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Stories with subject: Seniors' health
  • UCSF-Fresno receives $1 million to open center on aging 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 8:52 am

    FRESNO, California - The University of California, San Francisco-Fresno has received a $1 million gift to help the school establish a center on aging to serve a growing senior population in the central San Joaquin Valley.

  • Kansas secretary of Aging and Disability resigns 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 1:35 pm

    TOPEKA, Kansas - Kari Bruffett, secretary of the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services, has announced plans to resign at the end of the year.

  • Rhodes scholars for Class of 2016 announced 
    Updated: Nov-22-15 4:48 pm

    WASHINGTON - The 32 American men and women chosen as Rhodes scholars include a member of the U.S. National Rowing Team, an Alzheimer's disease social activist and a Harvard University student who holds a Guinness World Record for balancing on an exercise ball.

  • Experts foresee big premium increases for Medicare drug plan 
    Updated: Nov-22-15 9:52 am

    WASHINGTON - With time running out on open enrollment season, many seniors are facing sharply higher premiums for Medicare's popular prescription drug program. The reason: rising drug costs have overtaken a long stretch of stable premiums.

  • Using sight and sound to trigger dementia patients' memories story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Nov-19-15 1:51 am

    EASTON, Pennsylvania - From the antique cast-iron stove in the kitchen to the ancient wood-paneled radio in the living room, the decor in The Easton Home comes straight out of the 1930s, '40s and '50s.

  • 5 groups get Arts in Health grants for projects 
    Updated: Nov-08-15 9:36 am

    CONCORD, New Hampshire - Five groups are getting Arts in Health grants from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts to help veterans, Alzheimer's patients and others.

  • 9th Circuit addresses senility among federal judges head on 
    Updated: Nov-07-15 12:53 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO - Now 84, federal appellate court Judge William Canby made the difficult decision a few years ago to mostly stop hearing cases after a 30-year career. He was sharp and healthy, but didn't want to risk mental decline that would lead him to make mistakes, he said.

  • New York awards $67M to help Alzheimer's disease caregivers 
    Updated: Nov-02-15 1:43 pm

    ALBANY, New York - New York state is spending $67 million to help those caring for a person with Alzheimer's disease - part of an ambitious effort to support families dealing with the degenerative condition.

  • Alzheimer's hits skating family 
    Updated: Oct-30-15 5:02 am

    MUNCIE, Indiana - Standing in the relative peace and quiet of the office at Gibson's Skating Arena, George Sheridan teared up when he was asked about his wife, Ann.