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AP Senior Health

Older people dying on job at higher rate than all workers

Older people dying on job at higher rate than all workers

AP Analysis: Older people dying on the job at a higher rate than workers overall, even as the rate of workplace fatalities decreases
Updated one month ago
Well-wishes offered for man with Alzheimer's, Down syndrome

Well-wishes offered for man with Alzheimer's, Down syndrome

ILLINOIS EXCHANGE: Well-wishes offered for Elgin man with Alzheimer's, Down syndrome
Updated one month ago
Private geriatric care managers assist elderly and families

Private geriatric care managers assist elderly and families

U.S. Census estimates show the number of elderly people in the country is expected to more than double by 2050 to nearly 89 million, creating a growing need for more care workers.
Updated one month ago
Ollie Matson paid steep price for Hall of Fame career

Ollie Matson paid steep price for Hall of Fame career

Hall of Fame running back Ollie Matson struggled in the final years of his life after taking repeated blows to the head during his 14-year NFL career
Updated one month ago
Black seniors test reminiscing to guard against Alzheimer's

Black seniors test reminiscing to guard against Alzheimer's

Black seniors test if a stroll down memory lane might guard against mental decline, part of a growing effort to better study racial disparities in Alzheimer's
Updated one month ago

At this retirement home, dementia patients forgo utensils

At this retirement home, dementia patients forgo utensils
Updated one month ago
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
Updated one month ago
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
Updated one month ago
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
Updated one month ago