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As presence of older people in nursing homes declines, young people with disabilities have few alternatives: study

As presence of older people in nursing homes declines, young people with disabilities have few alternatives: study

According to a study published in Health Affairs Monday. A trio of Harvard University researchers found that long-term residents under age 65 were much more likely to have serious mental illness than their older counterparts, but those aged 35 to 64 needed much less help with daily care. People aged 20 to 64 were also …

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‘They were an afterthought’: Millions of older Americans still vulnerable as pandemic caution wanes

It was Mother’s Day in May 2020 and an elderly woman lay dying in a Rhode Island nursing home. Her children were unable to visit her due to Covid, and although Adelina Ramos, her graduate nursing assistant, longed to comfort herself from her bedside, she had to leave, although she could see the woman eclipsed. …

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Older Americans regret not taking more care of their teeth in their youth, but 80% still don't

Older Americans regret not taking more care of their teeth in their youth, but 80% still don’t

Delta Dental’s first senior oral health survey found that 72% of Americans ages 50 and older wish they had taken better care of their teeth in their youth, but many still don’t. Since oral health is linked to heart, brain and mental health, dentists encourage following the “2-1-2 rule”. SAN FRANCISCO, September 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ …

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