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Alzheimer's disease: Detecting early, seeking support

Alzheimer's disease: Detecting early, seeking support
Published: 02/26/17

Top EU official sees brighter financial future for Portugal

A senior European Union official says EU authorities are poised to release Portugal from tight fiscal oversight and the threat of sanctions because the country's financial health has improved
Published: 02/24/17
EXCHANGE: Sensory stimuli calm residents with Alzheimer's

EXCHANGE: Sensory stimuli calm residents with Alzheimer's

ILLINOIS EXCHANGE: Sensory stimuli calm residents with Alzheimer's
Published: 02/17/17

Md. health officials call for drug affordability legislation

When Bonnita Spikes, of Prince George's County, learned her Alzheimer's medication's price had skyrocketed to $500, she was no longer able to afford the essential medicine
Published: 02/15/17

Aging resident dies after aide fails to plug in heart pump

The Minnesota Department of Health has faulted a Twin Cities assisted-living center after a resident died after an aide forgot to plug in the resident's heart pump at bedtime
Published: 02/15/17
Study of footballers' brains highlights dementia concerns

Study of footballers' brains highlights dementia concerns

The degenerative damage potentially caused by repeated blows to the head in soccer has been highlighted by a rare study of brains of a small number of retired players who developed dementia
Published: 02/15/17

Merck Alzheimer's drug fails in 1 study; another continues

Merck & Co. says it will stop its study of an experimental Alzheimer's drug in people with mild or moderate symptoms because interim results showed "virtually no chance" of any benefit
Published: 02/14/17
Malaysia official: N.Korea leader's brother slain at airport

Malaysia official: N.Korea leader's brother slain at airport

A senior Malaysian official says the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was assassinated at a Kuala Lumpur airport, telling medical workers before he died en route to a hospital that he had been attacked with a chemical spray
Published: 02/14/17

Decatur dance group increases seniors' health and happiness

Decatur dance group increases seniors' health and happiness
Updated one month ago

Care providers: Medicaid cuts will shift costs

In-home care providers say that proposed cuts to a Missouri Medicaid program providing in-home care to the elderly and people with disabilities will end up shifting costs to hospital visits
Published: 02/11/17