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  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by zritic
    +21 +1

    It is becoming easier, cheaper and quicker to diagnose dementia

    Of the estimated 55m people living with dementia around the world, only one-quarter have been formally diagnosed with the condition. There are many reasons for this. Two are enduring: many patients and clinicians alike wrongly believe that dementia is an inevitable part of the ageing-human condition and, being incurable, is hardly worth diagnosing; and some people experiencing cognitive impairment fear hearing what sounds like a sentence of brain-death, and so do not seek help.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by spacepopper
    +26 +1

    Meals On Wheels Serves Up Breakfast, Lunch And Community At Local Diner

    Usually Meals on Wheels means home delivery or lunch at a senior center. For more than 50 years, the federal government has been funding the program to make sure older Americans get the nutrition they need. Now, a project in Vancouver, Wash., is trying to use those funds for something new: a retro-hip diner, where seniors can get eggs, coffee, and community.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by jedlicka
    +12 +1

    Does your loved one have dementia? Here are five books that can help

    Nearly a million people are living with dementia in the UK, towns from Skipton to Falmouth are becoming “dementia friendly” and care homes are engaging residents through poetry classes and pony visits. As the ignorance and stigma begin to fade, studies of the condition proliferate and it has developed from an unspoken possibility in literature – is King Lear a study of declining brain function? – to a major plot device.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by TNY
    +8 +1

    Stan Lee's former manager has been charged with 'elder abuse' of the late Marvel boss

    Today it was confirmed by court officials that the late creator of Marvel Comics, Stan Lee’s former manager Keya Morgan is being charged with ‘elder abuse’ in relation to his conduct while managing the mogul. The Los Angeles Superior Court confirmed today via a spokeswoman that Morgan had been charged with five counts of ‘elder abuse’ on Friday. The counts of abuse include false imprisonment, fraud, and forgery. A warrant has been issued for his arrest.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by tukka
    +11 +1

    Falling for phone scams could be an early sign of dementia, study says

    The woman lives alone, but she's rarely lonely. Friends stop by most mornings, and a niece looks in weekly. Still, most of her afternoons and evenings are spent sitting in her chair, looking at the clouds and sky through a picture window. The caller sounded nice. "Good afternoon," he said in a cheery voice, asking whether he could use her first name. She couldn't remember entering the sweepstakes, but he assured her that she had and that it didn't matter: What matters, he said, is that she'd won.

  • Current Event
    3 years ago
    by bradd
    +12 +1

    Guardians from Hell

    At 92 years old, Virginia “Jean” Wahab hadn’t lost any of the vitality and health she maintained throughout her life. She raised two daughters as a single mom and made a home for them in the Detroit suburb of Oak Park, Michigan. Wahab worked on her feet and didn’t retire from her job at a local family restaurant until she was 88.

  • Current Event
    3 years ago
    by zyery
    +9 +1

    Marvel's Stan Lee 'subject to elder abuse'

    A temporary restraining order has been issued in Los Angeles against the carer of Marvel Comics magnate Stan Lee, following allegations of elder abuse. Keya Morgan, who has been the 95-year-old's manager for several months, has taken advantage of Mr Lee's vulnerability, his former lawyer Tom Lallas says.Mr Morgan is yet to comment. Stan Lee co-created and promoted comics such as Spider-Man and Black Panther through his company Marvel Comics.

  • Current Event
    4 years ago
    by Chubros
    +22 +1

    93-year-old woman handcuffed and jalied after refusing to leave care home

    A 93-year-old woman was handcuffed and jailed after refusing to leave a care home she claimed was no longer accepting her rent.  Juanita Fitzgerald, from Lake County, Florida, was arrested on Tuesday after she said the National Church Residences’ Franklin House housing community had decided to “put her out” after blaming her for mould in her apartment.

  • Current Event
    4 years ago
    by kong88
    +14 +1

    Moving Florida’s many seniors out of Irma’s path has unique risks

    Learning that they needed to evacuate from Hurricane Irma could have been traumatic for the 40 residents with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, so a nursing home here decided to tell them a comforting tale: The charter buses that arrived to go north were taking them “on vacation.”

  • Video/Audio
    4 years ago
    by Maternitus
    +31 +1

    Junk Mail

    98-year-old Mary reminds us that people her age are sometimes forgotten, but still very much alive. Call your grandma.

  • Current Event
    5 years ago
    by wyrwolf
    +28 +1

    How Florida became the most important US state in the race to legalize self-driving cars

    "This is our generation's transition from horse-and-buggy to the Model T."