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September 29, 2017

CAAR E-Clippings No. 4208–September 25-September 29, 2017

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 4208–September 25-September 29, 2017.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Senate passes bipartisan Medicare reform bill,” by Peter Sullivan (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], September 27, 2017).
thehill.com…

2. “HHS hints at major changes to Medicare that could mean higher costs for patients,” by Rein Mershon (US Public Broadcasting System, September 23, 20170).
www.pbs.org…

3. “Buyer beware: Long-term care costs are surging, survey says,” by Tom Murphy (Associated Press via _USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], September 26, 2017).
www.us…

4. “The Florida Nursing Home Disaster Could Have Happened Almost Anywhere,” by Travis Waldron (_HuffPost_, blog, September 27, 2017).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

5. “Having Children Can Ruin Your Retirement,” by Ben Steverman (_Bloomberg_, September 25, 2017).
www.bloomberg.com…

6. “The long game: Women need to save more, plan earlier for retirement,” by Lorraine Mirabella (_Baltimore Sun_, September 28, 2017).
www.baltimoresun.com…

7. “Westinghouse tries to calm fears about its pension,” by Anya Litvak (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, September 26, 2017).
powersource.post-gazette.com…

8. “Fighting Fires For Free, Aging Volunteers Struggle To Recruit The Next Generation,” by Frank Morris (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, September 28, 2017). Note: An audio (running time 4 minutes 42 seconds) transcript available at the site. A print transcript will be available soon.
www.npr.org…

9. “For Vietnam Veterans: A ‘Welcome Home’ at End of Life,” by Rosemary Baughn (_HuffPost_, blog, September 28, 2017).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

US STATE NEWS:

10. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “UC is handing out generous pensions, and students are paying the price with higher tuition,” by Jack Dolan (_Los Angeles Times_, September 24, 2017). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

11. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “L.A. pension officials deliver another financial blow to the city budget,” by David Zahniser (_Los Angeles Times_, September 26, 2017). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

12. FLORIDA NEWS: “At Florida Nursing Home, Many Calls for Help, but None That Made a Difference,” by Ellen Gabler, Sheri Fink and Vivian Yee (_New York Times_, September 23, 2017). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

13. FLORIDA NEWS: “Fla. lawmaker warned officials before retirement home tragedy,” by Scott Wong (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], September 26, 2017).
thehill.com…

14. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Michigan nursing homes cited for hundreds of serious health and safety violations, data shows,” by Mark J. Rochester (_Detroit Free Press_, September 29, 2017).
www.freep.com…

15. OREGON NEWS: “PERS: Oregon pension deficit climbs to USD 25.3B, meaning higher costs going forward,” by Ted Sickinger (_Oregonian_ [Portland, Oregon], September 27, 2017).
www.oregonlive.com…

16. TEXAS NEWS: “Texas to change voting in nursing homes — for one election, by accident,” by Jim Malewitz (_Texas Tribune_, September 25, 2017).
www.texastribune.org…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

17. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Is this how it ends?: How we can make aged care better,” by Michael Bachelard (_Sydney Morning Herald_, September 25, 2017).
www.smh.com…

18. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “The care we expect in old age will depend on how much we want to pay,” by Pat Sparrow (_Sydney Morning Herald_, September 26, 2017). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.smh.com…

19. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Dementia becomes leading cause of death for Australian women,” by Calla Wahlquist and Nick Evershed (_Guardian_ [London], September 27, 2017).
www.theguardian.com…

20. IRELAND NEWS: “GPs charge Euro 60k (USD 72,694) to care for elderly in nursing homes,” by Maeve Sheehan and Wayne O’Connor (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], September 24, 2017).
www.independent.ie/irish-news/gps-charge-60k-to-care-for-elderly-in-nursing-homes-36162425.html…

21. IRELAND NEWS: “The opportunity of age: diversity must include the elderly,” (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], September 26, 2017).
www.irishtimes.com…

22. JAPAN NEWS: “Japan Has to Spend Less on Well-Off Elderly,” by Noah Smith (_Bloomberg_, September 27, 2017). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.bloomberg.com…

23. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “It’s tough to ‘beat’ aged care subsidy means test,” by Rob Stock (_Stuff.co_, September 27, 2017).
www.stuff.co.nz/business/97216324/its-tough-to-beat-aged-care-subsidy-means-test…

24. SWITZERLAND NEWS: “Switzerland Rejects Pension Reform in National Plebiscite,” by Catherine Bosley (_Bloomberg_, September 24, 2017).
www.bloomberg.com…

