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  • With Age Comes New Vulnerabilities That Can Make Any of Us Susceptible to Elder Abuse

    08/19/2017 10:51:41 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Association of Mature American Citizens ^ | August 17, 2017 | John Grimaldi
    ‘It is no longer unusual for us to live to be as old as 80, 90 and 100 years or more’WASHINGTON, DC – Reports of physical and financial abuse of the elderly are on the rise throughout the country. It’s a crime that, experts say, is largely under-reported. But, a new light needs to be shed on this dirty little secret, says Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC].“Older Americans are easy targets in most cases. Many of them depend on caregivers for survival and that makes them beholden and vulnerable. It also can make them...
  • Baby boomers are refusing to sell and will age like a fine wine in their homes.

    08/15/2017 6:42:18 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 138 replies
    Older Americans own half of the houses in the market. Many are simply refusing to sell and others have adult “kids” moving back in since they can’t afford a place to rent or buy. It is a Catch 22 and many people are looking at countries like Italy where the number of adults that live at home is enormous. Multi-generational families just don’t coincide with the “rugged American” worldview where you go out on your own and you make it with your own two hands. Of course, many house humpers had mom and dad chip in but that doesn’t make...
  • 'Dying together was their deepest wish': Couple Dies...double euthanasia

    08/14/2017 7:33:13 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 47 replies
    Telegraph GB ^ | 08.14.17 | Mark Molloy
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/08/14/dying-together-deepest-wish-couple-91-die-rare-double-euthanasia/ An elderly couple died holding hands surrounded by loved ones in a rare double euthanasia....“ ...“The geriatrician determined that our mother was still mentally competent. However, if our father were to die, she could become completely disoriented, ending up in a nursing home.
  • Hatch Stands With Transgender Utahns

    07/26/2017 8:18:59 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 56 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 07/26/17
    Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) on Wednesday said he stands with transgender individuals from his state in a tweet following President Trump’s announcement that he will ban all transgender persons from serving in the United States military.
  • How does Obamacare treat an 80 year old w/brain cancer?

    07/20/2017 7:04:56 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 70 replies
    7/20/17 | sff
    Fellow FREEPers, I am NOT trying to be morbid or tactless, but given the recent development with Senator McCain, I want to RESPECTFULLY ask the question. We recall how, on national TV, Obama told a woman whose mother had a terminal condition that might be treated she would probably get a painkiller: http://hotair.com/archives/2009/07/21/video-let-them-eat-painkillers/ So, with this fresh sad case in mind, does any enterprising REAL NEWS people to find out how OBAMACARE treats someone with Senator McCain's sickness.
  • Jimmy Carter collapses from dehydration, rushed to hospital

    07/13/2017 12:40:34 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 71 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 13, 2017 | Bob Fredericks
    Ex-president Jimmy Carter was rushed to a Canadian hospital Thursday for dehydration as he was building a new Habitat for Humanity house in Winnipeg, according to a Canadian news network. Carter, 92, was working on the home when he “collapsed,” a volunteer told CBC News. Paramedics and firefighters rushed to help him and an ambulance took him to a hospital. “President Carter has been working hard all week. He was dehydrated working in the hot sun and has been taken offsite for observation. He encourages everyone to stay hydrated and keep building,” a statement from the Carter Center said.
  • Biden tops list of potential 2020 Democrats in new poll

    06/19/2017 3:48:42 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 17, 2017 | Julia Manchester
    Former Vice President Joe Biden tops a list of prospective Democratic candidates for the 2020 presidential race in a new survey. Seventy-four percent of Democrats in the Morning Consult/Politico poll out Monday view Biden favorably. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass), with a favorable rating from 51 percent of Democrats, follows Biden in second place. [Snip] Other contenders in the new poll included Democratic Sens. Al Franken (Minn.), Cory Booker (N.J.) and Kamala Harris (Calif.).
  • Help STOP Elder Abuse – An AMAC Call to Action

