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August 25, 2017

CAAR E-Clippings No. 4203–August 21-August 25, 2017

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 4203–August 21-August 25, 2017.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Trump Moves to Impede Consumer Lawsuits Against Nursing Homes,” by Robert Pear (_New York Times_, August 18, 2017). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “People should be able to sue nursing homes for abuse of elderly patients, lawmakers and activists say,” by David Lazarus (_Los Angeles Times_, August 22, 2017). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

3. “Under Trump Rule, Nursing Home Residents May Not Be Able To Sue After Abuse,” by Ina Jaffe (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, August 21, 2017). Note: An audio (running time 3 minutes 50 seconds) transcript available at the site. A print transcript will be available soon.
www.npr.org…

4. “Why nursing homes are suffering from old age problems,” by Betsy Rust (_MarketWatch_, August 23, 2017). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.marketwatch.com…

5. “The Social Security deficit explained,” by Alicia H. Munnell (_MarketWatch_, August 22, 2017).
www.marketwatch.com…

6. “How Trump’s Shift From Value Depletes Medicare’s Trust Fund,” by Bruce Japsen (_Forbes_, August 20, 2017).
www.forbes.com…

7. “Surprise! The Republicans’ Congressional Budget Resolution Would Trigger Social Security Reforms,” by Sean Williams (_Motley Fool_, August 19, 2017).
www.fool.com…

8. “1.3 million workers’ pension plans expected to go insolvent,” by Sean Higgins (_Washington Examiner_, August 23, 2017).
www.washingtonexaminer.com…

9. “AP-NORC poll: Hispanics lack confidence in nursing homes,” by Daniel Trielli (Associated Press via _American Broadcasting Corporation [ABC] News_, August 21, 2017).
abcnews.go.com…

10. “VA seeks to funnel more nursing home money to rural areas,” by Matt Volz (Associated Press via _American Broadcasting Corporation [ABC] News_, August 21, 2017).
abcnews.go.com…

11. “Aging Parents With Lots of Stuff, and Children Who Don’t Want It,” by Tom Verde (_New York Times_, August 18, 2017). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

12. “How to plan for health care in retirement without going broke,” by Robert Powell (_MarketWatch_, August 25, 2017).
www.marketwatch.com…

13. “How Far Does USD 1 Million Go in Retirement?” by Suzanne Woolley (_Bloomberg_, August 21, 2017).
www.bloomberg.com…

US STATE NEWS:

14. IOWA NEWS: “‘Massive’ budget cuts slash travel, chaining Iowa’s nursing home watchdogs,” by Clark Kauffman (_Des Moines Register_, August 23, 2017).
www.desmoinesregister.com…

15. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Bevin’s pension crisis website sets Kentucky’s debt way too high, advocates say,” by Tom Loftus (_Courier Journal_ [Louisville, Kentucky], August 18, 2017).
www.courier-journal.com…

16. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Kentucky’s pension crisis can’t be solved with 401(k) plans, group says,” by Tom Loftus (_Courier Journal_ [Louisville, Kentucky], August 22, 2017).
www.courier-journal.com…

17. MISSOURI NEWS: “Ballet program revives a love for dancing, stretches limbs in senior home,” by Ashley Bahati Lime (_St. Louis Post Dispatch_, August 18, 2017).
www.stltoday.com…

18. NEW YORK NEWS: “She’s a rare breed: a dentist who makes housecalls to the elderly,” by Tara Bahrampour (_Washington Post_, August 19, 2017). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

19. OHIO NEWS: “OPERS may cut retiree cost-of-living benefit hikes,” by Alan Johnson (_Columbus Dispatch_, August 21, 2017).
www.dispatch.com…

20. TEXAS NEWS: “Employees Retirement System of Texas lowers expectations, worrying workers,” by Jim Malewitz (_Texas Tribune_, August 23, 2017).
www.texastribune.org…

21. TEXAS NEWS: “Texas state workers fear fallout from changing math on pensions,” by Jim Malewitz (_Texas Tribune_, August 22, 2017).
www.texastribune.org…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

22. CANADA NEWS: “CPP reform could amount to CD 15 trillion (USD 11.9 trillion) in assets by 2090,” by Andy Blatchford (_Toronto Star_, August 23, 2017).
www.thestar.com…

23. DENMARK NEWS: “Politics Matters Less and Less, Danish Pension Fund Giant Says,” by Peter Levring (_Bloomberg_, August 23, 2017).
www.bloomberg.com…

24. GREECE NEWS: “Thousands in public sector can claim pension before age of 67,” by Roula Salourou (_Kathimerini_ [Athens], August 22, 2017).
www.ekathimerini.com…

25. IRELAND NEWS: “Nursing homes ‘taking advantage of residents’ faith’ with Euro 20 (USD 23.55) Mass fee,” by Eilish O’Regan (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], August 23, 2017).
www.independent.ie/irish-news/health/nursing-homes-taking-advantage-of-residents-faith-with-20-mass-fee-36060008.html…

26. IRELAND NEWS: “Old age pension will rise by as-yet undecided sum – Varadkar,” by Fiach Kelly (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], August 21, 2017).
www.irishtimes.com…