25. SWITZERLAND NEWS: “Swiss voters reject raising women’s retirement age,” by Michael Shields (_Reuters_, September 24, 2017).
www.reuters.com…

26. UK NEWS: “Labour to offer some women earlier retirement option,” (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, September 25, 2017).
www.bbc.com…

27. UK NEWS: “Millions may lose promised pension payout,” by Kevin Peachey (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, September 27, 2017).
www.bbc.com…

28. UK NEWS: “‘Mentally impaired’ missing out on council tax discount,” by Sarah Bloch-Budzier (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, September 29, 2017).
www.bbc.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

29. “Why Huge Quality Gaps Among Nursing Homes Are Likely To Grow If Medicaid Is Cut,” by Jordan Rau (Kaiser Health News via _US National Public Radio_, September 28, 2017).
Why Glaring Quality Gaps Among Nursing Homes Are Likely To Grow If Medicaid Is Cut

30. “Vision and Hearing Loss Are Tied to Cognitive Decline,” by Jane E. Brody (_New York Times_, September 25, 2017). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

31. “Cognitive Dysfunction Linked to Increased Parkinson’s Risk,” by Deborah Brauser (_Medscape Medical News_, September 29, 2017). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

32. “Third of elderly Americans take sleeping pills amid ‘catastrophic’ and deadly insomnia epidemic,” by Ian Johnston (_Independent_ [London], September 27, 2017).
www.independent.co.uk/news/health/elderly-americans-sleeping-pills-catastrophic-us-drugs-insomnia-epidemic-a7969656.html…

33. “Want to stay strong as you age? Find a purpose,” by Judith Graham (_Washington Post_, September 24, 2017). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

34. “HIV rates on rise among over 50s in Europe,” by Kate Kelland (_Reuters_, September 26, 2017).
www.reuters.com…

35. “Respiratory Disease Death Rates Have Soared,” by Alan Mozes (_HealthDay_, September 29, 2017).
consumer.healthday.com…

36. “Exercise, Not Vitamin D, Recommended to Prevent Falls,” by Randy Dotinga (_HealthDay_, September 27, 2017).
consumer.healthday.com…

37. “As Loyal Donors Age, Industry Is Out For Young Blood,” by JoNel Aleccia (_Kaiser Health News_, September 27, 2017).
As Loyal Donors Age, Industry Is Out For Young Blood

38. “Losing Sense of Smell in Later Life Could be Early Sign of Dementia, Scientists Warn,” by Ian Johnston (_Independent_ [London], September 29, 2017).
www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/dementia-signs-symptoms-losing-sense-smell-later-life-scientists-warning-health-elderly-a7973521.html…

39. “Carrying the shopping can improve strength in over-65s, say experts,” by Dominic Hughes (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, September 29, 2017).
www.bbc.com…

 

September 22, 2017

CAAR E-Clippings No. 4207–September 18-September 22, 2017

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 4207–September 18-September 22, 2017.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Americans Don’t Grasp The Magnitude Of The Looming Pension Tsunami That May Hit Us Within 10 Years,” by John Mauldin (_Forbes_, September 19, 2017).
www.forbes.com…

2. “Many Nursing Homes Aren’t Prepared For Even Basic Emergencies,” by Jordan Rau (US National Public Radio, September 19, 2017).
www.npr.org…

3. “Rollovers keep IRAs relevant by preserving tax shelter,” by Russ Wiles (_Arizona Republic_ [Phoenix, Arizona], September 20, 2017).
www.azcentral.com…

US STATE NEWS:

4. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Californa pensioners: Your COLAs are safe, for now,” by Adam Ashton (_Sacramento Bee_, September 20, 2017).
www.sacbee.com…

5. FLORIDA NEWS: “Nursing Home Deaths Prompt New Rules by Florida Governor,” by Sheri Fink and Matt Stevens (_New York Times_, September 16, 2017). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.

