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November 30, 2015

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3948–November 30, 2015

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3948–November 30, 2015

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Financial Abuse of the Elderly: Sometimes Unnoticed, Always Predatory,” by Elizabeth Olson (_New York Times_, Nov 30, 2015). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Generational warfare, anyone?” by Robert Samuelson (_Washington Post_, Nov. 30, 2015). Note 1: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _WP_ Opinion piece.
www.washingtonpost.com…

3. “Unfailing care for caregivers,” by Susan Booth Mack Snipes (_Christian Science Monitor_ [Boston, Massachusetts], Nov. 27, 2015). Note: this is a _CSM_ Commentary piece.
www.csmonitor.com…

4. “Live Long And Prosper: Reviving An Idea For Income In Old Age,” by Uri Berliner (US National Public Radio _All Things Considered_, Nov. 27, 2015). In addition to the story, audio (running time: 4 minutes, 19 seconds) and print transcripts are available at the site.
www.npr.org…

5. “Feds (Federal Government) seek input on Teamster (Union) pension crisis,” by John Myers (_Duluth [Minnesota] News Tribune_, Nov. 29, 2015).
www.duluthnewstribune.com…

6. “Older workers phasing in retirement,” by Adam Allington (Associated Press via _Detroit News_, Nov. 30, 2015).
www.detroitnews.com…

7. “What about retirement inequality?” by Barry Ritholtz (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, Nov. 29, 2015). Note: this is a _PPG_ Opinion piece.
www.post-gazette.com…

8. “For more older workers, ‘phased retirement’ becomes an option” (_Austin American Statemen_, Nov. 29, 2015)>
www.statesman.com…

9. “Baby boomers find pets can be helpful as well as good company,” by Sue Manning (Associated Press via _Denver [Colorado] Post_, Nov. 28, 2015).
www.denverpost.com…

10. “End Of Medicare Bonuses Will Cut Pay To Primary Care Doctors,” by Michelle Andrews (US National Public Radio News, Nov. 28, 2015)>
www.npr.org…

11. “Where (Presidential) candidates stand on Medicare and health reform,” by Steve Veronon (moneywatch.com…, Nov. 30, 2015).
www.cbsnews.com…

12. “Fewer plans, less choice for low-income seniors shopping Medicare drug coverage,” by Susan Jaffe (Kaiser Family Foundation News via US Public Broadcasting Corporation Newshour,” Nov. 26, 2015).
www.pbs.org…

13. “Preferred pharmacy plans in Medicare Part D lead to savings, satisfaction,” by Mark Merritt (_The Hill_ [Washington, District of Columbia] blog, Nov. 30, 2015).
thehill.com…

US STATE NEWS:

14. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “L.A. County backs plan to ensure Internet access for seniors and the poor,” by Matt Hamilton (_Los Angeles Times_, Nov. 27, 2015). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

15. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Senior volunteers get tax breaks and enjoyment,” by Kathy Boccella (_Philadelphia Inquirer],” by Kathy Boccella (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, Nov. 29, 2015).
www.philly.com…

16. VIRGINIA NEWS: “Va. House (of Delegates) speaker proposes another round of pension reform,” by Jenna Portnoy (_Washington Post_, Nov. 30, 2015). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

17. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “More Nursing Home Residents Are Being Physically Or Sexually Assaulted, Report Finds” (huffingtonpost.com….au, Nov. 28, 2015).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

18. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Doctors back end of life care Bill drafted by Labor MP (Member of Tasmania State Parliament) Madeleine Ogilvie,” by Blair Richards (_Mercury_ [Hobart], Nov. 27, 2015).
www.themercury.com…

19. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Do Re Mi for dementia and stroke as nursing home singing engages minds, voices and memories,” by Melanie Pearce (Australian Broadcasting Corporation News, Nov. 29, 2015).
www.abc.net…

20. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “(Euthanasia advocate) Philip Nitschke burns medical certificate and says he will promote euthanasia” (_Guardian_ [London, UK], Nov. 27, 2015).
www.theguardian.com…

21. CANADA NEWS: “Aging population sparks investor interest in health-care real estate assets,” by Alexandra Posadzki (Canadian Press via _Sun_ [Vancouver, British Columbia], Nov. 25, 2015).
www.vancouversun.com…

22. CANADA NEWS: “Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care releases updated guideline” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 30, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…
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23. CHINA NEWS: “China Releases Report on Employees’ Pension Reserve Situation” (China Radio International, Nov. 29, 2015).
english.cri.cn/12394/2015/11/29/4021s906208.htm…

24. CHINA NEWS. “China’s pension problems will not be solved by more childreN,” by Robert Pozen (_Financial Times_ [London], Nov. 30, 2015). Note 1: Note: _FT_ requires free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _FT_ Opinion piece.
www.ft.com…

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25. FRANCE NEWS: “French econ(omics) min(ister) wants more flexibility for company pensions,” by Yann Le Guernigou and James Regan
www.reuters.com…

26. GERMANY/SPAIN NEWS: “Spain’s Nazi volunteers defend their right to recognition – and German pensions,” by James Badcock (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Nov. 30, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/spain/11994794/Spains-Nazi-volunteers-defend-their-right-to-recognition-and-German-pensions.html…

27. GREECE NEWS: “Greek PM (Prime Minister) fails to get opposition backing on pension reform,” by Lefteris Papadimas and Angeliki Koutantou (Reuters, Nov. 28, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

28. IRELAND NEWS: “Government departments lose High Court pension appeal,” by Mary Carolan (_Irish Times_ [Dublin, Leinster], Nov. 28, 2015).
www.irishtimes.com…

29. JAPAN NEWS: “World’s Biggest Pension Fund Loses 64 Billion usd Amid Equity Rout,” by Anna Kitanaka and Shigeki Nozawa (Bloomberg News, Nov. 30, 2015).
www.bloomberg.com…

30. JAPAN NEWS: “Honda Lifts Retirement Age to 65 as Japan Inc. Copes With Aging,” by Kiyotaka Matsuda (Bloomberg News, Nov. 30, 2015).
www.bloomberg.com…

31. NAMIBIA NEWS: “Pension Relief for Elderly Expected” (_Namibia Economist_ [Windhoek, Khomas] via allAfrica.com…, Nov. 27, 2015).
allafrica.com…

32. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Homeless baby boomers unless we act soon – Salvation Army,” by Kate Newton (Radio New Zealand News, Nov. 30, 2015).
www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/290970/retired-baby-boomers-face-homelessness-sallies…

33. SCOTLAND NEWS: “More Scots working past retirement age,” by Helen McArdle (_Herald_ [Glasgow], Nov. 27, 2015).
www.heraldscotland.com…

34. SINGAPORE NEWS: “Singapore’s retirement system increasingly sustainable: Study,” by Nicole Tan (Channel News Asia, Nov. 30, 2015).
www.channelnewsasia.com…

35. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Seoul suicide rate highest among elderly,” by Ock Hyun-ju (_Korea Herald_ [Seoul], Nov. 30, 2015).
www.koreaherald.com…

36. UK NEWS: “‘Frugal’ pensioners save nearly twice as much as middle-aged workers: Analysis shows elderly pensioners are Britian’s biggest savers – not spenders,” by Katie Morley (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Nov. 30, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/12021772/Frugal-pensioners-save-nearly-twice-as-much-as-middle-aged-workers.html…

37. UK NEWS: “Cuts ‘to hit care of elderly in poorest areas,’ by Toby Helm (_Observer_ [London], Nov. 29, 2015).
www.theguardian.com…

38. UK NEWS: “The gap between the new and old state pension is finally clear: a cool 1,900 pounds (2,855.91 usd) per year,” by Richard Evans (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Nov. 29, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/12023209/The-gap-between-the-new-and-old-state-pension-is-finally-clear-a-cool-1900-per-year.html…

39. UK NEWS: “Elderly care now a ‘ticking time-bomb’ – former minister (Minister of State for Care Services),” by John Bingham (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Nov. 30, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/12021881/Elderly-care-now-a-ticking-time-bomb-former-minister.html…

40. UK NEWS: “It’s time we declared war on pensioners,” by Alex Proud (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Nov. 30, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/men/thinking-man/its-time-we-declared-war-on-pensioners0/…

41. UK NEWS: “Connections between brain cells destroyed in early stages of condition, study finds: One in six people over the age of 80 in the UK have dementia,” by Kashmira Gander (_Independent_ [London], Nov. 30, 2015).
www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/alzheimer-s-disease-connections-between-brain-cells-destroyed-in-early-stages-of-condition-study-a6754291.html…