27. JAPAN NEWS: “It’s Bots to the Rescue at Japan’s Nursing Homes,” by Henry Hoenig and Keiko Ujikane (_Bloomberg_, August 22, 2017).
www.bloomberg.com…

28. ROMANIA NEWS: “Romanian government may cut private pension contributions,” (_Reuters_, August 25, 2017).
www.reuters.com…

29. UK NEWS: “Benefit cap blamed for 85% cut in new homes for vulnerable people,” by Jessica Elgot (_Guardian_ [London], August 24, 2017).
www.theguardian.com…

30. UK NEWS: “Pension cold-calling ban to include texts and emails,” by Brian Milligan (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, August 19, 2017).
www.bbc.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

31. “Can a hormone called klotho enhance cognition and hold off dementia? Yes, in mice, at least,” by Melissa Healy (_Washington Post_, August 19, 2017). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

32. “When Alzheimer’s hit, she joined a clinical trial. Where were the other black women?” by Katti Gray (_Washington Post_, August 20, 2017). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

33. “Is it time to rethink the drugs prescribed to dementia patients?” by Sylvia Thompson (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], August 22, 2017).
www.irishtimes.com…

34. “Lithium in drinking water may affect Alzheimer’s risk,” by Gene Emery (_Reuters_, August 23, 2017).
www.reuters.com…

35. “Palliative Care Reduces Aggressive End-of-Life Interventions,” by Pam Harrison (_Medscape Medical News_, August 24, 2017). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

36. “Dying at home in pain doesn’t keep relatives from stealing the pills,” by Melissa Bailey (_Washington Post_, August 22, 2017). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

37. “Despite Advance Directive, Dementia Patient Denied Last Wish, Says Spouse,” by JoNel Aleccia (_Kaiser Health News_, August 21, 2017).
Despite Advance Directive, Dementia Patient Denied Last Wish, Says Spouse

38. “Smoking tied to frailty in older adults,” by Lisa Rapaport (_Reuters_, August 25, 2017).
www.reuters.com…

39. “Inactivity Toll Worst for Frailest Elders,” by Norra MacReady (_Medscape Medical News_, August 21, 2017). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

40. “Caregiving Needs Double as End of Life Nears,” by Maureen Salamon (_HealthDay_, August 22, 2017).
consumer.healthday.com…

41. “Elders may face hearing challenges at doctor’s offices,” by Andrew M. Seaman (_Reuters_, August 24, 2017).
www.reuters.com…

42. “Age Like a Former Athlete,” by Gretchen Reynolds (_New York Times_, August 23, 2017). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

43. “Life expectancy tied to voting choices in last U.S. presidential election,” by Lisa Rapaport (_Reuters_, August 22, 2017).
www.reuters.com…

 

August 22, 2017

CAAR E-Clippings No. 4202–August 14-August 18, 2017

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 4202–August 14-August 18, 2017.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “The Medicare drug benefit doesn’t need federal fixing,” by Mary R. Grealy (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], blog, August 16, 2017).
thehill.com…

2. “Trump tweets up a storm on drug prices but delivers little change,” by Sarah Karlin-Smith (_Politico_, August 15, 2017).
www.politico.com…

3. “New Medicare cards a lone bright spot in identity-theft battle,” by Mark Miller (_Reuters_, August 17, 2017). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.reuters.com…

4. “U.S. pension funds sue Goldman, JPMorgan, others over stock lending market,” by Daniel Wiessner (_Reuters_, August 17, 2017).
www.reuters.com…

5. “The real health care fight is coming, and it’s about seniors’ access,” by Philip Moeller (US Public Broadcasting System _Newshour_, August 16, 2017).
www.pbs.org…

6. “Here’s how many working Americans didn’t save anything for retirement over the past 2 years,” by Emmie Martin (_CNBC_, August 16, 2017).
www.cnbc.com…

7. “Fighting Fires For Free, Aging Volunteers Struggle To Recruit The Next Generation,” by Frank Morris (US National Public Radio, August 16, 2017).
www.npr.org…

8. “Aging healthy and happy during your greater years,” by Gina Harkins (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], August 18, 2017).
www.us…

US STATE NEWS:

9. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Can an investment pro persuade state workers to let him manage their pensions?” by Adam Ashton (_Sacramento Bee_, August 14, 2017).
www.sacbee.com…

10. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “California’s big pension fund sees better return, but not out of the woods,” by Dan Walter (_Fresno Bee_, blog, August 16, 2017).
www.fresnobee.com…

11. CONNECTICUT NEWS: “Connecticut’s unfunded pension liabilities grow USD 8.6 billion in six years,” by Marc E. Fitch (_Yankee Institute for Public Policy_, blog, August 18, 2017).

Connecticut’s unfunded pension liabilities grow $8.6 billion in six years

12. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Out with nursing homes, in with home health care,” by Nona Tepper (_Modern Healthcare_, August 17, 2017).
www.modernhealthcare.com…

13. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Kentucky’s pension crisis: The wrong question,” by Jim Waters (_Bluegrass Institute_, blog, August 15, 2017).