    06/10/2017 11:58:11 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    The Assocation of Mature American Citizens ^ | June 6, 2017 | Andrea Rogers
    Norma Evanston is an 88-year old widow who had remained healthy until two years ago, when she suffered a fall. Since her children live out of state, the family made several long-distance calls and ultimately, hired a local caregiver. However, several months later, after a concerning phone call, the family realized that the caregiver was not providing the professional care they expected. Despite the fact that the caregiver was hired from a “reputable” company, Norma’s doctor reported that Norma had suspicious bedsores and had missed a scheduled appointment. Fortunately, the family was able to make alternate arrangements to ensure that...
  • Democrat Alderman Wants The Elderly To GET OUT Of His City [WATCH]

    05/28/2017 7:19:19 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 68 replies
    thefederalistpapers.org ^ | May 28, 2017 | Kimberly Morin
    Yesterday a video of a Manchester, New Hampshire Committee meeting was posted to YouTube. The meeting took place on May 24th but there was extremely disturbing and interesting commentary made by a Manchester Alderman. Apparently, the topic was property taxes and tax credits for the elderly. The meeting was a Joint Committee Meeting on Education. Education being the largest chunk of expense for any property taxes. -snip "I’ve got an 85 year old woman that lives across the street, and, and she won’t give up her house, she’s sitting on $350,000 dollars and she can’t afford it anymore and you’re saying (pointing to...
  • Anyone know about "Charles Bonnet Syndrome"? (Vanity)

    05/21/2017 7:19:36 PM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 58 replies
    My wonderful step-father (WW2 Vet) is experiencing delusions. He has Macular Dejeneration and Dementia. Noticed, today, he thinks people are "in the household ". Very agitated. Talked to many "people" in the room.
  • After 62 years of marriage, couple dies together while holding hands [TX]

    05/11/2017 10:20:40 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 120 replies
    www.ksat.com ^ | Updated: 5:17 PM, May 09, 2017 | By Chip Brewster
    Pair dies less than 1 hour 30 minutes apart LAKE JACKSON, Texas - After nearly 62 years of marriage, Lake Jackson couple Tom and Delma Ledbetter left this world about two weeks ago. “Mama was from Nebraska, and daddy was from Arkansas,” said Donetta Nichols. Nichols is one of the Ledbetters' daughters. She tells us the couple first met in their early 20s through mutual friends. “He was stationed in Florida and my mother and her girlfriend had moved to Florida,” she said. Their first date of sorts happened when Tom had to “just move his car.” “They drove around...
  • Woman slammed to ground, thrown in pool after complaining about loud, rowdy party in Fort Lauderdale

    05/09/2017 7:53:31 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 36 replies
    wptv.com ^ | 5-9-2017
    Woman slammed to ground, thrown in pool after complaining about loud, rowdy party in Fort Lauderdale NBC 6 4:50 PM, May 8, 2017 4 hours ago UPDATE: Broward Sheriff's Office detectives arrested the 16-year-old responsible for throwing a 68-year-old woman in a pool. Officials say the suspect turned himself in shortly before 5 p.m. Monday, He faces one count of battery on a person 65 years of age or older. After he is processed at the Juvenile Assessment Center, he is expected to be taken to Broward Juvenile Facility.
  • 85-Year-Old Dies Trying To Become Oldest Everest Climber

    05/07/2017 1:26:11 PM PDT · by drewh · 35 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 7, 2017 | 6:23
    KATHMANDU, Nepal — An 85-year-old Nepali man has died while attempting to regain his title as the oldest person to climb Mount Everest, officials said. Min Bahadur Sherchan died at the Everest base camp on Saturday evening. The cause of death was not immediately clear, but mountaineering official Gyanendra Shrestha, who is at the base camp, said he likely suffered cardiac arrest. Shrestha could not elaborate due to a poor telephone connection. ADVERTISING Sherchan, a grandfather of 17 and great-grandfather to six, first scaled Everest in May 2008 when he was 76 — at the time becoming the oldest climber...
  • Prince Philip, 95, Seals Retirement in Typically Humorous Style: 'I can't stand up much longer!'

