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November 25, 2020

CAAR E-Clippings No. 4356–November 23-November 27, 2020

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 4356–November 23-November 27, 2020.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “There’s a way to fix the USD 4.6 trillion U.S. public pensions mess — Canada shows us how,” by Ingo Walter and Clive Lipshitz (_MarketWatch_, November 22, 2020). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.marketwatch.com…

2. “Covid-19 outbreaks in nursing homes hit record high,” by Suzy Khimm, Laura Strickler, Elliott Ramos and Lisa Cavazuti (_National Broadcasting Corporation [NBC] News_, November 24, 2020).
www.nbcnews.com…

US STATE NEWS:

3. MINNESOTA NEWS: “Resurgent COVID-19 races through Minnesota senior homes spared in the spring,” by Chris Serres and Glenn Howatt (_Minneapolis Star-Tribune_, November 25, 2020).
www.startribune.com…

4. MINNESOTA NEWS: “Virus surge, staff shortages hit Minnesota nursing homes,” (Associated Press via _Minneapolis Star-Tribune_, November 25 2020).
www.startribune.com…

5. MISSOURI NEWS: “Nursing homes struggle to keep residents safe as coronavirus cases surge outside their walls,” by Michele Munz (_St. Louis Post-Dispatch_, November 23, 2020),
www.stltoday.com…

6. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Pennsylvania nursing homes in line to be shielded from COVID-19 lawsuits,” by Harold Burbaker (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, November 24, 2020).
www.inquirer.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

7. BELIGUM NEWS: “Belgium approves more money for care homes hit by pandemic,” (Associated Press via _American Broadcasting Corporation [ABC] News_, November 24, 2020).
abcnews.go.com…

8. CANADA NEWS: “Care-home conundrum: Where should residents who test positive for COVID-19 be placed?” by Karen Howlett (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], November 22, 2020).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

9. CHILE NEWS: “Chileans Raid Retirement Cash, Yanking Billions of Dollars,” by Eduardo Thomson and Valentina Fuentes (_Bloomberg_, November 25 2020).
www.bloomberg.com…

10. CHILE NEWS: “Chile’s President Pinera seeks Constitutional Court help to head off pensions bill,” by Aislinn Laing (_Reuters_, November 23, 2020).
www.reuters.com…

11. CHINA NEWS: “China to introduce new policies to tackle ageing population,” (_Al Jazeera_, November 23, 2020).
www.aljazeera.com…

12. IRELAND NEWS: “Nursing home residents expected to be allowed one visit a week,” by Jack Power (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], November 24, 2020).
www.irishtimes.com…

13. SPAIN NEWS: “Nursing homes will be first to get COVID-19 vaccine in Spain,” by Emma Pinedo and Ingrid Melander (_Reuters_, November 24, 2020).
www.reuters.com…

14. SWEDEN NEWS: “Swedish watchdog finds serious failures in COVID care at nursing homes,” (_Reuters_, November 24, 2020).
www.reuters.com…

15. UK NEWS: “Spending Review: Millions face cut in value of workplace pensions,” by Kevin Peachey (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, November 25, 2020).
www.bbc.com…

16. UK NEWS: “Number of unemployed people in UK over 50 rises by third, figures suggest,” by Amelia Hill (_Guardian_ [London], November 23, 2020).
www.theguardian.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

17. “CDC advisory committee discusses who should get first vaccine doses,” by Stacy Burling I(_Philadelphia Inquirer_, November 23, 2020).
www.inquirer.com…

18. “Delirium May Be Only Sign of Severe COVID in Elderly: Study,” by Steven Reinberg (_HealthDay_, November 25, 2020).
consumer.healthday.com…

19. “Potential new therapies for Alzheimer’s disease are revealed through network modeling of its complex molecular interactions,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 24, 2020).
eurekalert.org…

20. “Anxiety Might Speed Alzheimer’s: Study,” by Amy Norton (_HealthDay_, November 24, 2020).
consumer.healthday.com…

21. “Team uses copper to image Alzheimer’s aggregates in the brain,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 24, 2020).
eurekalert.org…

22. “Amyloid in the Retina Correlates With Alzheimer’s Brain Changes,” by Pauline Anderson (_Medscape Medical News_, November 24, 2020). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

23. “Sitting Raises Women’s Odds for Heart Failure,” (_HealthDay_, November 24, 2020).
consumer.healthday.com…

24. “Growing risks of STIs in over-45s,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 23, 2020).
eurekalert.org…

25. “Strong Sleeping Pills Tied to Falls, Fractures in Dementia Patients,” (_HealthDay_, November 25, 2020).
consumer.healthday.com…

November 20, 2020

CAAR E-Clippings No. 4355–November 16-November 20, 2020

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 4355–November 16-November 20, 2020.

Note: Next week is the Thanksgiving holiday. A shorter version of the E-Clippings will be sent out on Friday. Have a safe holiday season.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Social Security lets you change your mind,” by Alicia H. Munnell (_MarketWatch_, November 16, 2020). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.marketwatch.com…

2. “Trump officials preparing to move forward with major step to lower Medicare drug prices,” by Peter Sullivan (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], November 16, 2020).
thehill.com…

3. “Medicare and Medicaid will cover COVID-19 vaccine costs, CMS says,” (_MarketWatch_, November 19, 2020).
www.marketwatch.com…

4. “The U.S. has plan to vaccinate nursing home residents. Experts fear it won’t work.” by Stephen Gandel (_Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] News_, November 20, 2020).
www.cbsnews.com…

5. “Not just COVID: Nursing home neglect deaths surge in shadows,” by Matt Sedensky and Bernard Condon (_Associated Press_, November 19, 2020).
apnews.com…

6. “3 reasons there will be a wave of nursing home closures,” by Sherri Snelling (_MarketWatch_, November 17, 2020).
www.marketwatch.com…

7. “‘The public has not listened’: Nursing home cases surge to all-time high as COVID-19 sweeps US,” by Ken Alltucker (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], November 17, 2020).
www.us…

8. “As COVID-19 rages, millennials make up growing share of ‘sandwich generation,’ caring for kids and parents,” by Paul Davidson (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], November 18, 2020).
www.us…

9. “U.S. judge blocks Trump rule change affecting home care workers,” by Don Thompson (Associated Press via US Public Broadcasting System, November 17, 2020).
www.pbs.org…

10. “This is one of the most important and difficult calculations in retirement planning,” by Liz Weston (_MarketWatch_, November 20, 2020).
www.marketwatch.com…

11. “These frontline health workers could have retired – instead they died helping others,” by Shoshana Dubnow (_Guardian_ [London], November 19, 2020).
www.theguardian.com…

US STATE NEWS:

12. COLORADO NEWS: “COVID-19 outbreaks growing again in Colorado nursing homes, assisted living facilities,” by Meg Wingerter (_Denver Post_, November 19, 2020).
www.denverpost.com…

13. CONNECTICUT NEWS: “As nursing home deaths increase again, COVID-19 recovery site is filling up,” by Dave Altimari (_Hartford Courant_, November 19, 2020).
www.courant.com…

14. FLORIDA NEWS: “Why this popular retirement state is the worst for long-term care,” by Richard Eisenberg (_MarketWatch_, November 16, 2020).
www.marketwatch.com…

15. IOWA NEWS: “Iowa Doctor Says Money And Staffing Needed To Handle Coronavirus In Nursing Homes,” by James Doubek and Rachel Martin (US National Public Radio, November 16, 2020).
www.npr.org…

16. MARYLAND/VIRGINIA NEWS: “Maryland and Virginia nursing homes battle explosive covid-19 outbreaks — again,” by Rebecca Tan and Rachel Chason (_Washington Post_, November 20, 2020). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

17. MISSOURI NEWS: “Some St. Louis Families Face Unexpected Challenges Setting Up Nursing Home Cameras,” by Shahla Farzan (St. Louis Public Radio, November 19, 2020). Note: An audio (running time 4 minutes 49 seconds) transcript is available at the site.
news.stlpublicradio.org…

18. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “RI legislators concerned about COVID testing at nursing homes,” by Katherine Gregg (_Providence Journal_, November 19, 2020).
www.providencejournal.com…

19. WISCONSIN NEWS: “State directs additional USD 80 million to support nursing homes during pandemic,” by Stephanie Fryer (_Channel3000.com_ [Madison, Wisconsin], November 17, 2020).
www.channel3000.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

20. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Coalition paves way for scrapping planned rise in superannuation guarantee,” by Amy Remeikis (_Guardian_ [London], November 19, 2020).
www.theguardian.com…

21. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Asset testing expensive homes for pension could reduce overspending: Income review,” by Jennifer Duke (_Sydney Morning Herald_, November 20, 2020).
www.smh.com…

22. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Government-run and not-for-profit aged care facilities performed best, research shows,” by Rachel Clun (_Sydney Morning Herald_, November 15, 2020).
www.smh.com…

23. BELIGUM NEWS: “Report: Care homes policies violated human rights in Belgium,” by Samuel Petrequin (Associated Press via _American Broadcasting Corporation [ABC] News_, November 15, 2020).
abcnews.go.com…

24. CANADA NEWS: “‘An attractive investment:’ As private equity scoops up Ontario nursing homes, there are concerns about whether profit-driven facilities can best care for fragile seniors,” by Moira Walsh (_Toronto Star_, November 16, 2020).
www.thestar.com…

25. IRELAND NEWS: “Burned-out families: Restore care services for vulnerable elderly people now,” by Suzanne Cahill (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], November 17, 2020).
www.irishtimes.com…

26. IRELAND NEWS: “No access to retirement benefits from age 50 under new proposals,” by Fiona Reddan (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], November 18, 2020). Note: An audio (running time 3 minutes 38 seconds) transcript available at the site.
www.irishtimes.com…

27. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Sexuality and aged care: Research reveals ‘unspoken’ blurred boundaries of consent,” by Emma Russell (_New Zealand Herald_ [Auckland], November 19, 2020).
www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/sexuality-and-aged-care-research-reveals-unspoken-blurred-boundaries-of-consent/LCT2K5XXE6G2FHJFL4CW7UUYJM/…

28. UK NEWS: “Quarter of UK home care operators face going bust,” by Samantha Fenwick (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, November 20, 2020).
www.bbc.com…

29. UK NEWS: “Covid: Visitor tests in all care homes in England ‘by Christmas’,” (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, November 16, 2020).
www.bbc.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

30. “Long-Term Care Workers, Grieving and Under Siege, Brace for COVID’s Next Round,” by Judith Graham (_Kaiser Health News_, November 16, 2020).
khn.org…

31. “Covid vaccine: Pfizer says ‘94% effective in over-65s’,” (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, November 17, 2020).
www.bbc.com…

32. “Scientists Discover A Link Between Lack Of Deep Sleep And Alzheimer’s Disease,” by Jon Hamilton (US National Public Radio _All Things Considered_, November 16, 2020). Note: An audio (running time 3 minutes 47 seconds) and print transcript available at the site.
www.npr.org…

33. “Actively speaking two languages protects cognitive decline,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 16, 2020).
eurekalert.org…

34. “The long road to dementia,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 17, 2020).
eurekalert.org…

35. “Scientists reduce levels of molecules that kill neurons in elderly mice with Alzheimer’s,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 16, 2020).
eurekalert.org…

36. “Overly reactivated star-shaped cells explain the unpredictability of Alzheimer’s disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 16, 2020).
eurekalert.org…

37. “Diabetes increases neuritic damage around amyloid plaques in Alzheimer’s disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 18, 2020).
eurekalert.org…

38. “Lesbian, gay, bisexual communities more at-risk for dementia, study finds,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 18, 2020).
eurekalert.org…

39. “Toolkit to engage patients and families significantly reduced falls and injuries,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 17, 2020).
eurekalert.org…

40. “Air Pollution May Harm Older Women’s Brains,” by Cara Murez (_HealthDay_, November 19, 2020).
consumer.healthday.com…

41. “‘Couch Potato’ Time Rises Sharply After Women Retire,” (_HealthDay_, November 17, 2020).
consumer.healthday.com…

42. “Inclusion is key for all to thrive throughout life, report says,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 19, 2020).
eurekalert.org…

43. “Nursing home residents with POLST forms three times more likely to have preferences known,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 20, 2020).
eurekalert.org…

 

November 13, 2020

CAAR E-Clippings No. 4354–November 9-November 13, 2020

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 4354–November 9-November 13, 2020.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Biden Plan to Lower Medicare Eligibility Age to 60 Faces Hostility From Hospitals,” by Phil Galewitz (_Kaiser Health News_, November 11, 2020).
khn.org…

2. “When Medicare Choices Get ‘Pretty Crazy,’ Many Seniors Avert Their Eyes,” by Mark Miller (_New York Times_, November 13, 2020). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

3. “Medicare Part B premiums are rising in 2021 by more than double the Social Security COLA bump,” by Maurie Backman (_USA Today_ [McClean, Virginia], November 12, 2020).
www.us…

4. “Biden’s plan to boost Social Security and Medicare already looks wobbly,” by Paul Brandus (_MarketWatch_, November 10, 2020). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.marketwatch.com…

5. “Momentum grows for bipartisan retirement bill in divided Congress,” by Naomi Jagoda (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], November 12, 2020).
thehill.com…

6. “Nursing home COVID-19 cases rise four-fold in surge states,” by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar (Associated Press via US Public Broadcasting System _Newshour_, November 8, 2020).
www.pbs.org…

7. “Nursing homes still see dangerously long waits for Covid-19 test results,” by Rachana Pradhan, Jordan Rau and Lauren Weber (Kaiser Health News via _CNN_ November 11, 2020).
www.cnn.com…

8. “Nursing Home Patients Saved From Covid-19 Are Dying of Loneliness,” by Peter Coy (_Bloomberg Businessweek_, November 9, 2020).
www.bloomberg.com…

9. “What Can Be Done To Make Nursing Homes Safer,” by Ina Jaffe (US National Public Radio _All Things Considered_, November 8, 2020). Note: An audio (running time 4 minutes 50 seconds) and print transcript available at the site.
www.npr.org…

10. “SEC Whistleblowers Say 401ks And Pensions Are Cheated Out Of Billions In Mutual Fund Payments,” by Edward Siedle (_Forbes_, November 7, 2020).
www.forbes.com…

11. “401(k) and IRA balances are up modestly, a key survey shows,” by Alicia H. Munnell (_MarketWatch_, November 10, 2020). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.marketwatch.com…

US STATE NEWS:

12. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “California nursing homes seeing surge in coronavirus cases amid a new statewide spike,” by Catherine Ho (_San Francisco Chronicle_, November 11, 2020).
www.sfchronicle.com…

13. CONNECTICUT NEWS: “Over objections from advocates, Lamont to extend legal immunity for nursing homes, hospitals,” by Jenna Carlesso (_CT Mirror_, November 10, 2020).
ctmirror.org…

14. FLORIDA NEWS: “Coronavirus hits harder in nursing homes with Black, Hispanic residents,” by Margo Snipe and Bailey LeFever (_Tampa Bay Times_, November 11, 2020).
www.tampabay.com…

15. IOWA NEWS: “Gov. Kim Reynolds says all nursing home residents are tested weekly; industry leader says they’re not,” by Tony Leys (_Des Moines Register_, November 12, 2020).
www.desmoinesregister.com…

16. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Nursing home resident, staff COVID-19 cases on rise as virus surges in community,” by Christina Hall (_Detroit Free Press_, November 13, 2020).
www.freep.com…

17. MINNESOTA NEWS: “Minnesota’s elder care facilities try to balance safety with mental health as COVID rises,” by Peter Cox (_Minnesota Public Radio [MPR] News_, November 9, 2020).
www.mprnews.org…

18. NEW YORK NEWS: “Activists say New York teachers retirement fund should sell off oil, gas stocks,” by Rick Karlin (_Times-Union_ [Albany, New York], November 13, 2020).
www.timesunion.com…

19. OHIO NEWS: “As Ohio nursing home coronavirus cases spike, their share for total deaths statewide shrinks,” by Rich Exner (_Cleveland Plain-Dealer_, November 12, 2020).
www.cleveland.com…

20. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “After COVID-19, nursing homes are in need of long-term care,” by Harold Brubaker (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, November 9, 2020).
www.inquirer.com…

21. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “Staffing still a concern at nursing homes as RI sees resurgence of COVID-19 cases,” by Sarah Doiron and Shiina LoSciuto (_WPRI.com_ [Providence, Rhode Island], November 10, 2020).
www.wpri.com…

22. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “RI nursing homes seeing new spike in COVID cases,” by Brian Amaral (_Providence Journal_, November 12, 2020).
www.providencejournal.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

23. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “More than 200,000 aged care workers seek 25% pay rise in landmark Australian case,” by Paul Karp (_Guardian_ [London], November 11, 2020).
www.theguardian.com…

