Stories tagged: elderly
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 14, 2017, 4:18 p.m.
Research on big ears, crocodile gambling wins Ig Nobels
Scientists who discovered that old men really do have big ears, that playing the didgeridoo helps relieve sleep apnea and that handling crocodiles can influence gambling decisions are among this …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 1:47 p.m.
Shoplifters kill 81-year-old Sears guard, sheriff says
Authorities say an 81-year-old Sears worker tasked with preventing shoplifting was killed by two men who shoved him down while stealing television sets.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 3:24 p.m.
Abuse in nursing homes unreported despite law
More than 1 in 4 cases of possible sexual and physical abuse against nursing home patients apparently went unreported to police, according to a government audit that faults Medicare for …
Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 11:22 a.m.
Montana 4th highest in nation for older workers dying on job
Montana ranks fourth in the nation for the ratio of older workers killed on the job, according to an Associated Press analysis of federal statistics.
Thu., July 20, 2017, 3:58 p.m.
93-year-old woman dragged 20 feet during Florida church carjacking
A 93-year-old woman in Florida was dragged 20 feet as she tried to stop two carjackers in a church parking lot.
Tue., July 18, 2017, 6:15 a.m.
Speech problems may be a clue to emerging Alzheimer’s disease
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 …
Tue., July 4, 2017, 7:21 a.m.
It’s mind-set: Oldest seniors refuse to accept the stereotype of growing feeble
Wilhelmina Delco learned to swim at 80. Harold Berman is in his 67th year practicing law. Mildred Walston spent 76 years on the job at a candy company. And brothers …
Wed., June 28, 2017, 6:35 a.m.
Medicaid mission creep threatens GOP’s ‘Obamacare’ repeal
Somewhere along the way, the Republican crusade to repeal “Obamacare” also turned into an effort to limit the future growth of Medicaid. That bit of mission creep is complicating prospects …
Thu., June 22, 2017, 2:51 p.m.
How the GOP would cut billions more from Medicaid with a single letter
With a small tweak to a relatively obscure part of the Republican health-care bill, GOP senators would make deep, permanent cuts to a low-income insurance program that covers tens of …
Wed., June 14, 2017, 9:49 a.m.
U.S. could have twice as many Alzheimer’s cases, study suggests
Alzheimer’s disease begins years before mental deterioration is detected, suggests a new study that could result in doubling the estimated number of people with the neurodegenerative disease.
Fri., June 9, 2017, 7:41 a.m.
Family of exploited uncle upset with niece’s sentence
A Montana woman accused of exploiting her elderly and mentally impaired uncle in North Dakota has been sentenced to probation and about $30,000 in restitution.
UPDATED: Tue., June 6, 2017, 5:42 p.m.
Feds to waive penalties for some who signed up late for Medicare
Each year, thousands of Americans miss their deadline to enroll in Medicare, and federal officials and consumer advocates worry that many of them mistakenly think they don’t need to sign …
UPDATED: Sun., June 4, 2017, 10:06 p.m.
South Sudan’s war leaves disabled, elderly at special risk
More than 1 million disabled people are vulnerable to the increasing violence of South Sudan’s brutal civil war.
UPDATED: Fri., June 2, 2017, 8:49 p.m.
82-year-old woman arrested after scuffle at Wichita airport
An 82-year-old Texas woman was arrested and booked into jail after scuffling with a security agent at the Eisenhower National Airport in Wichita.
UPDATED: Mon., May 15, 2017, 2:34 p.m.
British WWII veteran, 101, breaks skydiving record
A 101-year-old D-Day veteran has become the oldest person in the world to skydive.
UPDATED: Sun., April 30, 2017, 9:43 p.m.
Bill on Inslee’s desk seeks to combat exploitation of vulnerable adults
Vulnerable adults would be better protected against financial exploitation and neglect in Washington under a new law awaiting the governor’s signature.
Tue., April 18, 2017, 3:28 p.m.
Montana deputy found justified in Taser use on elderly man
The Montana Department of Justice has determined that a sheriff’s deputy was justified in his use of force against an 84-year-old man who was shocked several times with a stun …
Mon., March 20, 2017, 12:33 p.m.
$10 million Medicaid gap bill dies in Idaho Senate
The Idaho Senate has killed a $10 million plan to provide basic health services to the state’s neediest population.
Mon., March 20, 2017, 8 a.m.
Falls are taking a huge and rising toll on elderly brains
The reason for the increase isn’t clear, the report’s authors said. But one likely factor is that a growing number of elderly people are living at home and taking repeated …
UPDATED: Sun., March 19, 2017, 9:59 p.m.
Ryan: More help for older people needed in GOP health bill
Days before a pivotal vote, House Speaker Paul Ryan said Sunday he will seek changes to a GOP health care bill to provide more help to older people. The new …
Fri., March 3, 2017, 11:20 a.m.
88-year-old woman stops rape by claiming to be HIV-positive
An 88-year-old Pennsylvania woman says she talked an attacker out of raping her by lying to him that she was HIV-positive.
Fri., March 3, 2017, 9:54 a.m.
2 dead, 4 injured in fire at Baltimore assisted living home
Two people perished and four more were critically injured in a fire that swept through an assisted living home in northwest Baltimore, officials said Friday.
Thu., Feb. 16, 2017, 12:59 p.m.
64-year-old Spanish woman gives birth to healthy twins
A doctor in northern Spain says a 64-year-old woman has given birth to healthy twins following her second successful pregnancy at an advanced age.
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 9:58 a.m.
Oldest American, Adele Dunlap of New Jersey, turns 114
The New Jersey woman who is the oldest American is another year older.
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 9:57 a.m.
Kansas woman who graduated from college at age 95 has died
A Kansas woman who became national news when she graduated from college at the age of 95, and continued taking classes until she was 100, has died.
Fri., Dec. 2, 2016, 4:05 a.m.
Medicare changes: Will it save program or be ‘war on seniors’?
The chairman of a key House committee pledged Thursday that congressional Republicans will change Medicare in order to save it.
Mon., Nov. 21, 2016, 6:37 p.m.
Dementia rate declines, but aging America may halt the trend
New research documents another decline in dementia rates, but experts say the rising numbers of older Americans may halt that trend unless better ways are found to keep brains healthy.
Tue., Oct. 18, 2016, 10:40 a.m.
Social Security recipients to get tiny increase in benefits
Millions of Social Security recipients and federal retirees will get a monthly increase in benefits of just 0.3 percent next year, the fifth year in a row that older Americans …
Wed., Sept. 14, 2016, 1:15 p.m.
Elderly gunman shoots 3 at Cheyenne apartment complex before killing self
A gunman shot three people outside a Cheyenne nursing home Wednesday morning before killing himself as police closed in on him, police said.
Sat., Sept. 10, 2016, 10:47 a.m.
73-year-old husband gets life in prison for murdering wife
A judge has sentenced a 73-year-old man to life in prison without the possibility for parole for strangling his wife to death last year.