University of Colorado [Aurora] Cancer Center news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 22, 2014).
www.coloradocancerblogs.org…

31. “Osteoporosis screening guidelines miss many younger post-menopausal women” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 21, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

32. “‘Exposure Therapy’ May Relieve Prolonged Grief Disorder,” by Steven Reinberg (HealthDay News, Oct. 23, 2014).
consumer.healthday.com…

October 22, 2014

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3675–October 22, 2014

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3675–October 22, 2014.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Social Security benefits tick up for 2015,” by Rebecca Shabad (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], October 22, 2014).
thehill.com…

2. “Federal retirees to get 1.7% cost-of-living adjustment,” by Eric Yoder (_Washington Post_, blog, October 22, 2014). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

3. “Should insurers handle public-pension payouts?” by Alicia H. Munnell (_MarketWatch_, October 22, 2014).
www.marketwatch.com…

4. “Middle-class adults have USD 20K saved for retirement,” by Nanci Hellmich (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virigina], October 22, 2014).
www.us…

5. “Americans of all ages divided over doctor-assisted suicide laws,” by Michael Lipka (_Pew Research Center_, October 22, 2014).
www.pewresearch.org…

6. “6 networking tips for retirees,” by Rodney Brooks (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virigina], October 22, 2014).
www.us…

US STATE NEWS:

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Seniors in Laguna Woods Village are craving medical marijuana,” by Emily Foxhall (_Los Angeles Times_, October 22, 2014). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

8. COLORADO NEWS: “Searching for a way to fix out-of-date pension systems,” by Alicia Caldwell (_Denver Post_, October 22, 2014). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.denverpost.com…

9. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Kentucky pension official: ‘It’s been a challenging start to the year’,” by John Cheves (_Lexington Herald-Tribune_, October 21, 2014).
www.kentucky.com…

10. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Eastern Kentucky nursing home owner pushes for roadblocks to elder-abuse lawsuits,” by James McNair (_Lexington Herald-Tribune_, October 22, 2014).
www.kentucky.com…

11. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “N.J. won’t release probe of controversial pension investment until after the election,” by Matt Friedman (_Star-Ledger_ [Newark, New Jersey], October 21, 2014).
www.nj.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

12. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Call for rethink on end-of-life care as health costs climb,” by Kirsten Lawson (_Canberra Times_, October 22, 2014).
www.canberratimes.com…

13. AZERBAIJAN NEWS: “German-like pension system to be applied in Azerbaijan,” (_Azernews_, October 22, 2014).
www.azernews.az/business/72195.html…

14. CANADA NEWS: “The coming health benefits shock for retirees,” by Adam Mayers (_Toronto Star_, October 21, 2014).
www.thestar.com…

15. CANADA NEWS: “Status quo defined benefit pension plans for public sector employees are akin to a blank cheque,” by Matt Milke (_National Post_ [Don Mills, Ontario], October 22, 2014). Note: This article is a commentary.
business.financialpost.com…

16. IRELAND NEWS: “Warning retired Irish workers not guaranteed State pension,” by Dominic Coyle (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], October 22, 2014).
www.irishtimes.com…

17. IRELAND NEWS: “AIB establishes Euro 300m (USD 383.2 million) fund for investment in nursing homes,” by Ciaran Hancock (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], October 22, 2014).
www.irishtimes.com…

18. JAPAN NEWS: “Battle for Survival Among Japan Hospitals Lures Health Funds,” by Tesun Oh and Shingo Kawamoto (_Bloomberg Businessweek_, October 22, 2014).
www.businessweek.com…

19. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Assisted suicide plan ‘unethical and uncontrollable’,” (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, October 21, 2014).
www.bbc.com…

20. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Gov’t urgent on pension reforms by end of year,” by Ser Myo-Ja (_JoongAng Ilbo_ [Seoul], October 22, 2014).
koreajoongangdaily.joins.com…

21. UK NEWS: “Workers banned from pension cash-in if they leave after less than two years,” by Rupert Jones (_Guardian_ [London], October 22, 2014).
www.theguardian.com…

22. UK NEWS: “GPs to be paid Pn 55 (USD 83) for each dementia diagnosis,” (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, October 22, 2014).
www.bbc.com…

23. UK NEWS: “Move out of your big homes and help society, minister tells over-55s,” by Christopher Hope (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], October 21, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/11176899/Move-out-of-your-big-homes-and-help-society-minister-tells-over-55s.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

24. “Is It Really Dementia?” by Paula Span (_New York Times_, blog, October 22, 2014). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