24. CANADA NEWS: “For-profit long-term-care homes once again seeing significantly worse outcomes in Ontario’s second wave, Star analysis finds,” by Ed Tubb, Kenyon Wallace, and Marco Chown Oven (_Toronto Star_, November 13, 2020).
www.thestar.com…

25. CANADA NEWS: “‘We are teetering’: With new care-home outbreaks, Sask. should consider short lockdown, says epidemiologist,” by Laura Sciarpelletti (_Canadian Broadcasting Corporation [CBC] News_, November 12, 2020).
www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/sask-long-term-care-home-outbreaks-1.5798257?cmp=rss…

26. CHILE NEWS: “Chilean lawmakers help pensions withdrawal plan over first hurdle,” by Aislinn Laing and Natalia A. Ramos Miranda (_Reuters_, November 10, 2020).
www.reuters.com…

27. FRENCH NEWS: “Aid group helping French nursing homes as virus deaths jump,” (Associated Press via _American Broadcasting Corporation [ABC] News_, November 11, 2020).
abcnews.go.com…

28. GERMAN NEWS: “‘I am completely alone’: Loneliness hits elderly hardest during pandemic,” Louisa Wright (_Deutsche Welle_, November 12, 2020).
www.dw.com…

29. IRELAND NEWS: “Regulator told HSE a month ago that nursing homes were not being supported,” by Simon Carswell (_Irish Times_, [Dublin], November 9, 2020).
www.irishtimes.com…

30. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Watchdog advises mandatory human rights training for nursing home workers,” (_Korea Herald_ [Seoul], November 10, 2020).
www.koreaherald.com…

31. UK NEWS: “Coronavirus: Rapid tests in care homes a ‘game-changer’,” by Alison Holt (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, November 12, 2020).
www.bbc.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

32. “After a Broken Bone, the Risk of a Second Fracture,” by Jane E. Brody (_New York Times_, November 9, 2020). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

33. “Bringing drugs to the brain with nanoparticles to treat neurodegenerative diseases,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 9, 2020).
www.eurekalert.org…

34. “Social distancing is increasing loneliness in older adults,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 9, 2020).
www.eurekalert.org…

35. “Cell ageing can be slowed by oxidants,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 9, 2020).
www.eurekalert.org…

36. “Weekly physical activity may help prevent mild cognitive impairment conversion to dementia,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 12, 2020).
eurekalert.org…

37. “Detecting Alzheimer’s disease before symptoms arise,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 11, 2020).
www.eurekalert.org…

38. “Link between Alzheimer’s disease and gut microbiota is confirmed,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 13, 2020).
eurekalert.org…

39. “Neurons stripped of their identity are hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease, study finds,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 13, 2020).
eurekalert.org…

40. “Researchers find evidence of pandemic fatigue,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 11, 2020).
www.eurekalert.org…

41. “Innovative machine-learning approach for future diagnostic advances in Parkinson’s disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 12, 2020).
eurekalert.org…

November 6, 2020

CAAR E-Clippings No. 4353–November 2-November 6, 2020

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 4354–November 2-November 6, 2020.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Medicare Fines Half of Hospitals for Readmitting Too Many Patients,” by Jordan Rau (_Kaiser Health News_, November 2, 2020).
khn.org…

2. “Americans were given the coronavirus option to raid their 401(k). Most didn’t.” by Anne Tergesen and Corrie Driebusch (Wall Street Journal via _Fox Business_, November 5, 2020).
www.foxbusiness.com…

3. “Nursing homes, after seeing improvements, now face a fresh COVID-19 threat,” by Matthew Mosk, Soo Rin Kim, Laura Romero, and Halley Freger (_American Broadcasting Corporation [ABC] News_, November 2, 2020).
abcnews.go.com…

4. “A New Item on Your Medical Bill: The ‘Covid’ Fee,” by Sarah Kliff and Jessica Silver-Greenberg (_New York Times_, November 5, 2020). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

5. “Nontraditional nursing homes have almost no coronavirus cases. Why aren’t they more widespread?,” by (_Washington Post_, November 3, 2020). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

6. “Here’s an easier way to think about ESG investing,” by Alicia H. Munnell (_MarketWatch_, November 2, 2020). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.marketwatch.com…

7. “This New Rule From The Labor Dept. May Have Just Saved Your Retirement,” by Chris Carosa (_Forbes_, November 6, 2020).
www.forbes.com…

8. “Virtual Volunteering Still Offers Benefits,” by Mark Miller (_New York Times_, November 5, 2020). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

9. COLORADO NEWS: “Colorado nursing homes still face shortage of masks, gloves to fight COVID-19,” by Meg Wingerter (_Denver Post_, November 2, 2020).
www.denverpost.com…

10. COLORADO NEWS: “Colorado’s older teachers face a crossroads: Risk coronavirus or retire?” by Erica Breunlin (_Colorado Sun_ [Denver], November 5, 2020). Note: An audio (running time 8 minutes 57 seconds) transcript available at the site.
coloradosun.com…

11. IOWA NEWS: “Iowa nursing homes with dozens of infections were cleared by inspectors weeks before,” by Clark Kauffman (_Des Moines Register_, November 5, 2020).
www.desmoinesregister.com…

12. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Kentucky Retirement Systems reports a lackluster year as pension funds dip to USD 12.8 billion,” by John Cheves (_Lexington Herald-Leader_, November 5, 2020).
www.kentucky.com…

13. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Over 1/3 of Ky. nursing homes have reported nurse shortages during pandemic; 1/6 have been short during 4 weeks or more,” (_Paducah Sun_, November 1, 2020).
www.paducahsun.com…

14. MISSOURI NEWS: “Missouri Diagnostic Lab That Provided Services For Most Missouri Nursing Homes Closes,” by Dan Margolies (_KCUR.org_, November 3, 2020).
www.kcur.org…

15. MISSOURI NEWS: “Missouri nursing homes record more than 1,400 COVID-19 deaths, accounting for nearly half the state’s death toll,” by Nassim Benchaabane (_St. Louis Post-Dispatch_, November 6, 2020).
www.stltoday.com…

16. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Caregivers Have Witnessed the Coronavirus’s Pain. How Will They Vote?” by Matt Stevens (_New York Times_, November 1, 2020). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

17. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “Advocates call for end to legal immunity for RI nursing homes due to COVID,” by Katie Mulvaney (_Providence Journal_, October 31, 2020).
www.providencejournal.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

18. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Aged care reform proposals are in: now for the hard part,” by Rachel Lane (_Sydney Morning Hearld_, November 4, 2020). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.smh.com…

19. CANADA NEWS: “Ontario promises new standard in long-term care to be implemented by 2025,” by Shawn Jeffords (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], November 2, 2020).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

20. CANADA NEWS: “Anti-psychotics use in B.C. care homes rising, report says,” by Mike Hager (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], November 3, 2020).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

21. GERMAN NEWS: “Germany eyes antigen tests to keep elderly safe from virus,” by Frank Jordans and Nadine Achoui-Lesage (_Associated Press_, November 4, 2020).
apnews.com…

22. IRELAND NEWS: “Forced retirement in private sector faces Pension Commission review,” by Dominic Coyle (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], November 3, 2020).
www.irishtimes.com…

23. IRELAND NEWS: “Covid-19: Rise in HSE staff redeployed to nursing homes,” by Jack Power and Simon Carswell (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], November 3, 2020).
www.irishtimes.com…

24. ISRAEL NEWS: “Lockdown accelerates aging, causes ‘deterioration that can kill’ – geriatrician,” by Nathan Jeffay (_Times of Jerusalem_, November 5, 2020).
www.timesofisrael.com…

25. UK NEWS: “Care home residents in England can receive visits, says Matt Hancock,” by Robert Booth (_Guardian_ [London], November 4, 2020).
www.theguardian.com…

26. UK NEWS: “Covid: Care home visits advice impractical, say charities,” (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, November 5, 2020).
www.bbc.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

27. “F.D.A. Panel Declines to Endorse Controversial Alzheimer’s Drug,” by Pam Belluck (_New York Times_, November 6, 2020). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

28. “U.S. experts to review Biogen drug that could be first new Alzheimer’s treatment in decades,” by Deena Beasley (_Reuters_, November 3, 2020).
www.reuters.com…

29. “Upbeat Outlook Could Shield Your Brain,” (_HealthDay_, November 3, 2020).
consumer.healthday.com…

30. “Breakdown of gene coordination during aging suggests a substantial challenge to longevity,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 2, 2020).
www.eurekalert.org…

