— Why can’t we accept getting old? [New York Daily News]
If we are unsettled by the sight of a valiant old man with the will to regain his speech after a catastrophic stroke, that only underscores our denial about the challenges associated with an aging population.
— Alzheimer’s may start in the liver according to startling new research. [McKnight’s LTC News]
— Ronni Bennett outlines the stealth cuts threatening Social Security. [TimeGoesBy.net]
The president and Mr. Goolsbee are not stupid men. So what don’t they understand about how Social Security works and its fiscal condition?
— Acclaimed Spanish cartoon “Wrinkles” has been adapted into a feature film. [Global Ageing Network Blog]
“the way they interact with one another … their humour, revelry, nonconformity and idealism,” all of which “transports the reader to the soul of each of the seniors.”
— Do aging sex offenders endanger nursing homes? [Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism]
A sex offender living in a nursing home poses special dangers because many residents are physically or mentally vulnerable, share common areas such as lounges and stay in unlocked rooms. Advocates say some victims’ inability to communicate or report incidents due to their conditions compounds the problem.
— It not an easy battle to win, but Kathleen tells her story about remaining continent. [Long Term Living blogs]