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Between 2.0 million and 4.4 million older adults are homebound, but they haven’t been recognized as a priority group for vaccines.
In most places, elderly people are pitted against one another, competing on an unstable technological playing field for limited shots.
Seniors in nursing homes and assisted living centers will be among the first to vaccinated. Other older adults may have to wait longer.
Individuals report that their health and well-being is worse because of the social distancing required during the pandemic.
Some are forming small groups that agree on pandemic precautions.
The drug was associated with a 19% and 22% higher risk of being diagnosed with cancer that spread and advanced cancer, respectively.
Other benefits include better cancer care planning for people over 70.
For older adults contemplating what might happen to them during this pandemic, ventilators are a fraught symbol.
Many 5-star nursing homes have infection-control lapses.
Residents are at heightened risk of serious complications from the illness because of the dual threat of age and close living conditions.
Older adults said they liked the idea of “interdependence” ― acknowledging that people need one another from childhood to older age.
A new classification system may more accurately reflect liver-related death trends in the United States.
“We’re trying to help them age in place with the best quality of life,” said Lisa Mears-Morris of the social services pilot program.
It’s crucial to get the entire picture of the potential benefits and risks of treatment.
A six-week exercise program resulted in better mental health outcomes for older adults with cancer.
For many, good health means more than the lack of illness or disability, and poor physical functioning plays a less important role.
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