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November 26, 2014

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3699–November 26, 2014

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3699–November 26, 2014.

Note: There will be no E-Clippings tomorrow or Friday (Nov. 27-28). The E-Clippings will return on Monday, December 1.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Illegal immigrants could receive Social Security, Medicare under Obama action,” by Karen Tumulty (_Washington Post_, November 25, 2014). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “Time to permanently fix the Medicare ‘Doc Fix’,” by Nick Novack (_Washington Times_, November 26, 2014).
www.washingtontimes.com…

3. “Insurers say they can’t help dual-eligibles if they can’t find them,” by Virgil Dickson (_Modern Healthcare.com…_, November 26, 2014).
www.modernhealthcare.com…

4. “Seniors turn to Peace Corps after retirement,” by Natalie DiBlasio (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], November 26, 2014).
www.us…

5. “Thanks for the old folks,” by Alcestis ‘Cooky’ Oberg (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], November 25, 2014). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.us…

US STATE NEWS:

6. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Public Pension Oversight Board makes initial attempt to reform state retirement systems,” (_KyForward.com_, November 26, 2014).
www.kyforward.com…

7. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “New Jersey pension system funding plummets under new rule,” by Hilary Russ (_Reuters_, November 25, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

8. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Blaming N.J. pension woes, Fitch continues ‘negative’ rating outlook for state’s half-billion bond sale,” by Claude Brodesser-Akner (_NJ.com_, November 25, 2014).
www.nj.com…

9. NORTH CAROLINA NEWS: “NC pension fund down 1 percent in Q3,” by David Bracken (_News and Observer_ [Raleigh, North Carolina], November 26, 2014).
www.newsobserver.com…

10. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Pennsylvania task force issues report on elderly abuse and neglect,” by Michael Goldberg (_Times-Herald_ [Norristown, Pennsylvania], November 25, 2014).
www.timesherald.com…

11. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Highmark-UPMC flap hampering Medicare,” by Steve Twedt (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, November 26, 2014).
www.post-gazette.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

12. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Hard times loom for too many boomers,” by John Collett (_Canberra Times_, November 26, 2014).
www.canberratimes.com…

13. CANADA NEWS: “Quebec municipal workers in 1-day strike to protest pension reform plan,” (_Canadian Broadcasting Corporation [CBC] News_, November 26, 2014).
www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/quebec-municipal-workers-in-1-day-strike-to-protest-pension-reform-plan-1.2850168…

14. CANADA NEWS: “Alzheimer’s health club offering new type of care for seniors,” by Lauren Pelley (_Toronto Star_, November 26, 2014).
www.thestar.com…

15. JAPAN NEWS: “Delay of sales-tax hike set to hit the elderly the hardest: experts,” by Kanoko Matsuyama (Bloomberg via _Japan Times_, November 26, 2014).
www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/11/26/national/delay-of-sales-tax-hike-set-to-hit-the-elderly-the-hardest-experts/#.VHYNqjHF_PA…

16. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Listening to arguments against pension reform,” by Kim Myong-sik (_Korea Herald_ [Seoul], November 26, 2014). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.koreaherald.com…

17. UK NEWS: “‘Cash for diagnoses’ dementia scheme is dropped,” by Laura Donnelly (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], November 26, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/11256059/Cash-for-diagnoses-dementia-scheme-is-dropped.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

18. “Aggressive Neighbors in the Nursing Home,” by Paula Span (_New York Times_, blog, November 25, 2014). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

19. “Google offers high-tech spoon that stays steady in shaky hands,” by Tracy Lien (_Los Angeles Times_, November 26, 2014). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

20. “‘Silver surfers’ may be more health-aware,” (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, November 25, 2014).
www.bbc.com…

21. “New Approach Cuts Depression, Anxiety in Dementia Caregivers,” by Deborah Brauser (_Medscape Medical News_, November 26, 2014). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

22. “Mere expectation of treatment can improve brain activity in Parkinson’s patients,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 25, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

23. “Brain Insulin Resistance Marker May Diagnose Alzheimer’s,” by Megan Brooks (_Medscape Medical News_, November 25, 2014). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

24. “Therapy found effective in older, African-American lung cancer patients,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 25, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “Can the 5:2 diet lead to a longer life?” by Tom Chivers (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], November 26, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/dietandfitness/11254046/Can-the-52-diet-lead-to-a-longer-life.html…

26. “Doctor who developed widely accepted theory on aging, now used in disease research, dies,” by John Funk (Associated Press via _Minneapolis Star-Tribune_, November 25, 2014).
www.startribune.com…

27. “One Last Goodbye: The Strange Case of Terminal Lucidity,” by Jesse Bering (_Scientific American_, blog, November 25, 2014).
blogs.scientificamerican.com…

November 25, 2014

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3698–November 25, 2014

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3698–November 25, 2014

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Aggressive Neighbors in the Nursing Home,” by Paula Span (_New York Times_ blog, Nov. 25, 2014). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

2. “PBGC (Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation) guarantees 401(k) rollovers to pensions,” by John Waggoner (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Nov. 25, 2014).
www.us…

3. “The Easy Fix for an Incredibly Common and Costly Retirement Mistake,” by Ruth Davis Konigsberg (_Time_ [New York, New York], Nov. 25, 2014).
time.com…

4. “‘Who Will Care for Us?’ Ask Indian American Seniors in Immigration Limbo,” by Sunita Sohrabji (New America Media, Nov. 21, 2014).
newamericamedia.org…

5. “‘Who Will Care for Us?’: Many Immigrant Elders Lack Health Care Access,” by Sunita Sohrabji (New America Media, Nov. 22, 2014).
newamericamedia.org…

6. “Going Like 60–Thoughts for Women on the Triumph, Tragedy of Aging,” by Barbara Peters Smith (New America Media, Nov. 23, 2014). Note: this is a NAM Commentary piece.
newamericamedia.org…

7. “How Retirement Benefits Will Change in 2015,” by Emily Brandon (_US News and World Report_, Nov. 24, 2014).
money.us…

8. “3 Secrets To Surviving The Boomer Sandwich,” by John Tarnoff (huffingtonpost.com…, Nov. 25, 2014).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

9. “Holidays are a good time to talk about end of life, groups say,” by Claire Hughes (_Albany [New York] Times Union_, Nov. 25, 2014).
www.timesunion.com…

10. “End Of Life Brings Legal Complications For Transgender People,” by Jessica Robinson (Jefferson [Oregon] Public Radio News, Nov. 24, 2014).
ijpr.org…

US STATE NEWS:

11. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “CalPERS (California Public Employees’ Retirement System), bonus payouts climb 14% to 9 million usd,” by Michael B. Marois (_San Francisco Chronicle_, Nov. 25, 2014).
www.sfgate.com…

12. FLORIDA NEWS: “Major changes proposed to (Jacksonville) pension plan,” by Jim Piggott (WJXT Channel 4 [Jacksonville] News, Nov. 24, 2014).
www.news4jax.com…

13. ILLINOIS NEWS: “(Governor elect Bruce) Rauner hoping for further court guidance on pension reform,” by Brian Slodysko (_Chicago Sun-Times_, Nov. 25, 2014).
politics.suntimes.com…

14. KANSAS NEWS: “Plan announced to keep Medicare reimbursements at state mental hospital” (_Salina Post_, Nov. 25, 2014).
salinapost.com…

15. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Ky. pension board to call for more funds,” by Mike Wynn (_Louisville Courier-Journal_, Nov. 25, 2014).
www.courier-journal.com…

16. TENNESSEE NEWS: Memphis City Council to debate pension plans again,” by Daniel Connolly (_Memphis Commercial Appeal_, Nov. 25, 2014).
www.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

17. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Greens (Party) proposal: Increase women’s pensions to close gender pay gap,” by Latika Bourke (_Morning Herald_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Nov. 26, 2014).
www.smh.com…

18. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Hard times loom for too many boomers,” by John Collett (_The Age_ [Melbourne, Victoria], Nov. 26, 2014).
www.theage.com…

19. CANADA NEWS: “Complications made response to Quebec nursing home fire too little, too late, by Graeme Hamilton (_National Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario], Nov. 25, 2014). Note: this is a _NP_ Commentary piece.
fullcomment.nationalpost.com…

20. CANADA NEWS: “There’s no excusing how we’ve treated thalidomide victims,” by Andre Picard (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Nov. 25, 2014). Note: this is a _G and M_ Opinion piece.
www.theglobeandmail.com…

21. CANADA NEWS: “Regina (Saskatchewan] City Council approves pension fix,” by Natascia Lypny (_Leader-Post_ [Regina, Saskatchewan], Nov. 25, 2014).
www.leaderpost.com…

22. HUNGARY NEWS: “Socialists (Party) organize class action lawsuit for private pension fund members” (MTI News Agency via politics.hu, Nov. 25, 2014).
www.politics.hu/20141125/socialists-organize-class-action-lawsuit-for-private-pension-fund-members/…

23. INDIA NEWS: “Doordarshan (public broadcasting service) to air documentary film on passive euthanasia, plea to let Aruna (Shanbaug) die” (_Times of India_ [Mumbai, Maharashtra], Nov. 26, 2014).
timesofindia.indiatimes.com…

24. IRELAND NEWS: “Workers of today facing tough times when they hit retirement,” by Charlie Weston (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin, Leinster], Nov. 25, 2014).
www.independent.ie/business/personal-finance/workers-of-today-facing-tough-times-when-they-hit-retirement-30771780.html…

25. JAPAN NEWS: “(Prime Minister Shinzo) Abe’s Tax Delay May Defer Upgrades for Elderly Healthcare,” by Kanoko Matsuyama (Bloomberg News, Nov. 25, 2014).
www.bloomberg.com…

26. TANZANIA NEWS: “Take Care of Elderly People, Councils Tolds [sic],” by Orton Kiishweko and Rose Athumani (_Tanzania Daily News_ [Dar es Salaam] via allAfrica.com…, Nov. 25, 2014).
allafrica.com…

27. UK NEWS: “Two charts that explain why old people keep getting free stuff,” by James Kirkup (_Daily Telegraph_ [London, UK], Nov. 25, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/11252596/Two-charts-that-explain-why-old-people-keep-getting-free-stuff.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

28. “Diabetes and Falls Prevention: Researchers Work with Seniors,” by Elizabeth Simpson (New America Media, Nov. 24, 2014).
newamericamedia.org…

29. “Online Classes Help Families Globally Cope With Alzheimer’s Stress,” by Rong Xiaoqing (New America Media, Nov. 25, 2014).
newamericamedia.org…

30. “Researchers shed new light on the genetics of memory performance” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 25, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

31. “Long-term testosterone therapy does not increase the risk of prostate cancer” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 25, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

32. “Asymptomatic atherosclerosis linked to cognitive impairment” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 25, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

33. “Daily Physical Activity May Help Lower Parkinson’s Risk,” by  Robert Preidt (HealthDay News, Nov. 25, 2014).
consumer.healthday.com…

34. “Jogging May Help Seniors Walk Better,” by Robert Preidt (HealthDay News, Nov. 24, 2014).
consumer.healthday.com…

November 24, 2014

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3697–November 24, 2014

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3697–November 24, 2014.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “New Medicaid Rule Could Challenge State Shift Away From Nursing Homes,” by Christine Vestal (_Stateline.org_, November 19, 2014).
www.pewtrusts.org…

US STATE NEWS:

2. ARIZONA NEWS: “Arizona public safety pension fund cleared in probe,” by Craig Harris (_Arizona Republic_ [Pheonix, Arizona], November 24, 2014).
www.azcentral.com…

3. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Getting more realistic on L.A. pension returns,” (_Los Angeles Times_, November 24, 2014). Note 1: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles. Note 2: This article is an editorial.
www.latimes.com…

4. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Advocates of assisted dying seek clarity on state’s law,” by Melody Gutierrez (_San Francisco Chronicle_, November 22, 2014).
www.sfgate.com…

5. COLORADO NEWS: “Construction for seniors is surging in metro Denver,” by Aldo Svaldi (_Denver Post_, November 23, 2014).
www.denverpost.com…

6. FLORIDA NEWS: “Lawmakers likely to try again on pension reforms,” by Bill Cotterell (_Tallahasee Democrat_, November 22, 2014). Note: This article is an opinion piece.
www.tallahassee.com…

7. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Judge Rejects Overhaul of Illinois’s Beleaguered State Pension System,” by Mary Williams Walsh (_New York Times_, November 22, 2014). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

8. ILLINOIS NEWS: “State to refund USD 60 million in retiree health care money,” by Doug Finke (_State-Journal Register_ [Springfield, Illinois], November 21, 2014).
www.sj-r.com…

9. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Illinois Debt Set to Slump on Pension Ruling, Wells Capital Says,” by Brian Chappatta (_Bloomberg_, November 24, 2014).
www.bloomberg.com…

10. IOWA NEWS: “Aging in Iowa: Demand for senior housing is booming,” by Chelsea Keenan (_Gazette_ [Cedar Rapids, Iowa], November 23, 2014).
thegazette.com…

11. LOUISIANA NEWS: “Audit: Elderly Affairs operations need improvement,” by Marsha Shuler (_Advocate_ [Baton Rouge, Louisian], November 24, 2014).
theadvocate.com…

12. NEW YORK NEWS: “Snow Brings Days of Tumult for Residents of Nursing Home Near Buffalo,” by Anemona Hartocollis (_New York Times_, November 24, 2014). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

13. MINNESOTA/WISCONSIN NEWS: “Businesses, downtowns work to become ‘dementia-friendly’,” by Jenna Ross (_Minneapolis Star-Tribune_, November 22, 2014).
www.startribune.com…

14. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Malnutrition appears growing among the elderly,” by Alfred Lubrano (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, November 24, 2014).
www.philly.com…

15. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “As boomers age, stair lifts becoming essential,” by Erin Arvedlund (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, November 23, 2014).
www.philly.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

16. HUNGARY NEWS: “Government caveat threatens Hungary’s private pension schemes – fund operator,” by Marton Dunai (_Reuters_, November 24, 2014).
uk.reuters.com…

17. IRAN NEWS: “Elderly population over 60 hits 6 million in Iran,” (_Tehran Times_, November 22, 2014).
www.tehrantimes.com…

18. UK NEWS: “More young adults in poverty as rate drops to record low for over 65s,” by George Arnett (_Guardian_ [London], November 24, 2014).
www.theguardian.com…