31. “Married, single, kids or not, participating in workforce may protect women’s memory,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 4, 2020).
www.eurekalert.org…

32. “Study dives into genetic risk of Alzheimer’s and dementia for diverse Latinx groups,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 6, 2020).
www.eurekalert.org…

33. “Age is a primary determinant of melanoma treatment resistance, two studies find,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 2, 2020).
www.eurekalert.org…

34. “Novel technique spotlights neuronal uptake of amyloid beta in Alzheimer’s disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 2, 2020).
www.eurekalert.org…

35. “HKUST scientists make breakthrough discovery of new therapeutic targets for Alzheimer’s,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 5, 2020).
eurekalert.org…

36. “New method shows great potential for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 3, 2020).
eurekalert.org…

37. “Working Women Show Sharper Memory With Age,” by Amy Norton (_HealthDay_, November 4, 2020).
consumer.healthday.com…

38. “Costs to informal carers for people in the last three months of life are larger than those to formal,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 5, 2020).
eurekalert.org…

39. “Some of the principal treatments for osteoporosis could reduce the incidence of COVID-19,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 3, 2020).
www.eurekalert.org…

40. “Osteoporosis is underdiagnosed and undertreated in older men,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 6, 2020).
www.eurekalert.org…

 

October 30, 2020

CAAR E-Clippings No. 4353–October 26-October 30, 2020

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 4353–October 26-October 30, 2020.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “A Big Cut in Social Security in 11 Years? Maybe, if Nothing Is Done,” by Tara Siegel Bernard (_New York Times_, October 28, 2020). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Medicare finalizing coverage policy for coronavirus vaccine,” by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar (_Associated Press_, October 27, 2020).
apnews.com…

3. “Cuts to Medicare services would be disastrous for the country,” by Michael J. Ulissey (_CNN_, October 29, 2020). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.cnn.com…

4. “DOL punts on SECURE Act lifetime income illustrations,” by Alicia H. Munnell (_MarketWatch_, October 27, 2020). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.marketwatch.com…

5. “New retirement bill has perks for seniors, student loan borrowers,” by Greg Iacurci (_CNBC_, October 27, 2020).
www.cnbc.com…

6. “The spectre of pension failures haunts this election,” by Karen Friedman (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], October 28, 2020). Note: This article is a commentary.
thehill.com…

7. “As pandemic raged and thousands died, government regulators cleared most nursing homes of infection-control violations,” by Debbie Cenziper, Joel Jacobs and Shawn Mulcahy (_Washington Post_, October 29, 2020). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

8. “Nursing homes prepare for third COVID-19 surge,” by Alex Gangitano (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], October 26, 2020).
thehill.com…

9. “Why State Mask Stockpiling Orders Are Hurting Nursing Homes, Small Providers,” by Lauren Weber (_Kaiser Health News_, October 30, 2020).
khn.org…

10. “Pandemic restrictions may impact the nursing home vote,” by Mariel Padilla (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], October 28, 2020).
www.us…

11. “Rethinking aging societies: Growing young as you get old,” by Jesús Crespo Cuaresma (_Brookings Institution_, October 26, 2020).
www.brookings.edu…

12. “The hidden Covid-19 health crisis: Elderly people are dying from isolation,” by Suzy Khimm (_National Broadcasting Corporation [NBC] News_, October 27, 2020).
www.nbcnews.com…

US STATE NEWS:

13. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA NEWS: “Good urban design can make Greater Washington more dementia-friendly,” by Jonathan Paul Katz (_Greater Washington_, blog, October 27, 2020).
ggwash.org…

14. INDIANA NEWS: “More than 1,300 Indiana National Guard members will be deployed to nursing homes next week,” by Emily Hopkins (_Indianapolis Star_, October 28, 2020).
www.indystar.com…

15. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Health care workers for the elderly need to get flu vaccinations. But why aren’t more of them doing that?” by Kay Lazar (_Boston Globe_, October 27, 2020).
www.bostonglobe.com…

16. MINNESOTA NEWS: “Minn. nursing homes in rural areas see staff shortages worsen with COVID-19,” by Peter Cox (_Minnesota Public Radio_, October 26, 2020). Note: An audio (running time 4 minutes 19 seconds) transcript available at the site.
www.mprnews.org…

17. MISSOURI NEWS: “Regulators suspend Missouri nursing home COVID-19 test lab,” by Summer Ballentine (Associated Press via _American Broadcasting Corporation [ABC] News_, October 29, 2020).
abcnews.go.com…

18. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Nursing homes will face new frontline staffing requirements,” by Lilo H. Stainton (_NJ Spotlight News_, October 26, 2020).
www.njspotlight.com…

19. NEW YORK NEWS: “40 Dead, Now 40 Laid Off: Inside a Nursing Home in Crisis,” by John Leland and Christopher Occhicone (_New York Times_, October 29, 2020). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

20. NORTH CAROLINA NEWS: “Despite COVID Concerns, Teams Venture Into Nursing Homes to Get Out the Vote,” by Aneri Pattani (_Kaiser Health News_, October 29, 2020).
khn.org…

21. OHIO NEWS: “Advocates work to protect nursing home vote during pandemic,” by Rita Price (_Columbus Dispatch_, October 26, 2020).
www.dispatch.com…

22. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Pennsylvania Taxpayers Face Burdens of Insufficient Private Sector Retirement Savings,” by John Scott and Andrew Blevins (_Pew Charitable Trusts_, October 28, 2020).
www.pewtrusts.org…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

23. JAPAN NEWS: “Aging is the next global economic threat,” by Noah Smith (Bloomberg via _Japan Times_, October 26, 2020). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2020/10/24/commentary/world-commentary/aging-global-economic-threat/…

24. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Serious health workforce burden looms: Experts say more migrant workers needed,”by Emma Russell (_New Zealand Herald_ [Auckland], October 27, 2020).
www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/serious-health-workforce-burden-looms-experts-say-more-migrant-workers-needed/GRRDCORZTD4NGIDZBAUOD7S55Y/…

25. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Autumn, nursing homes and imported cases pose threat to antivirus fight,” by Ock Hyun-ju (_Korea Herald_ [Seoul], October 26, 2020).
www.koreaherald.com…

26. UK NEWS: “NHS denies elderly people were refused care during early Covid,” by Denis Campbell (_Guardian_, October 26, 2020).
www.theguardian.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

27. “They Work In Several Nursing Homes To Eke Out A Living, And That Spreads The Virus,” by Jacker Fortier (US National Public Radio, October 26, 2020). Note: An audio (running time 3 minutes 55 seconds) and print transcript available at the stie.
www.npr.org…

28. “Nursing homes still don’t have enough PPE, study says,” by Stacy Burling (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, October 27, 2020).
www.inquirer.com…

29. “Nursing homes cite shortages of masks, gloves, gowns and other PPE,” by Khristopher J. Brooks (_Columbia Broadcasting Systems {CBS] News_, October 29, 2020).
www.cbsnews.com…

30. “UnitedHealth Ships Flu Kits to Medicare Recipients,” by Emma Goldberg (_New York Times_, October 24, 2020). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

31. “Staying Active as You Age Not a Guarantee Against Dementia,” by Dennis Thompson (_HealthDay_, October 29, 2020).
consumer.healthday.com…

32. “You’re Not Too Old to Talk to Someone,” by Paula Span (_New York Times_, October 30, 2020). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

33. “Aged cell variations may control health and onset of age-related diseases,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 26, 2020).
www.eurekalert.org…

34. “Hard physical work significantly increases the risk of dementia,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 26, 2020).
www.eurekalert.org…

35. “‘White matter lesion’ mapping tool identifies early signs of dementia,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 27, 2020).
www.eurekalert.org…

36. “Study raises questions about role of leisure activity in dementia,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 28, 2020).
www.eurekalert.org…

37. “Brain imaging of tau protein in patients with various forms of dementia,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 29, 2020).
www.eurekalert.org…

38. “Artificial intelligence-based algorithm for the early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 28, 2020).
www.eurekalert.org…

39. “Why people with dementia go missing,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 29, 2020).
www.eurekalert.org…

40. “Study documents racial differences in US hospice use and end-of-life care preferences,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 28, 2020).
www.eurekalert.org…

41. “Fading Sense of Smell Could Signal Higher Death Risk in Older Adults,” by Cara Roberts Munz (_HealthDay_, October 26, 2020).
consumer.healthday.com…