6. KENTCUKY NEWS: “Special Report: Ky. pension obligations loom in the Tri-State,” by Glenn Puit (_Daily Independent_ [Ashland, Kentucky], September 17, 2017).
www.dailyindependent.com…

7. MINNESOTA NEWS: “Teachers pension plan officials cry foul over report that used its numbers,” Lee Schafer (_Minneapolis Star-Tribune_, September 16, 2017).
www.startribune.com…

8. OHIO NEWS: “Trump officials propose again letting nursing homes force residents, families into arbitration,” by Alissa Widman Neese (_Columbus Dispatch_, September 18, 2017).
www.dispatch.com…

9. OHIO NEWS: “1 million Ohio public employees, retirees may see pension cut,” by Laura A. Bischoff (_Dayton Daily News_, September 20, 2017).
www.daytondailynews.com…

10. TEXAS NEWS: “New law aims to help elderly Texans fooled by scammers,” by Kirby Wilson (_Texas Tribune_, September 19, 2017).
www.texastribune.org…

11. TEXAS NEWS: “Elderly Houston residents lambaste city for housing evacuation,” by Robert Downen (_Houston Chronicle_, September 21, 2017).
www.chron.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

12. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “AD 100 billion (US 79.9 billion) wipeout: one in four workers set to lose from wage attacks,” by Adele Ferguson (_Age_ [Melbourne], September 18, 2017).
www.theage.com…

13. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “How one in five people will end up in aged care against their wishes,” by Jane Gilmore (_Sydney Morning Herald_, September 16, 2017).
www.smh.com…

14. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Aged care complaints increase on previous year, but welcomed by commissioner,” by Louise Yaxley (_Australian Broadcasting Corporation [ABC] News_, September 20, 2017).
www.abc.net…

15. CANADA NEWS: “The latest retirement obstacle: Even thirtysomethings are still living at home,” by Rob Carrick (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], September 21, 2017).
beta.theglobeandmail.com…

16. GERMAN NEWS: “German Court Fines 3 for Failing to Help Ailing Retiree in Bank,” by Melissa Eddy (_New York Times_, September 19, 2017). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.

17. INDIA NEWS: “Pension crisis looms for India as workers shun sunset savings,” by Anirban Nag (Bloomberg via _Economic Times_ [Mumbai], September 21, 2017).
economictimes.indiatimes.com…

18. JAPAN NEWS: “Behind the Scenes/Comprehensive regional care needed for elderly,” by Hiromi Tanaka and Kumiko Nakajima (_Japan News_, September 21, 2017).
the-japan-news.com…

19. JAPAN NEWS: “Staying fit: Japan’s elderly hits record in challenge to labor market,” (_Reuters_, September 18, 2017).
www.reuters.com…

20. JAPAN NEWS: “Public confidence in pension system shaken anew by latest payment failure,” (_Japan News_, September 16, 2017). Note: This article is an editorial.
the-japan-news.com…

21. UKRAINE NEWS: “Ukraine pension reform changes worry World Bank, IMF,” (_Reuters_, September 22, 2017).
www.reuters.com…

22. UK NEWS: “British expats face ‘cliff edge’ in pensions and insurance after Brexit,” by Julia Kollewe (_Guardian_ [London], September 17, 2017).
www.theguardian.com…

23. UK NEWS: “The elderly could do with a national wealthcare service,” by Patrick Collinson (_Guardian_ [London], blog, September 16, 2017).
www.theguardian.com…

24. UK NEWS: “Elderly and disabled people driven to self-harm amid ‘drastic decline’ in social care funding under Tories,” by May Bulman (_Independent_ [London], September 20, 2017).
www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/social-care-funding-tories-self-harm-elderly-disabled-reports-a7955941.html…

25. UK NEWS: “Reeling in the years: dementia-friendly screenings make cinema accessible to all,” by Katherine Purvis (_Guardian_ [London], September 21, 2017).
www.theguardian.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

26. “End-of-life decisions can be difficult. This doctor thinks ‘nudges’ can help,” by Bob Tedeschi (US Public Broadcasting System _Newshour_, September 17, 2017).
www.pbs.org…

27. “High, Low Levels of Magnesium Linked to Dementia Risk,” by Steven Reinberg (_HealthDay_, September 20, 2017).
consumer.healthday.com…

28. “Battling asthma can get harder, and scarier, as you age,” by Judith Graham (_Washington Post_, September 17, 2017). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

29. “Undetected fractures linked to back pain in older men,” by Shereen Lehman (_Reuters_, September 21, 2017).
www.reuters.com…

30. “When his elderly mother broke her hip, things didn’t go well,” by Timothy Hoff (_Washington Post_, September 18, 2017). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

31. “ACP Affirms Opposition to Physician-Assisted Dying,” by Tara Haelle (_Medscape Medical News_, September 18, 2017). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

32. “Rich American seniors are getting healthier, not poor ones,” by Matthew A. Davis and Kenneth Langa (_Salon_, September 18, 2017).
www.salon.com…

33. “For Men, Fitness Can Often Last a Lifetime,” (_HealthDay_, September 21, 2017).
consumer.healthday.com…

34. “If the minimum wage increased, how would long-term care providers and staff be affected?” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], September 19, 2017).
www.eurekalert.org…

 

September 15, 2017

CAAR E-Clippings No. 4206–September 11-September 15, 2017.