42. UK NEWS: “Autumn Statement: Spending more on the elderly risks further alienating the young,” by Andrew Grice (_Independent_ [London], Nov. 26, 2015).
www.independent.co.uk/voices/autumn-statement-spending-more-on-the-elderly-risks-further-alienating-the-young-a6748971.html…

43. UK NEWS: “Life sector warned over pensions ‘premier league,” by Josephine Cumbo (_Financial Times_ [London], Nov. 29, 2015). Note: _FT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

44. “World’s first anti-ageing drug could see humans live to 120,” by Sarah Knapton (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Nov. 30, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/science-news/12017112/Worlds-first-anti-ageing-drug-could-see-humans-live-to-120.html…

45. “Men vulnerable to boredom, depression in retirement,” by Brenda Bouw (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario, Canada], Nov. 26, 2015).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

46. “High Amyloid Signals Cognitive Decline in Normal Population,” by Sue Hughes (Medscape Medical News, Nov. 27, 2015). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

47. “DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) repair factor linked to breast cancer may also play a role in Alzheimer’s disease” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 30, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

48. “Aspirin targets key protein in neurodegenerative diseases” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 30, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

49. “Synapse discovery could lead to new treatments for Alzheimer’s disease” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 27, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

50. “How can I tell if she’s lying?” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 26, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

51. “Even the elderly can recover from a severe traumatic brain injury” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 27, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

52. “Palliative care: Music to make patients feel better” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 30, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

53. “Stem cell study paves the way for patient therapies” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 26, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

54. “Sweat to Help Reduce Your Risk for Prostate Cancer,” by Mary Elizabeth Dallas (HealthDay News, Nov. 27, 2015).
consumer.healthday.com…

55. “Mortality Rate Increases With Age in Emergency Abdominal Surgery” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 30, 2015).
www.physiciansbriefing.com…

56. “Drug-resistant bacteria carried by nursing home patients focus of study” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 30, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

November 25, 2015

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3947–November 25, 2015

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3947–November 25, 2015
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NOTE: There will be no CAAR E-Clippings tomorrow or Friday, Nov. 26-27, 2015 due to the Thanksgiving holiday in the US. This service will resume on Monday, Nov. 30. Enjoy the break.

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US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Widows lose thousands in Social Security benefits due to misinformation,” by Laurence Kotlikoff (US Public Broadcasting Service Newshour, Nov. 24, 2015).
www.pbs.org…

2. “Talking to Dad about moving from his home went badly, but I’ll keep talking,” by Courtland Milloy (_Washington Post_, Nov. 25, 2015). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

US STATE NEWS:

3. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Calpers (California Public Employees’ Retirement System) Paid 3.4 Billion usd to Private Equity Firms,” by Alexandra Stevenson (_New York Times_, Nov 25, 2015). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

4. CONNECTICUT NEWS: “Auditors again find costly problems with state pension program,” by Keith M. Phaneuf (ctmirror.com…, Nov. 25, 2015).
ctmirror.org…

5. CONNECTICUT NEWS: “State budget talks pick up steam; retirement incentives don’t, by Keith M. Phaneuf (ctmirror.com…, Nov. 24, 2015).
ctmirror.org…

6. GEORGIA NEWS: “(US) Sen(ator). David Perdue says Social Security changes needed,” by Walter C. Jones (_Augusta Chronicle_, Nov. 25, 2015).
chronicle.augusta.com…

7. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Budget gap, pensions could push Illinois credit rating lower: Moody’s (Investors Service),” by Karen Pierog (Reuters, Nov. 25, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

8. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Around 100 retired East St. Louis firefighters suing for pensions,” by Alexis Zotos (KMOV Channel 4 [St. Louis, Missouri] News, Nov. 25, 2015).
www.kmov.com…

9. NEBRASKA NEWS: “Oglala Sioux (Native American) Tribe Set To Open Nursing Home By March,” by Richie Richards (_Native Sun_ [Rapid City, South Dakota] via black hills knowledge network, Nov. 25, 2015).
www.blackhillsknowledgenetwork.com…

10. TENNESSEE NEWS: “Chattanooga wins pension lawsuit filed by retired police officers, firefighters,” by Steve Johnson (_Chattanooga Times Free Press_, Nov. 25, 2015).
www.timesfreepress.com…

11. TENNESSEE NEWS: “Doctor: Give thanks and talk about end-of-life wishes,” by Kristi L. Nelson (_Knoxville News Sentinel_, Nov. 25, 2015).
www.knoxnews.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

12. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Tax rich old men, restrict wealthy pumping pre-tax income into super(annuation): report,” by Nassim Khadem (_The Age_ [Melbourne, Victoria], Nov. 25, 2015).
www.theage.com…

13. BERMUDA NEWS: “‘Lost generation’ faces pension struggle,” by Raymond Hainey (_The Royal Gazette_ [Hamilton, Pembroke], Nov. 25, 2015).
www.royalgazette.com…

14. INDIA NEWS: “Be Liberal in Interpreting Tamil Nadu (State) Pension rules: (Madras [Chennai]) High Court” (Press Trust of India via NDTV [New Delhi, Delhi], Nov. 25, 2015).
www.ndtv.com…

15. IRELAND NEWS: “Rugby (Union football) memories help tackle dementia,” by Mark Hilliard (_Irish Times_ [Dublin, Leinster], Nov. 25, 2015).
www.irishtimes.com…

16. ISLE OF MAN NEWS: “Historic breakaway on state pensions,” by Adrian Darbyshire (iomtoday.co.im, Nov. 25, 2015).
www.iomtoday.co.im/news/isle-of-man-news/historic-breakaway-on-state-pensions-1-7587100…

17. JAPAN NEWS: “Public pensions, health care stretched as Japan’s population ages” (JiJi Press via _Japan News_ [Tokyo], Nov. 25, 2015).
www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/11/25/national/public-pensions-health-care-stretch-japans-population-ages/…

18. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Thousands of terminally ill miss out on end of life care,” by Stewart Paterson (_Evening Times_ [Glasgow], Nov. 25, 2015).
www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/14101369.Thousands_of_terminally_ill_miss_out_on_end_of_life_care/…

19. SINGAPORE NEWS: “Most elderly receive key source of support from their families: MSF (Ministry of Social and Family Development)” (Channel NewsAsia Nov. 25, 2015).
www.channelnewsasia.com…

20. SOUTH AFRICA NEWS: “Pensioners gamble with (government) grants,” by Larry Claasen (_Business Day_ [Johannesburg, Gauteng], Nov. 25, 2015).
www.bdlive.co.za…

21. SWITZERLAND NEWS: “Cabinet wants to limit pension fund withdrawal,” by Urs Geiser (swissinfo.ch, Nov. 25, 2015).
www.swissinfo.ch/eng/supplement-benefits-reform/41800560…

22. TAIWAN NEWS: “Palliative care reforms show strong support” (Channel News Asia [Singapore] via _Times_ [Taipei], Nov. 26, 2015).
www.taipeitimes.com…

23. THAILAND NEWS: “Thailand advised to raise retirement age,” by Sucheera Pinijparakarn (_The Nation_ [Bangkok], Nov. 26, 2015).
www.nationmultimedia.com…

24. UK NEWS: “Autumn Statement: Pensions delay for millions will save 840 million pounds (1.269 billion usd),” by Josephine Cumbo (_Financial Times_ [London], Nov. 25, 2015). Note: _FT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

25. UK NEWS: “Former pensions minister rebuts criticism of reforms,” by Josephine Cumbo (_Financial Times_ [London], Nov. 25, 2015). Note: _FT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

26. UK NEWS: “GPs (General Practitioner physicians) told to inform on patients ‘who should not be behind the wheel’,” by Laura Donnelly (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Nov. 25, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/news/12014927/GPs-told-to-inform-on-patients-who-should-not-be-behind-the-wheel.html…

27. UK NEWS: “New threat to pension benefits: Pensioners face sleep walking into poverty,” by Sarah O’Grady (_Express_ [London], Nov. 25, 2015).
www.express.co.uk/news/uk/621861/threat-benefits-Pensioners-face-sleep-walking-poverty…

28. UK NEWS: “UK watchdog (Financial Conduct Authority) seeks data on charges for cashing in pension pots,” by Huw Jones (Reuters, Nov. 25, 2015).
uk.reuters.com…

29. UK NEWS: “Where in the UK has the biggest pension pot? The only way is Essex, but Surrey, Hertfordshire and East Sussex not far behind,” by Lynsey Barber (_City A.M._ [London], Nov. 25, 2015).
www.cityam.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

