Since 1975 our country has been on notice about the inappropriate and dangerous use of antipsychotic drugs in nursing homes. Yet a recent Human Watch Report estimates at least 179,000 cases of abuse occur today and the group urges federal and state agencies to take tougher measures against it.
This week’s program offers the conclusion to Ezekiel Emanuel’s article “ Why I Want to Die at 75” and a rebuttal by LA Times reporter Michael Hiltzik, “Why Ezekiel Emanuel is wrong to 'hope' for death at 75”
In this program you will hear two very different views on how many years make up a reasonable lifespan. Of particular interest is Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel’s position that he wishes to live only to the age of seventy five. Bruce Frassnelli from 55+ will offer his thoughts as well.
Insurers want to know if the pain from whiplash is real. In countries without a "whiplash culture" neck sprains clear up in a much shorter time. A medical mystery from the Washington Post about hip pain. Also five ways to help avoid becoming a medical mystery.
Articles in the winter issue of Brain World, cover new information on diagnosing and treating Alzheimer’s and other dementias, including reading virtual maps and yoga as a preventative treatment measure.
In honor of Black History Month, articles will highlight the roles of several African American seniors, including a medical marijuana shop owner, aged protestors of Donald Trump’s inauguration and the National Caucus and Cent on Black Aging
The article the Caregiver’s Dilemma in the journal Scientific American Mind includes the many aspects of caregiving including gender, culture and community, managing stress and social support as well as respite and the power of a plan.
All predictions point to an aging population in the US, and with that, an increasing number of people living with Alzheimer's disease. From the New York Times a personal story from one family of living with the disease. From Time magazine, a potential new drug to prevent Alzheimer's.