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 4206–September 11-September 15, 2017.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “To help hurricane victims, Congress may make it easier to tap 401(k) accounts,” by Thomas Heath (_Washington Post_, September 11, 2017). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “Aging United States must get the economics right on immigration,” by Mark Miller (_Reuters_, September 14, 2017).
www.reuters.com…

3. “Get Ready! Medicare Will Mail New Cards to 60 Million People,” by Alison Kodjak (US National Public Radio, blog, September 14, 2017).
www.npr.org…

4. “Lawmakers consider loosening 401k rules for storm victims,” by Roger Yu (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], September 11, 2017).
www.us…

5. “Tom Price decides he doesn’t want Medicare to save money,” (_Washington Post_, September 12, 2017). Note 1: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: This article is an editorial.
www.washingtonpost.com…

6. “Guns, Paranoia And Aging Parents,” by Carolyn Rosenblatt (_Forbes_, September 9, 2017).
www.forbes.com…

7. “Five Tips for Choosing a Reliable Nursing Home,” by Katie Thomas (_New York Times_, September 14, 2017). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

8. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Public workers from two more towns expected to lose CalPERS pensions,” by Adam Ashton (_Sacramento Bee_, September 13, 2017).
www.sacbee.com…

9. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA NEWS: “Nursing home residents lose class-action suit to secure community-based services,” by Michael Alison Chandler (_Washington Post_, September 13, 2017). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

10. FLORIDA NEWS: “Nursing Home Deaths in Florida Heighten Scrutiny of Disaster Planning,” by Neil Reisner and Sheri Fink (_New York Times_, September 14, 2017). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

11. FLORIDA NEWS: “Power still out at dozens of Florida nursing homes as investigation continues into 8 deaths,” by Leonard Shapiro, Mark Berman, Katie Zezima and Aaron C. Davis (_Washington Post_, September 14, 2017). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

12. FLORIDA NEWS: “Fate of older Floridians brings urgency to Irma recovery,” (US Public Broadcasting System _Newshour_, September 13, 2017). Note: A video and audio (running time 2 minutes 56 seconds) transcript available at the site.
www.pbs.org…

13. FLORIDA NEWS: “Florida Nursing Homes Stay Up And Running Amid Power Outages,” (US National Public Radio _All Things Considered_, September 12, 2017). Note: An audio (running time 3 minutes 57 seconds) and print transcript available at the website.
www.npr.org…

14. FLORIDA NEWS: “Probe Launched Into Nursing Home Deaths After Irma Power Outage,” (US National Public Radio _All Things Considered_, September 14, 2017). Note: An audio (running time 4 minutes 30 seconds) transcript available at the website. A print transcript will be available soon.
www.npr.org…

15. KANSAS NEWS: “Kansas nursing home inspectors didn’t follow up on half of problems found, report says,” by Andy Marso and Hunter Woodall (_Kansas City Star_, September 11, 2017).
www.kansascity.com…

16. KANSAS/MISSOURI NEWS: “Why Kansas and Missouri aren’t equipped to handle an aging population,” (_Kansas City Star_, September 13, 2017). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.kansascity.com…

17. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Kentucky pension crisis: Retirees ask board to protect their benefits,” by Tom Loftus (_Courier-Journal_ [Louisville, Kentucky], September 14, 2017).
www.courier-journal.com…

18. KENTUCKY NEWS: “They’re called Save Our Pensions. Here’s why many Kentucky retirees don’t trust them,” by Daniel Derochers (_Lexington Herald-Leader_, September 12, 2017).
www.kentucky.com…

19. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Mass. nursing homes facing crisis, industry says,” by Katie Lannan (_Worcester Telegram_, September 12, 2017).
www.telegram.com…

20. MINNESOTA NEWS: “Minnesota’s public-pension system is in crisis, new data shows,” by Kim Crockett (_Minneapolis Star-Tribune_, September 8, 2017). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.startribune.com…

21. MISSOURI NEWS: “MOSERS buyout plan calls for half of eligible members to take offer, saving USD 100 million,” by Will Schmitt (_Springfield [Illinois] News-Leader_, September 12, 2017).
www.news-leader.com…