30. “A Better Way to Screen for Prostate Cancer” (_New York Times_, Nov 25, 2015). Note 1: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _NYT_ Editorial.
www.nytimes.com…

31. “Long-term ‘T’ (testosterone replacement therapy) Does Not Up Risk for High-grade Prostate Cancer,” by Nick Mulcahy (Medscape Medical News, Nov. 25, 2015). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

32. “New Tools to Improve End-of-Life Care Decisions,” by Kate M. O’Rourke (Medscape Medical News, Nov. 25, 2015). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

33. “Dietary restriction gives fruit flies a rhythm for a long life” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 25, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

34. “York (University of York [Yorkshire and the Humber, UK]) research points to enhanced detection of Parkinson’s” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 25, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

35. “Impact of Recurrence Score Assay Varies With Patient Age: For women with early-stage breast cancer, testing lowers chemo use, costs among women less than 55 years” (HealthDay News, Nov. 25, 2015).
www.physiciansbriefing.com…

36. “No Direct Survival Effect for Moderate Drinking in Seniors” (HealthDay News, Nov. 25, 2015).
www.physiciansbriefing.com…

November 24, 2015

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3946–November 24, 2015

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3946–November 24, 2015

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Being in Control of Your Retirement Plan Is a Bad Idea,” by James W. Russell (huffingtonpost.com…, Nov. 24, 2015).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

2. “Labor Department retirement rule may not be in consumers’ best interest,” by Pinar Cebi Wilber (_The Hill_ [Washington, District of Columbia] blog, Nov. 24, 2015).
thehill.com…

3. “End of Medicare Bonus Program Will Cut Pay to Primary Care Doctors” (Kaiser Family Foundation Health News via usnews.com…, Nov. 24, 2015).
health.us…

4. “Medicare spending to rise to unsustainable levels in 2025,” by Robert King (_Washington [District of Columbia] Examiner_, Nov. 24, 2015).
www.washingtonexaminer.com…

5. “Memo To (Presidential candidate) Mike Huckabee: Seniors Have Not Paid For (All) Their Medicare Benefits, So Stop Pandering,” by Chris Conover (_Forbes_ [New York, New York, Nov. 23, 2015).
www.forbes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

6. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “CalPERS (California Public Employees’ Retirement System) puts Band-Aid on gaping pension fund wound” (_Oakland Tribune via _Contra Costa_ Times_, Nov. 24, 2015). Note: this is an _OT_ Editorial.
www.contracostatimes.com…

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Stanford (University [Palo Alto]) Study Finds Barriers to End-of-Life Care Across Ethnicities” (californiahealthline.org…, Nov. 24, 2015).
www.californiahealthline.org…

8. CONNECTICUT NEWS: “Is pension fund in play as remedy for state budget deficits?” by Keith M. Phaneuf (ctmirror.org…, Nov. 24, 2015).
ctmirror.org…

9. FLORIDA NEWS: “Florida GOP (Grand Old Party–Republican Party) targets state retirement system,” by Arek Sarkissian (_Tampa Tribune_, Nov. 24, 2015).
www.tbo.com…

10. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Chicago Pension Ruling Seen as a Loss For Investors,” by Elizabeth Campbell (Bloomberg News, Nov. 24, 2015).
www.bloomberg.com…

11. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “(Secretary of State William) Galvin backs bill to require state-run pension as option,” by Beth Healy (_Boston Globe_, Nov. 24, 2015).
www.bostonglobe.com…

12. MINNESOTA NEWS: “Tactile Medical (home device provider) braces for new Medicare rules that will tighten access to its pneumatic compression pump,” by Joe Carlson (_Minneapolis Star-Tribune_, Nov. 24, 2015).
www.startribune.com…

13. NEW YORK NEWS: “NY’s pension fund had a bad quarter: ‘This is a tough year,'” by Joseph Spector (_Rochester Democrat & Chronicle_ blog, Nov. 24, 2015).
www.democratandchronicle.com…

14. TENNESSEE NEWS: “TVA (Tennessee Valley Authority racks up 6 billion usd shortfall in its employee pension fund,” by Dave Flessner (_Chattanooga Times Free Press_, Nov. 24, 2015).
www.timesfreepress.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

15. CANADA NEWS: “Group decries privatization of senior care in Quebec (Province)” (Presse Canadienne via _Gazette_ [Montreal], Nov. 24, 2015).
montrealgazette.com…

16. CANADA NEWS: “Canada must respect physician objectors who do not wish to refer patients for assisted death: Right to die” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 23, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

17. COLOMBIA NEWS: “The surprising reason for one group’s Alzheimer’s ‘curse’,” by Rowan Hooper (_Washington Post_, Nov. 24, 2015). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

18. COLOMBIA NEWS: “Three pension funds to invest 450 million usd in Colombia road projects,” by Julia Symmes Cobb (Reuters, Nov. 24, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

19. DENMARK NEWS: “Conditions at Danish nursing homes are worsening — and the trend looks set to continue,” by Kirsten Pedersen (_Post_ [Copenhagen, Hovedstaden], Nov. 24, 2015).
cphpost.dk/news/conditions-at-danish-nursing-homes-are-worsening-and-the-trend-looks-set-to-continue.html…

20. INDIA NEWS: “Experts panel submits report on service and pension matters in Defence Ministry” (Press Trust of India via _Economic Times_ [Mumbai, Maharashtra], Nov. 24, 2015).
economictimes.indiatimes.com…

21. JAPAN NEWS: “Rules on pension back premiums ‘to be eased'” (_Yomiuri Shimbun_ [Tokyo], Jan. 25, 2015).
www.the-japan-news.com…

22. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Alcohol a problem for the elderly,” by Georgia Weaver (stuff.co.nz, Nov. 24, 2015).
www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/74368635/alcohol-a-problem-for-the-elderly…

23. UKRAINE NEWS: “OSCE (Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe) coordinator says Kiev should pay pensions to residents of east Ukraine conflict zone” (TASS, Nov. 24, 2015).
tass.ru/en/world/838682…

24. UK NEWS: “(Chancellor of the Exchequer) George Osborne needs to realise the welfare state can’t look after us any more: In an ageing society, ‘from cradle to grave’ paternalism is no longer possible. Instead we must become a more self-reliant nation,” by Philip Johnston (_Daily Telegraph_, [London], Nov. 24, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/georgeosborne/12012625/George-Osborne-needs-to-realise-the-welfare-state-cant-look-after-us-any-more.html…

25. UK NEWS: “‘Carers must take extra caution spending elderly people’s money’, lawyers warn,” by Katie Morley (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Nov. 23, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/11991339/Carers-must-take-extra-caution-spending-elderly-peoples-money-lawyers-warn.html…

26. UK NEWS: “Death by loneliness: Isolation cutting short lives of millions,” by Mark Reynolds (_Express_ [London], Nov. 24, 2015).
www.express.co.uk/news/uk/621526/Death-loneliness-isolation-lives-millions-research…

27. UK NEWS: “Divorcees to be protected over pension income,” by Josephine Cumbo (_Financial Times_ [London], Nov. 24, 2015). Note: _FT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

28. UK NEWS: “Algorithms step into pensions ‘advice gap’,” by Josephine Cumbo (_Financial Times_ [London], Nov. 24, 2015). Note: _FT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

29. UK NEWS: “‘Silver start-ups’ boosted by UK pension reforms,” by Judith Evans (_Financial Times_ [London], Nov. 24, 2015). Note: _FT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

30. UK NEWS: “It’s not the baby boomers who (Chancellor of the Exchequer George) Osborne will sanction. But we need them to keep working for their sake — and ours,” by Jane Merrick (_Independent_ [London], Nov. 24, 2015).
www.independent.co.uk/voices/its-not-the-baby-boomers-who-osborne-will-make-suffer-but-we-need-older-people-to-keep-working-for-a6747341.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

31. “A Quiet End to the ‘Death Panels’ Debate,” by Paula Span (_New York Times_, Nov 24, 2015). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

32. “How nun dodged Alzheimer’s part of dementia’s mystery,” by Kate Allen (_Star_ [Toronto, Ontario, Canada], Nov. 24, 2015).
www.thestar.com…

33. “Neuroscientists gain insight into cause of Alzheimer’s symptoms” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 23, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

34. “Alzheimer’s-Linked Brain Plaques May Also Slow Blood Flow,” by Robert Preidt (HealthDay News, Nov. 24, 2015).
consumer.healthday.com…

35. “Force-Feeding: Cruel at Guantanamo (Bay Cuba, US Naval Base Detention Camp), but O.K. for Our Parents,” by Haider Javed Warraich (_New York Times_, Nov 24, 2015). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

