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Understanding elder abuse and neglect

Understanding elder abuse and neglect – Physical and Emotional Abuse Rosalie S. Wolf In spite of the headway that has been made in explaining how and why elder abuse occurs, it still remains a poorly understood problem. No simple definition can encompass its many aspects. Elder mistreatment may be an act of commission (abuse) or […]

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Nurturing the creative spirit: National Center on Arts and the Aging – includes related information and bibliography

Nurturing the creative spirit: National Center on Arts and the Aging – includes related information and bibliography – Cover Story A Texas professor and his wife, both violinists, were looking for a community with a strong musical culture where they could retire. A Virginia woman needed help finding money to convert a mobile home into […]

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collecting damages for elder abuse, neglect and exploitation

Making the perpetrator pay: collecting damages for elder abuse, neglect and exploitation Marc B. Hankin CALIFORNIA LAW MAKES LAWSUITS PRACTICAL California is the first state to pass a law that makes it practical for elderly people who suffer physical abuse, neglect, or financial exploitation from con artists, relatives or staff in nursing homes to file […]

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Are good nursing homes hard to find – includes a related articles on the role of ombudsmen and a directory of ombudsmen in the various states

Are good nursing homes hard to find – includes a related articles on the role of ombudsmen and a directory of ombudsmen in the various states – Preventing Abuse in Nursing Homes Nursing homes, traditionally the province of mission-oriented religious groups, have increasingly become for-profit businesses. Nearly 70% of all nursing homes in the U.S. […]

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A multimedia program on problem drinking in later life

A multimedia program on problem drinking in later life – community education workshop A Multimedia Program On Problem Drinking In Later Life Family, friends, and practitioners can be crucial in identifying abusive drinking in later life and getting a person to treatment. However, because of lack of knowledge about the alcohol problems, they frequently, ignore, […]

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The power of support: Alzheimer’s disease support groups for minority families

The power of support: Alzheimer’s disease support groups for minority families – Confronting Alzheimer’s: Help for Patients and Families J. Neil Henderson With no cure or discovery yet of a drug or medical treatment to slow its progress, Alzheimer’s disease is a terrible tragedy for any family to face. But when the emotional strain of […]

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Teaching dance to senior adults.

Teaching dance to senior adults. – book reviews One late afternoon, as the temperature began to cool off in a dusty village in the south of Senegal, West Africa, I attended a women’s dance. All the women of the village gathered in a circle, the men standing behind. The women included mothers with babies tied […]

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“How-to” information on assisted living facilities

“How-to” information on assisted living facilities – newsletter on housing for the aged “Assisted living” is the topic of an excellent 15-page newsletter issued last year by the National Eldercare Institute on Housing and Supportive Services, one of 13 Institutes funded by the Administration on Aging as part of its National Eldercare Campaign. The Campaign […]

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The Able Gardener: Overcoming Barriers of Age and Physical Limitations.

The Able Gardener: Overcoming Barriers of Age and Physical Limitations. – book reviews The Able Gardener: Overcoming Barriers of Age and Physical Limitations by Kathleen Yoemans, R.N. 1992, 298 pp., $16.95. To order, write Storey Communications, Inc., P.O. Box 445, Pownal, VT 05261 or call 1-800-827-8673. “Just use your head, not your back,” is Kathleen […]

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Acting up!

Acting up! – elderly drama troupe The scene is center stage in the courtroom of life. The defendents solemnly shuffle up the aisle to answer the charges against them. The crime? Growing old. The plaintiff is Youth. The accused face banishment for the rest of their lives to a retirement village in Florida, condemned to […]