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AP Senior Health

Walking is medicine? It helped high-risk seniors stay mobile

Walking is medicine? It helped high-risk seniors stay mobile

It's not too late to get moving: Simple physical activity _ mostly walking _ helped high-risk seniors stay mobile after disability-inducing ailments even if, at 70 and beyond, they'd long been couch potatoes
Published: 09/26/16

Pharmacy school leads program to help Medicare patients

A pharmacy school is launching a program to help Medicare patients in Alabama unable to afford medications
Published: 09/25/16
Growing senior population struggles with food insecurity

Growing senior population struggles with food insecurity

Hunger is a growing problem among south-central Idaho's seniors as their population increases and prescription drug costs rise
Published: 09/24/16
Monty Python's Terry Jones diagnosed with dementia

Monty Python's Terry Jones diagnosed with dementia

Terry Jones, one of the founding members of comedy troupe Monty Python, has been diagnosed with dementia
Published: 09/23/16

Centers to test drugs to fight Alzheimer's Disease

The National Institute on Aging is awarding $25 million to the Jackson Laboratory and Indiana University to help accelerate testing of therapies to fight Alzheimer's Disease
Published: 09/22/16

Pharmacists offer Ohio seniors drug advice to prevent falls

Thirty-six local pharmacies around Ohio are offering free consultations to seniors on their prescription drug regimens in an effort to prevent falls
Published: 09/21/16
Oregon orders woman spoon-fed despite advanced directive

Oregon orders woman spoon-fed despite advanced directive

Oregon officials are requiring a nursing facility to spoon-feed a woman despite her making clear that measures should not be taken to prolong her life
Published: 09/20/16

Man gives phony $50 bill to girl's charity lemonade stand

Police are calling it the "lowest of the low:" A man gave a fake $50 bill to a southeastern Michigan girl who was running a lemonade stand to raise money for Alzheimer's disease research
Published: 09/17/16

Lawsuit: Men targeted elderly with aggressive sales tactics

Two New Jersey men allegedly used highly aggressive and misleading telemarketing tactics to sell emergency medical response alert systems to elderly residents
Published: 09/14/16

Ex-van driver charged with assaulting elderly female clients

Authorities in Massachusetts say a former van driver who transported elderly patients to and from an adult health center is accused of inappropriately touching six female clients
Published: 09/12/16