25. “Change in the way you walk could be key to Parkinson’s diagnosis,” by Hannah Furness (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], October 22, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/11178081/Change-in-the-way-you-walk-could-be-key-to-Parkinsons-diagnosis.html…

26. “Battling Ageism With Subliminal Messages,” by Cari Romm (_Atlantic_, October 22, 2014).
www.theatlantic.com…

27. “Early palliative care can cut hospital readmissions for cancer patients,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 21, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “Mutations Linked to Blood Cancers Rise With Age, Study Shows,” (_HealthDay_, October 22, 2014).
consumer.healthday.com…

October 21, 2014

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3674–October 21, 2014

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3674–October 21, 2014

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Medicare, Health Care Getting Attention In Senate, Congressional Races” (Kaiser Family Foundation Health News compilation, Oct. 21, 2014).
www.kaiserhealthnews.org…

2. “The 500 Billion usd Medicare Slowdown: A Story About Part D,” by Loren Adler (_Health Affairs_ blog, Oct. 21, 2014).
healthaffairs.org…

3. “Making Progress in Medicare Matters,” by Kenneth Thorpe (huffingtonpost.com…, Oct. 20, 2014).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

4. “GAO (Government Accountability Office) takes on Medicare Advantage spending,” by Fred Schulte (Center for Public Integrity [Washington, District of Columbia] via Yahoo! News, Oct. 21, 2014).
news.yahoo.com…

5. “Why there is a gender gap in retirement savings,” by Brian O’Connell (CBS, Inc. TV Moneywatch, Oct. 21, 2014).
www.cbsnews.com…

6, “Why ‘Retirement’ Is A Dirty And Dangerous Word,” by John Tarnoff (huffingtonpost.com…, Oct. 21, 2014).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

7. “Expelled Nazis paid millions in Social Security,” by David Wagner and Associated Press via WCNC Channel 36 [Charlotte, North Carolina] News, Oct. 21, 2014).
www.wcnc.com…

8. “End Of Life Report,” by Evangelina Holvino (Vermont Public Radio News, Oct. 21, 2014).
digital.vpr.net…

9. New America Media has recently added to stories to its Palliative Care Page: They are: “Palliative Care Means Dignity for Ethiopian American Elders,” by Julian Do (Oct. 18, 2014), and “Palliative Care: How Chinese Americans Find Comfort at Death’s Door,” by Geoff Chin (Oct. 14, 2014). Both are available at:
newamericamedia.org…

US STATE NEWS:

10. FLORIDA NEWS: “Appeals court: Pension talks violated Sunshine Law” (WJXT Channel 4 [Jacksonville] News, Oct. 21, 2014).
www.news4jax.com…

11. LOUISIANA NEWS: “Mayor (Mitch) Landrieu announces task force on New Orleans firefighters’ pension,” by Richard Rainey (_New Orleans Times-Picayune_, Oct. 21, 2014).
www.nola.com…

12. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “(Governor Chris) Christie’s pension panel faces its big test” (_Newark Star-Ledger_, Oct. 21, 2014). Note: this is a _NSJ_ Editorial.
www.nj.com…

13. NEW YORK NEWS: “Nursing home rating system too easy to scam” (_Newsday_ [Melville, New York] via _Las Cruces [New Mexico] Sun-News, Oct. 21, 2014). Note: this is a _Newsday_ Editorial.
www.lcsun-news.com…

14. TEXAS NEWS: “Fort Worth’s deal with its firefighters leaves out key piece–pensions,” by Caty Hirst (_Fort Worth Star-Telegram_ Oct. 21, 2014).
www.star-telegram.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

15. WORLD NEWS: “How oldies are killing the world economy – and could yet rescue it,” by Jeremy Warner (_Daily Telegraph [London, UK], Oct. 21, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/11175757/Ageing-population-The-worlds-economies-depend-on-their-golden-oldies.html…

16. EUROPE NEWS: “World’s Top-Ranked Pension Funds Probed for Hedge Fund Use,” by Frances Schwartzkopff (Bloomberg News, Oct. 21, 2014).
www.bloomberg.com…

17. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Elderly to be forced out of Millers Point [New South Wales] as cheap rent deal comes to an end,” by Nicole Hasham (_Morning Herald [Sydney, New South Wales], Oct. 21, 2014).
www.smh.com…

18. AZERBAIJAN NEWS: “Azerbaijan to introduce German-like pension system” (Trend News Agency, Oct. 21, 2014).
en.trend.az/azerbaijan/society/2324174.html…