36. “Loneliness triggers cellular changes that can cause illness, study shows” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 23, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

37. “First-of-kind dopamine measurements in human brain reveal insights into how we learn” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 23, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

38. “Slower aging may protect cells in the brain from Parkinson’s disease” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 24, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

39. “Cataract surgery lessens patients’ dizziness” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 24, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

40. “Central Sleep Apnea Predicts Atrial Fibrillation in Older Men” (HealthDay News, Nov. 24, 2015).
www.physiciansbriefing.com…

November 23, 2015

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3945–November 23, 2015

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3945–November 23, 2015.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Decline of Medicare subsidized drug plans leaves seniors with less choice,” by Susan Jaffe (Kaiser Health News via _USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], November 22, 2015).
www.us…

2. “Experts predict sharp premium increases for Medicare drug plan,” by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar (Associated Press via US Public Broadcasting System _Newshour_, November 22, 2015).
www.pbs.org…

3. “Deal to ease premium hike for Medicare Part B may be a temporary fix,” by Kathleen McGrory (_Tampa Bay Times_, blog, November 22, 2015).
www.tampabay.com…

4. “Maybe You’ll Be Able to Retire After All,” (_New York Times_, November 23, 2015). Note 1: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles. Note 2: This article is an editorial.
www.nytimes.com…

5. “Intel Lawsuit Questions Place of Hedge Funds in Retirement Plans,” by Gretchen Morgenson (_New York Times_, November 22, 2015). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

6. “Clinton backs tax credit to help those caring for elderly relatives,” by Anne Gearan (_Washington Post_, November 21, 2015). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

7. “Hillary Clinton Backs New Tax Credit for Family Caregivers,” by Laura Meckler (_Wall St. Journal_, blog, November 22, 2015).
blogs.ws…

US STATE NEWS:

8. ALASKA NEWS: “Fairbanks seniors group promotes independence,” by Sam Friedman (_Fairbanks Daily News-Miner_, November 22, 2015).
www.newsminer.com…

9. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “CalPERS [California Public Employees’ Retirement System] needs to play it safer,” (_Los Angeles Times_, November 23, 2015). Note 1: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles. Note 2: This article is an editorial.
www.latimes.com…

10. FLORIDA NEWS: “Florida Republicans again look at closing state’s massive public pension system to new members,” by Arek Sarkissian (_Naples Daily News_, November 22, 2015).
www.naplesnews.com…

11. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Galvin testifies in favor of new retirement plan for workers in private sector,” by Beth Healy (_Boston Globe_, November 23, 2015).
www.bostonglobe.com…

12. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Bill for pension cost-of-living increases awaits action,” by Peter Jasinski (_Sentinel and Enterprise_ [Fitchburg, Massachusetts], November 21, 2015).
www.sentinelandenterprise.com…

13. NEW HAMPSHIRE NEWS: “NH housing market puts squeeze on seniors,” by Dave Solomon (_Union Leader_ [Manchester, New Hampshire], November 22, 2015).
www.unionleader.com…

14. OHIO NEWS: “Elder-care program reduces 911 calls for Delaware County fire departments,” by Dean Narciso (_Columbus Dispatch_, November 22, 2015).
www.dispatch.com…

15. OREGON NEWS: “Life’s surprises, setbacks keep more Oregonians working beyond retirement age,” by George Rede (_Oregonian_ [Portland, Oregon], November 23, 2015).
www.oregonlive.com…

16. VIRGINIA NEWS: “House Speaker wants new commission to study retirement system, reforms,” by Michael Martz (_Richmond Times-Dispatch_, November 22, 2015).
www.richmond.com…

17. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Medicare hopes bundled payments will lead to better care, lower costs,” by Guy Bolton (_Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel_, November 21, 2015).
www.jsonline.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

18. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Lifetime cap on superannuation contributions ‘may be budget drain’,” by Daniel Hurst (_Guardian_ [London], November 22, 2015).
www.theguardian.com…

19. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Dignity of Risk: Elderly should be allowed to do ‘risky’ activities to improve lifestyle, professor says,” by Norman Hermant (_Australia Broadcasting Corporation [ABC] News_, November 22, 2015).
www.abc.net…

20. CAMBODIA NEWS: “Unions Propose New Body to Monitor Social Fund, Pensions,” by Kang Sothear (_Cambodia Daily_, November 23, 2015).
www.cambodiadaily.com…

21. CHINA NEWS: “Fiscal subsidies and contributions can bridge pension fund deficit: Ministry,” by Song Jingli (_China Daily_ [Beijing], November 23, 2015).
www.chinadaily.com…

22. IRELAND NEWS: “Ireland should focus research effort on a single challenge: dementia is the one,” by Derek Scally (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], November 23, 2015).
www.irishtimes.com…

23. IRELAND NEWS: “Cyber crime ‘rampant against the elderly’,” by Maeve Sheehan (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], November 22, 2015).
www.independent.ie/irish-news/cyber-crime-rampant-against-the-elderly-34222895.html…

24. JAPAN NEWS: “Japan: Dementia lessons from the world’s oldest country,” by Jennifer Yang (_Toronto Star_, November 22, 2015).
www.thestar.com…

25. JAPAN NEWS: “Local govts aim to attract active senior citizens,” by Yoko Harihara (_Japan News_, November 22, 2015).
the-japan-news.com…

26. PERU NEWS: “Peru braces for a wave of new dementia cases,” by Amy Dempsey (_Toronto Star_, November 23, 2015).
www.thestar.com…

27. SINGAPORE NEWS: “Number of road traffic deaths involving elderly drops slightly,” by Faris Mokhtar (_Channel NewsAsia_ [Singapore], November 22, 2015).
www.channelnewsasia.com…

28. THAILAND NEWS: “Thai Pension Fund to Boost Investment in Developed Stocks on Fed,” by Anuchit Nguyen (_Bloomberg_, November 22, 2015).
www.bloomberg.com…

29. UK NEWS: “Basic state pension set to rise to Pn 119.30 (USD 181.16) a week,” (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, November 20, 2015).
www.bbc.com…

30. UK NEWS: “Lifetime cap on superannuation contributions ‘may be budget drain’,” by Daniel Hurst (_Guardian_ [London], November 22, 2015).
www.theguardian.com…

31. UK NEWS: “Government could press ’emergency button’ to delay pensions for millions,” by Katie Morley, Steven Swinford, and Dan Hyde (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], November 21, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/12008949/Government-could-press-emergency-button-to-delay-pensions-for-millions.html…

32. UK NEWS: “Home ownership is becoming the preserve of the elderly,” by Jeremy Warner (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], November 21, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/comment/12008474/Home-ownership-is-becoming-the-preserve-of-the-elderly.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

33. “The race to find ‘biomarkers’ that can predict dementia,” by Kate Allen (_Toronto Star_, November 22, 2015).
www.thestar.com…

34. “Trinity scientists’ race against time to combat global dementia epidemic,” by Mark O’Regan (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], November 22, 2015).
www.independent.ie/irish-news/news/trinity-scientists-race-against-time-to-combat-global-dementia-epidemic-34221454.html…

35. “Stress takes a bite out of ‘Sandwich Generation’,” by Tim Grant (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, November 23, 2015).
www.post-gazette.com…

36. “NYU study finds adults aged 50-59 now largest age group in opioid treatment programs,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 23, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

37. “CU researchers study palliative care preferences of Latinos on dialysis,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 23, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

38. “Football strengthens the bones of men with prostate cancer,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 23, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

November 20, 2015

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3944–November 20, 2015

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3944–November 20, 2015.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Specialty drugs now cost more than the median household income,” by Carolyn Y. Johnson (_Washington Post_, blog, November 20, 2015). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “Why Pensions and Hedge Funds Don’t Mix,” (_New York Times_, November 20, 2015). Note 1: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles. Note 2: This article is an editorial.
www.nytimes.com…

3. “Please Don’t Kill All the Pensions,” by Justin Fox (_Bloomberg_, November 19, 2015). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.bloombergview.com…

4. “Small Residences for the Elderly Provide More Personal, Homelike Care,” by Constance Gustke (_New York Times_, November 20, 2015). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

5. “To Lure Baby Boomers, Senior Centers Try Rebranding,” by Jennifer Levitz (_Wall St. Journal_, November 12, 2015).
www.ws…

US STATE NEWS:

6. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “CalPERS [California Public Employees’ Retirement System] pay-down plan isn’t fast enough for Gov. Jerry Brown,” by John Myers (_Los Angeles Times_, November 20, 2015). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

7. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Cook County, Illinois, pension plan could be challenged: Fitch,” by Karen Pierog (_Reuters_, November 19, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

8. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Funding hole widens at Kentucky public pension plan,” by Edward Krudy (_Reuters_, November 19, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

9. NEVADA NEWS: “Nevada’s public pension fund finances improve,” by Sean Whaley (_Las Vegas Review-Journal_, November 19, 2015).
www.reviewjournal.com…

10. NEW MEXICO NEWS: “Report: Weak market hits New Mexico pension funds,” by Susan Montoya Bryan (Associated Press via _KOB_ [Albuquerque, New Mexico], November 20, 2015).
www.kob.com…

11. NEW YORK NEWS: “Right-to-die fight takes shape in New York,” by Sarah Munir (_Al Jazeera America_, November 20, 2015).
america.aljazeera.com…

12. NORTH CAROLINA NEWS: “NC pension fund falls 3.7 percent in third quarter,” (_News and Observer_ [Raleigh, North Carolina], November 20, 2015).
www.newsobserver.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

13. CANADA NEWS: “Slower growth new economic reality, Bank of Canada says,” by Barrie McKenna (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], November 19, 2015).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

14. CHINA NEWS: “Lonely elderly vulnerable,” (_China Daily_ [Beijing], November 20, 2015). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.chinadaily.com…

15. FIJI NEWS: “Pension age changes,” by Keresi Nauwakarawa (_Fiji Times_, November 20, 2015).
www.fijitimes.com…

16. PERU NEWS: “Politics may force overhaul of Peru’s private pension system,” by Colin Post (_Peru Reports_, November 19, 2015).
perureports.com…

17. UK NEWS: “Allow ‘minimally conscious’ MS sufferer to die, says judge,” (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, November 19, 2015).
www.bbc.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

18. “End of ‘Death Panels’ Myth Brings New End-of-Life Challenges,” by Paula Span (_New York Times_, blog, November 20, 2015). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

19. “Technology meets society: New app helps seniors live better,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 20, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

20. “Cataract Surgery Has Benefits in Patients With Dementia,” by Megan Brooks (_Medscape Medical News_, November 19, 2015). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

21. “Exercise Can Reduce Heart Failure Risk, No Matter Your Age,” (_HealthDay_, November 20, 2015).
consumer.healthday.com…

22. “Yoga May Boost Quality of Life for Prostate Cancer Patients,” (_HealthDay_, November 20, 2015).
consumer.healthday.com…

November 19, 2015

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3943–November 19, 2015

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3943–November 19, 2015.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Pensions take another hit,” by Mark Miller (_Reuters_, November 19, 2015). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.reuters.com…

2. “What should Social Security do?” by Brenton Smith (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], blog, November 19, 2015).
thehill.com…

3. “Bill would allow patients to fine-tune care plans in face of serious illness,” (_Minneapolis Star-Tribune_, November 18, 2015). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.startribune.com…

4. “New online tool does Social Security benefit math for you,” by Jiayue Huang (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], November 18, 2015).
www.us…

US STATE NEWS:

5. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Taxpayers will pay billions more as CalPERS [California Public Employees’ Retirement System] lowers estimate of investment returns,” by Melody Petersen (_Los Angeles Times_, November 19, 2015). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

6. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Kentucky state pensions fall to 19 percent funded,” by John Cheves (_Lexington Herald-Leader_, November 19, 2015).
www.kentucky.com…

7. MAINE NEWS: “Maine’s Aging Inmates: Part 2,” by Taylor Kinzler (_WABI-TV_ [Bangor, Maine], November 18, 2015).
wabi.tv…

8. MAINE NEWS: “Maine’s Aging Inmates: Part 1,” by Taylor Kinzler (_WABI-TV_ [Bangor, Maine], November 17, 2015).
wabi.tv…

9. MINNESOTA NEWS: “Hospitals finding ways to fight delirium in elderly patients,” by Lorna Benson (_Minnesota Public Radio [MPR] News_, November 18, 2015).
www.mprnews.org…

10. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Municipal pension reform plan wins Senate panel approval,” by Jan Murphy (_Patriot News_ [Harrisburg, Pennsylvania], November 18, 2015).
www.pennlive.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

11. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Superannuation overhaul proposed to make system fairer for women,” by Lenore Taylor (_Guardian_ [London], November 19, 2015).
www.theguardian.com…

12. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Call to criminalise financial abuse of elderly as woman reveals how mother’s AUSD 2m (USD 1.4 million) home was sold by son,” by Tracy Bowden (_Australian Broadcasting Corporation [ABC] News_, November 19, 2015)
www.abc.net…

13. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Warning elder abuse will rise with ageing population,” (_Australian Broadcasting Corporation [ABC] News_, November 19, 2015)
www.abc.net…

14. CANADA NEWS: “Hidden health-care costs can be a shock for retirees,” by Anna Sharratt (Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], November 19, 2015).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

15. INDONESIA NEWS: “Indonesia to require pension funds hold minimum percentage of govt bonds,” by Gayatri Suroyo and Fransiska Nangoy (_Reuters_, November 19, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

16. KAZAKHSTAN NEWS: “Kazakhstan’s 75-year-old president tells civil servants to retire at 63,” by Nursulata Nazarbayev and Joanna Lillis (_Guardian_ [London], November 19, 2015).
www.theguardian.com…

17. PERU NEWS: “Credicorp Says Peru Pension Bill Poses Threat to Savings, Budget,” by John Quigley (_Bloomberg_, November 18, 2015).
www.bloomberg.com…

18. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Elderly Koreans Shoulder Heaviest Debt Load,” (_Chosun Ilbo_ [Seoul], November 19, 2015).
english.chosun.com…

19. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Korean pension fund ranks 3rd worldwide by assets: report,” (_Korea Herald_ [Seoul], November 19, 2015).
www.koreaherald.com…

20. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Everyone grows old,” by Park Moo-jong (_Korea Times_ [Seoul], November 19, 2015). Note: This article is an op-ed piece.
www.koreatimes.co.kr…

21. UK NEWS: “Social care: Crisis talks with homes ‘on brink’,” by Nick Triggle (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, November 19, 2015).
www.bbc.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

22. “Improving fitness may counteract brain atrophy in older adults, UMD study shows,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 19, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

23. “Walking faster or longer linked to significant cardiovascular benefits in older adults,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 19, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

24. “Nursing Homes Use Old-Fashioned Objects To Trigger Dementia Patients’ Memories,” by Michael Rubinkam (Associated Press via _Huffington Post_, November 19, 2015).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

25. “Aid-In-Dying Advocacy Group Girds For Battles After California Victory,” by Phil Galewitz (_Kaiser Health News_, November 18, 2015).
khn.org…

26. “UGA researchers develop visual test to quickly check brain function quality,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 19, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

27. “Scripps Florida scientists unveil critical mechanism of memory formation,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 19, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

November 18, 2015

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3942–November 18, 2015

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3942–November 18, 2015

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Why do some people retire? It’s just the right time — and they want to golf,” by Michelle Singletary (_Washington Post_, Nov. 18, 2015). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “AAFP (American Academy of Family Physicians): Expected 0.5 Percent Pay Increase Reduced to Zero: Medicare physician fee schedule shows expected Medicare pay increase reduced for all specialties” (HealthDay
News, Nov. 18, 2015). (HealthDay News, Nov. 18, 2015).
www.physiciansbriefing.com…

3. “Businesses to Congress: Pensions aren’t piggy banks,” by Peter Schroeder (_The Hill_ [Washington, District of Columbia], Nov. 18, 2015).
thehill.com…

4. “Protect nursing home patients and families,” by Henry A. Waxman (_Sacrmamento [California] Bee_, Nov. 18, 2015). Note: this is a _SB_ Opinion piece.
www.sacbee.com…

5. “Why Obamacare (Affordable Care Act) May End Up Raising Medicare Costs,” by Philip Moeller (_Time_ [New York, New York], Nov. 18, 2015).
time.com…

6. “Treasury (Department) loan limits Medicare Part B premium increase,” by Alicia Munnell (marketwatch.com…, Nov. 18, 2015).
www.marketwatch.com…

7. “New online tool does Social Security benefit math for you,” by Jiayue Huang (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Nov. 18, 2015).
www.us…

8. “Gray-Haired Granny? An 85-Year-Old Writer Goes Punk Rock Instead,” by Anne Bernays (US Natiional Public Radio _Morning Edition_, Nov. 18, 2015). In addition to the story, an audio transcript (running time: 6 minutes, 13 seconds) is available at the site.
www.npr.org…

