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Aging In America: We Should Look Abroad For Elderly Care Examples
2013-03-21 06:15:12

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A professor at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) says that Americans could learn a thing or two about how to improve the quality of life for the elderly. Aging expert M.C. Terry Hokenstad, PhD, social work professor in aging from the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at CWRU, calls his findings "lessons from abroad," based on comparison of the US system of health care for the aging and other nations. He found that...

2013-02-07 23:00:40

It´s becoming more and more popular for America´s graying population to choose to age in place, and not go prematurely into an assisted living facility. Helping those you love do just that can be as easy as 1, 2, 3. Des Moines, IA (PRWEB) February 07, 2013 As loved ones age, family and friends often see a slow decline in health and have to decide whether or not they can continue to live on their own, or whether they should be moved to an “over 55” community, an...

2012-12-02 05:04:01

Association outlines comprehensive picture for ICAA Conference 2012 attendees Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) November 30, 2012 A new model of active aging was introduced today by the International Council on Active Aging® (ICAA) at the ICAA Conference 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Established in 2001, ICAA has led, connected and defined the active-aging industry for the past 11 years. The association´s new, industry-shifting model–the “Nine Principles of Active...

2012-10-03 15:27:18

Mental health workers are more likely to be depressed or anxious when they experience discrimination from their managers than when it comes from patients, a study has found. Discrimination from the patients' visitors also causes more distress than discrimination from the patients. A research team led by Professor Stephen Wood at the University of Leicester's School of Management looked at the effects of prejudice, including sex, racial and age discrimination, from different groups of...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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