October 23, 2020

CAAR E-Clippings No. 4352–October 19-October 23, 2020

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 4352–October 19-October 23, 2020.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Social Security benefits will increase by 1.3% in 2021 — is this keeping up with how seniors actually spend?” by Alicia H. Munnell (_MarketWatch_, October 21, 2020). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.marketwatch.com…

2. “Trump Promised Seniors Drug Discount Cards. They May Be Illegal.” by Margot Sanger-Katz and Noah Weiland (_New York Times_, October 22, 2020). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

3. “For family caregivers, COVID-19 is a mental health crisis in the making,” by Shefali Luthra (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], October 17, 2020).
www.us…

4. “Lucky enough to have a pension? The Fed’s low interest rates mean it may no longer guarantee a secure retirement.” by Allen Sloane (_Washington Post_, October 21, 2020). Note 1: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: This article is a commentary.
www.washingtonpost.com…

5. “For-Profit Nursing Homes’ Pleas For Government Money Brings Scrutiny,” by Ina Jaffe (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, October 22, 2020). Note: An audio (running time 7 minutes 2 seconds) and print transcript available at the site.
www.npr.org…

US STATE NEWS:

6. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Marching Orders for the Next Investment Chief of CalPERS [California Public Employees’ Retirement System]: More Private Equity,” by Mary Williams Walsh (_New York Times_, October 19, 2020). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

7. COLORADO NEWS: “Colorado COVID-19 outbreaks in nursing homes increase, raising concerns,” by Meg Wingerter (_Greeley Tribune_, October 22, 2020).
www.greeleytribune.com…

8. MAINE NEWS: “Maine Voices: Hospitals and nursing homes need aid from the state,” by Steven Michaud and Richard Erb (_Portland Press Herald_, October 19, 2020).
www.pressherald.com…

9. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Nursing home of last resort on the verge of being closed,” by Brian MacQuarrie and Laura Crimaldi (_Boston Globe_, October 19, 2020).
www.bostonglobe.com…

10. OREGON NEWS: “Oregon State Retirement Program Growing During Pandemic—Despite Some Worker Withdrawals,” by John Scott and Andrew Blevins (_Pew Charitable Trusts_, October 20, 2020).
www.pewtrusts.org…

11. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Pennsylvania nursing homes brace for more covid outbreaks amid supply shortages,” by Natasha Lindstrom and Teghan Simonton (_Pittsburgh Tribune_, October 18, 2020).
triblive.com…

12. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “More than 100,000 Pennsylvanians live in long-term care facilities. Advocates worry voting will be a ‘logistical nightmare.’,” by Anna Orso (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, October 19, 2020).
www.inquirer.com…

13. WISCONSIN NEWS: “After a college town’s coronavirus outbreak, deaths at nursing homes mount,” by Juliet Eilperin, Brady Dennis, and Chris Mooney (_Washington Post_, October 22, 2020). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

14. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “‘What is the point?’: vast majority of older Australians don’t lodge aged care complaints,” by Julie Power (_Sydney Morning Herald_, October 21, 2020).
www.smh.com…

15. BELIGUM NEWS: “Belgium limits care home visits as COVID-19 cases increase,” by Samuel Petrequin (Associated Press via _American Broadcasting Corporation [ABC] News_, October 21, 2020).
abcnews.go.com…

16. CANADA NEWS: “Delays in COVID-19 testing results putting long-term care homes at greater risk,” by Karen Howlett and Wency Leung (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], October 20, 2020).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

17. CANADA NEWS: “Restrictions on care home visits traumatize families, caregivers,” by Ioanna Roumeliotis & Melissa Mancini (_Canadian Broadcasting Corporation [CBC] News_, October 18, 2020).
www.cbc.ca/news/health/pandemic-covid-caregivers-trauma-anxiety-1.5765027…

18. CANADA NEWS: “People with dementia among hardest hit by COVID-19 health restrictions,” by Leah Hendry (_Canadian Broadcasting Corporation [CBC] News_, October 21, 2020).
www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/people-with-dementia-among-hardest-hit-by-covid-19-health-restrictions-1.5769901?cmp=rss…

19. CANADA NEWS: “B.C. political parties grapple with issue of seniors care, mental health,” by Mike Hager (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], October 18, 2020).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

20. CHINA NEWS: “Palliative care needed across China for everyone who needs it — study,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 21, 2020).
www.eurekalert.org…

21. GERMAN NEWS: “Coronavirus: Homes for the elderly find ways to avoid lockdown,” by Mark Hallam (_Deutsche Welle_, October 20, 2020).
www.dw.com…

22. IRELAND NEWS: “How long can Government afford to keep State pension age at 66?” by Fiona Reddan (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], October 21, 2020).
www.irishtimes.com…

23. SWEDEN NEWS: “Sweden tells elderly to end isolation even as new virus cases rise,” (_Reuters_, October 22, 2020).
www.reuters.com…

24. UK NEWS: “Dementia prevention strategies could save Pn 1.9 (USD 2.09) billion annually,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 20, 2020).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. WORLD NEWS: “These Are the Worlds Best (and Worst) Pension Systems in 2020,” by Matthew Burgess (_Bloomberg_, October 19, 2020).
www.bloomberg.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

26. “A Big Alzheimer’s Drug Study Is Proceeding Cautiously, Despite The Pandemic,” by Jon Hamilton (US National Public Radio _All Things Considered_, October 20, 2020). Note: An audio (running time 3 minutes 34 seconds) and print transcript available at the site.
www.npr.org…

27. “Could cold water hold a clue to a dementia cure?” by Justin Rowlatt (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, October 19, 2020).
www.bbc.com…

28. “1 in 3 Americans With Arthritis Say Pain, Symptoms Persist,” (_HealthDay_, October 20, 2020).
consumer.healthday.com…

29. “Simple Language Test May Predict Alzheimer’s Years Before Symptoms,” by Pauline Anderson (_Medscape Medical News_, October 22, 2020). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

30. “USC leads massive new artificial intelligence study of Alzheimer’s,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 22, 2020).
www.eurekalert.org…

31. “Nursing home residents with cognitive impairment more likely to be admitted to hospital,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 19, 2020).
www.eurekalert.org…

32. “Regular social engagement linked to healthier brain microstructure in older adults,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 19, 2020).
www.eurekalert.org…

33. “Researchers develop method for earlier detection of Alzheimer’s Disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 20, 2020).
www.eurekalert.org…

34. “Gut hormone blocks brain cell formation and is linked to Parkinson’s dementia,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 21, 2020).
www.eurekalert.org…

35. “Bacterial metabolism of dietary soy may lower risk factor for dementia,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 22, 2020).
www.eurekalert.org…

 

October 16, 2020

CAAR E-Clippings No. 4351–October 12-October 16, 2020

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 4351–October 12-October 16, 2020.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Social Security cost-of-living adjustment will be 1.3% in 2021,” by Lorie Konish (_CNBC_, October 13, 2020).
www.cnbc.com…

2. “House lawmakers to propose emergency 3% Social Security cost-of-living adjustment,” by Lorie Konish (_CNBC_, October 15, 2020).
www.cnbc.com…

3. “President Franklin Delano Roosevelt created Social Security in 1935. Today, his grandson is fighting to save it,” by Lorie Konish (_CNBC_, October 12, 2020).
www.cnbc.com…

4. “Social Security and other safety nets are the best way to save — now more than ever,” by Alicia H. Munnell (_MarketWatch_, October 14, 2020). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.marketwatch.com…

5. “President Trump’s Medicare drug discount cards face uncertain path,” by Amy Goldstein (_Washington Post_, October 15, 2020). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

6. “Private Pensions Are For Retirees, Says The Department Of Labor,” by Ike Brannon (_Forbes_, October 13, 2020).
www.forbes.com…

7. “Rethinking Retirement,” by Kerry Hannon (_New York Times_, October 15, 2020). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

8. “Having Dementia Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Vote,” by Paula Span (_New York Times_, October 14, 2020). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

9. “Coronavirus isolated nursing home residents. Now it might keep them from voting.” by Nina A. Kohn (_Washington Post_, October 14, 2020). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

10. “Feds unveil plan to get coronavirus shots to nursing homes,” by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar (Associated Press via _American Broadcasting Corporation [ABC] News_, October 16, 2020).
abcnews.go.com…

11. “Some states raising doubts about federal tests sent to nursing homes, citing shaky reliability,” by Laura Romero (_American Broadcasting Corporation [ABC] News_, October 14, 2020).
abcnews.go.com…

12. “‘I’m very lonely and depressed’ — many nursing home residents say they feel like they are in prison,” by Liz Seegart (_MarketWatch_, October 12, 2020).
www.marketwatch.com…

13. “As They Aged, They Started Businesses for People Like Them,” by Susan B. Garland (_New York Times_, October 16, 2020). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

14. FLORIDA NEWS: “Hundreds of Florida nursing home residents likely died indirectly from Hurricane Irma, study finds,” by Bailey LaFever (_Tampa Bay Times_, October 12, 2020).
www.tampabay.com…

15. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “State Blamed For Lack Of Guidance, Slow COVID Response To Nursing Homes,” by Chris Burrell (_WGBH.org_, October 14, 2020).
www.wgbh.org…

16. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Massachusetts unveils new room limits at nursing homes,” by Chris Lisinski (_Lowell Sun_, October 15, 2020).

