- High-tech sensors help kids keep eye on aging parents Updated: May-05-15 10:22 am
SAN FRANCISCO - Each time 81-year-old Bill Dworsky or his 80-year-old wife Dorothy opens the refrigerator, closes the bathroom door or lifts the lid on a pill container, tiny sensors in their San Francisco home make notes on a digital logbook.
- Family: Pedestrian killed on rural road dealt with dementia Updated: May-01-15 10:52 am
TITUSVILLE, Pennsylvania - The daughter of a man struck and killed while walking in the middle of a rural northwestern Pennsylvania road says he had dementia and may have been trying to walk to visit relatives miles away.
- Brain health is focus of event in Lexington Updated: May-01-15 3:34 am
LEXINGTON, Kentucky - A free health fair focused on keeping your brain in good shape is set for later this month in Lexington.
- Medicare data show contrast in generic, brand prescribing Updated: Apr-30-15 6:59 pm
WASHINGTON - The most-used medicines in Medicare's prescription drug program are generics, but the program spends the most on brand-name drugs, led by the heartburn treatment Nexium, according to an unprecedented release of government data on Thursday.
- Apple, IBM, Japan Post team up to improve elderly care Updated: Apr-30-15 3:40 pm
NEW YORK - Apple, IBM and Japanese insurance and bank holding company Japan Post have formed a partnership to improve the lives of elderly people in the country.
- Lawmakers visiting UMaine Augusta for aging forum Updated: Apr-26-15 9:28 am
AUGUSTA, Maine - A forum at the University of Maine at Augusta will focus on the challenges facing the state's growing elderly population.
- Seth Rogen visits UVM to celebrate fundraising for charity Updated: Apr-25-15 2:55 pm
BURLINGTON, Vermont - Three University of Vermont fraternity brothers, who are triplets, and their friends have raised more than $30,000 for Alzheimer's research, prompting a second visit from actor and filmmaker Seth Rogen.
- Report: Hostile workplace at university Alzheimer's center Updated: Apr-19-15 6:15 pm
LOS ANGELES - An investigation found that female faculty at the Alzheimer's disease research center at the University of California, Los Angeles, worked under hostile conditions, according to a newspaper report.
- Student's family experience led to Run For Memories Updated: Apr-19-15 10:59 am
HAGERSTOWN, Maryland - Jake Fishkin has seen firsthand the toll Alzheimer's disease can have on a family.
- New Hampshire veterans home seeks $4.7M for dementia unit Updated: Apr-17-15 9:49 am
TILTON, New Hampshire - A New Hampshire veterans home is seeking $4.7 million in additional funding from the Legislature as the state's Vietnam War veteran population ages.
- Families make videos to reassure patients with dementia Updated: Apr-17-15 1:26 am
NEW YORK - For 94-year-old Louise Irving, who suffers from dementia, waking up every day to a video with a familiar face and a familiar voice seems to spark a flicker of recognition.
- Your brain's aging and a new report urges ways to stay sharp Updated: Apr-14-15 2:18 pm
WASHINGTON - Those lost car keys that were an annoyance in your 30s can spark major anxiety in your 60s. Turns out it's pretty normal: The brain ages just like the rest of your body, says a new report that urges Americans to take steps to keep sharp in their senior years.
- Actavis: No apologies for seeking Alzheimer's drug profits Updated: Apr-13-15 8:56 pm
NEW YORK - A lawyer for the Irish manufacturer of an Alzheimer's drug urged a U.S. appeals court on Monday to let it replace a two-pill daily regimen with a single-dose version of the drug even if it cheats generic drugmakers of profits.
- New Mexico program tackling Alzheimer's with music on iPods Updated: Apr-13-15 12:46 pm
AZTEC, New Mexico - About 20 residents of the Good Samaritan Society's Four Corners Village sat inside a chapel on the Aztec campus on Wednesday and sang the hymn "The Sweet By-and-By."
- Elder care costs keep climbing; nursing home bill now $91K Updated: Apr-09-15 6:52 pm
NEW YORK - The steep cost of caring for the elderly continues to climb. The median bill for a private room in a nursing home is now $91,250 a year, according to an industry survey out Thursday.
- NY to spend $50M on Alzheimer's, dementia care Updated: Apr-08-15 3:04 am
ALBANY, New York - New York state is making an unprecedented investment in care for people with Alzheimer's disease.
- Kansas Attorney General criticizes federal home health laws Updated: Apr-07-15 12:14 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt says new federal regulations threaten home health care services in Kansas.