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December 30, 2014

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3719–December 30, 2014

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3719–December 30, 2014

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NOTE: There will be no e-clippings tomorrow, Dec. 31, or Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015, due to the New Year’s holiday in the US. This service will resume Friday, Jan. 2, 2015. Enjoy the break.

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US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Evidence That the Jim Crow Era Endures for Older Black Voters in the South,” by Nate Cohn (_New York Times_, Dec. 30, 2014). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Nursing home holiday–lonely or just alone?” by Farah Stockman (_Boston [Massachusetts] Globe_, Dec. 30, 2014).
www.bostonglobe.com…

3. “Look out world: The last of the boomers turns 50,” by Jackie Crosby (_Minneapolis [Minnesota] Star-Tribune_, Dec. 30, 2014).
www.startribune.com…

4. “Medicare leaves significant gaps in senior insurance needs,” by Jim Landers (_Dallas [Texas] Morning News_, Dec. 30, 2014).
www.dallasnews.com…

US STATE NEWS:

5. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “California judges sue Calpers (California Public Employees Retirement System) pension system over contributions,” by Tim Reid (Reuters, Dec. 29, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

6. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Foregoing pension reform is dangerous” (_Riverside Press-Enterprise_, Dec. 30, 2014). Note: this is a _RPE_ Editorial.
www.pe.com…

7. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Ill. law helps stop pensions for convicted felons” (Associated Press via WLS Channel 7 [Chicago] TV News, Dec. 30, 2014).
abc7chicago.com…

8. INDIANA NEWS: “Study: Nursing home building boom is costing state millions,” by J.K. Wall (_Indianapolis Business Journal blog, Dec. 30, 2014).
www.ibj.com…

9. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Bankruptcy pension aid deadline looms,” by Christine Ferretti (_Detroit News_, Dec. 30, 2014).
www.detroitnews.com…

10. MINNESOTA NEWS: “Elderly, disabled care among top priorities of Minnesota House speaker-designate,” by Don Davis (_Brainerd Dispatch_, Dec. 30, 2014).
www.brainerddispatch.com…

11. NEW MEXICO NEWS: “Navajo Elders Denied Help 100 Miles from Agencies That Forget Human Factor,” by Colleen Keane (New America Media, Dec. 25, 2014).
newamericamedia.org…

12. TEXAS NEWS: “5 dead, 10 hospitalized after senior-apartments fire near San Antonio” (Associated Press via _Dallas Morning News_, Dec. 29, 2014).
www.dallasnews.com…

13. WASHINGTON NEWS: “Smart Home Project Records Seniors’ Movement, Behavior,” by  Erica Curless (Dec. 29, 2014).
newamericamedia.org…

14. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Mandatory judicial retirement ages are only ageist if you’re old,” by Chris Rickert (_Wisconsin State Journal_ [Madison], Dec. 30, 2014).
host.madison.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

15. ALBANIA NEWS: “About 5000 Albanian elders to benefit from social pension in 2015: media” (Xinhua [Beijing, China] via
_Daily_ [Shanghai, China], Dec. 30, 2014). www.shanghaidaily.com…

16. ARGENTINA NEWS: “Elderly will have to register fingerprints digitally to collect pensions” _Herald_ [Buenos Aires], Dec. 30, 2014).
www.buenosairesherald.com…

17. BRAZIL NEWS: “Petrobras (oil company) says probe may implicate pension fund; cuts off contractors,” by Stephen Eisenhammer (Reuters, Dec. 29, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

18. BRAZIL NEWS: “Brazil cuts pension, jobless benefits to prop up finances,” by Alonso Soto (Reuters, Dec. 29, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

19. DENMARK NEWS: “Nearly every nursing home resident in Copenhagen has been given the wrong medication, report says,” by Ray Weaver (_Post_ [Copenhagen], Dec. 30, 2014).
cphpost.dk/news/nearly-every-nursing-home-resident-in-copenhagen-has-been-given-the-wrong-medication-report-says.12112.html…

20. FRANCE NEWS: “French high court upholds dismissal of mercy-killing doctor” (Radio France International, Dec. 30, 2014).
www.english.rfi.fr/france/20141230-french-high-court-upholds-dismissal-mercy-killing-doctor…

21. INDIA: “Getting pension, a life and death problem for elders in Krishna,” by Rajulapudi Srinivas (_The Hindu_ [Chennai, Tamil Nadu, Dec. 30, 2014).
www.thehindu.com…

22. IRELAND NEWS: “State pension will not be cut, insists (Deputy Prime Minister) Joan Burton,” by Fiach Kelly (_Irish Times_ [Dublin, Leinster], Dec. 30, 2014).
www.irishtimes.com…

23. TAIWAN NEWS: “Proposed pension reform falls short: labor activists,” by Lii Wen (_Times_ [Taipei], Dec. 31, 2014).
www.taipeitimes.com…

24. UK NEWS: “(Pensions Minister) Steve Webb: Government’s pensions reforms are ‘unfinished business’,” by Peter Dominiczak (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Dec. 30, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/11316979/Steve-Webb-Governments-pensions-reforms-are-unfinished-business.html…

25. UK NEWS: “Seniors should have their moment,” by Katharine Whitehorn (_Guardian_ [London], Dec. 30, 2014).
www.theguardian.com…

26. UK NEWS: OBITUARY: “Assisted suicide campaigner Debbie Purdy dies aged 51,” by Mark Tran (_Guardian_ [London], Dec. 30, 2014).
www.theguardian.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

27. “NeuroDerm (Ltd.–pharmaceuticals) says Parkinson’s drug shows promise in study,” by Natalie Grover (Reuters Health, Dec. 30, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

28. “HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) Tied to Worse Hearing in Older Adults,” by  Mary Elizabeth Dallas (HealthDay News, Dec. 26, 2014).
consumer.healthday.com…

December 29, 2014

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3718–December 29, 2014

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3718–December 29, 2014.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “That solid pension benefit? It may be subject to change,” by Len Boselovic (_Pittsbught Post-Gazette_, December 28, 2014).
www.post-gazette.com…

2. “Boomers grapple with retirement strategies,” by Tim Grant (_Pittsbught Post-Gazette_, December 27, 2014).
www.post-gazette.com…

3. “Why 401(k)s Shouldn’t Replace Pensions,” by Michael T. Carrigan (_Huffington Post_, blog, December 28, 2014).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

US STATE NEWS:

4. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Nursing Home Elder Abuse, a Problem Almost Hidden for Latinos,” by Araceli Martínez Ortega (_New America Media_, Decebmer 27, 2014).
newamericamedia.org…

5. COLORADO NEWS: “An option for Colorado’s terminally ill,” (_Denver Post_, December 28, 2014). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.denverpost.com…

6. IOWA NEWS: “New laws include senior income tax cut,” by Erin Murphy (_Mason City Globe Gazette_, December 28, 2014).
globegazette.com…

7. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “In Hunting Park, nuns provide free hospice care to cancer patients,” by Kristen A. Graham (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, December 29, 2014).
www.philly.com…

8. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “The future of aging focuses on people and communities,” by Jenny Wagner (Beaver [Pennslyvania] Times_, December 28, 2014).
www.timesonline.com…

9. VIRGINIA NEWS: “Region’s population aging, but Lynchburg bucks trend,” by Katrina Koerting (_News and Advance_ [Lynchburg, Virginia], December 27, 2014).
www.newsadvance.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

10. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Hard times loom for too many boomers,” by John Collett (_Sydney Morning Herald_, December 30, 2014).
www.smh.com…

11. CHINA NEWS: “Cabinet officials grilled for divided pension programs, depreciating funds,” (_Xinhua_, December 28, 2014).
news.xinhuanet.com…

12. IRELAND NEWS: “Cuts to State pension ‘must be considered’,” by Martin Wall (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], December 29, 2014).
www.irishtimes.com…

13. IRELAND NEWS: “Workers relying on ‘reformed’ State pension may face a bleak retirement,” by Martin Wall (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], December 29, 2014).
www.irishtimes.com…