19. UK NEWS: “Rip-off fees will wipe 27pc off new ‘flexible’ pensions, savers told,” by Dan Hyde (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], November 23, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/11249148/Rip-off-fees-will-wipe-27pc-off-new-flexible-pensions-savers-told.html…

20. UK NEWS: “What the middle-aged regret: marrying the wrong person,” by Nick Clark (_Independent_ [London], November 23, 2014).
www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/what-the-middleaged-regret-marrying-the-wrong-person-9878687.html…

21. UK NEWS: “Patients leave end-of-life care choice to medics, survey finds,” by Emily Dugan (_Independent_ [London], November 23, 2014).
www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/patients-leave-endoflife-care-choice-to-medics-survey-finds-9877878.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

22. “Alzheimer’s risk is higher in African Americans, but many fear clinical studies,” by Frederick Kunkle (_Washington Post_, November 23, 2014). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

23. “Protein that rouses the brain from sleep may be target for Alzheimer’s prevention,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 24, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

24. “Men who ‘monitor’ their prostate cancers have high quality of life,” by Roxanne Nelson (Reuters via _Philadelphia Inquirer_, November 24, 2014).
www.philly.com…

25. “Study finds most older adults qualify for statin therapy under new cholesterol guidelines,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 24, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

November 21, 2014

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3696–November 21, 2014

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3696–November 21, 2014.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Medicare Doles Out (USD) 45B in Improper Payments,” by Brianna Ehley (Fiscal Times via _CNBC_, November 21, 2014).
www.cnbc.com…

2. “Bad News For State Public Pension Plans,” by Cara Griffith (_Forbes_, November 20, 2014).
www.forbes.com…

3. “Protecting public pension investments,” by David H. Webber (_Washington Post_, November 20, 2014). Note 1: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles. Note 2: This article is an op-ed piece.
www.washingtonpost.com…

4. “Retirement Planning: U.S. Women Vs. The World,” by Richard Eisenberg (_Forbes_, November 21, 2014).
www.forbes.com…

5. “Millennials Are Lousy Savers, but Their Parents Were Worse,” by Allison Schrager (_Bloomberg Businessweek_, November 20, 2014).
www.businessweek.com…

6. “Debate: Should Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?” (US National Public Radio, November 20, 2014). Note: An audio transcript (running time 50 minutes 30 seconds) avaiable at the site.

US STATE NEWS:

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “California’s Managed Care Project For Poor Seniors Faces Backlash,” by Anna Gorman (Kaiser Health News via _WebMD_, November 19, 2014).
www.webmd.com…

8. HAWAII NEWS: “Hawaii’s billions in unfunded retirement liabilities part of national trend,” by Malia Zimmerman (_Hawaii Reporter_, November 20, 2014).
www.hawaiireporter.com…

9. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Ruling on Illinois pension reform law due Friday,” by Karen Pierog (_Reuters_, November 20, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

10. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Technicians, automation fuel growing nursing home pharmacy,” by Paul Swiech (_Pantagraph_ [Bloomington, Illinois], November 21, 2014).
www.pantagraph.com…

11. NEVADA NEWS: “Report highlights need for pension reform,” (_Las Vegas Review-Journal_, November 21, 2014). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.reviewjournal.com…

12. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “NJ pension chair leaves; state funding worst in U.S.,” by Joseph N. DiStefano (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, blog, November 20, 2014).
www.philly.com…

13. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “DePasquale urges state to follow Montco’s pension strategy,” (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, blog, November 20, 2014).
www.philly.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

14. BRAZIL NEWS: “Will Retirees Bankrupt Brazil?” by Mac Margolis (_Bloomberg View_, November 21, 2014).
www.bloombergview.com…

15. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Super getting harder: report,” by Brian Fallow (_New Zealand Herald_ [Auckland], November 22, 2014).
www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11362619…

16. UK NEWS: “Baby boomers jazz up their funerals with Monty Python and fancy dress,” by Rosa Silverman (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], November 21, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/howaboutthat/11243943/Baby-boomers-jazz-up-their-funerals-with-Monty-Python-and-fancy-dress.html…

17. UK NEWS: “Britain needs a help-to-buy housing scheme for older people too,” by Richard Best (_Guardian_ [London], November 21, 2014).
www.theguardian.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

18. “An Easier Death, and Less Costly, Too,” by Paula Span (_New York Times_, blog, November 20, 2014). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

19. “Senior-to-Senior Aggression Common in U.S. Nursing Homes,” by Amy Norton (_HealthDay_, November 21, 2014).
consumer.healthday.com…

20. “Brain Training to Keep Dementia at Bay: Buyer Beware,” by Deborah Brauser (_Medscape Medical News_, November 21, 2014). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

21. “11-country survey of older adults: Americans sicker but have quicker access to specialists,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 20, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

22. “Postoperative Delirium Guideline for Older Adults Issued,” by Larry Hand (_Medscape Medical News_, November 21, 2014). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

23. “Vitamin D Deficiency Predicts Cognitive Decline,” by Megan Brooks (_Medscape Medical News_, November 20, 2014). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

24. “Testosterone Plays Minor Role in Older Women’s Sex Lives, Study Finds,” (_HealthDay_, November 20, 2014).
consumer.healthday.com…

November 20, 2014

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3695–November 20, 2014

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3696–November 20, 2014

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “U.S. Seniors’ Health Poorest, Global Survey Shows,” by Steven Reinberg (HealthDay News, Nov. 19, 2014),
consumer.healthday.com…

2. “Study: 1 in 5 Nursing Home Residents Abused,” by Barbara Peters Smith (New America Media, Nov. 20, 2014).
newamericamedia.org…

3. “Opponents of N.F.L.(National (gridiron) Football League) Concussion Settlement Make Case for Altering It,” by Ken Belson (_New York Times_, Nov. 20, 2014). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

4, “How to care for caregivers,” by Mary McDaniel Cail (_Los Angeles Times_, Nov. 20, 2014). Note 1: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _LAT_ Op-Ed piece.
www.latimes.com…

5. “Elderly Black Population to Double by 2050” (Trice Edney Newswire via _Houston [Texas) Forward Times_, Nov. 19, 2014).
forwardtimesonline.com…

6. “Middle Class Struggles to Preserve Retirement Security,” by Pamela Yip (New America Media, Nov. 19, 2014).
newamericamedia.org…

7. “US government, corporations preparing new offensive against workers’ pensions,” by Jerry White (World Socialist Web Site, Nov. 20, 2014).
www.ws…

8. “States In Danger As Pension Underfunding Of 4.7 Trillion usd Threatens Their Fiscal Health,”  (_Investors Business Daily_, Nov. 20, 2014). Note: this is an _IBD_ Editorial.
news.investors.com…

9. “Dealing With Dementia: An African American Son Tells His Story,” by Yanick Rice Lamb (New America Media, Nov. 18, 2014).
newamericamedia.org…

10. “Quit Picking on Old Professors: Bullying boomers into retirement won’t help the sad state of higher education in this country,” by Rebecca Schuman (slate.com…, Nov. 19, 2014).
www.slate.com…

11. US/UK NEWS: “New Era estate: how US pension fund manager fuels London rent rises,” by Amelia Hill (_Guardian_ [London, UK], Nov. 20, 2014).
www.theguardian.com…

