Seniors' health

September 14, 2017 - 9:07 am
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — Emergency workers around hurricane-scarred Florida worked to make sure elderly residents were safe, evacuating multiple assisted-living facilities, after eight people died in a sweltering nursing home that lost its air conditioning in the storm. In one of the latest actions...
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September 14, 2017 - 4:20 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare cards are getting a makeover to fight identity theft. No more Social Security numbers plastered on the card. Next April, Medicare will begin mailing every beneficiary a new card with a unique new number to identify them. "Criminals are increasingly targeting people age 65...
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September 06, 2017 - 8:37 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Danish royal household says the husband of Queen Margrethe is suffering from dementia. The palace says the 83-year-old French-born Prince Henrik had undergone a medical examination at Copenhagen's university hospital. The palace said Wednesday that doctors concluded "...
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In this March 24, 2014 file photo, Jane Delgado, president of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health, works in her office in Washington. U.S. Hispanics have longer life expectancy, but a new poll finds few older Latinos are confident that nursing homes and assisted living facilities can meet their needs. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
August 22, 2017 - 9:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Close to one-half of older Hispanics have faced language or cultural barriers interacting with health care providers, and few have confidence in long-term care facilities to meet their needs, according to a poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. And...
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In this March 24, 2014 file photo, Jane Delgado, president of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health, works in her office in Washington. U.S. Hispanics have longer life expectancy, but a new poll finds few older Latinos are confident that nursing homes and assisted living facilities can meet their needs. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
August 22, 2017 - 7:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Close to one-half of older Hispanics have faced language or cultural barriers interacting with health care providers, and few have confidence in long-term care facilities to meet their needs, according to a poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. And...
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In this photo provide by the Bryan, Texas Fire Department, taken April 29, 2014, Bryan Texas firefighters transport injured worker in a stretcher to the ambulance. An explosion at the Bryan Texas Utilities Power Plant left a 60-year-old employee dead and two injured. Earle Robinson, 60, and other employees were doing maintenance work at Bryan Texas Utilities Power Plant, about 100 miles north of Houston, when there was a loud explosion. Workers called 911 and pleaded for help. Older people are dying on the job at a higher rate than workers overall, even as the rate of workplace fatalities decreases, according to an Associated Press analysis of federal statistics. (Bryan, Texas Fire Department via AP)
August 02, 2017 - 3:48 am
Older people are dying on the job at a higher rate than workers overall, even as the rate of workplace fatalities decreases, according to an Associated Press analysis of federal statistics. It's a trend that's particularly alarming as baby boomers reject the traditional retirement age of 65 and...
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July 20, 2017 - 12:01 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new report suggests people might bolster their brain health by avoiding some key risks, starting in childhood, that are linked to dementia in old age. The report in the British journal Lancet raises the prospect that these lifestyle changes just might delay or even prevent about...
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In this photo taken July 12, 2017, Cynthia Guzman walks through a garden outside her home in Napa, Calif. Guzman underwent a special kind of PET scan that can detect a hallmark of Alzheimer’s and learned she didn’t have that disease as doctors originally thought, but a different form of dementia. New research suggests those scans may lead to changes in care for people with memory problems that are hard to diagnose. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
July 19, 2017 - 3:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Does it really take an expensive brain scan to diagnose Alzheimer's? Not everybody needs one but new research suggests that for a surprising number of patients whose memory problems are hard to pin down, PET scans may lead to changes in treatment. The findings, reported Wednesday...
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In this photo taken July 12, 2017, Cynthia Guzman walks through a garden outside her home in Napa, Calif. Guzman underwent a special kind of PET scan that can detect a hallmark of Alzheimer’s and learned she didn’t have that disease as doctors originally thought, but a different form of dementia. New research suggests those scans may lead to changes in care for people with memory problems that are hard to diagnose. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
July 19, 2017 - 3:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Does it really take an expensive brain scan to diagnose Alzheimer's? Not everybody needs one 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. Wednesday's findings mark a first peek at...
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In this July 6, 2017 photo, Kim Mueller, left, administers a test to Alan Sweet, where he describes an illustration, as part of a University of Wisconsin-Madison study on dementia. The study found that for some people subtle changes in everyday speech can be correlated with early mild cognitive impairment, which can be a precursor to Alzheimer's. (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger)
July 17, 2017 - 3:19 am
Your speech may, um, help reveal if you're uh ... developing thinking problems. More pauses, filler words and other verbal changes might be an early sign of mental decline, which can lead to Alzheimer's disease, a study suggests. Researchers had people describe a picture they were shown in taped...
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