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Alleged fake teen doctor's lawyer eyeing insanity defense

The trial of a Florida teenager accused of pretending to be a doctor and stealing money from an elderly patient is being delayed so his attorney can consider an insanity defense
Published: 08/15/16

Michigan center for Alzheimer's disease gets $9M in funding

A Michigan center to enhance the understanding and treatment of Alzheimer's disease is getting $9 million in federal funding
Published: 08/15/16

Assisted living centers coming on strong after prior lags

The assisted-living choice continues to grow in popularity nationwide as older consumers, who often have financial means, demand a range of options for their post-retirement years
Updated one month ago

State regulators blast Brockton nursing home in report

A scathing report by state regulators says staff at a Brockton nursing home lacked the adequate training to revive a dementia patient who died after suffering a reported heart attack in April
Updated one month ago

B.E. Taylor, known for Christmas concerts, dies at 65

B.E. Taylor, a musician whose annual Christmas concerts and recordings made him well known in western Pennsylvania and West Virginia, is dead of complications from brain cancer at age 65
Updated one month ago

Best friends with dementia haven't forgotten their bond

Lois Hoffman, 88, had been at the skilled nursing facility on Hilton Head Island for a few weeks now, but she had not yet met someone she considered a friend
Updated one month ago

Puerto Rico reports elderly victim infected with Zika dies

Health officials announced Friday that an elderly person infected with Zika has died in Puerto Rico as the U.S. territory battles what federal authorities call a silent epidemic
Updated one month ago

Bend seniors struggling to keep up with housing costs

Fast-rising medical costs and housing prices are pushing some Bend seniors to the brink of homelessness
Updated one month ago
American and German researchers to share $500K medical prize

American and German researchers to share $500K medical prize

Three researchers whose work with cell proteins has implications for Alzheimer's disease, cancer and other degenerative illnesses will share the $500,000 Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research
Updated one month ago

West Virginia University to acquire neuroscience facility

West Virginia University has agreed to acquire the Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute in Morgantown
Updated one month ago