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Courts strip elders of their independence

Within minutes, judges send seniors to supervised care

By Jeff Kelly, Maggie Kowalski, and Candice Novak
Globe Correspondents / January 13, 2008

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Dawn Cromwell dares not leave her building. If she tried, a device girding her ankle would sound an alarm. For over a year, she has had to use store-bought reading glasses because her pleas for a prescription pair have gone for naught. She is given medications, but, she says, no one will tell her what they are. (Full article: 2629 words)

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