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AP Senior Health

At this retirement home, dementia patients forgo utensils

At this retirement home, dementia patients forgo utensils
Published: 07/22/17
Hints that lifestyle changes might guard against dementia

Hints that lifestyle changes might guard against dementia

Hints but no proof yet that lifestyle changes just might help stave off dementia; rigorous US study set to start next year
Published: 07/20/17
Lifestyle changes to stave off Alzheimer's? Hints, no proof

Lifestyle changes to stave off Alzheimer's? Hints, no proof

There are no proven ways to stave off Alzheimer's, but a new report raises the prospect that avoiding nine risks starting in childhood just might delay or even prevent about a third of dementia cases
Published: 07/20/17
Brain scans may change care for some people with memory loss

Brain scans may change care for some people with memory loss

Not everyone needs a brain scan to diagnose Alzheimer's, but new research suggests PET scans may lead to treatment changes for a surprising number of patients whose memory problems are hard to pin down
Published: 07/19/17

Rhode Island senators, congressmen slam GOP health care bill

Rhode Island's senior senator says the Republicans' proposed changes to health care could cause a collapse of the whole system
Published: 07/17/17

Audit finds improper spending in Louisiana Medicaid program

An audit says Louisiana's health department spent up to $3.8 million on improper payments in programs that help the elderly and people with disabilities stay in their homes
Published: 07/17/17
Hearing is believing: Speech may be a clue to mental decline

Hearing is believing: Speech may be a clue to mental decline

New research suggests that changes to speech may indicate you're developing thinking problems
Published: 07/17/17

Rhode Island US lawmakers to discuss health care bill

Rhode Island's congressional delegation will join nurses, physicians and advocates for seniors to discuss their opposition to the Trump administration's revised health care bill
Published: 07/16/17

Man sues over elderly mom's death at Missouri nursing home

The son of an 88-year-old Alzheimer's disease patient who he says died after being left in a tub for eight hours at a suburban St. Louis nursing home is suing the site
Published: 07/16/17

5,000 NATO, partner troops stage exercises in Romania

Some 5,000 troops from NATO and partner countries are staging exercises in Romania watched by a senior NATO official and Romania's president
Published: 07/15/17