US STATE NEWS:

12. ARIZONA NEWS: “Four who resigned after raised questions about the state’s pension system deserve a state-funded defense” (_Arizona Republic_ [Phoenix], Nov. 20, 2014). Note: this is an _AR_ Editorial.
www.azcentral.com…

13. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Controller’s eye-popping report on pensions,” by Dan Walters (_San Jose Mercury-News, No. 20, 2014). Note: this is a _SJMN_ Opinion Piece).
www.mercurynews.com…

14. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Military vet(eran)s, investors warned about ‘pension advance loans’,” by Claudia Buck (_Sacramento Bee_, Nov. 20, 2014).
www.sacbee.com…

15, CONNECTICUT NEWS: “(Retirement Security) Board Gets Advice On Plans For State Retirement Savings Program,” by Mara Lee (_Hartford Courant_, Nov. 20, 2014).
www.courant.com…

16. FLORIDA NEWS: “Florida pension reform looms large,” by Lloyd Dunkelberger (_Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Nov. 20, 2014).
politics.heraldtribune.com…

17. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Judge to hear arguments over Illinois pension reform law,” by Karen Pierog (Reuters, Nov. 20, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

18. IOWA NEWS: “U(niversity of). Iowa to propose early retirement” (Associated Press via _Clinton Herald_, Nov. 20, 2014).
www.clintonherald.com…

19. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Funding level of Kentucky pension system for state workers drops to 21 percent,” by John Cheves (_Lexington Herald-Leader, Nov. 20, 2014).
www.kentucky.com…

20. LOUISIANA NEWS: “State, school boards to get pension relief,” by Marsha Shuler (_Baton Rouge Advocate_, Nov. 20, 2014).
theadvocate.com…

21. NEBRASKA NEWS: “Civilian Union approves tentative pension agreement with city (Omaha)” (KETV Channel 7 [Omaha] News, Nov. 20, 2014).
www.ketv.com…

22. NEW YORK NEWS: ‘Residents Evacuated From Snowbound Nursing Home Near Buffalo,” by Erin McClam (National Broadcasting Corporation News, Nov. 20, 2014).
www.nbcnews.com…

23. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Weak guardian system puts seniors at risk,” by Paul Muschick (_Allentown Morning Call_, Nov. 20, 2014).
www.mcall.com…

24. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Philadelphia Pension Blob Grows as Gas Sale Fades,” by Romy Varghese (Bloomberg News, Nov. 20, 2014).
www.businessweek.com…

25. TENNESSEE NEWS: “(Memphis Mayor A.C.) Wharton’s Hybrid Pension Falls in (city) Council,” by Bill Dries (_Memphis Daily News_, Nov. 20, 2014).
www.memphisdailynews.com…

26. WEST VIRGINA NEWS: “Critical Issues Face West Virginia’s Elderly,” by Beth Vorhees (West Virginia Public Broadcasting News, Nov. 20, 2014). This is an audio transcript, running time: 3 minutes, 47 seconds).
wvpublic.org…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

27. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Elderly, disabled fear decline in care standards due to privatisation,” by Rachel Browne (_Morning Herald_ [Sydney, New South Whales], Nov. 21, 2014).
www.smh.com…

28. AUSTRALIA NEWS:”Let’s not over-complicate euthanasia debate,” by Paul Komesaroff and Stephen Charles (_Morning Herald_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Nov. 21, 2014). Note: this is a _MH_ Commentary piece.
www.smh.com…

29. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “AMA (Australian Medical Association) is out of step with the community by opposing voluntary euthanasia,” by Terry Sweetman (_Courier Mail_ [Brisbane, Queensland], Nov. 21, 2014). Note: this is a _CM_ Opinion piece.
www.couriermail.com…

30. CANADA NEWS: “(Ontario Province Finance Minister) Charles Sousa’s economic update gives shape to Ontario pension plan,” by Adam Mayers (_Star_ [Toronto, Ontario], Nov. 20, 2014).
www.thestar.com…

31, CANADA NEWS: “Bitter blame game breaking out at Quebec nursing home fire inquest,” by Graeme Hamilton (_National Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario], Nov. 20, 2014).
fullcomment.nationalpost.com…

32. FINLAND NEWS: “Care for the elderly leaves much to be desired,” by Arja Juvonen (_Times_ [Helsinki, Uusimaa], Nov. 20, 2014).
www.helsinkitimes.fi/columns/columns/mp-talk/12769-care-for-the-elderly-leaves-much-to-be-desired-2.html…

33, GHANA NEWS: “More demo(nstration)s on Tier 2 pension, labour (unions) warns,” by Emmanuel Kwame Amoh (tv3network.com… (Accra), Nov. 20, 2014).
tv3network.com…

34. INDIA NEWS: “Gov(ernmen)t. committed to ‘Aasara’ (government pension plan): KCR (Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao)” (_The Hindu_ [Chennai, Tamil Nadu], Nov. 20, 2014).
www.thehindu.com…

35. IRELAND NEWS: “Patients waiting for nursing home beds are costing the health service 700,000 euros (877,373 usd) a day,” by Denis Naughten (_Irish Independent_, Nov. 20, 2014). Note: this is an _II_ Commentary piece.
www.independent.ie/opinion/comment/patients-waiting-for-nursing-home-beds-are-costing-the-health-service-700k-a-day-30759107.html…

36. IRELAND NEWS: “(Taoiseach–head of government Enda) Kenny challenged on Dublin Airport Authority pensions cut,” by Michael O’Regan (_Irish Times_ [Dublin, Leinster], Nov. 20, 2014).
www.irishtimes.com…

37. ITALY NEWS: “(Former Prime Minister Silvio) Berlusconi pledges ‘free cinema for the elderly'” (British Broadcasting Corporation News blog, Nov. 20, 2014).
www.bbc.com…

38. UK NEWS: “Nest (National Employment Savings Trust) rejects ‘pension bank accounts’ and charges overhaul,” by Josephine Cumbo (_Financial Times_ [London], Nov. 20, 2014). Note: _FT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

39. “Techno Health: ‘Swallow a Mini-Robot and Call Me in the Morning,’ by Frank Browning (New America Media, Nov. 14, 2014).
newamericamedia.org…

40. “Stressful relationships tied to mental decline,” by  Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health, Nov. 19, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

41. “Weight and eating habits in Parkinson’s disease” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 20, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

42. “Could Your Job Help Preserve Your Aging Brain?,” by  Maureen Salamon (HealthDay News, Nov. 20, 2014).
consumer.healthday.com…

43. “A Bad Marriage Burdens an Aging Heart,” by Robert Preidt (HealthDay News, Nov. 20, 2014).
consumer.healthday.com…

November 19, 2014

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3694–November 19, 2014

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3694–November 19, 2014.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Social Security advocates fear more cuts in staff and service,” by Joe Davidson (_Washington Post_, November 18, 2014). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “Sticker Shock: Some Medicare Part D Beneficiaries Will Pay More Next Year,” by Ed Silverman (_Wall St. Journal_, blog, November 19, 2014).
blogs.ws…

3. “Retirement’s changing expectations,” by Michelle Singletary (_Washington Post_, November 18, 2014). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

4. “Milken Names The 5 Best Cities For Getting Older In The U.S.,” by Shelley Emling (_Huffington Post_, November 18, 2014).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

