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New York Times blog post spotlights hands-on care program

Regular readers are aware that I spent the close to two decades providing varying amounts of care to beloved elders, often including paid help when needed. Five of my elders spent significant time in a local nursing home.This home was ahead of its time in providing hands-in care rather than medications, whenever possible, even though at the time there was less evidence than there is now that too many medications can lead to significant decline in abilities of elders. It’s now known that over-medicating can even cause dementia symptoms in elders who are otherwise cognitively fine.

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