22. NEVADA NEWS: “Medicare change leaves 6,900 Southern Nevadans in lurch,” by Paul Harasim (_Las Vegas Review-Journal_, September 8, 2017).
www.reviewjournal.com…

23. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Florida nursing home nightmare unlikely — but possible — in Pittsburgh, say hospital operators,” by Sean D. Hamill (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, September 15, 2017).
www.post-gazette.com…

24. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “City’s pension ‘reform’ hits taxpayers, consumers,” by Claudia Vargas (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, September 11, 2017).
www.philly.com…

25. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Workers Wanted: Aging population presents double challenge in health care,” by Matthew DeFour (_Wisconsin State-Journal_ [Madison, Wisconsin], September 11, 2017).
host.madison.com…

26. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Workers Wanted: Wisconsin businesses grapple with a growing worker shortage,” by Matthew DeFour (_Wisconsin State-Journal_ [Madison, Wisconsin], September 11, 2017).
host.madison.com…

27. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Tech innovations for the elderly is mission of new local group,” by Erik Lorenzsonn (_Captial Time_ [Madison, Wisconsin], September 13, 2017).
host.madison.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

28. CANADA NEWS: “Canadians take retirement savings seriously, census data shows,” by David Hodges (_Toronto Star_, September 13, 2017).
www.thestar.com…

29. CANADA NEWS:” Do-not-resuscitate requests rarely tracked in Canada,” by Jeremy McDonald and Diana Swain (_Canadian Broadcasting Corporation [CBC] News_, September 15, 2017).
www.cbc.ca/news/health/do-not-resuscitate-ontario-canada-1.4288481…

30. CZECH REPUBLIC NEWS: “Commission: Not enough attention paid to Czech pension reform,” (_Prague Daily Monitor_, September 14, 2017).
praguemonitor.com…

31. IRELAND NEWS: “Elderly are ‘left without a say on nursing homes’,” by Eilish O’Regan (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], September 13, 2017).
www.independent.ie/irish-news/health/elderly-are-left-without-a-say-on-nursing-homes-36127191.html…

32. IRELAND NEWS: “Leading advocacy group slams proposals to hike State pension age to 70,” (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], September 13, 2017).
www.independent.ie/irish-news/news/leading-advocacy-group-slams-proposals-to-hike-state-pension-age-to-70-36128208.html…

33. JAPAN NEWS: “Japan trials driverless cars in bid to keep rural elderly on the move,” by Naomi Tajitsu (_Reuters_, September 13, 2017).
www.reuters.com…

34. UK NEWS: “‘Release ill and elderly prisoners’ to reduce jail numbers,” (_Brtish Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, September 14, 2017).
www.bbc.com…

35. UK NEWS: “Britain and EU reach agreement over expats’ state pension after Brexit,”by Sam Brodbeck (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], September 13, 2017).
www.telegraph.co.uk/pensions-retirement/news/britain-eu-reach-agreement-expats-state-pension-brexit/…

36. UK NEWS: “70-year-old baristas? The government should wake up and smell the coffee,” by Michele Hanson (_Guardian_ [London], September 11, 2017). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.theguardian.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

37. “Dementia Incidence on the Decline,” by Pauline Andedrson (_Medscape Medical News_, September 11, 2017). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

38. “A healthy heart can also help keep the mind sharp,” by Lisa Rapaport (_Reuters_, September 13, 2017).
www.reuters.com…

39. “Alcohol Abuse Is Rising Among Older Adults,” by Paula Span (_New York Times_, September 14, 2017). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

40. “Menopause hormone therapy not linked to premature death,” by Lisa Rapaport (_Reuters_, September 12, 2017).
www.reuters.com…

41. “U.S. Cancer Death Rate Continues to Fall,” by Steven Reinberg (_HealthDay_, September 14, 2017).
consumer.healthday.com…

42. “Feeling Older? Here’s How to Embrace It,” by Christopher Mele (_New York Times_, September 12, 2017). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

 

September 11, 2017

CAAR E-Clippings No. 4205–September 5-September 8, 2017

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 4205–September 5-September 8, 2017.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “What Older Americans Stand to Lose if ‘Dreamers’ Are Deported,” by Noam Scheiber and Rachel Abrams (_New York Times_, September 6, 2017). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Report card on aging nations gives U.S. mixed grades,” by Mark Miller (_Reuters_, September 7, 2017). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.reuters.com…

