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Maine poet tells story of husband's dementia

A Maine poet says she hasn't read much about dementia in poetry but she's changing that with a heartfelt poem dedicated to her husband
Published: 04/25/17

Connecticut doctor making rounds to older patients' homes

Dr. Michael Feltes charges the 120 patients _ most of them in their 80s and 90s _ who've signed up thus far for his "concierge" medical services $150 per month
Published: 04/17/17
The Latest: Employer: Suspect had FBI background check

The Latest: Employer: Suspect had FBI background check

A spokeswoman for the behavior health facility where the suspect in the shooting of an elderly Cleveland man worked says 37-year-old Steve Stephens underwent an extensive FBI background check before his hiring in 2008
Published: 04/17/17
Glen Campbell's last studio album to be released in June

Glen Campbell's last studio album to be released in June

Grammy-winning guitarist and singer Glen Campbell is releasing his final studio album, which was recorded shortly after his Alzheimer's disease diagnosis in 2011
Published: 04/14/17

A dinner, a friend, a lifeline

Worry spread nationwide last month following proposed cuts to social welfare programs such as Meals on Wheels, which supports community-based senior nutrition programs
Updated one month ago

Aging school to get $8.5 million redevelopment

An aging 80-year-old elementary school where thousands of kids were educated for more than five decades sits within the boundaries of the city's historic district and is poised for an $8.5 million redevelopment into affordable senior housing
Updated one month ago
WHO: Japan needs anti-smoking law ahead of Tokyo Olympics

WHO: Japan needs anti-smoking law ahead of Tokyo Olympics

A senior World Health Organization official says Japan should ban smoking in all public places if it wants to successfully promote tourism and host the Tokyo Olympics in 2020
Updated one month ago

Boxing gym offers free classes to those with Parkinson's

The Springfield News-Leader reports that Darrell Smith began offering free boxing classes at Smitty's Mid-West Boxing Gym to people with Parkinson's Disease and senior citizens about five weeks ago
Updated one month ago
If you build it, they'll stay; boomers remodel their homes

If you build it, they'll stay; boomers remodel their homes

The small businesses that dominate the home remodeling industry are looking forward to robust growth in the next few years thanks to baby boomers who want to remain in their homes
Updated one month ago

Fire destroys longtime restaurant in community of Menno

Fire destroyed a restaurant in Menno that also housed the town's elderly nutrition program
Updated one month ago