14. JAPAN NEWS: “Govt to expand eligibility for defined-contribution pensions,” (_Japan News_, December 28, 2014).
the-japan-news.com…

15. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Tackling fishhooks of retirement village life,” by Eloise Gibson (_Dominion Post_ [Wellington], December 27, 2014).
www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/64485372/tackling-fishhooks-of-retirement–village–life…

16. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Elderly move on to rental property ladder,” by Catherine Harris (_Press_ [Christchurch City], December 29, 2014).
www.stuff.co.nz/business/money/64513004/elderly-move-on-to-rental-property-ladder…

17. TAIWAN NEWS: “Care centers said to be inadequate,” by Stacy Hsu (_Taipei Times_, December 30, 2014).
www.taipeitimes.com…

18. UK NEWS: “Baby boomers account for third of people in rural areas,” by Grame Paton (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], December 29, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/11315224/Baby-boomers-account-for-third-of-people-in-rural-areas.html…

19. UK NEWS: “Assisted dying must be legalised, demand key figures,” by John Bingham (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], December 28, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/assisted-dying/11315549/Assisted-dying-must-be-legalised-demand-key-figures.html…

20. UK NEWS: “Osborne pension reforms could trigger silver splitter divorce boom,” by John Bingham (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], December 27, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/11301378/Osborne-pension-reforms-could-trigger-silver-splitter-divorce-boom.html…

21. UK NEWS: “Care helpline for abused elderly flooded by calls,” by Patrick Sawer, Laura Donnelly and Tim Ross (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], December 27, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/11314606/Care-helpline-for-abused-elderly-flooded-by-calls.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

22. “Diabetes Prevention That Works,” by Paula Span (_New York Times_, blog, December 26, 2014). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

23. “Older people urged to get high-dose vaccines against flu this season,” by Cynthia H. Craft (_Sacramento Bee_, December 28, 2014).
www.sacbee.com…

24. “Elder-care challenges prompt tech executives to create startups, apps,” by Christina Farr (_Reuters_, December 28, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

25. “Complex jobs might help maintain brain fitness in aging,” by Janice Neumann (_Reuters_, December 25, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

26. “Patient self-reporting version of ‘blood pressure cuff’ for dementia is reliable and valid,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], December 29, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

27. “Hypertension Adds to Genetic Risk in Alzheimer’s Disease,” by Daniel M. Keller (_Medscape Medical News_, December 29, 2014). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

28. “Exercise Helps Menopause Symptoms and Quality of Life,” by Beth Skwarecki (_Medscape Medical News_, December 29, 2014). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

29. “President Obama aging only as fast as the rest of us, researcher finds,” by Kathleen Hennessy (_Los Angeles Times_, December 27, 2014). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

30. “A Provocative New Way To Think About Dementia,” by Howard Gleckman (_Forbes_, December 29, 2014).
www.forbes.com…

December 26, 2014

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3717–December 26, 2014

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3717–December 26, 2014

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “2015 Medicare Fee Schedule Offers Payment for Chronic Care (HealthDay News, Dec.24, 2014).
www.physiciansbriefing.com…

2. “Medicare May Help Seniors If Advantage Plans Drop Doctors,” by Susan Jaffe (_Hartford [Connecticut] Courant_, Dec. 25, 2014).
www.courant.com…

3. “Retirees pay it forward: The benefits of volunteering,” by Nanci Hellmich (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Dec. 24, 2014).
www.us…

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4. “Another Reason To Dislike Public Sector Pensions,” by Adam Ozimek (_Forbes_ [New York, New York], Dec. 24, 2014).
www.forbes.com…

5. “How Much Would You Pay For 4,905 usd In Pension Benefits?” by Kevin Drum (_Mother Jones_ [San Francisco, California], Dec. 24, 2014).
www.motherjones.com…

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6. “Infographic: The Challenge of Serving Dual Eligibles,” by Melanie Matthews (Health Intelligence Network blog, Dec. 24, 2014).
hin.com…

US STATE NEWS:

7. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Gov(ernor). Chris Christie’s smoke-and-mirrors approach to pensions,” by Dominick Marino (_Burlington County Times_, Dec. 26, 2014). Note: this is a _BCT_ Opinion piece.
www.burlingtoncountytimes.com…

8. NEW YORK NEWS: “At 101, Dedicated Union Rep(resentative) Is Calling It Quits,” by Deepti Hajela (Associated Press via American Broadcasting Corporation News, Dec. 25, 2014).
abcnews.go.com…

9. TENNESSEE NEWS: “Veteran, elderly tax relief cuts at risk across Tennessee, by Louie Brogdon (_Chattanooga Times Free Press_, Dec. 26, 2014).
www.timesfreepress.com…

10. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Wisconsin judges could face mandatory retirement age,” by Dee J. Hall (_Wisconsin State Journal_ [Madison], Dec. 25, 2014).
host.madison.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

11. ARMENIA NEWS: “Pensions and social benefits to increase in Armenia as from January 1” (ARKA News Agency, Dec. 26, 2014).
arka.am/en/news/economy/pensions_and_social_benefits_to_increase_in_armenia_as_from_january_1/…

12. CANADA NEWS: “Reaching seniors with dementia through dance and song,” by Patty Winsa (_Star_ [Toronto, Ontario], Dec. 25, 2014).
www.thestar.com…

13. CANADA NEWS: “Hundreds of ex-CFLers (Canadian (gridiron) Football League players) missing out on pensions,” by Gord Holder (_Citizen_ [Ottawa, Ontario], Dec. 26, 2014).
ottawacitizen.com…

14. CHINA NEWS: “40 million employees face pension reform” (Xinhua, Dec. 24, 2014).
news.xinhuanet.com…

15. CHINA NEWS: “China Should Put off Retirement Age Starting 2018: Expert” (China Radio International, Dec. 25, 2014).
english.cri.cn/12394/2014/12/25/3521s858321.htm…

16. CHINA NEWS: “Elderly prefer to stay at home,” by Zheng Jinran (_China Daily USA_ [New York, New York], Dec. 26, 2014).
usa.chinadaily.com…

17. INDIA NEWS: “Gov(ernmen)t. endorses SC (supreme court) guidelines on passive euthanasia” (_The Hindu_ [Chennai, Tamil Nadu], Dec. 25, 2014).
www.thehindu.com…

18. INDIA NEWS: “HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) patients find tough to file for pensions” (_The Hindu_ [Chennai, Tamil Nadu], Dec. 25, 2014).
www.thehindu.com…

19. INDIA NEWS: “‘One-rank one-pension’ scheme before next budget: (Defense Minister (Manohar) Parrikar” (Press Trust of India via zeenews.india.com…, Dec. 26, 2014).
zeenews.india.com…

20. IRELAND NEWS: “Plan to cut airline workers’ pensions passes regulatory hurdle,” by Barry O’Halloran (_Irish Times_ [Dublin, Leinster], Dec. 25, 2014).
www.irishtimes.com…

21. JAPAN NEWS: “Nursing home capacity to be expanded in Tokyo” (Jiji Press via _Yomiuri Shimbun_ [Tokyo], Dec. 26, 2014).
the-japan-news.com…

22. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Tackling fishhooks of retirement village life: A lobby group wants to do for retirement village dwellers what Grey Power does for all over-65s,” by Eloise Gibson (_Dominion Post_ [Wellington] via stuff.co.nz, Dec. 27, 2014).
www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/64485372/tackling-fishhooks-of-retirement–village–life…

23. THE MOST POPULOUS COUNTRY IN AFRICA NEWS: “Pension Remittance Hits 2.5 trillion (local currency) (13.729 billion usd) in Q(uarter) 2 2014” (that country’s news agency via _Guardian_ [most populous city in that country) via allAfrica.com…, Dec. 24, 2014).
allafrica.com…

24. TURKEY NEWS: “Turks worried about funding retirement” (_The Journal of Turkish Weekly_ [Ankara], Dec. 24, 2014).
www.turkishweekly.net…

25. UKRAINE NEWS: “Retirees starve in rebel-held eastern Ukraine,” by Tatyana Goryachova and Hal Foster (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Dec. 26, 2014).
www.us…