9. “Hasbro (Inc.–toys and board games) Thinks Robot Pets Make Great Companions for Lonely Old People,” by Martha C. White (_Time_ [New York, New York], Nov. 18, 2015).
time.com…

US STATE NEWS:

10. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “CalPERS (California Public Employees’ Retirement System) may lower its return target; taxpayers may have to contribute more,” by Melody Petersen (_Los Angeles Times_, Nov. 18, 2015). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

11. COLORADO NEWS: “Nation’s first palliative care master’s program to be launched at CU (University of Colorado) Anschutz Medical Campus [Aurora],” by Quincy Snowdon (_Aurora Sentinel_, Nov. 18, 2015).
www.aurorasentinel.com…

12. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA NEWS: “In retirement, seniors reinvent themselves as volunteers,” by Mark Jenkins (_Washington Post_, Nov. 18, 2015). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

13. ILLINOIS NEWS: “(Mayor Rahm) Emanuel and schools chief repeat calls for state help on pensions, funding,” by Juan Perez Jr. (_Chicago Tribune_, Nov. 18, 2015). Note: _CT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.chicagotribune.com…

14. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Pennsylvania voters to decide judge retirement age,” by Greg Gross (_York Dispatch_, Nov. 18, 2015).
www.yorkdispatch.com…

15. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Allentown pension payment to increase by 3 million usd,” by Emily Opilo (_Allentown Morning Call_, Nov. 18, 2015).
www.mcall.com…

16. TENNESSEE NEWS: “New rule gives Medicare beneficiaries more control in end-of-life care,” by Edie Rimas and Ben Gardner (_Nashville Tennessean_, Nov. 18, 2015).
www.tennessean.com…

17. WASHINGTON NEWS: “Financial abuse growing as problem for elderly,” by Barry Meyers And Bree Johnston (_Bellingham Herald_, Nov. 18, 2015). Note: this is a _BH_ Opinion piece.
www.bellinghamherald.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

18. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Examining euthanasia,” by Andrew Denton (Australian Broadcasting Corporation News, Nov.. 17, 2015).
www.abc.net…

19. BRAZIL NEWS: “Brazil may pass rule narrowing pension fund losses, sources say,” by Guillermo Parra-Bernal and Tatiana Bautzer (Reuters, Nov. 18, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

20. CANADA NEWS: “It’s high time for Quebec (Province) to come up with a plan for long-term care for the elderly,” by Nicole F. Bernier (_Gazette_ [Montreal], Nov. 18, 2015). Note: this is a _Gazette_ Opinion piece.
montrealgazette.com…

21. CANADA NEWS: “Report urges Ontario (Province) to take action on violence at long-term care homes,” by Elizabeth Church (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], Nov. 18, 2015).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

22. JAPAN NEWS: “Battling the surge in elderly shoplifters” (japantoday.com…, Nov. 18, 2015).
www.japantoday.com…

23. ROMANIA NEWS: “Private pension funds go up by almost a third in Romania” (romania-insider.com…, Nov. 18, 2015).
www.romania-insider.com…

24. UK NEWS: “Pensioners are taking the money then minding their own business,” by Melanie Wright (_Guardian_ [London], Nov. 18, 2015).
www.theguardian.com…

25. UK NEWS: “More than half of retirement savers are confused on pension freedom tax rules,” by James Nickerson (_City A.M._ [London], Nov. 18, 2015).
www.cityam.com…

26. VIET NAM NEWS: “Palliative care eases burden on healthcare system” (Viet Nam News Service via vietnamnews.vn, Nov. 18, 2015).
vietnamnews.vn/society/278694/palliative-care-eases-burden-on-healthcare-system.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:
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27. “Early Prostate Cancer Cases Fall Along With Screening,” by Denise Grady (_New York Times_, Nov 18, 2015). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

28. “After new guidelines, U.S. sees sharp decline in prostate cancer screenings–and diagnoses,” by Lenny Bernstein (_Washington Post_, Nov. 18, 2015). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

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29. “Technique to more effectively diagnose and treat cancer developed by Georgia State University [Atlanta]” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 18, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

30. “Working up a sweat may protect men from lethal prostate cancer” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 17, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

31. “Researchers identify a new mode of drug resistance to emerging therapies in prostate cancer” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 17, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

32. “Significant Changes With Sham Sx (sham controlled endoscopic and injection benign prostatic hyperplasia interventions) in Prostatic Hyperplasia (HealthDay News, Nov. 18, 2015).
www.physiciansbriefing.com…

33. “Brain scan reveals cognitive deficits in older ‘cognitively normal’ HIV+ individuals” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 18, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

34. “College studies may reduce risk of dementia for older adults, research finds” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 18, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

35. “Alzheimer’s-Linked Gene Tied to Brain Bleeds in Men: Study,” by Robert Preidt (HealthDay News, Nov. 17, 2015).
consumer.healthday.com…

36. “Journal _Maturitas_ Publishes position statement on testosterone replacement therapy in the aging male” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 18, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

37. “Experiencing major stress makes some older adults better able to handle daily stress” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 18, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

38. “Stanford (University [Palo Alto, California]) study reports ethnicity does not predict type of end-of-life care patients want” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 18, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

39. “Blocking immune cell treats new type of age-related diabetes” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 18, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

40. “New strategy reduces side effects in Parkinson’s treatment” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 18, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

41. “Why Heart Failure Patients Often Get Too Little Exercise,” by Robert Preidt (HealthDay News, Nov. 17, 2015).
consumer.healthday.com…

November 17, 2015

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3941–November 17, 2015

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3941–November 17, 2015.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “More States Are Initiating Programs to Encourage Retirement Savings,” by Tara Siegel Bernard (_New York Times_, November 17, 2015). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “For Women, Income Inequality Continues Into Retirement,” by Ina Jaffe (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, November 17, 2015). Note: An audio transcript (running time 4 minutes 57 seconds) available at the site. A print transcript will be available soon.
www.npr.org…

3. “Democrats Propose Social Security Change to Help Single Women,” by Haley Sweetland Edwards (_Time_, November 17, 2015).
time.com…

4. “We’re Living Longer. That’s Great, Except for Social Security,” by Josh Barro (_New York Times_, November 17, 2015). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

5. “US Pension Insurer Posts Record Deficit for FY2015,” by Marcy Gordon (Associated Press via _American Broadcasting Corportion [ABC] News_, November 17, 2015).
abcnews.go.com…

6. “Medicare unveils new pay model for some surgeries,” by Peter Sullivan (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], November 16, 2015).
thehill.com…

7. “Doctors, lawyers and even the bank can help identify elder abuse,” by Shefali Luthra (Kaiser Health News via _Bangor Daily News_, November 17, 2015).
bangordailynews.com…

8. “Blackstone sees progress in getting hedge funds into retirement plans,” by Svea Herbst-Bayliss (_Reuters_, November 16, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

9. “Building Better Long-Term Care Insurance,” by Howard Gleckman (_Forbes_, November 17, 2015).
www.forbes.com…

10. “How Boomers Can Seek Allies Among Younger Workers,” by Phyllis Weiss Haserot (_Forbes_, November 17, 2015).
www.forbes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

11. CONNECTICUT NEWS: “Lembo says he’s developing an alternative state pension fix,” by Keith M. Phaneuf (_CT Mirror_ [Hartford, Connecticut], November 17, 2015).
ctmirror.org…

12. GEORGIA NEWS: “Attorneys in Atlanta pension case file longshot motion to reconsider: Atlanta employees caught off,” by Katie Leslie (_Atlanta Journal Constitution_, November 16, 2015).
www.myajc.com…

13. ILLINOIS NEWS: Chicago in tough battle to overturn ruling on pension reforms,” by Karen Pierog (_Reuters_, November 17, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

14. OHIO NEWS: “Elderly more reluctant to seek help with hunger issues,” by Sara Authors (_Courier_ [Findlay, Ohio], November 17, 2015).
thecourier.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

15. CANADA NEWS: “Failure to divest carbon assets has cost pension plans [Canadian dollars] 22B (USD 16.5 billion), report finds,” (_Canadian Broadcasting Corporation [CBC] News_, November 16, 2015).
www.cbc.ca/news/business/corporate-knights-fossil-fuel-divestment-1.3321265…

16. CANADA NEWS: “Scourge of violence in Ontario nursing homes continues, according to committee,” by Jonathan Sher (_London Fress Press_ [London, Ontario], November 17, 2015).
www.lfpress.com…

17. CANADA NEWS: “Quebec promises more palliative care,” by Caroline Plante (_Montreal Gazette_, November 16, 2015).
montrealgazette.com…

