A recent article in Forbes highlights a study that half of all people lose all their wealth after just 6 months in a nursing home. I’m going to repeat that: Half of all residents in a nursing home lose ALL their wealth, including their home equity, after just 6 months in a nursing home. As… Read More »
Monthly Archives: September 2012
Refrigerator Mothers or Aging Fathers?
Back in the 1950’s, scientists were certain that autism and schizophrenia were caused by mothers who were emotionally frigid. Scientists coined the phrase “refrigerator mothers” to describe how the lack of warmth by mothers affected their children. There were even movies made about this symptom: a PBS Point of View, the trailer which is… Read More »
Medicaid: The Middle Class Safety Net
As this article in today’s New York Times points out, Medicare is getting the bulk of the attention in this election campaign, while more attention needs to be focused on the problem of Medicaid. “Medicaid has long conjured up images of inner-city clinics jammed with poor families. Its far less-visible role is as the only… Read More »
More Research Needed for Teen Autism Treatments
Most of the research in autism treatment and prevention is aimed at young children. Early intervention is best and most helpful, but as the autism population ages, so must treatment solutions be aimed at older children and young adults. As the Huffington Post points out, a new government report confirms that there is little scientific… Read More »