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The New York Times

Christopher F. Schuetze

22 August 2018

Netherlands

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The Netherlands is trying an alternative strategy to hospitalization for dementia patients. Instead of home care and hospitalization, patients live in group care facilities, which use stress-reduction techniques and c...

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Lee Mannion

3 July 2018

London, England

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By 2025, Britain expects to have one million citizens suffering from dementia. The National Health Service is testing a new form of therapy where scenes reminiscent of a person with dementia's past are played on a vir...

Toronto Star

Moira Welsh

20 June 2018

Peel, Ontario, Canada

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Dementia units and long-term care homes for the elderly are often desolate and lonely places, with harried workers attempting to meet the needs of their patients while also meeting government-set metrics of success. F...

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Anna Louie Sussman

18 June 2018

New Zealand

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Undervaluation of care work stems from gender bias. A labor union brought this argument to court in New Zealand and won big. The settlement nearly doubled wages for workers, which has led to the added bonus of less st...

New Hampshire Union Leader

Roberta Baker

17 June 2018

Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States

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In states like New Hampshire, the rising senior population is highlighting a different issue - a lack of caregivers and home health aids. The Registered Apprenticeship Program for Home Health Aides at Great Bay Commun...

The Guardian

Anna Leach

7 June 2018

United Kingdom

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A good pampering can feel fantastic. Beauty and wellness experiences such as pedicures and massages are particularly special for women and men in care homes, lifting moods and helping individuals express themselves. “...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Susie Armitage

6 June 2018

Hamada, Japan

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5-15 Minutes

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Small towns in Japan like Hamada are recruiting single mothers in an effort to boost their declining population, and care of their aging one. They recruit single mothers by offering them jobs at the local nursing ho...

Alaska Public Media

Anne Hillman

28 February 2018

Kotzebue, Alaska, United States

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Elders in Kotzebue, Alaska missed traditional foods like elk, caribou, and whale when they transitioned into assisted living, so a group formed to find a way through federal red tape. Locals, environmental health agen...

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Shiho Fukada

5 February 2018

Tokyo, Japan

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With a rapidly aging population, Japanese senior services are turning to innovative technology to expand the capacity to care for seniors as well as increase quality of life. VR technology takes seniors on trips to lo...

The New York Times

Paula Span

4 January 2016

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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A few adult children have found that the simplest arrangement can be found in an apartment at the same retirement community, as it enables them to care for their elderly parents efficiently.

NPR

Ina Jaffe

5 July 2013

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Dissatisfied with the opportunities for residents of assisted living facilities to engage in creative pursuits, Tim Carpenter developed senior ‘art colonies’ that provided writing, performance, and visual arts classes...

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