News tagged with elderly

Elder abuse is common around the world

A new global review reveals that elder abuse—which includes psychological, physical, and sexual abuse; neglect; and financial exploitation—is common among community-dwelling older adults and is especially prevalent among ...

Jun 15, 2015
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The plight of America's 'elder orphans'

(HealthDay)—Dr. Maria Torroella Carney grew increasingly distressed as she watched how emergency response teams had to help older, frail people who were living alone evacuate their homes in the wake of ...

May 19, 2015
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Economic burden of cancer extends into survivorship

A new study finds the economic burden of cancer extends beyond diagnosis and treatment, and concludes that cancer survivors face thousands of dollars of excess medical expenses every year as well as excess ...

May 13, 2015
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