US STATE NEWS:

5. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Public pensions in California pass another bankruptcy test,” by Dale Kasler (_Sacramento Bee_, November 18, 2014).
www.sacbee.com…

6. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Retired city employees protest looming hike in health premiums,” by Fran Spielman (_Chicago Sun-Times_, November 19, 2014).
politics.suntimes.com…

7. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Ky. teachers seek help to keep pensions solvent,” by Mike Wynn (_Courier-Journal_ [Louisville, Kentucky], November 19, 2014).
www.courier-journal.com…

8. MAINE/NEW HAMPSHIRE/VERMONT NEWS: “Conference explores aging in northern New England,” by Holly Ramer (Associated Press via _Concord Monitor_, November 18, 2014).
www.concordmonitor.com…

9. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Retiree group seeks appeal of Detroit pension cuts,” by Chad Livengood (_Detroit News_, November 18, 2014).
www.detroitnews.com…

10. NEVADA NEWS: “Nevada PERS retirement funding rate improves,” by Sean Whaley (_Las Vegas Review-Journal_, November 18, 2014).
www.reviewjournal.com…

11. NORTH CAROLINA NEWS: “Turmoil in Medicare Advantage hits NC seniors hard,” by Ann Doss Helms (_News and Observer_ [Raleigh, North Carolina], November 19, 2014).
www.newsobserver.com…

12. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Stiffer penalties sought for abuses of seniors,” by John Finnerty (_Meadville Tribune_, November 19, 2014).
www.meadvilletribune.com…

13. WEST VIRGINIA NEWS: “Lawmakers hear pros, cons of state-managed retirement program,” by Whitney Burdette (_Charleston Daily Mail_, November 18, 2014).
www.charlestondailymail.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

14. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Rise in pension age will catch younger boomers,” by John Collett (_Age_ [Melbourne], November 19, 2014).
www.theage.com…

15. CANADA NEWS: “Could new approach to seniors save Canada’s health-care system? Top doctor says yes,” by Elizabeth Payne (_Ottawa Citizen_, November 18, 2014).
ottawacitizen.com…

16. IRELAND NEWS: “Home care for elderly boosted by new rise in tax relief,” by Eilish O’Regan (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], November 19, 2014).
www.independent.ie/irish-news/politics/home-care-for-elderly-boosted-by-new-rise-in-tax-relief-30756612.html…

17. ISRAEL NEWS: “High Court presses state on petition to cancel mandatory retirement,” by Yonah Jeremy Bob (_Jerusalem Post_, November 19, 2014).
www.jpost.com…

18. NETHERLAND NEWS: “Shoddy Nursing Homes To Be Better Supervised,” by Janene Van Jaarsveldt (_NL Times_, November 19, 2014).
www.nl…

19. SCOTLAND NEWS: “More women in Scotland ‘saving adequately for retirement’,” (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, November 18, 2014).
www.bbc.com…

20. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Hospitals failing elderly patients,” by Helen Puttick (_Herald_ [Glasgow], November 19, 2014).
www.heraldscotland.com…

21. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Seoul aging rapidly,” by Lee Kyung-min (_Korea Times_, November 19, 2014).
www.koreatimes.co.kr…

22. UK NEWS: “How living to live to 90 is becoming the norm,” by John Bingham (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], November 19, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/elderhealth/11241143/How-living-to-live-to-90-is-becoming-the-norm.html…

23. UK NEWS: “NHS plans to save billions by caring for elderly in community blasted as ‘wishful thinking’,” by Charlie Cooper (_Independent_ [London], November 19, 2014).
www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/nhs-plans-to-save-billions-by-caring-for-elderly-in-community-blasted-as-wishful-thinking-9869365.html…

24. UK NEWS: “Why women should insist on pension savings in divorce,” by Nicole Blackmore (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], November 19, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/11240014/Why-women-should-insist-on-pension-savings-in-divorce.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

25. “Science (and Quacks) vs. the Aging Process,” by Tracy Samuelson (_New York Times_, November 18, 2014). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

26. “Long-in-the-Tooth Dental Advice,” by Ann Carrns (_New York Times_, November 18, 2014). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

27. “AP-NORC releases new analysis of Hispanics’ experiences with long-term care,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 18, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “Being overweight raises risk of men developing aggressive prostate cancer,” by Sarah Boseley (_Guardian_ [London], November 18, 2014).
www.theguardian.com…

29. “Men who ‘monitor’ their prostate cancers have high quality of life,” by Roxanne Nelson (_Reuters_, November 18, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

30. “Many older brains have plasticity, but in a different place,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 19, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

31. “New laser therapy helps slow macular degeneration,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 18, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

32. “A medium amount of physical activity can lower the risk of Parkinson’s disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 18, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

November 18, 2014

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3693–November 18, 2014

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3693–November 18, 2014

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Federal insurance fund for millions of pensions is deteriorating, report says,” by Michael A. Fletcher (_Washington Post_, Nov. 18, 2014). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “Big city hospitals severely penalized for Medicare readmissions” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 17, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

3. “How big is the U.S. retirement crisis?” by Steve Vernon (CBS Inc. TV News, Nov. 18, 2014).
www.cbsnews.com…

4. “Poll: Hispanics more positive on caring for elderly,” by Jesse J. Holland (Associated Press via KRQE Channel 13 [Albuquerque] TV News, November 18, 2014).
krqe.com…

5. “Found: Billions Of Wasted Medicare Dollars,” by Peter Ubel (_Forbes_ [New York, New York], Nov. 18, 2014).
www.forbes.com…

6. “Numbers Dwindle Of Living Children Of Civil War Veterans,” by Renee Montagne (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, Nov. 18, 2014). Audio (running time: 2 minutes, 12 seconds) and print transcripts are available at the site.
www.npr.org…

7. “Pension pain: TVA (Tennessee Valley Authority) retirement plan 4.8 billion usd underfunded,” by Dave Flessner (_Chattanooga Times Free Press_, Nov. 18, 2014).
www.timesfreepress.com…

US STATE NEWS:

8. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Bankrupt San Bernardino will keep pensions intact,” by Dale Kasler (_Sacramento Bee_, Nov. 18, 2014).
www.sacbee.com…

9. FLORIDA NEWS: “JEA (Jacksonville city-owned utility company) won’t fund pensions, but might make one-time 120 million usd contribution,” by Jim Piggott (WJXT Channel 4 [Jacksonville] TV news, Nov. 18, 2014).
www.news4jax.com…

10. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Pensions, Pol(itician)s and Pay-to-Play,” by Mark W. Anderson (WMAQ Channel 5 [Chicago] TV news blog, Nov. 17, 2014).
www.nbcchicago.com…

11. LOUISIANA NEWS: “State pension debt reduction plan a no-go” (Associated Press via _Shreveport Times_, Nov. 18, 2014).
www.shreveporttimes.com…

12. NEW MEXICO NEWS: “‘Timeout period’ sought for PERA (Public Employee Retirement Association),” by Dan Boyd (_Albuquerque Journal_, Nov. 18, 2014).
www.abqjournal.com…

13. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “RI pension law still in legal jeopardy, 3 years later,” by Ted Nesi (WPRI Channel 12 [Providence] News, Nov. 18, 2014).
wpri.com…

14. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “R.I. Retirement Board approves budget, with 7 of 15 members sitting out vote,” by Katherine Gregg (_Providence Journal_, Nov. 18, 2014).
www.providencejournal.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

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15. CANADA NEWS: “Quebec (province) seniors’ home that burned down was not required to have sprinklers, inquest told,” by Patrice Bergeron (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Nov. 18, 2014).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

16. CANADA NEWS: “Quebec (province) nursing home that burned down not required to have sprinklers, inquest hears,” by Graeme Hamilton (_National Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario], Nov. 18, 2014).
news.nationalpost.com…

17. CANADA NEWS: “Quebec (province) nursing home’s fire strategy involved a lot of crossed fingers,” by Graeme Hamilton (_National Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario], Nov. 18, 2014). Note: this is a _NP_ Commentary piece.
fullcomment.nationalpost.com…

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18. IRELAND NEWS: “Aer Lingus convenes EGM (extraordinary general meeting) over pension scheme” (Raidio Teilifis Eireann (Dublin, Leinster], Nov. 18, 2014).
www.rte.ie/news/2014/1118/660438-aer-lingus/…

19. ISLE OF MAN NEWS: “Union ‘anger’ over plan to raise IoM pension contributions” (British Broadcasting Corporation News, Nov. 18, 2014).
www.bbc.com…

20. JAPAN NEWS: “Photographer specializing in portraits of elderly opens studio in Tokyo’s Sugamo (district),” by Photographer specializing in portraits of elderly opens studio in Tokyo’s Sugamo (district),” by Wataru Sekita (_Asahi Shimbun_ [Tokyo], Nov. 19, 2014).
ajw.asahi.com…

21. NETHERLANDS NEWS: “Dutch state pension age rise to be speeded up, will now reach 67 in 2021” (DutchNews.nl…, Nov. 18, 2014).
www.dutchnews.nl…

22. NORTHERN IRELAND NEWS: “Northern Ireland pension age legislation passes assembly vote” (British Broadcasting Corporation News, Nov. 18, 2014).
www.bbc.com…

23. RUSSIA NEWS: “Tomsk Pension Fund calculates ‘pension allowance’ for Father Frost” (TASS Russian news agency, Nov. 18, 2014).
en.itar-tass.com…

24. UK NEWS: “Let dementia sufferers find new love in care homes, Alzheimer’s society says,” by Georgia Graham (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Nov. 18, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/elderhealth/11237467/Let-dementia-sufferers-find-new-love-in-care-homes-Alzheimers-society-says.html…

25. WALES NEWS: “Why rugby (union) really could increase the risk of dementia: The shock new research about sport and brain injury,” by Martin Shipton (_Western Mail_ [Cardiff, Glamorgan], Nov. 18, 2014).
www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/rugby-really-could-increase-risk-8124922…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

26. “Blood test could pick up Alzheimer’s Disease 10 years before symptoms appear,” by Sarah Knapton (_Daily Telegraph_ [London, UK], Nov. 18, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/11236531/Blood-test-could-pick-up-Alzheimers-Disease-10-years-before-symptoms-appear.html…

27. “Brain receptor cell could be new target for Alzheimer’s” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 18, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “New study demonstrates high burden of AFib (atrial fibrillation) is associated with lower cognitive function” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 17, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

29. “Spice up your memory” (Monash University [Melbourne, Victoria, Australia] news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 18, 2014).
monash.edu…

30. “Stanford biologists explore link between memory deficit and misfiring circadian clock” (Stanford University [Palo Alto, California] news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 17, 2014).
news.stanford.edu…

31. “Genetic Test Predicts Disease Recurrence in Prostate Cancer,” by Pam Harrison (Medscape Medical News, Nov. 18, 2014). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

32. “Simple clinical tests help differentiate Parkinson’s disease from atypical parkinsonism” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 17, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

33. “The role DNA (Deoxyribonucleic acid) methylation plays in aging cells” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 18, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

34. “Penn (University of Pennsylvania [Philadelphia] study examines patients’ perspectives on deactivation of ICDs in end-of-life,”
www.eurekalert.org…

35. “Calorie-restricting diets slow aging, study finds” Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 17, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

36. “AHA (American Heart Association): Daily Aspirin Fails to Help Older Hearts in Japanese Study” (HealthDay News, Nov. 17, 2014).
www.physiciansbriefing.com…

November 17, 2014

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3692–November 17, 2014

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3692–November 17, 2014.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “US Pension Insurer Ran Record USD 62B Deficit in 2014,” by Marcy Gordon (Associated Press via _American Broadcasting Corporation [ABC] News_, November 17, 2014).
abcnews.go.com…

2. “Tip on Medicare Spurs Insider Trading Investigation,” by Julie Cresswell (_New York Times_, November 15, 2014). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

3. “Middle class struggles to preserve retirement security,” by Pamela Yip (_Dallas Morning News_, November 16, 2014).
www.dallasnews.com…

4. “The hard truth about Americans’ retirement options,” by Michael Hiltzik (_Los Angeles Times_, November 14, 2014). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

5. “Report: Social Security wrongly awards USD 2B in disability claims,” by David McCabe (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], November 17, 2014).
thehill.com…

6. “Nursing homes serving minorities offering less care than those housing whites,” by Jeff Kelly Lowenstein (_Center for Public Integrity_, November 17, 2014).
www.publicintegrity.org…

7. “Aging population prompts more employers to offer elder-care benefits to workers,” by Brigid Schulte (_Washington Post_, November 16, 2014). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

8. “The Unsung Heroes Who Give Up Everything To Take Care Of Multiple Loved Ones,” by Yagana Shah (_Huffington Post_, blog, November 17, 2014).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

US STATE NEWS:

9. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Rising retirement costs help drive UC plan to raise tuition,” by Alexei Koseff (_Sacramento Bee_, November 16, 2014).
www.sacbee.com…

10. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Nursing homes cloak ownership for good reason,” (_Fresno Bee_, November 16, 2014). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.fresnobee.com…

11. COLORADO NEWS: “Local lawmakers to pursue assisted suicide bill,” by Saja Hindi (_Reporter-Herald_ [Loveland, Colorado], November 16, 2014).
www.reporterherald.com…

12. MINNESOTA NEWS: “Late-in-life: Innovations focus on care coordination and tailored support,” by Sharon Schmickle (_MinnPost_, blog, November 17, 2014).
www.minnpost.com…

13. OKLAHOMA NEWS: “Cost of living raise requested for Oklahoma state retirees,” by Tim Talley (Associated Press via _Tulsa World_, November 17, 2014).
www.tulsaworld.com…

14. OREGON NEWS: “Report: Many nursing homes over-report staff,” by Mac McLean (_Bend Bulletin_, November 17, 2014).
www.bendbulletin.com…

15. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Rising demand for long-term care for the elderly faces a shortage of caregivers,” by Rocio Labrador (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, November 16, 2014).
www.post-gazette.com…

16. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Study on Pittsburgh-area elderly points to happiness paradox among races,” by Gary Rotstein (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, November 17, 2014).
www.post-gazette.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

17. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Elderly fear services will be denied under home care privatisation,” by Rachel Browne (_Sydney Morning Herald_, November 17, 2014).
www.smh.com…

18. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Youth unemployment a key challenge as boomers retire,” by Michael Janda (_Australian Broadcasting Corporation [ABC] News_, November 17, 2014).
www.abc.net…

19. CHINA NEWS: “Osteoporotic fractures cost China’s healthcare system close to 10 billion USD annually,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 15, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

20. IRELAND NEWS: “No Fair Deal for elderly stuck in hospital wards,” by Allison Bray (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], November 16, 2014).
www.independent.ie/irish-news/health/no-fair-deal-for-elderly-stuck-in-hospital-wards-30747981.html…

21. UK NEWS: “Pensioners get an extra PN 500 (USD 783) a year, according to Institute for Fiscal Studies,” by Holly Watt (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], November 17, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/11235766/Pensioners-get-an-extra-500-a-year-according-to-Institute-for-Fiscal-Studies.html…

22. UK NEWS: “Hidden toll of drinking among retired professional women,” by John Bingham (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], November 17, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/11234459/Hidden-toll-of-drinking-among-retired-professional-women.html…

23. UK NEWS: “Government tsar calls for ban of ‘damaging’ triangle road signs depicting ‘elderly people’,” by Lamait Sabin (_Independent_ [London], November 16, 2014).
www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/government-tsar-calls-for-ban-of-damaging-triangle-road-signs-depicting-elderly-people-9863788.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

24. “Scanner to aid dementia research,” (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, November 17, 2014).
www.bbc.com…

25. “Tau, not amyloid-beta, triggers neuronal death process in Alzheimer’s,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 16, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

26. “Could Too Much Medication for Irregular Heartbeat Raise Dementia Risk?” by Steven Reinberg (_HealthDay_, November 16, 2014).
consumer.healthday.com…

27. “Long-term overtreatment with anti-clotting/antiplatelet drug combo may raise risk of dementia,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 16, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “New hope to find a cure for Parkinson’s,” by Victoria Lambert (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], November 17, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/elderhealth/11234769/New-hope-to-find-a-cure-for-Parkinsons.html…

29. “Palliative care doctors help patients cope with their illnesses,” by Anna Gorman (Kaiser Health News via _Pittsbught Post-Gazette_, November 16, 2014).
www.post-gazette.com…

30. “Patient, beware of your Medicare hospital bill – you could be in for some unpleasant surprises,” by Paula L. Stillman (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, blog, November 17, 2014).
www.philly.com…

31. “A call to rethink dying as meaningful part of life,” by Evi Heilbrunn (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, November 16, 2014).
www.philly.com…

November 13, 2014

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3691–November 13, 2014

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3691–November 13, 2014

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Public service campaign seeks to help, empower Latino caregivers,” by Fredrick Kunkle (_Washington Post_, Nov. 10, 2014). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “Why Detroit’s [Michigan] Pension Deal Is a Warning to Retirement Savers,” by Dan Kadlec (_Time_ [New York, New York], Nov. 13, 2014).
time.com…

3. “Five Takeaways on Retirement from the Midterm Elections” (_Time_ [New York, New York, Nov. 13, 2014).
time.com…

4. “New military retirement system might be popular, study says,” by Andrew Tilghman (_Military Times_,” Nov. 13, 2014).
www.mil…

5. “Reforming Medicare: What Does The Public Want?” by Marge Ginsburg, Joseph Antos, and Kavita Patel (healthaffairs.org… blog, Nov. 13, 2014).
healthaffairs.org…

6. “Nazi war criminals’ pension benefits prompts action by lawmakers” (Associated Press via CBS, Inc. News, Nov. 13, 2014).
www.cbsnews.com…

7. “Are You a ‘Plugged In’ Boomer?” by Jay Lickus (huffingtonpost.com…, Nov. 13, 2014).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

8. TV REVIEW: “HBO (Home Box Office) medical comedy _Getting On_ finding its voice in second season,” by Michael Idato (_Morning Herald_ [Sydney, New South Wales, Australia], Nov. 13, 2014).
www.smh.com…

US STATE NEWS:

9. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Illinois Governor-Elect Bruce Rauner Received Cash From Firms Managing State Pension Money,” by David Sirota (ibtimes.com…, Nov. 12, 2014).
www.ibtimes.com…

10. OKLAHOMA NEWS: “Oklahoma pension systems show financial gains” (KOCO Channel 5 [Oklahoma City] News, Nov. 13, 2014).
www.koco.com…

11. TENNESSEE NEWS: “Assisted living demand up in Knoxville as Boomers retire,” by Heidi Wigdahl (WBIR Channel10 [Knoxville] TV News, Nov. 13, 2014).
www.wbir.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

12. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Voluntary euthanasia campaigner Philip Nitschke: ‘I wish I had never met Nigel Brayley’,” by Emma Canavan and James Dunlevie (Australian Broadcasting Corporation News, Nov. 13, 2014).
www.abc.net…

13. CANADA NEWS: “MNAs (Members of Quebec Province National Assembly) vote to pay in more for their pensions,” by Geoffrey Vendeville (_Gazette_ [Montreal, Quebec], Nov. 13, 2014).
montrealgazette.com…

14. CANADA NEWS: “(Regina, Saskatchewan] Pension problem: watch and wait” (_Leader-Post_ [Regina, Saskatchewan], Nov. 13, 2014). Note this is a _Leader-Post_ Editorial.
www.leaderpost.com…

15. CHINA NEWS: “China’s National Pension Fund a ‘Time Bomb,’ Researcher Says,” by Liyan Qi (_Wall Street Journal_ [New York, New York] blog, Nov. 13, 2014).
blogs.ws…

16. INDIA NEWS: “Corpns (municipal corporations) hard pressed to give employees salaries, pensions” (_Times of India_ [Mumbai, Maharashtra], Nov. 14, 2014).
timesofindia.indiatimes.com…

17. IRELAND NEWS: “Seanad (Senate) report: Senator Feargal Quinn highlights ‘crisis’ in private pension sector,” by Michael O’Regan (_Irish Times_ [Dublin, Leinster], Nov. 13, 2014).
www.irishtimes.com…

18. IRELAND NEWS: “Aer Lingus/DAA (Dublin Airport Authority) pension scheme to be cut to address deficit” (Raidio Teilifis Eireann [Dublin, Leinster], Nov. 13, 2014).
www.rte.ie/news/2014/1113/659226-aer-lingus/…

19. JAPAN NEWS: “Improving dementia care” (_Japan Times_ [Tokyo], Nov.13, 2014). Note: this is a _JT_ Editorial.
www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2014/11/12/editorials/improving-dementia-care/…

20. MOROCCO NEWS: “Morocco Unions Reject Retirement Age Increase,” by Siham Ali (Magharebia News Service [Washington, District of Columbia] via allAfrica.com…, Nov. 12, 2014).
allafrica.com…

21. UK NEWS: “Labour (Party) calls for review of pension reforms,” by Josephine Cumbo (_Financial Times_ [London], Nov. 13, 2014). Note: _FT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

22. “The whole-genome sequences of the world’s oldest living people published” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 12, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

23. “Study finds Alzheimer’s drug may reduce the urge to binge eat” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 13, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

24. “Dementia study questions advice on taking supplements,” by Emma Wilkinson (British Broadcasting Corporation News, Nov. 13, 2014).
www.bbc.com…

