31, 2013 Strategies to prevent heart attack, stroke and other major cardiac events should be individualized for older adults - age 75 and older - who should also play a role in choosing their therapies, according to an American Heart Association scientific statement published in its journal Circulation. Senior Citizens at High Risk of Traumatic Brain Injuries from Falls Falls continued to be the leading cause of traumatic brain injuries (35.2%) in the United States; Falls cause 61% of all TBIs among adults aged 65 years and older Oct. 29, 2013 - Anyone who cares for or just cares about an older adult - a parent, grandparent, other family member, or even a close friend - will say they are concerned about keeping their loved one healthy and independent. But few will say they are worried about a traumatic brain injury (TBI) robbing their loved one of his or her independence. 28, 2013 - Palliative care, a specialized, multidisciplinary team approach to caring for seriously ill people and their families, is often errantly reduced to end-of-life care. 20, 2013 - Emergency Medical Service (EMS) staff are accustomed to responding to emergencies, especially for senior citizens. Thats because many people simply are unaware that TBI is a serious health concern for seniors. This misconception has led to palliative care involvement being introduced late in an illness, often depriving patients and their families of comprehensive symptom control, support and assistance with complex decision-making throughout the course of their illness when it could provide the most benefit. A study presented today at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress finds they may be able to prevent many emergencies as well, judging by the preliminary success of a pilot project at a Hamilton building for seniors. Caregivers Endure a Lot of Stress but Live 18 Percent Longer Than Non-Caregivers Taking care of a chronically ill person in your family is often associated with stress, and caregiving has been previously linked to increased mortality rates Oct. 16, 2013 You can forget about what we have always heard - that those caregivers who assist chronically ill or disabled family members undergo tremendous stress that takes years off their lives. New research says these caregivers enjoy an 18 percent survival advantage over non-caregivers. Senior Citizen Opinions & Analysis Why Do They Keep Screening 75-Year-Olds for Cancer When They Are Not Supposed To? As a 75-year-old I have an opinion on this new JAMA study finding docs keep on doing PSA screening for old guys despite the experts advising against it By Tucker Sutherland, editor, Senior Oct. I have sort of stopped telling people my exact age, because most of them quickly apply the old-age-label to you and begin to treat you as a has-been. Elder abuse is a problem in western cultures world-wide. There are many forms of abuse ranging from neglect to physical abuse, and within that range is financial fraud. Elder fraud can take many forms and we’ll focus on the type of fraud that primarily uses the internet in this article. Seniors are disproportionately targeted as victims for fraud. The AARP (formerly the American Association of Retired People) found that while only 35 percent of the American population is over 50 years old, fraud victims over 50 accounted for 57 percent of all fraud. It’s difficult to obtain numbers on how large a problem elder fraud is world-wide. Different organizations calculate numbers in different ways and also define fraud differently.
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