26. UK NEWS: “Elderly stuck in hospital beds for eight months waiting for a nursing home,” by Georgia Graham (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Dec. 25, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/11312215/Elderly-stuck-in-hospital-beds-for-eight-months-waiting-for-a-nursing-home.html…

27. UK NEWS: “Wealthy, educated, single men most likely to drink heavily in later life” (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Dec. 24, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/11311894/Wealthy-educated-single-men-most-likely-to-drink-heavily-in-later-life.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

28. “‘Senior moments’ could be coming to an end” (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Dec. 24, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/11310976/Senior-moments-could-becoming-to-an-end.html…

29. “Festive game designed to trigger happy memories in dementia sufferers” (_Daily Telegraph_, Dec. 24, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/11310606/Festive-game-designed-to-trigger-happy-memories-in-dementia-sufferers.html…

30. “Trial of Antiamyloid Agent in Prodromal Alzheimer’s Halted,” by Pauline Anderson (Medscape Medical News, Dec. 24, 2014). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

31. “Actavis (Plc), Adamas (Pharmaceuticals Inc.) win FDA (US Food and Drug Administration) approval for Alzheimer’s drug,” by Natalie Grover and Anjali Rao Koppala (Reuters Health, Dec. 24, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

32. “Long-used medications may have anti-aging benefits,” by Karen Weintraub (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Dec. 26, 2014).
www.us…

33. “Complex jobs might help maintain brain fitness in aging,” by Janice Neumann (Reuters Health, Dec. 25, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

December 23, 2014

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3716–December 23, 2014

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3716–December 23, 2014

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NOTE: There will be no E-Clippings tomorrow or Thursday (Dec. 24 or 25) due to the Christmas holiday in the US. This service will resume on Friday, Dec. 26). Enjoy the break.

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US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Services Offer A Means To Foil Widespread ‘Elder Fraud’,” by Ina Jaffe (US National Public Radio All Things Considered, Dec. 22, 2014). In addition to the story, audio (running time: 3 minutes, 48 seconds) and print transcripts are available at the site.
www.npr.org…

2. “Detroit (Michigan) and Stockton (California) Are Just the Beginning of an Attack on Public Pensions,” by Claire Groden (_The New Republic_ [Washington, D.C.], Dec. 23, 2014).
www.newrepublic.com…

3. “Vet(eran)s find alternative to nursing home care with medical foster families,” by St. John Barned-Smith (_Houston [Texas] Chronicle_, Dec. 23, 2014).
www.houstonchronicle.com…

4. “How to Fix the 401(k) Retirement System That Emerged by Accident,” by Margaret Collins (Bloomberg News, Dec. 23, 2014).
www.bloomberg.com…

5. “LGBT (lesbian/gay/bi-sexual/transgendered) baby boomers face tough retirement hurdles,” by Ken Sweet (_Deseret News_ [Salt Lake City, Utah], Dec. 23, 2014).
www.deseretnews.com…

6. “Chinese-Elders Study Belies Top-Down ‘Parachute’ Research Lumping All Asians,” by Jenny Chen (New America Media, Dec. 23, 2014).
newamericamedia.org…

7. “How Companies Are Making Work-Life Balance Better for Caregivers,”by Kimberly Palmer (New America Media, Dec. 21, 2014).
newamericamedia.org…

8. “Citizenship After 70: Applying Was Easier Than I Thought,” by Guzman Rincon (New America Media, Dec. 19, 2014).
newamericamedia.org…

US STATE NEWS:

9. ILLINOIS NEWS “Investment Plans for City Pensions Likely to Get Riskier Under (Chicago city) Treasurer (Kurt) Summers,” by Mark W. Anderson (WMAQ Channel 5 [Chicago] TV news blog, Dec. 23, 2014).
www.nbcchicago.com…

10. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Massachusetts doctors have to provide end-of-life counseling,” by Lois M. Collins (_Deseret News_ [Salt Lake City, Utah] via _Oklahoman_ [Oklahoma City, Oklahoma], Dec. 23, 2014).
newsok.com…

11. NEBRASKA NEWS: “Third (Omaha) Civilian Union Okays Pension Reform” (WOWT Channel 6 [Omaha] TV news, Dec. 23, 2014).
www.wowt.com…

12. NEW YORK NEWS: “New federal law allows pension cuts,” by Rick Karlin (_Albany [New York] Times-Union_, Dec. 23, 2014).
www.timesunion.com…

13. TEXAS NEWS: “Lagging pension fund may harm Texas credit rating” (Associated Press via _Washington [District of Columbia] Times_, Dec. 23, 2014).
www.washingtontimes.com…

14. VIRGINIA NEWS: “New Driving Law Implemented in Virginia for Elderly Drivers,” by Carmen Chau (WHAG Channel 26 [Hagerstown, Maryland] TV News, Dec. 23, 2014).
www.your4state.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

15. WORLD NEWS “Extra income boosts health of elderly in poor countries, USC study finds,” by Merrill Balassone (University of Southern California [Los Angeles, California] news release. Dec. 22, 2014).
news.us…

16. CANADA NEWS: “Pension sponsors receive ‘lump of coal’ this year as rates remain stubbornly low: Mercer (consulting firm),” by Barbara Shecter (_Financial Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario], Dec. 23, 2014).
business.financialpost.com…

17. CANADA NEWS: “Burial options for boomers who’ve always wanted to go to the moon,” by Tony Wilson (_Globea and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Dec. 23, 2014).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

18. INDIA NEWS: “Mumbai [Maharashtra]: HC (Bombay High Court) asks (Indian) Railways to reserve space for elderly in local trains” (Press Trust of India via dnaindia.com…, Dec. 23, 2014).
www.dnaindia.com…

19. JAPAN NEWS: “(Government Pension Investment Fund head Takahiro) Mitani Sidelined by (Prime Minister Shinzo) Abe as Japan’s Pension Fund Enters New Era,” by Yoshiaki Nohara and Shigeki Nozawa (Bloomberg News, Dec. 23, 2014).
www.businessweek.com…

20. NORTHERN IRELAND NEWS “NI Water: Emergency plan agreed in dispute over pensions” (British Broadcasting Corporation News, Dec. 23, 2014).
www.bbc.com…

21. UKRAINE NEWS: “Ukrainian Pension Fund’s deficit in 2015 to amount to 90 billion hryvnia (5.598 billion usd) (Social Policy Minister Pavlo) Rozenko” (Interfax-Ukraine, Dec. 23, 2014).
en.interfax.com…

22. UK NEWS: “Hundreds of thousands of pensioners having to choose between eating and being taken to the toilet,” by Christopher Hope (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Dec. 23, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/elderhealth/11308890/Hundreds-of-thousands-of-pensioners-having-to-choose-between-eating-and-being-taken-to-the-toilet.html…

23. UK NEWS: “Revealed: where pensioners are getting just 15 minutes of daily home care,” by Christopher Hope (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Dec. 23, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/11310247/Revealed-where-pensioners-are-getting-just-15-minutes-of-daily-home-care.html…

24. UK NEWS: “(Author) Michael Morpurgo: Invite grandparents into schools to teach their own history,” by Hannah Furness (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Dec. 23, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/celebritynews/11305373/Michael-Morpurgo-Invite-grandparents-into-schools-to-teach-their-own-history.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

25. “Eating More Carb(ohydrate)s May Signal Frontotemporal Dementia,” by Pauline Anderson (Medscape Medical News, Dec. 23, 2014). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

26. “Exercise tied to prostate cancer survival,” by Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health, Dec. 23, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

27. “Weight Training Key to Battling Belly Fat as You Age: Study,” by  Mary Elizabeth Dallas (HealthDay News, Dec. 23, 2014).
consumer.healthday.com…

28. “Older Women Restrict Driving More Than Older Men” (HealthDay News, Dec. 22, 2014).
www.physiciansbriefing.com…