18. CHINA NEWS: “Entrepreneurs express confidence in pension infrastructure outlook,” by Zheng Xin (_China Daily_ [Beijing], November 17, 2015).
europe.chinadaily.com…

19. IRELAND NEWS: “PRSAs: what you need to know as the ‘portable’ pension is set for renaissance,” by Fiona Reddan (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], November 17, 2015).
www.irishtimes.com…

20. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “KiwiSaver advice criticised in new FMA report,” by Tamsyn Parker (_New Zealand Herald_ [Auckland], November 17, 2015).
www.nzherald.co.nz/personal-finance/news/article.cfm?c_id=12&objectid=11546584…

21. UK NEWS: “‘Dire’ outlook for elderly as carer shortage set to top 1m,” by John Bingham (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], November 17, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/11999151/Dire-outlook-for-elderly-as-carer-shortage-set-to-top-1m.html…

22. UK NEWS: “Pension reform, not EU capital rules, will influence insurer HQs – BoE’s Bailey,” by Huw Jones and David Milliken (_Reuters_, November 17, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

23. “Team approach may reduce readmissions due to falls in seniors,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 17, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

24. “Modulating brain’s stress circuitry might prevent Alzheimer’s disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 16, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “Three-Minute Test for Lewy Body Dementia,” by Pauline Anderson (_Medscape Medical News_, November 16, 2015). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

26. “Depression more than doubles risk of developing osteoporosis among elderly,” by Lee I-chia (_Taipei Times_, November 18, 2015).
www.taipeitimes.com…

27. “Studies find decline in rates of PSA screening, early-stage prostate cancer,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 17, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “Scientists find bone protein inhibits prostate cancer invasion,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 17, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

29. “Coffee Drinkers May Live Longer,” by Amy Norton (_HealthDay_, November 16, 2015).
consumer.healthday.com…

November 16, 2015

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3940–November 16, 2015

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3940–November 16, 2015

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Medicare-age president? Voters don’t care,” by Anita Kumar (_Seattle [Washington] Times_, Nov. 16, 2015).
www.seattletimes.com…

2. “A path forward for state retirement plans,” by Thomas E. Perez (_Baltimore [Maryland] Sun_, Nov. 16, 2015). Note: this is a _Sun_ Opinion
piece.
www.baltimoresun.com…

3. “How Retirement Benefits Will Change in 2016,” by Emily Brandon (usnews.com…, Nov. 16, 2015).
money.us…

4. “Insecure about Social Security?” by Gail MarksJarvis (_Chicago [Illinois] Tribune_ via _Duluth [Minnesota] News Tribune_, Nov. 16, 2015).
www.duluthnewstribune.com…

5. “How to ensure people get end-of-life healthcare they want,” by David R. Grube (_Palm Beach [Florida] Post_, Nov. 14, 2015). Note: this is a _PBP_ Commentary piece.
www.palmbeachpost.com…

US STATE NEWS:

6. CONNECTICUT POST: “State pension liability a result of years of neglect,” by Hugh Bailey (_Connecticut Post_ [Bridgeport], Nov. 15, 2015).
www.ctpost.com…

7. MICHIGAN NEWS: “195 million usd pension payment might derail Detroit’s recovery,” by Matthew Dolan, Matt Helms and Joe Guillen (_Detroit Free Press_, Nov. 16, 2015).
www.freep.com…

8. MISSISSIPPI NEWS: “Parole urged for elderly, bedridden Mississippi inmates” (Associated Press via WTVA Channel 9 [Tupelo] TV News, Nov. 15, 2015).
www.wtva.com…

9. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Corrections officers demand (Governor Chris) Christie make pension payment” (Associated Press via northjersey.com…, Nov. 16, 2015).
www.northjersey.com…

10. NEW YORK NEWS: “As Lives Lengthen, Costs Mount,” by John Leland (_New York Times_, Nov 15, 2015). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

11. NEW YORK NEWS: “Poor (New York City) pension-fund returns mean a 400 million usd-plus bill,” by Greg David (_Crain’s New York Business_ blog, Nov. 13, 2015).
www.crainsnewyork.com…

12. SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS: “Pension problems: South Carolina officials hope to get retirement fund investments back on track,” by David Wren and Gavin Jackson (_Charleston Post and Courier_, Nov. 15, 2015).
www.postandcourier.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

13. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Get Mr Magoo (nearsighted cartoon character) off our roads: Society Yes, most elderly drivers are competent – but too many aren’t. Sorry, but it is true,” by Wendy Squires (_The Age_ [Melbourne, Victoria], Nov. 14, 2015). Note: this is an _Age_ Commentary piece.
www.theage.com…

14. FIJI NEWS: “Eligibility age for pension scheme reduced to 66,” by Keresi Nauwakarawa (_Fiji Times_ [Suva, Viti Levu], Nov. 16, 2015).
www.fijitimes.com…

15. INDIA NEWS: “Army Veterans Hold Rally in Ambala [Haryana State] Against One Rank One Pension ‘Dilution'” (Press Trust of India via New Delhi Television Limited (NDTV) News,” Nov. 15, 2015).
www.ndtv.com…

16. IRAQ NEWS: “Mass grave of old women found in former ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) Iraq territory” (Associated Press via CBS, Inc. TV News, Nov. 15, 2015).
www.cbsnews.com…

17. IRELAND NEWS: “Warning of further bus and rail disruption: Unilateral changes to pension schemes would lead to strike, unions tell CIE (Irish state transport authority),” by Martin Wall (_Irish Times_ [Dublin, Leinster], Nov. 16, 2015).
www.irishtimes.com…

18. JAPAN NEWS: “Hospitals bracing for rise in dementia sufferers,” by Hirofumi Noguchi (_Yomiuri Shimbun_ [Tokyo], Nov. 14, 2015).
the-japan-news.com…

19. NORTHERN IRELAND NEWS: “Pressure grows on the police to catch callous burglars who target elderly,” by Deborah McAleese (_Telegraph_ [Belfast], Nov. 16, 2015).
www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/pressure-grows-on-the-police-to-catch-callous-burglars-who-target-elderly-34202971.html…

20. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Hospitals begin to think more about palliative care,” by Stephen Naysmith (_Herald_ [Glasgow], Nov. 16, 2015). Note: this is a _Herald_ Opinion piece.
www.heraldscotland.com…

21. UK NEWS: “NHS (National Health Service) winter crisis now inevitable, as think tanks warn of potential waiting list deaths: Rising numbers of patients are likely to die on waiting lists, while elderly people are left in misery without basic help, amid a growing NHS crisis, think tanks warn,” by Laura Donnelly (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Nov. 15, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/nhs/11991224/NHS-winter-crisis-now-inevitable-think-tanks-warn.html…
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22. UK NEWS: “Rise in state pension age for under-50s may be delayed by five years,” by Andrew Oxlade (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Nov. 14, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/11993357/Rise-in-state-pension-age-for-under-50s-may-be-delayed-by-five-years.html…

23. UK NEWS: “What will be your new state and private pension age – and how long will you live?” by Andrew Oxlade (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Nov. 15, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/11993359/What-will-be-your-new-state-and-private-pension-age-and-how-long-will-you-live.html…

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24. UK NEWS: “Whatever happens to state pension age, we’ll still have to work longer,” by Richard Evans (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Nov. 15, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/11995127/Whatever-happens-to-state-pension-age-well-still-have-to-work-longer.html…

25. UK NEWS: “Why pension funds are still struggling to invest in infrastructure,” by Marion Dakers (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Nov. 16, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/banksandfinance/11994493/Why-pension-funds-are-still-struggling-to-invest-in-infrastructure.html…

26. UK NEWS: “UK pension freedoms could be costing people 104 million pounds (158.365 million usd), as they fail to shop around for the best annuity deal,” by Hayley Kirton (_City A.M._ [London], Nov. 16, 2015).
www.cityam.com…

27. UK NEWS: “Pensions minister presses regulator to better protect low earners,” by Josephine Cumbo (_Financial Times_ [London], Nov. 16, 2015). Note: _FT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

28. “Subclinical Hyperthyroidism Linked to Frailty in Older Men,” by Miriam E Tucker (Medscape Medical News, Nov. 16, 2015). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

29. “Tai Chi (internal Chinese martial art) Compares to Physical Therapy for Knee Osteoarthritis,” by Laird Harrison (Medscape Medical News, Nov. 15, 2015). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

30. “Fit older adults are more active” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 16, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

31. “Alzheimer research: New findings” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 16, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

32. “Alzheimer’s patients’ health care costs higher already before diagnosis (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 16, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

