He could hear the football game playing on a radio outside his room, so he knew someone was there, and he knew he was dying.  He screamed and screamed as the paralysis from what he was sure was sepsis took over more and more of his body. No one answered.  Only his wits and knowledge could save him, he realized when the only thing he could move was his neck. There was the ...

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In most states, doctors are mandated to ask their patients if they feel physically “safe at home.” With an aging population, perhaps another question should be added: are you financially safe? Two examples suggest the problem. “Trudy” had always managed her financial matters, even complex transactions. Aging, however, had made her short-term memory a bit more problematic and her focus diminished by TIAs. Even though her daughter shared responsibility on some of ...

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