December 22, 2014

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3715–December 22, 2014

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3715–December 22, 2014.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Medicare appeals office cuts seniors’ waiting time to see a judge in half,” by Susan Jaffe (_Washington Post_, December 21, 2014). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “New Medicare Advantage rules benefit seniors,” by Susan Jaffe (Kaiser Health News via _USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], December 20, 2014).
www.us…

3. “Medicare Cuts Payments to 721 Hospitals With Highest Rates of Infections, Injuries,” by Jordan Rau (Kaiser Health News via _Medscape Medical News_, December 22, 2014). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

4. “The Real Risk of Pension Plans: They Give Retirees False Security,” by Allison Schrager (_Bloomberg Businessweek_, December 22, 2014).
www.businessweek.com…

5. “Baby boomers creating ‘Silver Tsunami’ in workforce,” by Bill Toland (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, December 21, 2014).
www.post-gazette.com…

6. “Debt Collectors Hound Millions of Retired Americans,” by Herb Weisbaum (_National Broadcasting Corporation [NBC] News_, December 20, 2014).
www.nbcnews.com…

7. “Selling the Family Home Is Liberating for Many Retirees,” by Harriet Edlesonn (_New York Times_, December 20, 2014). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

8. “Dementia, but Prettier,” by Paula Span (_New York Times_, blog, December 19, 2014). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

9. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “At One Retirement Home, Residents Run A TV Channel,” by Gideon Brower (US National Public Radio _Weekend Edition_, December 20, 2014). Note: An audio (running time 4 minutes 10 seconds) and print transcript available at the site.
www.npr.org…

10. COLORADO NEWS: “Colorado’s aging population will need increased services to age at home,” by Tom McGhee (_Denver Post_, December 22, 2014).
www.denverpost.com…

11. KANSAS NEWS: “Study of privatizing Kansas public pensions sought,” by Amy Himmelberg (_Kansas First News_, December 20, 2014).
kansasfirstnews.com…

12. MICHIGAN NEWS: “State gives final OK to Detroit grand bargain payment,” by Paul Egan (_Detroit Free Press_, December 22, 2014).
www.freep.com…

13. MONTANA NEWS: “Aging Tsunami: In Montana, Aging in Place Takes a Village,” by Lisa Riordan Seville (_National Broadcasting Corporation [NBC] News_, December 20, 2014).
www.nbcnews.com…

14. MONTANA NEWS: “Aging Tsunami: As Crisis Grows, a Search for Help,” by Lisa Riordan Seville (_National Broadcasting Corporation [NBC] News_, December 21, 2014).
www.nbcnews.com…

15. NEW HAMPSHIRE NEWS: “Retirement system ruling gets thumbs up from Moody’s,” by Garry Rayno (_Union Leader_ [Manchester, New Hampshire], December 20, 2014).
www.unionleader.com…

16. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “NJ pensions are stingy, not generous,” (_Star-Ledger_ [Newark, New Jersey], December 21, 2014). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.nj.com…

17. NEW YORK NEWS: “Cuomo’s Cap on Hedge Funds in Pensions Solves Only Part of the Problem,” by Allison Schrager (_Bloomberg Businessweek_, December 22, 2014).
www.businessweek.com…

18. NEW YORK NEWS: “At 107, a Buffalo Bills Fan Who Sees It All,” by Andrea Elliott (_New York Times_, December 21, 2014). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

19. BULGARIA NEWS: “Changes to Bulgarian pension system appear set for rethink,” (_Sofia Globe_, December 21, 2014).
sofiaglobe.com…

20. IRELAND NEWS: “Carbon monoxide detectors for elderly under scheme, Minister says,” by Barry Roche (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], December 22, 2014).
www.irishtimes.com…

21. JAPAN NEWS: “Govt outlines 7-pillar strategy to deal with dementia,” (_Japan News_, December 21, 2014).
the-japan-news.com…

22. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Supreme Court dismisses equal pay bid appeal,” by Michael Daly (_Stuff.co_, December 22, 2014).
www.stuff.co.nz/business/money/64398514/supreme-court-dismisses-equal-pay-bid-appeal…

23. NORTHERN IRELAND NEWS: “Housing complex is tailored for living with dementia,” by Marie-Louise Connolly (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, December 22, 2014).
www.bbc.com…

24. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Pension fund to pocket nearly won 1tr (USD 847 million) in dividends,” (_Korea Herald_ [Seoul], December 22, 2014).
www.koreaherald.com…

25. UK NEWS: “Watchdog: We do not care enough for the elderly,” by Tim Ross and Laura Donnelly (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], December 20, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/elderhealth/11306227/Watchdog-We-do-not-care-enough-for-the-elderly.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

26. “2014: The year we finally learned how to talk seriously about dying,” by Jason Millman (_Washington Post_, blog December 20, 2014). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

27. “Lifestyle changes ‘could protect 80,000 from dementia’,” by Laura Donnelly (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], December 21, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/11295312/Lifestyle-changes-could-protect-80000-from-dementia.html…

28. “Lost memories might be able to be restored, new UCLA study indicates,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], December 19, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

29. “How To Prevent Rising Controlled Substance Use In Medicare,” by C. J. Arlotta (_Forbes_, December 22, 2014).
www.forbes.com…

30. “Revolutionary lens restores complete vision to ageing eyes,” by Sarah Knapton (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], December 22, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/science-news/11304034/Revolutionary-lens-restores-complete-vision-to-ageing-eyes.html…

31. “Bone loss drugs may help prevent endometrial cancer ,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], December 22, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

32. “Loss of Teeth Linked to Physical, Mental Decline in Study,” (_HealthDay_, December 19, 2014).
consumer.healthday.com…

December 19, 2014

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3714–December 19, 2014

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3714–December 19, 2014

US NATIONAL NEWS:

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1. “New law lets some pension plans cut promised benefits,” by Michelle Singletary (_Washington Post_, Dec. 19, 2014). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “Pension reform benefits businesses, workers and retirees,” by Michele Murphy and Marc Perrone (_Minneapolis [Minnesota] Star-Tribune_, Dec. 19, 2014). Note: this is a _MST_ Opinion piece.
www.startribune.com…

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3. “257,000 Doctors Will Get Medicare Pay Cut For Using Paper Records,” by Bruce Japsen (_Forbes_ [New York, New York], Dec. 18, 2014).
www.forbes.com…

4. “Backlog of Medicare appeals spurs legal battle,” by Sarah Ferris (_The Hill_ [Washington, District of Columbia], Dec. 19, 2014).
thehill.com…

5. “The Medicare Shared Savings Program: CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) Turns To Stakeholders On Incentivizing ACO (accountable care organization) Risk,” by S. Lawrence Kocot, Thomas Hutchinson, Douglas Hastings, and Philo Hall (_Health Affairs_ blog, Dec. 19, 2014).
healthaffairs.org…

6. “Teaching Hospitals Hit Hardest By Medicare Fines For Patient Safety,” by Jordan Rau (US National Public Radio blog, Dec. 19, 2014).
www.npr.org…

7. “Reimagining What A Nursing Home Can Be,” by Beth Baker (_Forbes_ [New York, New York], Dec. 19, 2014).
www.forbes.com…

8. “(Los Angeles) Angels (of Anaheim, California), (Boston, Massachusetts) Red Sox (Major League Baseball clubs) discontinue pension plans for non-uniformed personnel,” by Mike DiGiovanna (_Los Angeles Times_, Dec. 19, 2014). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

9. “Prudential (Insurance) Piles on the Corporate Pensions,” by Zachary Tracer (Bloomberg News, Dec. 18, 2014).
www.businessweek.com…

10. “‘Work Till You Drop’ in Retirement Years? Experts Say Not Always Bad,” by Rong Xiaoqing (New America Media, Dec. 19, 2014).
newamericamedia.org…

11. “It’s Law Now: ‘No Social Security for Nazis’,” by Richard Lardner, David Rising And Randy Herschaft (Associated Press via _US News and World Report_ [Washington, District of Columbia], Dec. 19, 2014).
www.us…

US STATE NEWS:

12. IOWA NEWS: “Flu hospitalizations surge, especially among elderly,” by Tony Leys (_Des Moines Register_, Dec. 19, 2014).
www.desmoinesregister.com…

13. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Doctors In Massachusetts Now Required To Offer End-Of-Life Counseling,” by Martha Bebinger (WBUR 90.9 FM [Boston] Radio News, Dec. 19, 2014).
commonhealth.wbur.org…

14. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Override of (Governor Chris) Christie pension veto fails in N.J. Senate,” by Samantha Marcus (nj.com…, Dec. 19, 2014).
www.nj.com…

15. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “R.I. taxpayers to contribute more than 400 million usd to pension system in each of next two budget years,” by Katherine Gregg (_Providence Journal_, Dec. 19, 2014).
www.providencejournal.com…

16. WISCONSIN NEWS: “(State) Supreme Court OKs Milwaukee County cuts to pension benefits,” by Bruce Vielmetti (_Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel_, Dec. 19, 2014).
www.jsonline.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

17. AUSTRALIA NEWS: (Prime Minister) Tony Abbott commits to free vote on euthanasia,” by Kate Hagan (_Times_ [Brisbane, Queensland], Dec. 20, 2014).
www.brisbanetimes.com…

18. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Australians’ retirement savings have taken a backwards turn in December despite the returns for the 2014 calendar year remaining at about six per cent,” by Sophie Elsworth (_Advertiser_ [Adelaide, South Australia], Dec. 17, 2014).
moneysaverhq.adelaidenow.com…

19. BULGARIA NEWS: “Parliament Passes Pension Insurance Changes amid Bitter Disputes” (Sofia News Agency, Dec. 19, 2014).
www.novinite.com…

20. CANADA NEWS: “Victim suspected of falling asleep with cigarette did not start seniors home fire, inquest hears,” by Graeme Hamilton (_National Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario], Dec. 19, 2014).
fullcomment.nationalpost.com…

21. CANADA NEWS: “How Ontario can create an effective public pension plan,” by Sheila Block and Hugh Mackenzie (_Star_ [Toronto, Ontario] via ourwindsor.ca, Dec. 19, 2014).
www.ourwindsor.ca/opinion-story/5214325-how-ontario-can-create-an-effective-public-pension-plan/…

22. CHINA NEWS: “Elderly shoppers run and fight to be first into Tesco (multinational grocery) in China” (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Dec. 19, 2014). In addition to the story, there is a related video (running time: 1 minute, 22 seconds).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/11303149/Elderly-shoppers-run-and-fight-to-be-first-into-Tesco-in-China.html…

23. GREECE NEWS: “Workers rush to get early retirement,” by Roula Salourou (_Katherimini_ [Athens, Attica], Dec. 19, 2014).
www.ekathimerini.com…

24. INDIA NEWS: “Not Reducing Retirement Age, Says Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Battling WhatsApp (mobile application) Buzz,” by Rahul Shrivastava (NDTV News, Dec. 19, 2014).
www.ndtv.com…

25. NORTHERN IRELAND NEWS: “Disruption ‘likely’ as Northern Ireland Water staff set date to strike over pensions” (_Telegraph_ [Belfast], Dec. 19, 2014).
www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/northern-ireland/disruption-likely-as-northern-ireland-water-staff-set-date-to-strike-over-pensions-30849855.html…

26. RWANDA NEWS: “Nyarugenge (District–Kigali Province) pensioners set up Sacco (Savings and Credit Cooperative),” by Emmanuel Ntirenganya (_The New Times_ [Kigali], Dec. 19, 2014).
www.newtimes.co.rw/section/article/2014-12-19/184196/…

27. UK NEWS: “Over 50s wind down by cutting hours but will work into their 70s,” by Dan Hyde (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Dec. 19, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/11302719/Over-50s-wind-down-by-cutting-hours-but-will-work-into-their-70s.html…

28. UK NEWS: “Dementia stole my mother from me, but also revealed a shocking truth,” by Pippa Kelly (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Dec. 19, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/women/womens-life/11299880/Dementia-stole-my-mother-from-me-but-also-revealed-a-shocking-truth.html…

29. UK NEWS: “What’s the biggest financial challenge people will face in 2015? Pension freedoms could cause problems for many…,” by Simon Read (_Independent_ [London], Dec. 19, 2014).
www.independent.co.uk/money/whats-the-biggest-financial-challenge-people-will-face-in-2015-9935995.html…

30. UK NEWS: “Pensions should be equal wherever people live,” by Simon Read (_Independent_ [London], Dec. 19, 2014).
www.independent.co.uk/money/pensions/simon-read-pensions-should-be-equal-wherever-people-live-9937065.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

31. “Is ibuprofen (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug) the key to anti-ageing? Study finds painkiller extends life of flies and worms by equivalent of 12 human years,” by Heather Saul (_Independent_ [London], Dec. 19, 2014).
www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/could-ibuprofen-be-key-to-antiageing-study-finds-painkiller-extends-life-of-flies-and-worms-by-equivalent-of-12-human-years-9935169.html…

32. “Substance and alcohol abuse rising among elderly,” by Pamela Yip (_Dallas [Texas} Morning News_, Dec. 19, 2014).
www.dallasnews.com…

33. “How does prostate cancer form?” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 18, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

34. “‘Surveillance’ may be safest for low-risk prostate cancer,” by Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health, Dec. 19, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

35. “Double blow for Roche (pharmaceuticals) as breast cancer, Alzheimer’s studies fail,” by Silke Koltrowitz and Ben Hirschler (Reuters Health, Dec. 19, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

36. “Technophobia may keep seniors from using apps (mobile applications) to manage diabetes” (University of Waterloo [Waterloo, Ontario, Canada] news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 18, 2014).
uwaterloo.ca/news/news/technophobia-may-keep-seniors-using-apps-manage-diabetes…

37. “Malnutrition a Hidden Epidemic Among Elders, GSA Publication Finds” (Gerontological Society of America news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 18, 2014).
www.geron.org…

38. “Latest evidence on using hormone replacement therapy for treating menopausal symptoms” Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 18, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

39. “_The Lancet_: Most commonly prescribed glaucoma drug reduces risk of vision loss by more than 50 percent over 2 years” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 18, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

40. “Tooth loss linked to slowing mind and body” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 18, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

41. “Hot flashes linked to increased risk of hip fracture” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 18, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

42. “Older kidney donors with hypertension may have good kidney health following donation” “Hot flashes linked to increased risk of hip fracture” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 18, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

December 18, 2014

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3713–December 18, 2014

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3713–December 18, 2014

US NATIONAL NEWS:

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1. “Pension cuts helped keep the government open, but they hurt many retired women,” by Joann Weiner (_Washington Post_ blog, Dec. 18, 2014). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “After the new federal pension rules: What retirees need to know,” by Mark Miller (Reuters, Dec. 18, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

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3. “Activist (investors) to public pensions: Thank you!,” by Lawrence Delevingne (cnbc.com…, Dec. 18, 2014).
www.cnbc.com…

4. “This Is the Toughest Threat to Boomers’ Retirement Plans,” by Dan Kadlec (_Time_ [New York, New York], Dec. 18, 2014).
time.com…

5. “Be Fearless: Let’s Strengthen Social Security And Medicare,” by Jo Ann Jenkins (huffingtonpost.com…, Dec. 18, 2014).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

6. “Medicare denies too many claims for prosthetics,” by Anita Liberman-Lampear (_Roanoke [Virginia] Times_, Dec. 18, 2014). Note: this is a _RT_ Opinion piece.
www.roanoke.com…

US STATE NEWS:

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Nearing death, two people offer a journalist and caregiver life lessons,” by Francine Orr (_Los Angeles Times_, Dec. 18, 2014). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

8. FLORIDA NEWS: “Fernandina Lawmaker (Janet) Adkins Wants Investigation Into Jacksonville Police and Fire Pension Fund,” by Peter Haden (WJCT 89.9 FM [Jacksonville] Radio News, Dec. 17, 2014).
news.wjct.org…

9. ILLINOIS NEWS: “America’s Greece? Illinois risks default if it fails to tackle its public-pension crisis” (_Economist_ [London, UK], Dec. 20, 2014).
www.economist.com…