    05/04/2017 2:16:56 PM PDT · by drewh · 43 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 16:11 EDT, 4 May 2017 | By Martin Robinson Chief Reporter For Mailonline and Amie Gordon For Mailonline
    Prince Philip took a lighthearted view on his retirement today as he joked: 'Well I can't stand up for much longer'. The Duke of Edinburgh made himself and a crowd of guests roar with laughter while with the Queen at an Order of Merit service at St James's Palace just an hour after announcing he will stop all public royal duties at the age of 95. Mathematician Sir Michael Atiyah was left in hysterics after stopping him to say: ‘I’m sorry to hear you’re standing down’, to which the Duke replied: ‘Well I can’t stand up much longer'. His well-earned...
  • Real-life 'Rosie the Riveter' is finally receiving her diploma at the age of 97 (tr)

    05/04/2017 11:35:55 AM PDT · by DFG · 14 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 05/04/2017 | Stephanie Haney
    A 97-year-old woman living in Metairie, Louisiana finally received her high school diploma, which she had previously missed out on by only completing the 11th grade. Katherine Summers Martinson quit high school in Picayune, Mississippi during the Great Depression to help her family, and her education was further delayed by the start of World War II in 1939, according to WDSU. But on Tuesday, she finally got what she's always wanted when Picayune Memorial High School presented her with an honorary degree at her home in Metairie.
  • Former US President George H.W. Bush Hospitalised in Houston

    04/18/2017 3:46:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 49 replies
    Channel News ^ | 19 Apr 2017
    Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush has been admitted to a hospital in Houston for a mild case of pneumonia but "is going to be fine," his spokesman said on Tuesday. Jim McGrath, official media representative for the 92-year-old former president, said Bush was hospitalized on Friday "for observation due to a persistent cough that prevented him from getting proper rest." "It was subsequently determined he had a mild case of pneumonia, which was treated and has been resolved," McGrath added in a statement.
  • Stunning Success! Vitamin C Saves People Dying of Sepsis

    04/17/2017 4:28:32 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 149 replies
    CBN News ^ | April 6, 2017 | Lorie Johnson
    It seems too good to be true. A simple and inexpensive treatment for one of the most dreadful conditions around: sepsis. Also known as blood poisoning, sepsis strikes one million Americans every year, killing one-fourth of them. Dr. Paul Marik, chief of pulmonary and critical care at Eastern Virginia Medical School, came up with the idea on little more than a whim. His patient, 48-year-old Valerie Hobbs, was succumbing to sepsis and he had run out of options to save her. It was a desperation shot in the dark: Vitamin C. It worked. Beautifully. Again and again. Valerie spent a...
  • John McCain Blasts Trump, Says He’s No Reagan

    04/03/2017 8:20:24 AM PDT · by kevcol · 82 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | April 2, 2017 | Juliegrace Brufke
    GOP Arizona Sen. John McCain said he doesn’t believe there are similarities between former President Ronald Reagan and President Donald Trump. During an appearance on CNN’s “The Axe Files,” host David Axelrod inquired on whether he saw a parallel between the two entertainer-turned-politicians. “No, I don’t,” McCain replied
  • House Republicans approve changes in advance of AHCA vote later today

    03/24/2017 10:14:11 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/24/17 | Dan Calabrese
    Coverage requirements eliminated, Medicaid benefits strengthened for elderly and handicapped people. What I keep hearing is that they’re working toward a vote of the full House at 3 p.m., although that could always change if they need more time to corral the votes. They just took a procedural vote, which doesn’t pass the bill but allows it to be amended as follows: Republicans have pushed the GOP health care overhaul past an initial procedural hurdle in the House.
  • This is how much it costs ‘Meals on Wheels’ to feed one elderly person for a year

    03/20/2017 6:25:47 PM PDT · by bgill · 63 replies
    Market Watch ^ | Mar. 19, 2017 | Quentin Fottrell
    The administration’s proposed cuts target the Department of Housing and Urban Development and call for the elimination of the $3 billion Community Development Block Grant, which helps fund programs including Meals on Wheels, which deliver food (and human interaction) to elderly, disabled and poor recipients. “The federal government has spent over $150 billion on this block grant since its inception in 1974, but the program is not well-targeted to the poorest populations and has not demonstrated results,”