Stories tagged: elderly
Thu., April 23, 2020
No one in the high-risk category can be required to work without safe accommodations, but many are making the choice to continue work despite that – for a variety of …
Sun., March 22, 2020
Avoiding infection can lead to isolation, especially for seniors, but experts offer strategies for healthy connections
Millions of people are hunkering down in their homes to avoid getting or transmitting the novel coronavirus – including seniors who are most at risk of dying from COVID-19 and …
UPDATED: Tue., March 3, 2020
Claire Dinneen’s daughters thought that worsening dementia was causing her growing confusion, but her doctor suspected something else. Dr. Pei Chen asked them to round up medicines in the 89-year-old …
Sat., Sept. 28, 2019
Federal agents took down an alleged Medicare scam Friday that exploited seniors’ curiosity about genetic medicine by enticing them to get their cheeks swabbed for unneeded DNA tests. Medicare was …
Wed., July 11, 2018
The drugmaker Pfizer, facing an aging population and shifting risks from the loss of patents, is reshaping its structure into three businesses.
Thu., May 24, 2018
Davis is part of a growing aging homeless population that is often in need of medical help in the Yakima Valley, where a service shortage sometimes can lead to death. …
Mon., Jan. 15, 2018
Authorities have dropped a second charge against a Bismarck woman accused of abusing and exploiting her elderly mother during protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline in North Dakota.
UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 17, 2017
Montana dentists say they fear state budget cuts for adult dental care will hurt people with disabilities and elderly people most.
Sun., Dec. 10, 2017
Americans are more likely to enter the 65-and-up age group with chronic diseases – heart disease, diabetes, hypertension – which aren’t curable but could have been headed off had people …
Sat., Oct. 28, 2017
The federal panel that helps guide U.S. vaccination policy on Wednesday recommended the new shingles vaccine for use in adults 50 and older with normal immune systems.
Mon., Oct. 23, 2017
More and more these days, when paramedics in Fairfax, Virginia, respond to emergency calls, they find an older person who has fallen, broken a bone or suffered a heart attack.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 14, 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
More than 1 million disabled people are vulnerable to the increasing violence of South Sudan’s brutal civil war.
UPDATED: Fri., June 2, 2017
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
A 101-year-old D-Day veteran has become the oldest person in the world to skydive.
UPDATED: Sun., April 30, 2017
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
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
The Idaho Senate has killed a $10 million plan to provide basic health services to the state’s neediest population.
Mon., March 20, 2017
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 …