Pandemic decision: Caregiving at home or a nursing home?

What's better during the pandemic, caregiving at home or a nursing home? An expert in palliative and long-term care offers some advice.

Laura Bailey-Michigan • futurity
May 15, 2020 ~6 min

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Rush back to work risks hundreds of thousands of lives

"If policymakers prioritize short-term economic productivity more, their quarantine policies may lead to many times more deaths and hospitalizations..."

Brandie Jefferson-WUSTL • futurity
May 15, 2020 ~8 min

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Pandemic decision: Caregiving at home or a nursing home?

What's better during the pandemic, caregiving at home or a nursing home? An expert in palliative and long-term care offers some advice.

Laura Bailey-Michigan • futurity
May 15, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: featured health-and-medicine caregivers covid-19 nursing-homes pandemics seniors

Active older veterans fall more, but don’t get as hurt

Physically active veterans are more likely to fall, but less likely to hurt themselves when they do, a new study shows.

Laura Bailey-Michigan • futurity
April 15, 2020 ~5 min

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Older adults can better rein in their emotions

The stereotype of the "grumpy" older adult doesn't hold up. New research finds that older adults actually have better emotional regulation.

Karl Bates-Duke • futurity
March 25, 2020 ~3 min

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How to talk to your older parents about the coronavirus

Expert tips to help you navigate tough conversations with your parents and guide decisions about staying inside and staying healthy.

Duke University • futurity
March 24, 2020 ~1 min

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Vitamin D boosts chance of walking after hip surgery

Just the right amount of vitamin D, around 800 IU daily, can help senior citizens get back on their feet after hip fracture surgery.

Todd Bates-Rutgers • futurity
March 17, 2020 ~4 min

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Vitamin D boosts chance of walking after hip surgery

Just the right amount of vitamin D, around 800 IU daily, can help senior citizens get back on their feet after hip fracture surgery.

Todd Bates-Rutgers • futurity
March 17, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: health-and-medicine bones hip-fractures older-adults seniors surgery vitamin-d

Ageism can shorten life expectancy

Ageism can have real consequences for the health of older people, including shorter life expectancy and reduced access to health care, researchers say.

Michael Greenwood-Yale • futurity
Jan. 16, 2020 ~3 min

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Changes at home make it easier for older folks to live alone

Social and physical changes in the home can help older adults live alone more easily and protect their cognition, researchers say.

Neil Schoenherr-WUSTL • futurity
Nov. 22, 2019 ~3 min

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