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New tool helps evaluate older adults' decision-making ability

May 25, 2022
The system is designed to gauge whether formal psychiatric assessment may be needed.
Geriatricians created the interview for decisional abilities to help social services workers determine whether further evaluation is required.
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As the population ages, the costs of dementia will climb, report finds

From medical costs to the value of unpaid caregiving, dementia is getting more expensive for families.
From medical costs to the value of unpaid caregiving, dementia is getting more expensive for families.
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Chinese citizens greet new 3-child policy with humor

Jun 21, 2021
Women in China have taken to social media to push back against having one more child.
A father with his son on a low-cost train heading into the Chinese countryside. People in rural China cite the cost of raising a child as a main reason they don't want to have more children.
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Census data shows fewer seniors are living alone

Dec 19, 2019
There's hasn't been in increase in seniors in nursing homes, either.
A new investigation published in The New Yorker detailed what happened at St. Joseph's Home for the Aged, a nursing home in Richmond, Virginia, after it was acquired by a private equity firm in 2021.
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Preparing for retirement when you have one child

Dec 5, 2019
"It gets complicated after your parents pass away and you have nobody."
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The cartoonist drawing comics about his mother's Alzheimer's

Sep 26, 2019
Ted Rall's new cartoons tackle the isolation and financial stress of family caregiving.
Courtesy of Ted Rall

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Are you an only child? We want to hear from you.

Jun 25, 2019
We're exploring how only children care for their aging parents.
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Brains and Losses: Part VI

Scammers are not always a faceless voice on the phone.
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Brains and Losses: Part V

Suspicious or unusual bank activity can often signal a scam; but should a teller be able to monitor a long-time account holder’s ledger activity to flag a possible scam?
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