Massachusetts unveils new room limits at nursing homes

17. MINNESOTA NEWS: “Minnesota lifts restrictions on indoor visits to senior homes, but urges caution amid surge in COVID cases,” by Chris Serres (_Minneapolis Star-Tribune_, October 12, 2020).
www.startribune.com…

18. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “N.J. allows family visits in nursing homes, but some say they’re still banned from seeing loved ones,” by Susan K. Livio (_NJ.com_, October 15, 2020).
www.nj.com…

19. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Pennsylvania nursing homes, universities getting rapid COVID-19 tests,” by Kris B. Mamula (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, October 14, 2020).
www.post-gazette.com…

20. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Wisconsin Nursing Home Outbreaks May Be Contributing To Limited Hospital Capacity,” by Megan Hart (_Wisconsin Public Radio_, October 12, 2020).
www.wpr.org…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

21. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Thousands of retirees face being pushed onto pension by pandemic,” by Jennifer Duke (_Sydney Morning Herald_, October 14, 2020).
www.smh.com…

22. IRELAND NEWS: “State pension age will not rise in January, Minister confirms,” by Dominic Coyle (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], October 13, 2020).
www.irishtimes.com…

23. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “New Zealanders living longer but spending more years in poor health,” by Amy Wiggins (_New Zealand Herald_ [Auckland], October 15, 2020).
www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/new-zealanders-living-longer-but-spending-more-years-in-poor-health/PPDKWJCXGI3LNPXWWLSIHELWB4/…

24. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Government to test all workers at nursing homes, mental hospitals in Greater Seoul,” by Park Han-na (_Korea Herald_ [Seoul], October 14, 2020).
www.koreaherald.com…

25. UK NEWS: “Do-not-resuscitate order: care home use reviewed,” by Sanchia Berg (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, October 12, 2020).
www.bbc.com…

26. UK NEWS: “Covid 19: Care home visitor scheme to be piloted in England,” (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, October 13, 2020).
www.bbc.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

27. “What millions of Americans have in common with Seth Rogen and his wife: Caregiving,” by Alessandro Malito (_MarketWatch_, October 13, 2020).
www.marketwatch.com…

28. “Medicare Faces Calls to Stop Physician Pay Cuts in E/M Overhaul,” by Kerry Dooley Young (_Medscape Medical News_, October 14, 2020). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

29. “Many Older Americans With Heart Failure Take 10 or More Meds,” by Cara Roberts Meruz (_HealthDay_, October 13, 2020).
consumer.healthday.com…

30. “Improved mobility in frail and elderly adults linked to common gene variant,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 12, 2020).
eurekalert.org…

31. “USC study reveals one-two punch of symptoms that exacerbate Alzheimer’s,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 12, 2020).
www.eurekalert.org…

32. “Poor Brain Blood Flow Might Spur ‘Tangles’ of Alzheimer’s,” by Alan Mozes (_HealthDay_, October 15, 2020).
consumer.healthday.com…

33. “Penn Medicine researchers use artificial intelligence to ‘redefine’ Alzheimer’s Disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 14, 2020).
www.eurekalert.org…

34. “Enzyme SSH1 impairs disposal of accumulating cellular garbage, leading to brain cell death,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 12, 2020).
eurekalert.org…

35. “Is Apathy an Early Sign of Dementia?” by Serena Gordon (_HealthDay_, October 15, 2020).
consumer.healthday.com…

36. “Age does not contribute to COVID-19 susceptibility,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 12, 2020).
eurekalert.org…

37. “New study highlights links between inflammation and Parkinson’s disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 14, 2020).
www.eurekalert.org…

38. “Experience of caring for a loved one linked to valuable end-of-life discussions,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 14, 2020).
www.eurekalert.org…

October 9, 2020

CAAR E-Clippings No. 4350–October 5-October 9, 2020

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 4350–October 5-October 9, 2020.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “The COLA increase for next year doesn’t look good,” by Paul Brandus (_MarketWatch_, October 7, 2020). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.marketwatch.com…

2. “The Baby Boomer Bond Dilemma,” by Carla Fried (_New York Times_, October 8, 2020). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

3. “The Medicare enrollment process is failing seniors and needs to be modernized,” by Allyson Y. Schwartz (_MarketWatch_, October 8, 2020). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.marketwatch.com…

4. “Half of Americans over 55 may retire poor,” by Howard Gold (_MarketWatch_, October 5, 2020). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.marketwatch.com…

5. “What Does Retirement Look Like in a Pandemic?” by Susan B. Garland (_New York Times_, October 7, 2020). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

6. “‘Pathological’ behavior by pension fund trustees leads to billions blown on real estate,” by Brett Arends (_MarketWatch_, September 6, 2020). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.marketwatch.com…

7. “Carter Williams, Who Unshackled Nursing Home Residents, Dies at 97,” by Alex Traub (_New York Times_, October 5, 2020). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

8. ALABAMA NEWS: “Teacher retirements rise in Alabama since school started,” by Trisha Powell Crain (_AL.com_, October 6, 2020).
www.al.com…

9. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Coronavirus outbreaks ravage nursing homes again, even after Newsom safety measures,” by Maura Dolan and Anita Chabria (_Los Angeles Times_, October 8, 2020). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

10. INDIANA NEWS: “More than 2,000 Hoosiers in nursing homes have now died of COVID-19,” by Tim Evans, Emily Hopkins, and Tony Cook (_Indianapolis Star_, October 7, 2020).
www.indystar.com…

11. INDIANA NEWS: “‘It Is Abuse:’ Indiana Caregivers Say Nursing Home Visitation Policies Don’t Put Residents First,” by Brock E. W. Turner (_Indiana Public Media_, October 5, 2020).
indianapublicmedia.org…

12. IOWA NEWS: “Iowa agency keeps secret the number of COVID-19 staff deaths in nursing homes,” by Clark Kaufmann (_Des Moines Register_, October 5, 2020).
www.desmoinesregister.com…

13.MISSISSIPPI NEWS: “Nearly 3 times more COVID deaths in Mississippi’s for-profit nursing homes, analysis shows,” by Jerry Mitchell, Jayme Fraser And Kristine De Leon (_Meridian Star_, October 9, 2020).
www.meridianstar.com…

14. MISSOURI NEWS: “Pandemic Worsens Staff Shortages At St. Louis Nursing Homes, Putting Residents and Workers At Risk,” by Shahla Farzan (_St. Louis Public Radio_, October 9, 2020). Note: An audio (running time 5 minutes 8 seconds) transcript is available at the site.
news.stlpublicradio.org…

15. NEVADA NEWS: “Nevada Halts Use of Rapid Coronavirus Tests in Nursing Homes, Citing Inaccuracies,” by Katherine J. Wu (_New York Times_, October 7, 2020). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

16. TEXAS NEWS: “State district judge rules part of Houston’s pension reform is unconstitutional,” by Jasper Scherer , Mike Morris and Dylan McGuinness (_Houston Chronicle_, October 7, 2020).
www.houstonchronicle.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

17. CANADA NEWS: “Dozens died in long-term care as they waited for Ontario’s COVID-19 action plan, inquiry told,” by Rob Ferguson (_Toronto Star_, October 6, 2020).
www.thestar.com…

18. CANADA NEWS: “‘I don’t want to go through this ever in my life again,’ LTC resident tells inquiry,” Liam Casey (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], October 4, 2020).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

19. GREECE NEWS: “Payment of Euro 500 mln (USD 588.7 million) in pension debts,” by Eirini Chrysolora (_Kathimerini_ [Athens], October 7, 2020).
www.ekathimerini.com…

20. PORTUGAL NEWS: “Nursing homes: an unsolved problem,” (_Portugal News_, October 9, 2020).
www.theportugalnews.com…

21. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Corporate retirement pension funds’ poor returns draw flak,” by Jung Min-kyung (_Korea Herald_ [Seoul], October 8, 2020).
www.koreaherald.com…