10. MINNESOTA NEWS: “Minneapolis pension plan hits recovery milestone,” by Steve Brandt (_Minneapolis Star-Tribune_, Oct. 18, 2014).
www.startribune.com…

11. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Report: New Jersey Has Modest Public Pension Benefits” (_Bergen Dispatch_, Dec. 17, 2014).
www.bergendispatch.com…

12. NEW YORK NEWS: “(Governor Andrew) Cuomo Vetoes Bill Letting Pensions Add More to Hedge Funds,” by Freeman Klopott (Bloomberg News, Dec. 18, 2014).
www.businessweek.com…

13. UTAH NEWS: “Utah retirement accounts holders likely to ‘devour’ 24 million usd lost to fraud,” by Tom Harvey (_Salt Lake Tribune_ [Salt Lake City], Dec. 18, 2014).
www.sltrib.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

14. WORLD NEWS: “Global population living six years longer than in 1990: study,” by Kate Kelland (Reuters Health, Dec. 17, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

15. CANADA NEWS: “L’Isle-Verte (Quebec) seniors’ home night employee Bruno Belanger admits he was no use when the lethal fire broke,” by Graeme Hamilton (_National Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario], Dec. 18, 2014).  Note: this is a _NP_ Commentary piece.
fullcomment.nationalpost.com…

16. CANADA NEWS: “Who’s in and who’s out of Ontario’s (Province) pension plan,” by Adam Mayers (_Star_ [Toronto, Ontario], Dec. 18, 2014).
www.thestar.com…

17. GERMANY NEWS: “German Court Strikes Down Law Allowing Companies to Be Inherited Tax-Free,” by Jack Ewing (_New York Times_, Dec. 18, 2014). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

18. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “New Zealanders living longer but some diseases double impact,” by Ben Heather(_Dominion Post_ [Wellington] via stuff.co.nz, Dec. 19, 2014).
www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/64301503/new-zealanders-living-longer-but-some-diseases-double-impact…

19. TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO NEWS: “5,000 td (771 usd) pension in January,” by Anna Ramdass (_Trinidad Express_ [Port-of-Spain], Dec. 18, 2014).
www.trinidadexpress.com…

20. UK NEWS: “(Pensions Minister) Steve Webb threatens new law to end ‘shocking’ pensions rip-off,” by Tim Ross and Dan Hyde (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Dec. 18, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/11299185/Steve-Webb-threatens-new-law-to-end-shocking-pensions-rip-off.html…

21. UK NEWS: RADIO REVIEW: “Radio 4’s “The Invisible Age”, review: A wise, mature reflection on our ageing population,” by Fiona Sturges (_Independent_ [London], Dec. 18, 2014).
www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/reviews/radio-4s-the-invisible-age-review-a-wise-mature-reflection-on-our-ageing-population-9931875.html…

Episodes are available at:
www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04v328c…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

22. “Mutations Need Help From Aging Tissue to Cause Leukemia” (University of Colorado Cancer Center [Aurora] via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 18, 2014).
www.coloradocancerblogs.org…

23. “Researchers identify new approach to diagnose blood clots in lungs of patients over 50” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 17, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

24. “Despite risks, benzodiazepine use highest in older people” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 17, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “Frail Elderly Might Benefit From High-Dose Flu Shot,” by Randy Dotinga (HealthDay News, Dec. 18, 2014).
consumer.healthday.com…

December 17, 2014

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3712–December 17, 2014

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3712–December 17, 2014.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Pension Time Bomb Ticks as Disclosure Rules Toughen: Muni Credit,” by Darrell Preston (_Bloomberg_, December 16, 2014).
www.bloomberg.com…

2. “How Business Created Pensions to Thwart Unions,” by Stephen Mihm (_Bloomberg View_, December 17, 2014).
www.bloombergview.com…

3. “New Federal Budget Freezes Most Spending for Senior Services — Again,” by Howard Gleckman (_Forbes_, December 17, 2014).
www.forbes.com…

4. “Lockheed settles suit on 401(k) fees,” by Michael Fletcher (_Washington Post_, December 16, 2014). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

5. “Treasury Finalizes Rules For New Retirement Savings Account: The myRA,” by Jamie Hopkins (_Forbes_, December 16, 2014).
www.forbes.com…

6. “Why Eldercare Will Need More Gen Xers, Millennials–& Money,” by Kimberly Palmer (_New America Media_, December 17, 2014).
newamericamedia.org…

7. “Will retirement pay you a ‘happiness bonus’?” by Anne Tergesen (_MarketWatch_, blog, December 17, 2014).
www.marketwatch.com…

US STATE NEWS:

8. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Jerry Brown plans to target cost of retiree healthcare,” by Chris Megerian (_Los Angeles Times_, December 16, 2014). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

9. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “California pensions should divest coal assets -state senate leader,” by Robin Respaut (_Reuters_, December 16, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

10. FLORIDA NEWS: “Nursing Home Owners May Be Liable for Fraud, Judge Says,” by Margaret Cronin Fisk (_Bloomberg_, December 16, 2014).
www.bloomberg.com…

11. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Unions, retirees sue to block Chicago pension changes,” by Karen Pierog (_Reuters_, December 16, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

12. KANSAS NEWS: “Kansans with disabilities question KanCare changes,” by Dave Ranney (_Hillsboro Free-Press_, December 16, 2014).
www.hillsborofreepress.com…

13. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Detroit retirees to hear more on pension cuts,” by Susan Tompor (_Detroit Free-Press_, December 17, 2014).
www.freep.com…

14. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Locals to state: Leave our pensions alone,” by Richard Degener (_Press of Atlantic City_, December 16, 2014).
www.pressofatlanticcity.com…

15. NEW YORK NEWS: “Too Little, Too Late For Many New Yorkers Seeking Hospice,” by Fred Mogul (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, December 17, 2014). Note: An audio (running time 6 minutes 2 seconds) is available at the site. A print transcript will be available later today.
www.npr.org…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

16. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Special focus needed for LGBTI and HIV-positive in aged care: report,” by Tom McIlroy (_Sydney Morning Herald_, December 17, 2014).
www.smh.com…

17. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “New end-of-life initiative to help doctors give families what they want,” by Natasha Boddy (_Sydney Morning Herald_, December 17, 2014).
www.smh.com…

18. BULGARIA NEWS: “Bulgaria Plans Pension System Changes to Cover Deficit,” by Slav Okov (_Bloomberg_, December 17, 2014).
www.bloomberg.com…

19. CANADA NEWS: “Who’s in and who’s out of Ontario’s pension plan,” by Adam Mayers (_Toronto Star_, December 17, 2014).
www.thestar.com…

20. CUBA NEWS: “Cuban government will build homes for elderly Alzheimer’s patients,” (_Cuba Headlines_, December 16, 2014).
www.cubaheadlines.com…

21. IRELAND NEWS: “National dementia strategy to focus on community care and stigma,” by Mark Hilliard (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], December 17, 2014).
www.irishtimes.com…

22. JAPAN NEWS: “Japan Pension Fund Should Be Run By Board, Experts Say,” by Elanor Warnock (_Wall St. Journal_, blog, December 17, 2014).
blogs.ws…

23. JAPAN NEWS: “Expert on aging forms research group on muscle loss,” by Makoto Sekiya (_Japan Times_, December 17, 2014).
www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/12/17/national/science-health/expert-aging-forms-research-group-muscle-loss/#.VJGwOF4AY…

24. UK NEWS: “Why Pn 47bn (USD 73.7 billion) pension black hole threatens to push up council tax,” by Dan Hyde (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], December 17, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/11297840/Why-47bn-pension-black-hole-threatens-to-push-up-council-tax.html…

25. UK NEWS: “Pension scandal: one in four savers faces rip-off fees,” by Dan Hyde (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], December 17, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/11298479/Pension-scandal-one-in-four-savers-faces-rip-off-fees.html…

26. UK NEWS: “Last-time buyers: help older people to solve the housing crisis,” by Stephen Burke (_Guardian_ [London], December 17, 2014).
www.theguardian.com…