33. “Failing Sense of Smell Might Be Alzheimer’s Warning,” by Steven Reinberg (HealthDay News, Nov. 16, 2015).
consumer.healthday.com…

November 13, 2015

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3939–November 15, 2015

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3939–November 13, 2015

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Medicare will spend 9 billion usd on Hepatitis-C drugs this year,” by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar (Associated Press via US Public Broadcasting Service _Newshour_, Nov. 13, 2015).
www.pbs.org…

2. “Why Aren’t the (Presidential) Candidates Debating Retirement Security?” by Dan Kadlec (_Time_ [New York, New York], Nov. 13, 2015).
time.com…

3. “End-of-life care is a universal right that functions as a white privilege,” by Vaidehi Mujumdar (_Guardian_ [London, UK], Nov. 13, 2015). Note: this is a _Guardian_ Opinion piece.
www.theguardian.com…

4. BOOK REVIEW: “‘This Old Man’ Is A Wry, Nimble Take On Life, Aging And Baseball,” a review of _This Old Man_, by Roger Angell, reviewed by Maureen Corrigan (US National Public Radio _Fresh Air_, Nov. 12, 2015). In addition to the story, audio (running time: 6 minutes, 31 seconds) and print transcripts are available at the site.
www.npr.org…

5. “Modifying interiors for the elderly,” by Kathleen Luppi (_Los Angeles Times_, Nov. 13, 2015). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

6. ALABAMA NEWS: “(State) Legislature sets its sights on pensions” (_Decatur Daily_ via _Troy Messenger_, Nov. 13, 2015).
www.troymessenger.com…

7. ARIZONA NEWS: “End-of-life discussions are vital,” by Ned Stolzberg and Gobi Paramanandam (_Arizona Republic_ [Phoenix], Nov. 13, 2015). Note: this is an _AR_ Opinion piece.
www.azcentral.com…

8. CONNECTICUT NEWS: “Union (Service Employees International Union) hoping for 15 usd (hourly) wage for all nursing homes” (Associated Press via _Bristol Press, Nov. 13, 2015).
www.centralctcommunications.com…

9. CONNECTICUT NEWS: “Republican (Party) Budget Proposal Offers Early Retirement To State Workers,” by Daniela Altimari (_Hartford Courant_, Nov. 13, 2015).
www.courant.com…

10. FLORIDA NEWS: “Retirement account balances drop in third quarter,” by Donna Gehrke-White (_South Florida Sun-Sentinel_ [Fort Lauderdale], Nov. 14, 2015).
www.sun-sentinel.com…

11. NEW YORK/PUERTO RICO NEWS: “NYC (New York City) Pension Urges Hedge Funds (investment funds) to Ease Puerto Rico Debt Crisis,” by Martin Z. Braun (Bloomberg News, Nov. 13, 2015).
www.bloomberg.com…

12. TENNESSEE NEWS: “(Memphis) Unions sue city over pension cuts” (_Memphis Commercial Appeal_, Nov.13, 2015).
www.com…

13. TENNESSEE NEWS: “Audit: State agency behind on nursing home inspections,” by Zaneta Lowe (WREG Channel 3 [Memphis] News, Nov. 12, 2015).
wreg.com…

14. TEXAS NEWS: “Dallas police-fire pension fund hopes to curb losses with new investment approach,” by Elizabeth Findell (_Dallas Morning News_, Nov. 13, 2015).
www.dallasnews.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

15. CANADA NEWS: “The next boomer shift? Our policy assumptions,” by Peter Hicks (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Nov. 13, 2015).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

16. CANADA NEWS: “Battle of the ages: A boomer and his millennial son debate the challenges of two very different generations,” by Marcus Gee And Eric Andrew-Gee (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Nov. 13, 2015).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

17. CANADA NEWS: “Canadian pension funds to buy Chicago (Illinois) toll road,” by Jacqueline Nelson (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Nov. 13, 2015).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

18. CANADA NEWS: “Ottawa (federal government) dragging out lawsuit from residential school survivors in Newfoundland (Province),” by Sean Fine (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Nov. 13, 2015).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

19. INDIA NEWS: “Samajwadi (Party: socialist party) Pension scheme helping 45 lakh (4.5 million) women in UP: (Uttar Pradesh State Chief Minister) Akhilesh Yadav” (Press Trust of India via _Economic Times_ [Mumbai, Maharashtra], Nov. 14, 2015).
economictimes.indiatimes.com…

20. ISLE OF MAN NEWS: “Threat from pension shortfall” (iomtoday.co.im, Nov. 13, 2015).
www.iomtoday.co.im/news/isle-of-man-news/threat-from-pension-shortfall-1-7569008…

21. JAPAN/UK NEWS: “_Financial Times_ (newspaper) journalists mull strike over Nikkei (Inc.–media corporation)-proposed pension review” (JiJi Press news service, Nov. 13, 2015).
www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/11/13/business/financial-times-journalists-mull-strike-over-nikkei-proposed-pension-review/…

22. MALTA NEWS: “Services pensions reductions by Malta ‘illegal’ – EU (European Union) Attorney General” (_Times of Malta_ [Valletta, Regjun Xlokk], Nov. 13, 2015).
www.timesofmalta.com…

23. NEPAL NEWS: “Elderly Hindus fete festival of lights in Nepal (Associated Press via _Washington Post_, Nov. 13, 2015). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

24. NETHERLANDS NEWS: “Voluntary euthanasia society renews calls for end-of-life pill” (dutchnews.nl…, Nov. 13, 2015).
www.dutchnews.nl…
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25. UK NEWS: “Retirement experts campaign for pension freedom age to rise to 65,” by Josephine Cumbo (_Financial Times_, Nov. 13, 2015). Note: _FT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

26. UK NEWS: “Legal threat over changes to state pension age,” by Josephine Cumbo (_Financial Times_, Nov. 13, 2015). Note: _FT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

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27. UK NEWS: “How disruptive technology destroys pensions,” by John Authers (_Financial Times_, Nov. 13, 2015). Note: _FT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

28. UK NEWS: “Meals on wheels (meal delivery service) axed for 46,000 pensioners as hospital admissions for malnutrition increase by more than a third” (_Daily Mail_ [London], Nov. 13, 2015).
Meals on wheels axed for 46,000 pensioners as hospital admissions for malnutrition increase by more than a third
www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3316420/Meals-wheels-axed-46-000-pensioners-hospital-admissions-malnutrition-increase-third.html…

29. UK NEWS: “John Lewis (department store) Christmas advert(isement) inspires thousands to volunteer to help the elderly: Age UK (charity) says it is ‘delighted and touched’ at the response to “The Man on the Moon” so far,” by Paul Gallagher (_Independent_ [London], Nov. 13, 2015. Note: a video transcript of the adverisement (running time: 2 minutes, 10 seconds) is available at the site.
www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/john-lewis-christmas-advert-inspires-thousands-to-volunteer-to-help-the-elderly-a6732246.html…

30. ZIMBABWE NEWS: “Pensioners cry foul over Zim (zd)-US conversion rate” (_Chronicle_ [Bulawayo], Nov. 13, 2015).
www.chronicle.co.zw/pensioners-cry-foul-over-zim-us-conversion-rate/…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

31. “Conversations Turn Into Monologues As Alzheimer’s Robs Family Of Memories,” by Liyna Anwar (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, Nov. 13, 2015). In addition to the story, an audio transcript (running time: 2 minutes, 57 seconds) is available at the site.
www.npr.org…

32. “Not so happy old age?” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 13, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

33. “Parkinson’s disease: A new tool aims to improve diagnosis and advance treatment” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 13, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

34. “Seniors expend as much energy as Tour de France cyclists” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 13, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

35. “Experimental drug targeting Alzheimer’s disease shows anti-aging effects” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 12, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

37. “Men with Alzheimer’s gene at risk of brain bleeding, study finds” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 11, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

38. “Discovery: Molecular mechanism at root of familial amyloidosis and other diseases” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 12, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

39. “Regenstrief (Institute), IU (Indiana University School of Medicine) [both in Indianapolis, Indiana] study: Seniors with dementia make more emergency department visits” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 12, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

40. “Barriers to health care increase disease, death risk for rural elderly” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 12, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

41. “Natural selection and inflammation may hold key to age-associated cancer risk” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 11, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

42. “Physical Fitness Linked to Mental Fitness in Seniors,” by Mary Elizabeth Dallas (HealthDay News, Nov. 12, 2015).
consumer.healthday.com…

43. “Intervention Cuts Potentially Inappropriate Meds in Seniors” (HealthDay News, Nov. 13, 2015).
www.physiciansbriefing.com…

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