25. “Elderly kidney patients may not understand treatment choices,” by Shereen Lehman (Reuters Health, Nov. 12, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

26. “Nonclinical factors may affect whether intensive procedures are used at the end of life” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 13, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

27. “Single molecular switch may contribute to major aging-related diseases” Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 12, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “IU (Indiana University)-led research team identifies genetic variant linked to better memory performance” (Indiana School of Medicine news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 11, 2014).
news.medicine.iu.edu…

29. “Bigger is not always better: Patients suffering from a hip fracture receive higher quality of care and have a lower mortality rate in smaller hospital departments” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 13, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

30. “Tiny needles offer potential new treatment for two major eye diseases” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 12, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

31. “Artificial retina could someday help restore vision” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 12, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

32. “Older Women With Breathing Problems During Sleep More Likely to Experience Decline in Ability to Perform Daily Tasks” (Johns Hopkins (Baltimore, Maryland) Bloomberg School of Public Health news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 12, 2014).
www.jhsph.edu…

33. “Prostate cancer researchers develop personalized genetic test to predict recurrence risk” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 12, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

34. “Live longer? Save the planet? Better diet could nail both” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 12, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

35. “Pain, Depression Tied to Delirium Risk After Surgery for Seniors,” by Robert Preidt (HealthDay News, Nov. 11, 2014).
consumer.healthday.com…

36. “Anemia Prevalent Among Older Patients With Diabetes” (HealthDay News, Nov. 13, 2014).
www.physiciansbriefing.com…

37. “Biomarkers ID Disease Activity in Elderly With Low Back Pain” (HealthDay News, Nov. 12, 2014).
www.physiciansbriefing.com…

November 12, 2014

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3690–November 12, 2014

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3690–November 12, 2014.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Supreme Court Weighs Case Over Cuts to Retirees’ Health Benefits,” by Adam Liptak (_New York Times_, November 11, 2014). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Analysis shows widespread discrepancies in staffing levels reported by nursing homes,” by Jeff Kelly Lowenstein (_Center for Public Integrity_, November 12, 2014).
www.publicintegrity.org…

3. “Financial advisers warn of penalties for retirement funds,” by Tim Grant (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, November 12, 2014).
www.post-gazette.com…

4. “The Richest Elderly Generation Ever Doesn’t Like to Spend,” by Victoria Stilwell (_Bloomberg_, November 12, 2014).
www.bloomberg.com…

5. “Troubled Brokers Cluster, Often Among Elderly,” by Jean Eaglesham (Wall Street Journal via _MSN Money_, November 12, 2014).
www.msn.com…

6. “Graying of America has silver lining, AARP official says,” by Encarnacion Pyle (_Columbus Dispatch_, November 12, 2014).
www.dispatch.com…

US STATE NEWS:

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Nursing homes cloak ownership for good reason,” (_Sacramento Bee_, November 11, 2014). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.sacbee.com…

8. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Incoming city treasurer hoping to help solve city pension crisis,” by Fran Spielman (_Chicago Sun-Times_, November 11, 2014).
politics.suntimes.com…

9. GEORGIA NEWS: “Judge upholds Reed’s pension reform in legal challenge,” by Katie Leslie (_Atlanta Journal-Constitution_, November 11, 2014).
www.ajc.com…

10. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Detroit Emerges From Bankruptcy, Yet Pension Risks Linger,” by Mary Williams Walsh (_New York Times_, November 11, 2014). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
dealbook.nytimes.com…

11. MISSISSIPPI NEWS: “Mississippi’s pension system one of nation’s worst,” by Steve Wilson (_Mississippi Watchdog.org…_, November 12, 2014).
watchdog.org…

12. OKLAHOMA NEWS: “Oklahoma lawmakers to review retirement system,” (Associated Press via _Tulsa World_, November 12, 2014).
www.tulsaworld.com…

13. PENNYLVANIA NEWS: “Pennsylvania Pension Said to Offer USD 2 Billion Fund Stakes,” by Sabrina Willmer and Kiel Porter (_Bloomberg News_, November 12, 2014).
www.businessweek.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

14. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Euthanasia: A question of trust,” by Julia Medew (_Sydney Morning Herald_, November 12, 2014).
www.smh.com…

15. AZERBAIJAN NEWS: “Azerbaijan’s pension reform promised to be transparent to public,” (_News.AZ_, November 12, 2014).
www.news.az/articles/economy/93439…

16. DENMARK NEWS: “Gay Rights in Denmark Take Next Step With Rainbow Nursing Homes,” by Frances Schwartzkopff (_Bloomberg Businessweek_, November 12, 2014).
www.businessweek.com…

17. IRELAND NEWS: “Hole in Ireland’s largest pension schemes doubles to Euro 8.5bn (USD 10.6 billion),” by Dominic Coyle (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], November 12, 2014).
www.irishtimes.com…

18. MALTA NEWS: “Two private pension schemes announced,” (_Times of Malta_ [Valletta], November 12, 2014).
www.timesofmalta.com…

19. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Nurse count forecast to fall to critical level,” by Stacey Kirk (Nelson Mail via _Stuff.co_, November 12, 2014).
www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/10733550/Nurse-count-forecast-to-fall-to-critical-level…

20. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Elderly dying before houses are repaired,” by Tina Law (Press [Christchurch City] via _Stuff.co_, November 12, 2014).
www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/business/the-rebuild/63124585/Elderly-dying-before-houses-are-repaired…

21. UK NEWS: “Who will support people who are ageing without children?” by Kristy Woodard (_Guardian_ [London], November 12, 2014).
www.theguardian.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

22. “UM researcher uses stem cells to fight Alzheimer’s,” by Kim Kozlowski (_Detroit News_, November 11, 2014).
www.detroitnews.com…

23. “Baby boomers will drive explosion in Alzheimer’s-related costs in coming decades, study finds,” by Robert Perkins (University of Southern California (USC) News, November 11, 2014).
news.us…

24. “Hospice patients more likely to die at home, receive efficient care,” by Andrew M. Seaman (_Reuters_, November 11, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

25. “Having a hard time finding a good place to die? Consumer Reports tells you where to go,” by Peter Whoriskey (_Washington Post_, blog, November 12, 2014). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

26. “Effect of use of hospice care by Medicare patients on hospitalizations and costs,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 11, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

27. “Is it really Alzheimer’s? Treatable condition mimics symptoms of dementia,” by Jessica Mulvihill Moran (_Fox News_, November 12, 2014).
www.foxnews.com…

28. “Study: Baby boomers will drive explosion in Alzheimer’s-related costs in coming decades,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 11, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

29. “Medicare Poised To Cover CT Scans To Screen For Lung Cancer,” by Scott Hensley (US National Public Radio, blog, November 11, 2014).
www.npr.org…

30. “Pain, Depression Tied to Delirium Risk After Surgery for Seniors,” (_HealthDay_, November 11, 2014).
consumer.healthday.com…

31. “High-fat Diet May Slow Down Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Premature Aging,” by Alfred Kristoffer A. Guiang (_Science Times_, November 12, 2014).
www.sciencetimes.com…

32. “Not all elderly Americans will surf to health,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 12, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

33. “Emanuel Easily Avoids AMA Rebuke Over ‘Die-at-75’ Stance,” by Robert Lowes (_Medscape Medical News_, November 12, 2014). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

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