22. SWEDEN NEWS: “Pandemic Exposes Holes in Sweden’s Generous Social Welfare State,” by Peter S. Goodman and Erik Augustin Palm (_New York Times_, October 8, 2020). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

23. UK NEWS: “State pension age hits 66 and set to rise further,” (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, October 5, 2020).
www.bbc.com…

24. UK NEWS: “Care homes in England fear new Covid-19 cases as 90% of test results delayed,” by Robert Booth and Josh Halliday (_Guardian_ [London], October 9, 2020).
www.theguardian.com…

25. UK NEWS: “Covid: Care homes policies violated human rights, says Amnesty,” (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, October 4, 2020).
www.bbc.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

26. “When disasters strike, nursing homes residents face considerable risk,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 6, 2020).
eurekalert.org…

27. “Clashing medications put older adults at risk but many haven’t had a pharmacist check them,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 7, 2020).
eurekalert.org…

28. “Alzheimer’s risk gene disrupts endocytosis, but another disease-linked gene could help,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 6, 2020).
eurekalert.org…

29. “Presented a program capable of detecting neurodegeneration biomarkers through magnetic,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 8, 2020).
eurekalert.org…

30. “Tuned lighting helps nursing home residents get better sleep, study finds,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 6, 2020).
eurekalert.org…

31. “Women’s expected longevity linked to age at birth of last child,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 7, 2020).
eurekalert.org…

32. “High intensity training best for older people,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 8, 2020).
eurekalert.org…

33. “Study finds older adults using cannabis to treat common health conditions,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 7, 2020).
eurekalert.org…

October 2, 2020

CAAR E-Clippings No. 4349–September 28-October 2, 2020

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 4349–September 28-October 2, 2020.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Private employers show new interest in expanded Medicare and regulated drug prices,” by Noam N. Levey (_Los Angeles Times_, September 29, 2020). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

2. “Trump Signs Medicare Loan Relief Bill Delaying Repayments,” by Ken Terry (_Medscape Medical News_, October 1, 2020). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

3. “Congress caps Medicare Part B premium spike for 2021,” by Sarah O’Brien (_CNBC_, September 29, 2020).
www.cnbc.com…

4. “Transit workers, truckers and teachers say Allianz gambled away billions in pensions,” by Hanna Zaidy (_CNN Business_, September 29, 2020).
www.cnn.com…

5. “New rules: A twist on retirement plan rules opens up the market for more multiple employer mash-ups,” by Tim Grant (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, September 28, 2020).
www.post-gazette.com…

6. “Elderly and Homeless: America’s Next Housing Crisis,” by Fernando Santos (_New York Times_, September 30, 2020). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

7. “Half of Americans over 55 may retire poor,” by Howard Gold (_MarketWatch_, October 2, 2020).
www.marketwatch.com…

8. “How some older Americans are monetizing their #VanLife,” by Paul Solman (US Public Broadcasting System _Newshour_, October 1, 2020). Note: A video, audio (running time 8 minutes 13 seconds), and print transcript available at the site.
www.pbs.org…

9. “Portrait Of A Parent With Alzheimer’s,” by Yvonne Latty (US National Public _All Things Considered_, September 28, 2020). Note: An audio (running time 12 minutes 16 seconds) and print transcript available at the site.
www.npr.org…

US STATE NEWS:

10. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “California cities can’t swap pensions for 401(k) plans if they’re in CalPERS [California Public Employees’ Retirement System] under new law,” by Wes Venteicher (_Sacramento Bee_, September 29, 2020).
www.sacbee.com…

11. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Fatal cases of COVID-19 at nursing facilities prompt new California law,” by Patrick McGreevy (_Los Angeles Times_, September 29, 2020). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

12. CONNECTICUT NEWS: “Report: Pensions for Connecticut public workers boost compensation 28% above the private sector,” by Stephen Singer (_Hartford Courant_, October 1, 2020).
www.courant.com…

13. FLORIDA NEWS: “For seniors in some care centers, loosened Covid-19 rules mean actual hugs and a respite from isolation,” by Rosa Flores and Denise Royal (_CNN_, October 1, 2020).
www.cnn.com…

14. GEORGIA NEWS: “Kemp allocates USD 113 million in COVID funds to help nursing, care homes,” by James Salzer and Brad Schrade (_Atlanta Journal-Constitution_, October 2, 2020).
www.ajc.com…

15. IOWA NEWS: “Iowa eases visitor limits at nursing homes, where COVID-19 has cut deadly swath,” by Tony Leys (_Des Moines Register_, October 1, 2020).
www.desmoinesregister.com…

16. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Gov. Whitmer shifts nursing home policy with ‘care and recovery centers’,” by Craig Mauer (_Detroit News_, September 30, 2020).
www.detroitnews.com…

17. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “New Jersey to Make Largest Pension Contribution in State History,” by David Draine, Corryn Hall & Emma Wei (_Pew Charitable Trusts_, October 1, 2020).
www.pewtrusts.org…

18. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “NJ pension fund investments almost flat amid pandemic economic slump,” by John Reitmeyer (_NJ Spotlight_, blog, October 1, 2020).
www.njspotlight.com…

19. TENNESSEE NEWS: “Reports of elderly exploitation in Tennessee up more than 50% from 2015 to 2019, state report says,” by Robert Holder (_WREG.org_ [Memphis, Tennessee], September 30, 2020).
wreg.com…

20. TEXAS NEWS: “Heartache amid outbreak for families of Texas nursing home residents,” by Julie Chang (_Austin American-Statesman_, September 27, 2020).
www.statesman.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

21. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Aged care COVID-19 deaths could have been curtailed, Brendan Murphy says,” by Dana McCauley (_Age_ [Melbourne], September 29, 2020).
www.theage.com…

22. BELIGUM NEWS: “Belgium’s new government wants to raise minimum pensions to Euro 1,500 (USD 1,755),” (_Brussels Times_, September 30, 2020).
www.brusselstimes.com…

23. CANADA NEWS: “Critics question why Ontario’s long-term care funding didn’t come sooner,” by Laura Stone and Karen Howlett (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], September 29, 2020).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

24. CANADA NEWS: “Canada failed to protect elderly in 1st wave of COVID-19 — will the same mistakes be made again?” by Adam Smith (_Canadian Broadcasting Corporation [CBC] News_, September 26, 2020). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.cbc.ca/news/health/covid-long-term-care-canada-1.5739798…

25. FRENCH NEWS: “French ‘Alzheimer’s village’: where nursing home meets the outside world,” by Emilie Delwarde (_Reuters_, October 1, 2020).
www.reuters.com…

26. FRENCH NEWS: “Pensioners’ paradise lost: COVID sows fear among Cote D’Azur retirees,” by Caroline Pailliez and Eric Gaillard (_Reuters_, September 29, 2020).
www.reuters.com…

27. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “S. Korea faced with rapidly population aging,” (_Korea Herald_ [Seoul], September 28, 2020).
www.koreaherald.com…

28. UK NEWS: “Delirium ‘key symptom’ in frail older people,” by Philippa Roxby (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, September 30, 2020).
www.bbc.com…

29. WORLD NEWS: “Low Interest Rates Are Worsening Retirement Prospects Worldwide,” by Suzanne Woolley (_Bloomberg_, September 28, 2020).
www.bloomberg.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

30. “‘Testing Hell’: Gift of Devices to Nursing Homes Brings New Problems,” by Andrews Jacobs (_New York Times_, September 29, 2020). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

31. “Caregivers of elderly loved ones face heavy emotional, physical, financial toll,” by Katherine Ellison (_Washington Post_, September 27, 2020). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

32. “Why do structural differences in {alpha}-synuclein aggregates cause different pathologies?,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 29, 2020).
eurekalert.org…

33. “Social isolation increases anxiety and asymmetry in brain atrophy in Alzheimer’s disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 1, 2020).
eurekalert.org…

34. “Research confirms link between sleep apnea and Alzheimer’s disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], September 28, 2020).
www.eurekalert.org…

35. “Understanding the effect of aging on the genome,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 29, 2020).
eurekalert.org…

36. “Study helps explain cognition decline after the menopause transition,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], September 28, 2020).
www.eurekalert.org…

37. “How important is sex to women as they age?” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], September 28, 2020).
www.eurekalert.org…