3. “A ‘first look’ at alternative investments and public pensions,” by Alicia H. Munnell (_MarketWatch_, September 7, 2017).
www.marketwatch.com…

4. “Senior Citizens Face Big Challenges In Preparing For Hurricanes,” by Brian Mann (US National Public Radio _All Things Considered_, September 6, 2017). Note: An audio (running time 3 minutes 32 seconds) and print transcript are available at the site.
www.npr.org…

5. “The Obama administration’s plan to deal with elderly inmates isn’t working. Can it be fixed?” by Keith Humphreys (_Washington Post_, September 5, 2017). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

6. “Guard your Medicare card and avoid scams before new cards hit mailboxes in 2018,” by Susan Tompor (_Detroit Free-Press_, September 7, 2017).
www.freep.com…

7. “‘We have to learn about old age on the job’,” by Tara Bahrampour (_Washington Post_, September 5, 2017). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

8. “When our elderly mother refused to stop driving, we took drastic action,” by Steven Petrow (_Washington Post_, September 2, 2017). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

US STATE NEWS:

9. FLORIDA NEWS: “Hospitals, nursing homes activate early stages of their hurricane plans as Irma advances,” by Liz Freeman (_Naples Daily News_, September 5, 2017).
www.naplesnews.com…

10. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Kentucky pension crisis: Bevin, top legislators reject reversing cost of living adjustments,” by Tom Loftus (_Courier-Journal_ [Louisville, Kentucky], September 6, 2017).
www.courier-journal.com…

11. KENTUCKY NEWS: “As anxiety grows over pensions, Louisville and JCPS brace for ‘mass exodus’ of retirees,” by Phillip M. Bailey (_Courier-Journal_ [Louisville, Kentucky], September 7, 2017).
www.courier-journal.com…

12. MISSOURI NEWS: “Missouri offering lump-sum pension payouts to former workers,” by Kurt Erickson (_St. Louis Post-Dispatch_, September 6, 2017).
www.stltoday.com…

13. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Dementia wanderers present daunting challenges to a safe return,” by Gary Rotstein (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, September 5, 2017).
www.post-gazette.com…

14. TEXAS NEWS: “For Vulnerable Older Adults, a Harrowing Sense of Being Trapped,” by Julie Turkewitz and Jennifer Medina (_New York Times_, September 2, 2017). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

15. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Dementia risk higher for Indigenous Australians abused or part of stolen generations,” by Julie Power (_Canberra Times_, September 3, 2017).
www.canberratimes.com…

16. BRAZIL NEWS: “Pension reform in Brazil unlikely before 2019: Itaú economist,” by Luiz Gerbelli and Patricia Duarte (_Reuters_, September 4, 2017).
www.reuters.com…

17. CHINA NEWS: “Red tours on the rise as nostalgic retirees look to Russia,” by Zhou Wenting (_China Daily_ [Beijing], September 4, 2017).
www.chinadaily.com…

18. IRELAND NEWS: “Majority of people with dementia struggle to eat properly – study,” by Sarah Burns (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], September 4, 2017).
www.irishtimes.com…

19. NETHERLANDS NEWS: “Four in 10 Dutch nursing homes are making a loss,” (_DutchNews.nl_, September 5, 2017).
www.dutchnews.nl…

20. UK NEWS: “Robots and AI can bring down pension age, says TUC,” by Richard Partington (_Guardian_ [London], September 3, 2017).
www.theguardian.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

21. “Get Off The Couch Baby Boomers, Or You May Not Be Able To Later,” by Patti Neighmond (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, September 4, 2017). Note: An audio (running time 3 minutes 28 seconds) transcript available at the site.
www.npr.org…

22. “Sedentary time, lack of activity tied to seniors’ loss of mobility,” by Shereen Lehman (_Reuters_, September 7, 2017).
www.reuters.com…

23. “Shedding New Light On Hospice Care: No Need To Wait For The ‘Brink Of Death’,” by Judith Graham (_Kaiser Health News_, September 7, 2017).
Shedding New Light On Hospice Care: No Need To Wait For The ‘Brink Of Death’

24. “Is Dementia Declining Among Older Americans?” by Steven Reinberg (_HealthDay_, September 5, 2017).
consumer.healthday.com…

25. “Medicare to foot the bill for treadmill therapy for leg pain,” by Carla K. Johnson (_Philadelphia Tribune_, September 5, 2017).
www.phillytrib.com…

26. “In nursing homes, more independence tied to higher fracture risk,” by Lisa Rapaport (_Reuters_, September 5, 2017).
www.reuters.com…

