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More news for Tuesday, June 25

Federal law complicates medical cannabis use in assisted living communities … As seniors go into twilight years, some of them privately mull ‘rational suicide’

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Unmet ADL needs, anxiety a ‘vicious cycle’ in older adults: study

Having needs for assistance with activities of daily living that are unmet can increase the risk of the onset of anxiety symptoms in older adults, and elevated anxiety symptoms can increase the risk that ADL needs will be unmet, creating “a vicious cycle that may lower the quality of life of older adults,” according to a new study.

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