38. “Early Results Show Moderna’s COVID Vaccine Safe, Effective in Older People,” by E.J. Mundell (_HealthDay_, September 29, 2020).
consumer.healthday.com…

39. “Hospital-based specialist palliative care may slightly improve patient experience and increase their chances of dying in their preferred place (measured by home death),” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], September 30, 2020).
eurekalert.org…

40. “Study details strategies to address barriers keeping older adults out of clinical trials,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 1, 2020).
eurekalert.org…

41. “Measuring muscle strength provides insights regarding weakness in older adults,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], September 30, 2020).
eurekalert.org…

42. “Shall You Dance? Study Finds Dancing Helps Seniors Avoid Falls,” by Cara Robert Murez (_HealthDay_, October 1, 2020).
consumer.healthday.com…

 

September 25, 2020

CAAR E-Clippings No. 4348 – September 21-September 25, 2020

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 4348–September 21-September 25, 2020.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Social Security’s 2021 cost-of-living increase may be among smallest ever,” by Aimee Picchi (_Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] News_, September 25, 2020).
www.cbsnews.com…

2. “Here’s what Trump’s payroll tax plan may mean for the future of Social Security,” by Lorie Konish (_CNBC_, September 22, 2020).
www.cnbc.com…

3. “Payroll tax deferral — a silly idea — is now the ‘rule’ of the land,” by Alicia H. Munnell (_MarketWatch_, September 21, 2020).
www.marketwatch.com…

4. “Nursing Homes Oust Unwanted Patients With Claims of Psychosis,” by Jessica Silver-Greenberg and Rachel Abrams (_New York Times_, September 19, 2020). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

5. “Democratic senators highlight continuing toll of covid-19 in nursing homes,” by Will Englund (_Washington Post_, September 22, 2020). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

6. “Trump Says Elderly to Get USD 200 for Drugs in Bid for Senior Vote,” by Justin Sink and Jordan Fabian (_Bloomberg_, September 24, 2020).
www.bloomberg.com…

7. “Medicare may not pay for early coronavirus vaccines without a legal fix,” by Sarah O’Brien (_CNBC_, September 23, 2020).
www.cnbc.com…

8. “Rural Hospitals Teeter On Financial Cliff As COVID-19 Medicare Loans Come Due,” by Sarah Jane Tribble (US National Public Radio _Health Shots_, September 22, 2020).
www.npr.org…

9. “Plight of the ‘Physical Worker’: Worn-Out Bodies and Little Savings,” by Tammy LaGorce (_New York Times_, September 24, 2020). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

10. “Remembering Elderly People Lost To COVID-19,” (US National Public Radio _All Things Considered_, September 21, 2020). Note: An audio (running time 3 minutes 44 seconds) and print transcript available at the site.
www.npr.org…

US STATE NEWS:

11. ARIZONA NEWS: “As Arizona nursing homes reopen to visitors, state guidelines cause confusion,” by Anne Ryman (_Arizona Republic_ [Phoenix, Arizona], September 24, 2020).
www.azcentral.com…

12. CONNECTICUT NEWS: “Pandemic deals another blow to nursing homes: plummeting occupancy,” by Susan Jaffe (_CT Mirror_, September 20, 2020).
ctmirror.org…

13. GEORGIA NEWS: “Georgia updates nursing home visit rules,” by Brad Schrade (_Atlanta Journal-Constitution_, September 22, 2020).
www.ajc.com…

14. GEORGIA NEWS: “He Wanted to Fix Rural America’s Broken Nursing Homes. Now, Taxpayers May Be on the Hook for USD 76 Million.” by Max Blau (_ProPublica_, September 22, 2020).
www.propublica.org…

15. LOUISIANA NEWS: “Some Louisiana nursing homes are undercounting coronavirus deaths, coroner data reveals,” by Gordon Russell (_Times-Picayune_ [New Orleans, Louisiana], September 20, 2020).
www.nola.com…

15. MARYLAND NEWS: “Maryland nursing home inspectors not being tested for COVID-19,” by Meredith Cohn (_Baltimore Sun_, September 25, 2020).
www.baltimoresun.com…

16. MISSOURI NEWS: “Missouri public retirement funds recover some of what was lost earlier in year,” by Phillip Setter (_Jefferson City News Tribune_, September 21, 2020).
www.newstribune.com…

17. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Bill to increase N.J. nursing home staffing passes after a 5-year battle. It’s now up to Murphy.” by Susan K. Livio (_NJ.com_, September 25, 2020).
www.nj.com…

18. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “‘The battle is definitely not over’: R.I. nursing homes seeing COVID cases rise again,” by Brian Amaral (_Providence Journal_, September 25, 2020).
www.providencejournal.com…

19. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Wisconsin nursing homes report 271 COVID-19 deaths,” by David Wahlberg (_Wisconsin State Journal_ [Madison, Wisconsin], September 25, 2020).
madison.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

20. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Aged care royal commission to consider recommending independent pricing authority,” by Julie Power (_Sydney Morning Herald_, September 23, 2020).
www.smh.com…

21. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Pay Rise or a Better Retirement? Australians May Get Neither,” by Matthew Burgess (_Bloomberg_, September 24, 2020).
www.bloomberg.com…

22. CANADA NEWS: “Ontario long-term-care homes could face brutal 2nd wave of COVID-19, doctor warns,” (_Canadian Broadcasting Corporation [CBC] News_, September 19, 2020).
www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/long-term-care-covid-19-second-wave-1.5730121…

23. FRENCH NEWS: “France’s weak spot: Virus infections rise at nursing homes,” (Associated Press via _Amercian Broadcasting Corporation [ABC] News_, September 22, 2020).
abcnews.go.com…

24. FRENCH NEWS: “Macron says France must not lock up elderly in nursing homes as COVID-19 cases rise,” (_Reuters_, September 22, 2020).
www.reuters.com…

25. GREECE NEWS: “Funded pension plan for more workers,” by Roula Salourou (_Kathimerini_ [Athens], September 24, 2020).
www.ekathimerini.com…

26. IRELAND NEWS: “Covid-19 and nursing homes: ‘Will we ever be able to hug our families again?'” by Simon Carswell (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], September 24, 2020).
www.irishtimes.com…

27. ROMANIA NEWS: “Romanian parliament sticks by 40% pension hike before election,” (_Reuters_, September 22, 2020).
www.reuters.com…

28. UK NEWS: “As UK care homes face a Covid second wave, families are seeking alternatives,” by David Brindle (_Guardian_ [London], September 23, 2020).
www.theguardian.com…

29. UK NEWS: “Study suggests elderly care home outbreaks in England were caused by multiple indepedent infections and also within-home spread,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], September 23, 2020).
eurekalert.org…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

30. “In nursing homes and assisted living communities, minorities suffer most from Covid-19, research says,” by Mallory Hughes and Naomi Thomas (_CNN_, September 21, 2020).
www.cnn.com…

31. “Virus Cases Surged in Young Adults. The Elderly Were Hit Next.” by Roni Caryn Rabin (_New York Times_, September 24, 2020). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

32. “Data Suggest Young People Spread COVID-19 To Older Adults,” by Will Stone (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, September 24, 2020). Note: An audio (running time 3 minutes 39 seconds) and print transcript available at the site.
www.npr.org…

33. “Awareness of COVID-19 in severe dementia patients,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], September 21, 2020).
eurekalert.org…

34. “Study suggests older Western Europeans could already have systemic ‘profile’ that makes them susceptible to severe COVID-19,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], September 24, 2020).
eurekalert.org…

35. “Too Much or Too Little Sleep Bad for Your Brain,” by Steven Reinberg (_HealthDay_, September 21, 2020).
consumer.healthday.com…

36. “A genetic variant that protects against Alzheimer’s disease promotes immune cell functions,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], September 25, 2020).
eurekalert.org…

37. “Fall Risk Rises Even in Alzheimer’s Early Stages,” (_HealthDay_, September 21, 2020).
consumer.healthday.com…

38. “Diabetes Drug Metformin May Protect the Aging Brain,” by Serena Gordon (_HealthDay_, September 23, 2020).
consumer.healthday.com…

39. “Middle-Aged Americans Report More Pain Than Seniors,” by Amy Norton (_HealthDay_, September 22, 2020).
consumer.healthday.com…

40. “Ultra-low-cost hearing aid could address age-related hearing loss worldwide,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], September 23, 2020).
eurekalert.org…

41. “How we age,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], September 21, 2020).
www.eurekalert.org…

42. “Older the person, higher the self-esteem: age differences in self-esteem in Japan,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], September 24, 2020).
eurekalert.org…

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