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    50+: Live Better, Longer

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    1. Helping Older People Stay at Home

      May 8, 2000 -- Geriatric care managers, members of a relatively new specialty, coordinate services that can help older people stay in their homes for as long as possible. For families considering such help, though, finding the right help and weighing the options can be daunting. Here are some tips:

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    2. Choosing to Live at Home

      May 8, 2000 -- When Sharon Miles' elderly mother grew frail a dozen years ago in Albuquerque, mother and daughter had a problem. "I was taking care of her with no support system here in town," says Sharon Miles. "It was overwhelming. She needed help bathing, eating, getting around. Finally, I had to

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    3. Making the Last Move

      May 8, 2000 -- To join or not to join? To stay in my own home or move to a retirement community? That is the question I faced, when, like so many of us oldies, I found myself alone and ailing after my husband died. Mine was a familiar story. We had retired in Santa Fe to spend our waning years in a

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    4. Making the Last Move.

      May 8, 2000 -- To join or not to join? To stay in my own home or move to a retirement community? That is the question I faced, when, like so many of us oldies, I found myself alone and ailing after my husband died. Mine was a familiar story. We had retired in Santa Fe to spend our waning years in a

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    5. Are Kids Good for Your Health?

      May 1, 2000 (San Francisco) -- Three days before Thanksgiving rolled around last fall, I turned to the section on nursing homes in the Yellow Pages. No, I wasn't scouting out emergency care possibilities for an older relative. I was looking for a place to visit with my 18-month-old twins, a place th

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    6. The Eden Alternative in Action

      May 1, 2000 (San Francisco) -- Excerpt from the book Life Worth Living, by William H. Thomas, MD: "We did our best to treat his depression and to encourage, cajole, and assist him, but nothing seemed to help. First, he gave up on walking. Then he refused to eat and became confined to his bed. At thi

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    7. Reaching Out to Nursing Home Residents

      May 1, 2000 (San Francisco) -- If you want to improve life for a loved one in a nursing home far away, here are some ideas. First, keep in contact with your loved one: cards, phone calls, and photographs do make a difference. Friends don't need to be around the corner, as long as a strong message of

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    8. The Eden Alternative in Action.

      May 1, 2000 (San Francisco) -- Excerpt from the book Life Worth Living, by William H. Thomas, MD: "We did our best to treat his depression and to encourage, cajole, and assist him, but nothing seemed to help. First, he gave up on walking. Then he refused to eat and became confined to his bed. At thi

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    9. Reaching Out to Nursing Home Residents.

      May 1, 2000 (San Francisco) -- If you want to improve life for a loved one in a nursing home far away, here are some ideas. First, keep in contact with your loved one: cards, phone calls, and photographs do make a difference. Friends don't need to be around the corner, as long as a strong message of

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    10. Your Hearing: Are You Losing It?

      April 24, 2000 (Bethesda, Md.) -- Certain factors point to a possible loss of hearing. According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, you should suspect a problem if: You have a problem hearing over the telephone. You have to strain to understand conversations. Yo

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