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Two-thirds of seniors need help doing one or more daily activities

Posted December 13, 2013, 12:06 pm Howard LeWine, M.D., Chief Medical Editor, Internet Publishing, Harvard Health Publications A longer lifespan can be a double-edged sword. You live for more years, but the later years may not necessarily be what you had in mind. A new study suggests that two-thirds of Americans over age 65 need help doing everyday activities such as eating, bathing, and getting in and out of bed or a chair. …

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