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Calming Dementia Patients — Without Powerful Drugs

Calming Dementia Patients — Without Powerful Drugs

KQED Public Radio/New America Media, News Report, Rachel Dornhelm , Posted: May 21, 2015

Nursing homes often drug dementia patients to manage their behavior, but some facilities are successfully using “person-centered care” without antipsychotics.


Calif. Legislator Chastises Colleagues on Cuts to State’s Most Vulnerable


New America Media, Commentary, Cheryl R. Brown, Posted: May 15, 2015

California’s Legislature has shelved a bill to restore income-aid cuts to the states impoverished senior and disabled citizens--despite today’s budget surplus.


Refugee Elders Escape Somali Strife--Now Struggle to Survive U.S. Bureaucracy


News-Sentinel/New America Media , News Feature, Jennifer L. Boen , Posted: May 14, 2015

In his 60s and on dialysis, refugee Sugow Said escaped Somali strife and resettled in Indiana. But his SSI has been cut--and he’s fighting to survive bureaucracy.


Older Refugees Face Challenges Trying to Maintain SSI Aid


News-Sentinel/New America Media , News Feature, Jennifer L. Boen , Posted: May 12, 2015

Somali refugee Sugow Said was stunned when Social Security cut off his income. Many more face the same dilemma.


Survival Secrets: Why Women Age More Resiliently Than Men


California Magazine/New America Media , News Feature, Frank Browning, Posted: May 09, 2015

Aging men are from Mars, and Venusian women grow old with more resilient networking, say experts at the University of California.


Why Multiethnic Doctors Struggle With Patients’ End-of-Life Care


New America Media, News Report, Liz Seegert, Posted: May 05, 2015

Experts on end-of-life care and a new study show how health professionals can overcome cultural and other barriers to helping patients.


Midlife Latinas Are Boosting U.S. Entrepreneurial Numbers


Next Avenue/Forbes/New America Media , News Analysis, Elizabeth Isele , Posted: May 04, 2015

Latinas in their middle and later years have tripled new businesses in the U.S. to over a million, partly due to smart networks like Proud To Be Latina.


Choua Thao: Female Hmong Veteran Reflects on Secret War


New America Media, Video, Kyle Moua, Posted: Apr 30, 2015

When she turned 13, she was recruited by the International Volunteer Service to join a nursing program.


Tortured, Jailed Black Seniors Released--But Denied Social Security


NorthStar News Today/New America Media, News Report, Frederick H. Lowe, Posted: Apr 21, 2015

Chicago’s agreement to pay once-tortured, wrongly convicted black men $5.5 million, still leaves them with no Social Security retirement income.


Latino Families Find Eldercare A Tough But Beautiful Mission


Mundo Hispanico/New America Media, News Feature, Melody Miranda Aulet , Posted: Apr 20, 2015

Over 8 million Latinos in the U.S. take care of family elders without any compensation, generating enormous stress and economic loss.

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