Swiss group examines possibility of offering end-of-life assistance to healthy elderly – Xinhua

Swiss group examines possibility of offering end-of-life assistance to healthy elderly
Xinhua
GENEVA, June 19 (Xinhua) — A Swiss working group is looking into the possibility of offering assistance of leaving the world in a peaceful manner to elderly people who are still in good health but tired of life, according to EXIT, a Switzerland-based …

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Your Healthy Family: The importance of having end of life care decisions made ahead of time – KOAA.com Colorado Springs and Pueblo News


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Your Healthy Family: The importance of having end of life care decisions made ahead of time
KOAA.com Colorado Springs and Pueblo News
The difference between extending life and prolonging death can be a difficult line to walk, once an end of life care situation is happening. Reverend Mesnikoff says having those end of life care decisions made before the situation happens can make all

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Healthy lifestyle may shorten end-of-life disability: study – The Hindu

Healthy lifestyle may shorten end-of-life disability: study
The Hindu
For example, a white man in the healthiest lifestyle group could expect to live 4.8 years longer than his counterpart in the unhealthiest group, and at the end of his life, he would likely spend only two of those years disabled, compared to 3.7 years

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Healthy lifestyle in old age shortens end-of-life disability – Medical Xpress


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Healthy lifestyle in old age shortens end-of-life disability
Medical Xpress
"The duration of the disabled period near the end of one's life has enormous personal and societal implications, ranging from quality of life to health care costs," said senior author Anne B. Newman, M.D., M.P.H., chair of the Department of
Healthy lifestyle reduces end-of-life disabilityNew Kerala

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End of life plans added to healthy ageing study – Medical Xpress


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End of life plans added to healthy ageing study
Medical Xpress
This year's 24-page multi-choice questionnaire has been updated to include new questions about dental health and end-of-life planning. Researchers are hoping to recruit 4000 more people aged between 55 and 70 to take part in the study who were …

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Discuss end-of-life decisions while you’re still healthy – Baltimore Sun


Baltimore Sun

Discuss end-of-life decisions while you're still healthy
Baltimore Sun
We recently started a community conversation regarding the use of advanced directives in Howard County, so Jason Lieborwitz's recent commentary "Don't wait until it's too late to discuss your medical care" (April 22) was a very timely read.

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