27. ZAMBIA NEWS: “Pension schemes poorly designed – PSMD,” (_Zambia Daily News_ [Lusaka], December 17, 2014).
www.daily-mail.co.zm/?p=14607…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

28. “Women live with incontinence, but it can be treated,” by Ronnie Cohen (_Reuters_, December 16, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

29. “Main reason for lifespan variability between races not cause of death,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], December 16, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

30. “Hospital-based exercise program improves quality of life for adults with arthritis,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], December 16, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

31. “Dementia screening idea needs close examination,” by Desmond O’Neill (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], December 17, 2014).
www.irishtimes.com…

December 16, 2014

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3711–December 16, 2014

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3711–December 16, 2014

US NATIONAL NEWS:

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1. “Some Pension Checks Vulnerable Under New Law,” by Terry Savage (Huffingtonpost.com…, Dec. 15, 2014).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

2. “Where’s the outrage? Congress changes savings accounts and retirement funds, and America sleeps,” by Tess Vigeland (_Guardian_ [London, UK], Dec. 16, 2014).
www.theguardian.com…

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3. “Lawmakers blast Social Security for targeting family members to collect old debts,” by Josh Hicks _Washington Post_ blog, Dec. 16, 2014). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

4. “Lockheed (Martin Corporation–aerospace) in Talks Over Pension Fight Ahead of Trial,” by Tim Bross and Andrew Harris (Bloomberg News, Dec. 15, 2014).
www.bloomberg.com…

5. “Making Technology Work for Elders in the New Longevity Economy,” by Liz Seegert (New America Media, Dec. 10, 2014).
newamericamedia.org…

6. “Why Older Americans Are Financially Vulnerable,” by Kimberly Palmer (New America Media, Dec. 8, 2014).
newamericamedia.org…

7. “Can Spirituality Help You Age More Gracefully?” an interview with Lydia K. Manning by Rachel Dornhelm (New America Media, Dec. 7, 2014).
newamericamedia.org…

8. “Main reason for lifespan variability between races not cause of death” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 16, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

9. “Inheritance, Like Family, Is Messy,” by Michel Martin (US National Public Radio _On Point_, Dec. 16, 2014). This is an audio transcript, running time: 46 minutes, 54 seconds).
onpoint.wbur.org…

10. “The last baby boomer turns 50,” by Brigitte Miksa (_Post_ [Bangkok], Dec. 16, 2014). Note: this is a _Post_ Opinion piece.
www.bangkokpost.com…

US STATE NEWS:

11. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “California Senate leader calls for pension funds to pull out of coal,” by David Siders and Jon Ortiz (_Sacramento Bee_, Dec. 16, 2014).
www.sacbee.com…

12. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “CA Advocates Hope Low-Income Black Elders Ready for New Health Program,” by Corey Arvin (New America Media, Dec. 13, 2014).
newamericamedia.org…

13. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Filipino Elders Air Concerns on New State Health Program,” by Jun Nucum (New America Media, Dec. 6, 2014).
newamericamedia.org…

14. KENTUCKY NEWS: “State pension program faces challenges,” by Ronnie Ellis (_Glasgow Times_, Dec. 16, 2014).
www.glasgowdailytimes.com…

15. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Ky. is hot spot for Medicare narcotics prescribers,” by Laura Ungar (_Louisville Courier-Journal_ via cincinnati.com…, Dec. 15, 2014).
www.cincinnati.com…

16. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Workers sue to block Chicago pension restructuring,” by Paul Merrion (_Crain’s Chicago Business_, Dec. 16, 2014).
www.chicagobusiness.com…

17. LOUISIANA NEWS: “Task force seeking ways to fix city’s (New Orleans) ailing firefighter pension system,” by Jeff Adelson (_New Orleans Advocate_, Dec. 16, 2014).
www.theneworleansadvocate.com…

18. NEW HAMPSHIRE NEWS: “N.H. elder abuse law meant to protect elderly from exploitation by ‘people they trust'” (_Concord Monitor_, Dec. 16, 2014).
www.concordmonitor.com…

19. NEW YORK NEWS: “Death in Bronx (borough) Shows Vulnerability of State’s Nursing Home Residents,” by Tatiana Schlossberg And Nina Bernstein (_New York Times_, Dec. 16, 2014). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

20. TENNESSEE NEWS: “(Memphis City) Council to resume pension talks Tuesday afternoon,” by Daniel Connolly (_Memphis Commercial Appeal_, Dec. 16, 2014).
www.com…

21. TEXAS NEWS: “Commission recommends eliminating state nursing home regulator,” by Andy Pierrotti (KVUE Channel 33 [Austin] TV News, Dec. 16, 2014).
www.kvue.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

22. CANADA NEWS: “Riverbed (Technologies) to be bought by Thoma Bravo (LLC), Ontario Teachers (Pension Fund),” by Soham Chatterjee and Lehar Maan (Reuters, Dec. 15, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

23. CANADA NEWS: “Pension Funds Begin Circling Wounded Canadian Oil Patch (energy stocks),” by Scott Deveau and Rebecca Penty (Bloomberg News, Dec. 16, 2014).
www.bloomberg.com…

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24. FRANCE NEWS: “French face smaller pensions, later retirement – report,” by Emmanuel Jarry (Reuters, Dec. 16, 2014).
uk.reuters.com…

25. FRANCE NEWS: “No need for new reform of French pension system: minister,” by Emmanuel Jarry (Reuters, Dec. 16, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

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26. INDIA NEWS: “Mental health programme to focus on the elderly too,” by Zubeda Hamid (_The Hindu_ [Chennai, Tamil Nadu], Dec. 16, 2014).
www.thehindu.com…

27. IRELAND NEWS: “Siptu (Services, Industrial, Professional and Technical Union) votes against DAA (Dublin Airport Authority) pension proposal,” by Barry O’Halloran (_Irish Times_ [Dublin, Leinster], Dec. 16, 2014).
www.irishtimes.com…

28. NORTHERN IRELAND NEWS: “NI Water: Unions vote for industrial action over pensions dispute” (British Broadcasting Corporation News, Dec. 16, 2014).
www.bbc.com…

29. UK NEWS: “Insurers wrecked savers’ retirements, so they should pay,” by Richard Dyson (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Dec. 16, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/11294351/Insurers-wrecked-savers-retirements-so-they-should-pay.html…

30. UK NEWS: “Firefighter pensions: MPs (Members of Parliament) vote in favour of changes” (British Broadcasting Corporation News, Dec. 15, 2014).
www.bbc.com…

31. UK NEWS: “We need to talk about the reality of caring for someone with dementia,” by Gill Livingston (_Independent_ [London], Dec. 15, 2014). Note: this is an _Independent_ Commentary piece.
www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/we-need-to-talk-about-the-reality-of-caring-for-someone-with-dementia-9924163.html…

32. UK NEWS: “Millions to feel isolated over Christmas with 400,000 pensioners dreading being alone,” by Lamiat Sabin (_Independent_ [London], Dec. 15, 2014_).
www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/millions-to-feel-isolated-over-christmas-with-400000-pensioners-dreading-being-alone-9923679.html…

33. UK NEWS: “Over-85s ‘want to be called the Real Seniors’,” by Sarah Cassidy (_Independent_ [London], Dec. 15, 2014_).
www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/over85s-want-to-be-called-the-real-seniors-9924595.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

34. “Hearts, Minds, Sugar and Sleep: Health/Mental Health in Black Elders,” by Frederick H. Lowe (New America Media, Dec. 13, 2014).
newamericamedia.org…

35. “Special Training Prepares Nurses for Growing Senior Population,” by Jennifer L. Boen (New America Media, Dec. 11, 2014).
newamericamedia.org…

36. “Targeting inflammatory pathway reduces Alzheimer’s disease in mice” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 15, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

37. “Lewy body dementia has symptoms even worse than those of Alzheimer’s,” by Candy Schulman (_Washington Post_, Dec. 16, 2014). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

