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83-year-old woman imprisoned in warehouse by caregiver

The shocking incident comes as cases of elder abuse by caregivers rise year over year.

At 26 years old, Flossie becomes world's oldest cat

This cat has certainly proven that cats just might get more than nine lives after all.

Is there a lighter side to becoming old?

Although it’s true that I’ve been young and I’ve been old, and young is better, there are some compensations. Not a lot. But we all know that growing old is much better than the alternative.

73-year-old mother, 51-year-old son found dead in Haifa apartment

Another body of a 60-year-old man, who lived on his own, was discovered in his apartment in the Katmon neighborhood of Jerusalem, about two weeks after he passed away.

Nurse cut off dying man’s foot for taxidermy display

The hospice nurse claimed to have amputated the foot to make the patient more comfortable, although her coworkers testify otherwise.

Childhood lead exposure could lead to lower cognitive ability in old age- study

Juvenile exposure to lead can permanently harm the central nervous system, impairing cognition defined by metrics such as IQ.

Japanese man pushes wife into sea to her death, says he was 'tired'

Hiroshi Fujiwara, 81, reportedly said he was "tired" of taking care of his disabled spouse, 79-year-old Teruko, and admitted to pushing her off a pier.

Sabar Health President: Health system must expand home hospitalization

"Does sleeping in a hospital improve their condition? Absolutely not, and the opposite is the case. We know hospitalization in old age is dangerous," said Dr. Itamar Offer.


Why does Israel discriminate against elderly olim? - opinion

It hurts me that the country I love can treat elderly immigrants in this manner. Israel was established as a haven for all Jews, irrespective of race, country of origin, or age.


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