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A Diary Of Deaths Reminds Doctor Of Life

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Bolivia is one of the poorest countries in the Western hemisphere, but its senior citizens all benefit from a guaranteed pension. Antonio Olmos/Courtesy of Age International hide caption

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Federal prosecutors allege two nursing homes in California have "persistently and severely overmedicated elderly and vulnerable residents." Antipsychotic drugs like risperidone, also known as Risperdal, can be dangerous for elderly people, but are frequently prescribed to nursing home patients. JB Reed/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Feds Hope Hitting Nursing Homes In The Wallet Will Cut Overmedication

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One of the scariest parts of advanced macular degeneration can be losing the ability to read facial expressions. Maria Pavlova /iStockphoto hide caption

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A Coping Plan Can Help Fend Off Depression From Vision Loss

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Patients who get the comforts of palliative care as well as disease treatment live longer, studies show, than those who only get treatment for the disease. Annette Birkenfeld/iStockphoto hide caption

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Lively is a sensor that can be attached to a pill box, keys or doors. It lets people know whether aging parents are taking their medicines or sticking to their routines. Courtesy of Lively hide caption

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Will This Tech Tool Help Manage Older People's Health? Ask Dad

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"Dance for PD" classes use music to temporarily ease tremors and get Parkinson's patients moving. Maggie Starbard/NPR hide caption

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Your Brain's Got Rhythm, And Syncs When You Think

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