38. “In Nursing Homes, Statins Often Continued in Advanced Dementia” (HealthDay News, Dec. 15, 2014).
www.physiciansbriefing.com…

39. “Depression in dementia more common in community care, study finds” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 16, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

40. “Medicare Reforms Reduce Hospital-Acquired Conditions,” by Lara C. Pullen (Medscape Medical News, Dec. 16, 2014). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

41. “People who feel younger may live longer,” by Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health, Dec. 15, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

42. “Amount of mitochondrial DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) predicts frailty and mortality” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 16, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

43. “Extra vitamin E protected older mice from getting common type of pneumonia” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 16, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

44. “Granzyme B (serine protease enzyme) mediates both direct and indirect cleavage of extracellular matrix in skin after chronic low-dose ultraviolet light irradiation” (Wiley Publishing online article abstract via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 16, 2014).
onlinelibrary.wiley.com…

45. “Long Noncoding RNAs (ribonucleic acid): A Novel Prognostic Marker in Older Patients with Acute Leukemia (The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 14, 2014).
cancer.osu.edu…

December 15, 2014

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3710–December 15, 2014

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3710–December 15, 2014.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Social Security continuing to pursue claims against family members for old debts,” by Marc Fisher (_Washington Post_, December 13, 2014). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “Pension measure seen as model for further cuts,” by John D. McKinnon (_MarketWatch_, December 15, 2014).
www.marketwatch.com…

3. “Prolific Prescribers Of Controlled Substances Face Medicare Scrutiny,” by Charles Ornstein and Ryann Grochowski Jones (Propublica via _US National Public Radio_, blog, December 15, 2014).
www.npr.org…

4. “How the Obesity Epidemic Drains Medicare and Medicaid,” by Eric Pianin (_Fiscal Times_, December 15, 2014).
www.thefiscaltimes.com…

5. “When Grandma’s House Is Home: The Rise Of Grandfamilies,” by Steve Inskeep and Jennifer Ludden (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, December 15, 2014). Note: An audio (running time 3 minutes 53 seconds) is available at the site. A print transcript will be available soon.
www.npr.org…

6. “Lockheed Martin Case Puts 401(k) Plans On Trial,” by Jim Zarroli (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, December 15, 2014). Note: An audio (running time 3 minutes 53 seconds) is available at the site. A print transcript will be available soon.
www.npr.org…

7. “Reading the Fine Print on Pension Advance Agreements,” by John F. Wasik (_New York Times_, December 13, 2014). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

8. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Pension cost avoidance creates gaps,” by Dan Walters (_Sacramento Bee_, December 13, 2014). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.sacbee.com…

9. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “O.C.-area Pearl Harbor survivors group holds its last gathering,” by Michael Miller (_Los Angeles Times_, December 15, 2014). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

10. COLORADO NEWS: “Local governments could be in trouble over retirement accounts,” by Sherrie Peif (_Greeley Tribune_, December 13, 2014).
www.greeleytribune.com…

11. FLORIDA NEWS: “Good news on Florida pension fund,” by Lloyd Dunkelberger (_Sarasota Herald-Tribune_, December 12, 2014).
politics.heraldtribune.com…

12. FLORIDA NEWS: “Florida senators relaunch bill to overhaul local pension plans,” by James L. Rosica (_Tampa Tribune_, December 14, 2014).
tbo.com…

13. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Illinois enlists employers to solve retirement crisis,” by David Nicklaus (_St. Louis Post-Dispatch_, December 14, 2014).
www.stltoday.com…

14. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Change in state law leads to confusion over senior discount license plates,” by Doug Finke (_State Journal-Register_ [Springfield, Illinois], December 13, 2014).
www.sj-r.com…

15. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Kentucky pension woes a long way from being solved,” by Jim Carroll (_Lexington Herald-Tribuen_, December 15, 2014). Note: This article is an op-ed piece.
www.kentucky.com…

16. MICHIGAN NEWS: “In Michigan, an end to an incredible run in Congress,” by Todd Spangler (_Detroit Free-Press_, December 14, 2014).
www.freep.com…

17. MINNESOTA NEWS: “The marketing of home care shifts into high gear,” by Chris Serres (_Minneapolis Star-Tribune_, December 14, 2014).
www.startribune.com…

18. OHIO NEWS: “Nursing home residents’ aggression is studied,” by Encarnacion Pyle (_Columbus Dispatch_, December 13, 2014).
www.dispatch.com…

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19. OHIO NEWS: “Home care for vulnerable Ohioans leans hard on poorly paid workers,” by Rita Price and Ben Sutherly (_Columbus Dispatch_, December 15, 2014).
www.dispatch.com…

20. OHIO NEWS: “Independent home-care aides might face more oversight,” by Rita Price and Ben Sutherly (_Columbus Dispatch_, December 15, 2014).
www.dispatch.com…

21. OHIO NEWS: “Home-care crisis: Fraud costs taxpayers, vulnerable Ohioans,” by Rita Price and Ben Sutherly (_Columbus Dispatch_, December 14, 2014).
www.dispatch.com…

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22. WASHINGTON NEWS: “Long-term health care crisis looms large,” (_Olympian_ [Olympia, Washington], December 14, 2014). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.theolympian.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

23. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “ASIC strikes hundreds of SMSF auditors off practice list,” by Nassim Khadem and Ruth Liew (_Age_ [Melbourne], December 15, 2014).
www.smh.com…

24. BULGARIA NEWS: “Government, Trade Unions Freeze Pension Reform, Retirement Age in 2015,” (_Novinite_, December 14, 2014).
www.novinite.com…

25. CANADA NEWS: “Palliative care access needed for all nearing end of life, report says,” (Canadian Press via _Canadian Broadcasting Corporation [CBC] News_, December 15, 2014).
www.cbc.ca/news/politics/palliative-care-access-needed-for-all-nearing-end-of-life-report-says-1.2873233…

26. CANADA NEWS: “More home help on the way for Holocaust survivors,” by Brenda Branswell (_Montreal Gazette_, December 15, 2014).
montrealgazette.com…

27. CUBA NEWS: “Aging population is top challenge to Cuba’s future; by 2030 almost a third will be over 60,” (_Fox News Latino_, December 14, 2014).
latino.foxnews.com…

28. IRELAND NEWS: “Adult children fearful for suicidal elderly parents,” by Nicola Anderson (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], December 15, 2014).
www.independent.ie/irish-news/adult-children-fearful-for-suicidal-elderly-parents-30835694.html…

29. IRELAND NEWS: “Gardaí reviewing 700 complaints about care homes,” by Conor Lally (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], December 14, 2014).
www.irishtimes.com…

30. ISRAEL NEWS: “Survey investigates why elderly parents often reject help from their kids,” by Moshe Arenstein (_Jerusalem Post_, December 14, 2014).
www.jpost.com…

31. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Labour MP drops euthanasia bill,” by Issac Davison (_New Zealand Herald_ [Auckland], December 15, 2014).
www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11374199…

32. THAILAND NEWS: “Woefully unready for ageing population,” (_Bangkok Post_, December 14, 2014). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.bangkokpost.com…

33. UK NEWS: “Dozens of care homes failing the most vulnerable,” by Patrick Sawer and Tim Ross (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], December 14, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/elderhealth/11292305/Dozens-of-care-homes-failing-the-most-vulnerable.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

34. “Moving Away From Nursing Homes,” by Jane E. Brody (_New York Times_, blog, December 15, 2014). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
well.blogs.nytimes.com…

35. “Follow five golden rules to prevent dementia, says study,” by Rosa Silverman (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], December 15, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/11293313/Follow-five-golden-rules-to-prevent-dementia-says-study.html…

36. “Doctors struggle with telling patients the end is near,” by Stacey Burling (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, December 14, 2014).
www.philly.com…

37. “Fractures are major cause of older women’s hospitalizations,” by Kathryn Doyle (_Reuters_, December 12, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

38. “Parkinson’s patients identify balance and anxiety among top 10 research priorities,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], December 15, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

39. “Joslin discovery may hold clues to treatments that slow aging,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], December 15, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

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