19. BELARUS NEWS: “No plans to change Belarus’ pension laws after EEU (Eurasian Economic Union) establishment” (BeITA (Belarus National News Agency), Oct. 21, 2014).
eng.belta.by/all_news/society/No-plans-to-change-Belarus-pension-laws-after-EEU-establishment_i_76690.html…

20. CANADA NEWS: “Retirement savings burden: Who will pick up the tab?” by Rob Carrick (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Oct. 21, 2014).
www.globeadvisor.com…

21. CANADA NEWS: “The coming health benefits shock for retirees,” by Adam Mayer (_Star_ [Toronto, Ontario], Oct. 21, 2014).
www.thestar.com…

22. NORTHERN IRELAND NEWS: “Pension crisis looms: Workers ‘unrealistic’ about how much to put in retirement pot,” by Margaret Canning (_Telegraph_ [Belfast], Oct. 21, 2014).
www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/news/pension-crisis-looms-workers-unrealistic-about-how-much-to-put-in-retirement-pot-30675617.html…

23. TANZANIA NEWS: “Pension Funds Assured of Fast Debt Repayment” (_Tanzania Daily News [Dar es Salaam] via allAfrica.com…, Oct. 21, 2014).
allafrica.com…

24. THAILAND NEWS: “In Thailand, Retirement Is Not Always a Choice,” by Laura Hahn (AARP Bulletin Today blog, Oct. 20, 2014).
blog.aarp.org…

25. UK NEWS: “Home owners use properties as ‘cash machines’ to fund retirement,” by Dan Hyde (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Oct. 21, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/11175896/Home-owners-use-properties-as-cash-machines-to-fund-retirement.html…

26. UK NEWS: “Spanish flu gives pension groups 100-year headache,” by Josephine Cumbo (_Financial Times_ [London], Oct. 21, 2014). Note: _FT_ requires free subscription before providing articles).
www.ft.com…

27. UK NEWS: “Regulator has no plans to bolster UK pension safeguards,” by Josephine Cumbo (_Financial Times_ [London], Oct. 21, 2014). Note: _FT_ requires free subscription before providing articles).
www.ft.com…

28. UK NEWS: “Divest MPs’ (Members of Parliament) pension fund from fossil fuels, says (Green Party MP) Caroline Lucas,” by Adam Vaughan (_Guardian_ [London], Oct. 21, 2014).
www.theguardian.com…

29. UK NEWS: “Downton Abbey (television show): the elderly romance,” by Helena Kealey (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Oct. 18, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/downton-abbey/11170487/Downton-Abbey-the-elderly-romance.html…

30. WALES NEWS: “NHS ‘to grind to halt’ with dementia warns professor” (British Broadcasting Corporation News, Oct. 21, 2014).
www.bbc.com…

31. WALES NEWS: “A lasting legacy for doctor who used hand signs to communicate after he was diagnosed with dementia,” by Ruth Mosalski (_South Wales Echo_ [Cardiff, Glamorgan], Oct. 21, 2014).
www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/lasting-legacy-doctor-who-used-7965390…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

32. “Parkinson’s drugs linked to impulse control disorders,” by Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health, Oct. 20, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

33. “New research on walnuts and the fight against Alzheimer’s disease” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 21, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

34. “A rich vocabulary can protect against cognitive impairment” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 21, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

35. “Middle-Aged Adults Were More Susceptible to the Flu Last Year because of a New Viral Mutation, Say Wistar Scientists” (Wistar Institute [Philadelphia, Pennsylvania] news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 21, 2014).
wistar.org…

36. “Positive subliminal messages on aging improve physical functioning in elderly” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 20, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

37. “Physical exercise in old age can stimulate brain fitness, but effect decreases with advancing age” (German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases [Bonn, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany] via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 14, 2014).
www.dzne.de/en/about-us/public-relations/meldungen/2014/press-release-no-13.html…

38. “Design of micro and nanoparticles to improve treatments for Alzheimers and Parkinsons” (University of the Basque Country [Leioa, Bizkaia, Spain], news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 15, 2014).
www.ehu.es/p200-hmencont/en/contenidos/noticia/20141015_diseno_nanoparticulas/en_20141015/20141015_diseno_nanoparticulas.html…

39. “iPads (tablet computers) detect early signs of glaucoma in Nepal eye screening” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 20, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

40. “Three-minute assessment successfully identifies delirium in hospitalized elders” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 20, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

October 20, 2014

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3673–October 20, 2014

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3673–October 20, 2014.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

