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Magazine articles on caring for elders, and their special health issues.
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American Family Physician
April 15, 2002
Ina Li
Feeding Tubes in Patients with Severe Dementia Patients with advanced dementia are among the most challenging patients to care for. Health care professionals commonly rely on feeding tubes to supply nutrition to these severely demented patients. However, various studies have not shown use of feeding tubes to be effective... mark for My Articles 121 similar articles
American Family Physician
March 1, 2002
Dying and Preparatory Grief What is preparatory grief?... What happens during this process?... mark for My Articles 84 similar articles
American Family Physician
February 15, 2002
Grace Brooke Huffman
Evaluating and Treating Unintentional Weight Loss in the Elderly Unintentional weight loss in the elderly patient can be difficult to evaluate. Accurate evaluation is essential, however, because this problem is associated with increased morbidity and mortality... mark for My Articles 581 similar articles
Fast Company
February 2002
Chuck Salter
(Not) the Same Old Story Eden Alternative is a change-minded organization determined to save a critically ill patient: long-term care for the elderly. The nursing-home industry should be about living, argues founder Bill Thomas, not about dying. Here's his prescription -- and lessons for changing any industry... mark for My Articles 49 similar articles
November 2001
Cynthia Fox
Technogenarians The pioneers of pervasive computing aren't getting any younger. One has created the world's most technologically advanced old-age home, a model of what is being termed gerontechnology. .. mark for My Articles 7 similar articles
American Family Physician
October 1, 2001
Karl E. Miller
Challenges in Pain Management at the End of Life Effective pain management in the terminally ill patient requires an understanding of pain control strategies. Ongoing assessment of pain is crucial and can be accomplished using various forms and scales... mark for My Articles 602 similar articles
Managed Care
September 2001
Michael Levin-Epstein
Experiment To Help Frail Elderly Not Worth Cost, Detractors Say Social health maintenance organizations (SHMOs) -- a long-running but generally little-known experiment by the federal government to combine social services with expanded Medicare benefits to keep the frail elderly in their homes -- may soon come to an end... mark for My Articles 82 similar articles
August 29, 2001
Pam Rosenthal
"The Forgetting" by David Shenk A brilliant and quirky new book on Alzheimer's offers food for thought on the unthinkable and a new, deeper understanding of the coming epidemic. mark for My Articles 92 similar articles
Real Estate Portfolio
Jan/Feb 2001
Deidre Darsa
Catch The Edge Investors are often confused by the different phases of senior living services that different facilities provide. The following is an attempt to break down each phase from active seniors to those folks who require constant care... mark for My Articles 372 similar articles
Managed Care
December 2000
Jack McCain
'The Best Is Yet To Come' Managed Care for Affluent Elderly? Although they're an old form of managed care, the best continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) strive to be life maintenance organizations... mark for My Articles 13 similar articles
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