Kentucky’s pension crisis: The wrong question

14. MICHIGAN NEWS: “State retirees decry pension records request,” by Justin A. Hinkly (_Lansing State Journal_, August 16, 2017).
www.lansingstatejournal.com…

15. MISSOURI NEWS: “MU study finds successful ways to reduce hospital admissions of St. Louis nursing home residents,” by Kelly Moffitt (_St. Louis Public Radio_, August 15, 2017). Note: This article contain an audio transcript (running time 28 minutes 47 seconds).
news.stlpublicradio.org…

16. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Christie may not like what Wall Street just said about his plan to ease pension pain,” by Samantha Marcus (_NJ.com_, August 16, 2017).
www.nj.com…

17. OKLAHOMA NEWS: “Nursing homes face closure amid state budget crisis,” by Phil Cross (_Fox25 News_ [Oklahoma City, Oklahoma], August 17, 2017).
okcfox.com…

18. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Philly pension fund’s bet on U.S. stocks pays off, for now,” by Joseph N. DiStefano (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, August 14, 2017).
www.philly.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

19. CHILE NEWS: “Chile: Employers Must Contribute to Employee Pensions,” by Tom Azzopardi (_Bloomberg BNA_, August 16, 2017).
www.bna.com…

20. IRELAND NEWS: “Fair Deal change: Nursing home residents will be encouraged to lease out their homes,” by Kevin Doyle (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], August 14, 2017).
www.independent.ie/irish-news/politics/fair-deal-change-nursing-home-residents-will-be-encouraged-to-lease-out-their-homes-36028561.html…

21. IRELAND NEWS: “Health of the elderly is being ‘put at risk’ by plans for them to rent out their houses,” by Alan O’Keeffe and Kevin Doyle (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], August 15, 2017).
www.independent.ie/business/personal-finance/property-mortgages/health-of-the-elderly-is-being-put-at-risk-by-plans-for-them-to-rent-out-their-houses-36032926.html…

22. JAPAN NEWS: “If the robots take over, here’s the country where it probably happens first,” by Saheli Roy Choudhury (_CNBC_, August 14, 2017).
www.cnbc.com…

23. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Fewer youths, more elderly and foreigners in 2030,” by Ock Hyun-ju (_Korea Herald_ [Seoul], August 14, 2017).
www.koreaherald.com…

24. UK NEWS: “One in six care homes for elderly at risk of failure as sector is ‘pushed to brink’, research shows,” by May Bulman (_Independent_ [London], August 14, 2017).
www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/care-homes-risk-closure-failure-one-in-six-adult-social-elderly-moore-stephens-a7891191.html…

25. UK NEWS: “UK needs 71,000 more care home places in eight years, study predicts,” by Sarah Marsh (_Guardian_ [London], August 15, 2017).
www.theguardian.com…

26. UK NEWS: “Elderly patients forced to wear adult nappies because nurses too busy,” by Laura Donnelly (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], August 17, 2017).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/08/17/elderly-patients-forced-wear-adult-nappies-nurses-busy/…

27. UK NEWS: “Warning over power of attorney risks,” by Sanchia Berg (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, August 15, 2017).
www.bbc.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

28. “Number of older Americans “facing hunger” has doubled to more than two million, U.S. figures show,” by Peter Whoriskey (_Washington Post_, August 17, 2017). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

29. “Professor develops ’emotional assistant’ for Alzheimer’s,” (_Canadian Broadcasting Corporation [CBC] News_, August 17, 2017).
www.cbc.ca/news/canada/kitchener-waterloo/professor-develops-emotional-assistant-for-alzheimer-s-1.4250901…

30. “End-Of-Life Advice: More Than 500,000 Chat On Medicare’s Dime,” by JoNel Aleccia (_Kaiser Health News_, August 14, 2017).
End-Of-Life Advice: More Than 500,000 Chat On Medicare’s Dime

31. “‘Unexpected fountain of youth’ found in cardiac stem cells, says researcher,” by Susan Scutti (_CNN_, August 14, 2017).
www.cnn.com…

32. “Medicare Unveils ‘Skeletal’ Site For Hospice Comparison Shopping,” by Melissa Bailey (_Kaiser Health News_, August 18, 2017).
Medicare Unveils ‘Skeletal’ Site For Hospice Comparison Shopping

33. “Taking a Stand on Staying Mobile After 80,” by Steven Reinberg (_HealthDay_, August 14, 2017).
consumer.healthday.com…

34. “Drink to your health? It depends on how much drinking you do, study shows,” by Melissa Healy (_Los Angeles Times_, August 14, 2017). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

35. “Ways to provide better care to middle-aged lesbians,” by Lorraine L. Janeczko (_Reuters_, August 15, 2017).
www.reuters.com…

36. “Review Supports Mandatory Testing of Aging Physicians,” by Marcia Frellick (_Medscape Medical News_, August 15, 2017). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

37. “Voters in Counties With Worse Life Expectancy Turned to Trump in Election,” by Alan Mozes (_HealthDay_, August 17, 2017).
consumer.healthday.com…

 

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