“Another year, another small Social Security bump,” by Stephen Ohlemacher (Associated Press via _Dayton Daily News_, October 18, 2014).
www.daytondailynews.com…

1. “Current law restricts millions of Americans’ access to telehealth services,” by Catherine Ho (_Washington Post_, October 19, 2014). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “Why pension funds go to risky investments,” by Michael McCarthy (_Washington Post_, blog, October 19, 2014). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

3. “Aging in America: Stuck in the middle,” by Rita Braver (_Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] Sunday Morning_, October 19, 2014).
www.cbsnews.com…

4. “Scientists say national Alzheimer’s plan milestones must be strengthened to meet goal by 2025,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 20, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

5. “Divorce after 50: It’s complicated, especially if retirement is near,” by Ilana Polyak (_CNBC_, October 19, 2014).
www.cnbc.com…

US STATE NEWS:

6. CONNECTICUT NEWS: “Connecticut business, labor dig in heels over public pension plan,” (Associated Press via _New Haven Register_, October 18, 2014).
www.nhregister.com…

7. FLORIDA NEWS: “Florida hospitals face Medicare penalties for readmissions,” by Frank Gluck (_News-Press_ [Fort Myers, Florida], October 20, 2014).
www.news-press.com…

8. WYOMING NEWS: “Wyo. Medicare costs reduced by millions,” (_Wyoming Tribune Eagle_ [Cheyenne, Wyoming], October 20, 2014).
www.wyomingnews.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

9. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Downsizing boomers poorly catered for in suburban property market,” by Matthew Raggatt (_Canberra Times_, October 18, 2014).
www.canberratimes.com…

10. CANADA NEWS: “Stock and bond market turmoil raises concerns about pension solvency,” by Barbara Shecter (_National Post_ [Don Mills, Ontario], October 17, 2014).
business.financialpost.com…

11. CANADA NEWS: “Alberta care homes fight to prevent release of financial reports,” by Matt McClure (_Calgary Herald_, October 20, 2014).
www.calgaryherald.com…

12. JAPAN NEWS: “Japan’s farmers face an existential crisis: Reform or die out,” by Anna Fifield (_Washington Post_, October 18, 2014). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

13. NORTHERN IRELAND NEWS: “Workers in North are ‘worst at saving for pensions in whole UK’,” by Dominic Coyle (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], October 20, 2014).
www.irishtimes.com…

14. SINGAPORE NEWS: “Majority of Singaporeans worried about saving for retirement: Survey,” by Dylan Loh (_Channel NewsAsia_ [Singapore], October 20, 2014).
www.channelnewsasia.com…

15. SINGAPORE NEWS: “‘Cluster operators’ to better care for the elderly,” (_Channel NewsAsia_ [Singapore], October 18, 2014).
www.channelnewsasia.com…

16. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Young civil servants would bear brunt of pension reform plan,” by Claire Lee (_Korea Herald_ [Seoul], October 20, 2014).
www.koreaherald.com…

17. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Seoul To Slow Down Traffic Signals For Elderly,” by Kwanwoo Jun (_Wall St. Journal_, blog, October 20, 2014).
blogs.ws…

18. TUNISIA NEWS: “Tunisia to lift retirement age two years to ease fiscal plight,” by Tarek Amara (_Reuters_, October 20, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

19. UK NEWS: “Pensions rule change could see millions of savers ditch gold-plated pensions,” by Marion Dakers (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], October 20, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/banksandfinance/11169363/Pensions-rule-change-could-see-millions-of-savers-ditch-gold-plated-pensions.html…

20. UK NEWS: “Experimental drugs for patients could be available from March after Government backs Saatchi Bill,” by Christopher Hope (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], October 19, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/saatchi-bill/11173161/Experimental-drugs-for-patients-could-be-available-from-March-after-Government-backs-Saatchi-Bill.html…

21. UK NEWS: “Right to die campaigner starved herself to death,” (_British Broadcasting Corportion [BBC] News_, October 20, 2014).
www.bbc.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

22. “Cold sores increase the risk of dementia,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 20, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

23. “Researchers find why depression and aging linked to increased disease risk,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 18, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

24. “Many older people have mutations linked to leukemia, lymphoma in their blood cells,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 19, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “Elderly people fear family falls short in ethnic minority communities,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 20, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

26. “No Cognitive Difference Between Early, Late Estrogen Therapy,” by Miriam E. Tucker (_Medscape Medical News_, October 19, 2014). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

27.”How older athletes can fight the effects of aging,” by Alex Hutchinson (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], October 19, 2014).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

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