TiPD Learning Community – January 4, 2017

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NEWS ABOUT  SENIORS


Prices Skyrocket on Drugs Widely Used by Seniors: Report https://medlineplus.gov/news/fullstory_162549.html


Beta Blockers May Not Be Best Heart Drugs for Dementia Patients https://medlineplus.gov/news/fullstory_162494.html


Information on Sleep and Aging developed by the National Institute on Aging at NIH.  https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/publication/good-nights-sleep


NEWS ABOUT CAREGIVERS


Tip sheets and practical information about navigating Medicare for family caregivers.  https://www.medicare.gov/campaigns/caregiver/caregiver-resource-kit.html


Relieving Stress & Anxiety: Resources for Alzheimer’s Caregivershttps://www.nia.nih.gov/alzheimers/relieving-stress-anxiety-resources-alzheimers-caregivers


Help your loved one put an advance directive in place to specify end-of-life care desires.  https://medlineplus.gov/advancedirectives.html


Online Parkinson's Disease Support Groups http://parkinsons.stanford.edu/onlineSGs.html


Free Care Team Calendar from Alzheimer's Association to organize family/friends who help with caregiving.  http://www.alz.org/care/alzheimers-dementia-care-calendar.asp


NEWS ABOUT  CHRONIC ILLNESS


Hospitals And Surgery Centers Play Tug-Of-War Over America’s Ailing Knees  http://khn.org/news/hospitals-and-surgery-centers-play-tug-of-war-over-americas-ailing-knees/?utm_campaign=KHN%3A+Daily+Health+Policy+Report&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=39617616&_hsenc=p2ANqtz--WE2Hn9horg-4vpAV5T1j0pnp3zw9hmaqcfNqYNU1KsFAWvey3HX7ZCdarpFIH78NvwDCMX9SYIbgsxSLjvfwk1brHlmtTiMXLH5pbfqKB09v5n48&_hsmi=39617616


Initiative Connecting Police, Those Seeking Help For Addiction Proves Wildly Successful http://khn.org/morning-breakout/initiative-connecting-police-those-seeking-help-for-addiction-proves-wildly-successful/?utm_campaign=KHN%3A+Daily+Health+Policy+Report&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=39685897&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_ii-1fgPqfpwsafokAuqASBouedpk4diZIF4Z_K4KUuf79COCgOtdXWkzXUsQpLeB7hkEn7K9KTyw8H-GWLRXbIu0X64uRAer-px7sDK6uZu47vrs&_hsmi=39685897


17% of women with early-stage breast cancer have unnecessary mastectomies, and doctors want to know why  http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-breast-cancer-mastectomy-20161221-story.html?utm_campaign=KHN%3A+Daily+Health+Policy+Report&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=39685897&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9iH-tRMFjGWQwXZoz6YhN4n1B89s8gQQdQmnKM43u28Z4X0uBCyz2Y3aZiZo95Yk79CAlh0djbk5hJAQKQj_-4ZsGf4bJug1EmaiCJhQuouxrj1FI&_hsmi=39685897


Could a Germ Link Gum Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis?https://medlineplus.gov/news/fullstory_162571.html


Down Syndrome May Not Be Big Financial Burden on Families https://medlineplus.gov/news/fullstory_162595.html


Fewer Americans Under 70 Have Hearing Loss, Study Finds https://medlineplus.gov/news/fullstory_162569.html