27. “Why Your Nose May Be Key to Parkinson’s Risk,” by Steven Reinberg (_HealthDay_, September 6, 2017).
consumer.healthday.com…

28. “New Research Finds Value in PSA Testing,” by Dennis Thompson (_HealthDay_, September 5, 2017).
consumer.healthday.com…

29. “How Do We Stop The Elderly Suicide Epidemic?” by Roseann Bennett (_HuffPost_, blog, September 6, 2017).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

30. “How robots could help bridge the elder-care gap,” by Cynthia Matuszekv (_CNBC_, September 6, 2017). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.cnbc.com…

 

September 4, 2017

CAAR E-Clippings No. 4204–August 28, 2017-September 1, 2017

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 4204–August 28-September 1, 2017.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Why Medicare and Medicaid Can Outmatch Private Plans on Cost,” by Austin Frakt (_New York Times_, blog, August 28, 2017). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “The GOP is looking for ways to pay for tax cuts. Your 401(k) may bear the cost.” by Thomas Heath (_Washington Post_, August 31, 2017). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

3. “Alan Simpson: AARP is a ‘monstrous organization’ that blocks changes needed to save Social Security,” by Matthew J. Belvedere (_CNBC_, August 29, 2017).
www.cnbc.com…

4. “HUD tightens requirements for loans seniors can take against their homes,” by Jenifer McKim (_Washington Post_, August 29, 2017). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

5. “Serious Nursing Home Abuse Often Not Reported To Police, Federal Investigators Find,” by Ina Jaffe (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, August 28, 2017). Note: An audio (running time 2 minutes 22 seconds) transcript available at the site. A print transcript will be available soon.
www.npr.org…

6. “Pensions May Yank Up to USD 1 Trillion From Stocks to Trim Risk,” by Sonali Basak and Katherine Chiglinsky (_Bloomberg_, August 28, 2017).
www.bloomberg.com…

7. “Home Health Care: Shouldn’t It Be Work Worth Doing?” by Eduardo Porter (_New York Times_, August 28, 2017). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

8. “Rapid Aging of U.S., Latin America Mean ‘Race Against Time’ and Poverty,” by Kent Paterson (_New American Media_, August 30, 2017).
newamericamedia.org…

9. “Big changes expected in many 2018 Medicare Advantage plans,” by Walecia Konrad (_Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] Moneywatch_, August 28, 2017).
www.cbsnews.com…

10. “Understanding Grief And Mourning The Loss Of Your Work Life In Retirement,” by Robert Laura (_Forbes_, August 27, 2017).
www.forbes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

11. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Chicago Schools Get Lifeline From State to Cover Pension Costs,” by Elizabeth Campbell (_Bloomberg_, September 1, 2017).
www.bloomberg.com…

12. IOWA NEWS: “Iowa may be ‘place to grow’ business, but not grow old,” (_Des Moines Register_, September 1, 2017). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.desmoinesregister.com…

13. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Commissioner begs teachers for cool heads on pensions. Bevin says fixing system ‘personal to me.'” by Valarie Honeycutt Spears (_Herald-Leader_ [Lexington, Kentucky], August 31, 2017).
www.kentucky.com…

14. KENTUCKY NEWS: “‘It affects everything.’ What’s at stake as Kentucky’s pension war begins,” by Daniel Desrochers (_Herald-Leader_ [Lexington, Kentucky], August 29, 2017).
www.kentucky.com…

15. MINNESOTA NEWS: “New Math Deals Minnesota’s Pensions the Biggest Hit in the U.S.,” by Martin Z. Braun (_Bloomberg_, August 31, 2017).
www.bloomberg.com…

16. MINNESOTA NEWS: “Nursing homes plagued by lack of staff, tide of seniors,” by Matthew Stolle (_Post-Bulletin_ [Rochester, Minnesota], August 26, 2017).
www.postbulletin.com…

17. MISSISSIPPI NEWS: “Pressure rises on Mississippi public pension fund to seek more money,” by Jeff Amy (Associated Press via _Clarion-Ledger_ [Jackson, Mississippi], August 27, 2017).
www.clarionledger.com…

18. NEW YORK NEWS: “Pension contributions are dropping due to good returns,” by Rick Karlin (_Albany Times-Union_, August 31, 2017).
www.timesunion.com…

19. OREGON NEWS: “Gov. Brown’s PERS task force considers reserve raids and tax and fee increases,” by Saul Hubbard (_Herald and News_ [Klamath Falls, Oregon], August 30, 2017).
www.heraldandnews.com…

20. SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS: “How will retirement change for SC state workers, teachers? 4 things you need to know,” by Cassie Cope (_State_ [Columbia, South Carolina], August 27, 2017).
www.thestate.com…

21. SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS: “Pension committee meets to discuss public employee retirement; Gov. McMaster wants more changes,” by Andrew Brown (_Post and Courier_ [Charleston, South Carolina], August 29, 2017).
www.postandcourier.com…

22. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Losing their footing: More Wisconsin seniors are drinking, falling and dying,” by Peter Coutu (_Capital Times_ [Madison, Wisconsin], August 30, 2017).
host.madison.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

23. CANADA NEWS: “Feeling at home: Staff trainers help LGBT seniors overcome fears in long-term care,” by Patrick Butler (_Canadian Broadcasting Corporation [CBC] News_, August 27, 2017).
www.cbc.ca/news/health/trainers-helping-lgbt-seniors-1.4256155…

24. IRELAND NEWS: “Pensioners to pay lower charge for care in shake-up of Fair Deal,” by Niall O’Connor and Eilish O’Regan (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], August 31, 2017).
www.independent.ie/irish-news/politics/pensioners-to-pay-lower-charge-for-care-in-shakeup-of-fair-deal-36086398.html…

25. UK NEWS: “Brexit risks creating care homes skills crisis as nurses head home, warns new research,” by Ben Chapman (_Independent_ [London], August 29, 2017).
www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/brexit-care-homes-skills-crisis-nurse-return-eu-europe-england-research-recruitment-a7917801.html…

26. UK NEWS: “Older people increasingly relying on offspring to drive them,” by Rebecca Smithers (_Guardian_ [London], August 29, 2017).
www.theguardian.com…

27. UK NEWS: “Pension deficit of UK’s leading companies equivalent to 70% of their profits,” by Gwyn Topham (_Guardian_ [London], August 28, 2017).
www.theguardian.com…

28. UK NEWS: “One in four elderly people struggling financially as billions of benefits go unclaimed,” by May Bulman (_Independent_ [London], August 31, 2017).
www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/elderly-benefits-allowances-finances-struggling-unclaimed-welfare-uk-a7922781.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

29. “Elder Abuse: ERs Learn How To Protect A Vulnerable Population,” by Barbara Sadick (_Kaiser Health News_, August 28, 2017).
Elder Abuse: ERs Learn How To Protect A Vulnerable Population

30. “Under ‘Observation,’ Some Hospital Patients Face Big Bills,” by Paula Span (_New York Times_, blog, September 1, 2017). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

31. “Virtual reality game takes on dementia,” by James Gallagher (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, August 29, 2017).
www.bbc.com…

32. “Lack of REM sleep tied to increased risk of dementia,” by Lisa Rapaport (_Reuters_, August 30, 2017).
www.reuters.com…

33. “Nighttime breathing problems tied to cognitive decline,” by Lisa Rapaport (_Reuters_, August 28, 2017).
www.reuters.com…

34. “No Higher Risk for Dementia in Women APOE Epsilon 4 Carriers vs Men,” by Megan Brooks (_Medscape Medical News_, August 31, 2017). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

35. “More than half the middle-aged population to spend time in a nursing home, new RAND study shows. That’s higher than earlier estimates.” by Gary Rotstein (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, August 28, 2017).
www.post-gazette.com…

36. “Declining Medicare rates restricting access to home oxygen for COPD patients,” by Tim Pigg (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], blog, August 25, 2017).
thehill.com…

37. “Too Much TV May Cost You Your Mobility,” by Alan Mozes (_HealthDay_, August 30, 2017).
consumer.healthday.com…

38. “‘Reprogrammed’ stem cells fight Parkinson’s disease in monkeys,” by Ben Hirschler (_Reuters_, August 30, 2017).
www.reuters.com…

39. “New Hope From Old Drugs in Fight Against Parkinson’s,” by Amy Norton (_HealthDay_, August 31, 2017).
consumer.healthday.com…

40. “Soul Purpose: Seniors With Strong Reasons To Live Often Live Stronger,” by Judith Graham (_Kaiser Health News_, August 31, 2017).
Soul Purpose: Seniors With Strong Reasons To Live Often Live Stronger

41. “Dancing Keeps Older Brains on the Ball,” by Batya Swift Yasgur (_Medscape Medical News_, August 31, 2017). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

 

 

 

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