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Getting a Parent With Dementia the Best Long-Term Care for the Money

Liz Kozlowski and her staff at Brookdale Senior Living’s Westlake Village, outside of Cleveland, knew that resident Ed Petrigac and his wife Yvonne had started an auto parts business. But it wasn’t until they read his life story that they realized he also had a love of cars. That knowledge helped the staff provide better,…

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Delirium Isn’t ‘Just Part of Getting Older’

(Editor’s note: This story is part of a series for The John A. Hartford Foundation.) As many as half of hospital patients age 65 and older develop delirium. Once thought of as something ordinary — something that “just happens” to people as they get older — today, geriatricians and hospitals across the U.S. recognize the dangers…

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Getting a Parent With Dementia the Best Long-Term Care for the Money

Liz Kozlowski and her staff at Brookdale Senior Living’s Westlake Village, outside of Cleveland, knew that resident Ed Petrigac and his wife Yvonne had started an auto parts business. But it wasn’t until they read his life story that they realized he also had a love of cars. That knowledge helped the staff provide better,…

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The College Programs Where Young and Older People Connect

An inspiring intergenerational connections movement has been growing at colleges across the country, bringing together students and primarily lower-income older adults from local communities. Intergenerational Connections: Students Serving Older Adults, a three-year-old project of The Council of Independent Colleges and the AARP Foundation, is becoming a triple win for students, older adults and organizations in…

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