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Friday, July 03, 2015
Also this week, misconceptions about slavery. And, the struggle for gay Christians trying to keep the faith.
Tuesday, June 02, 2015
Once known for bland, institutional fare, hundreds of senior living centers across the U.S. now tout healthy meals made from scratch. Centers say this approach to food is tastier — and cheaper, too.
Monday, May 11, 2015
Renowned documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles' last film, Iris, is a portrait of 93-year-old style icon and self-described "geriatric starlet" Iris Apfel.
Thursday, May 07, 2015
Afraid of saying the wrong thing to someone with a serious illness? Now there are "empathy cards" that make fun of those well-meaning but tasteless remarks.
Monday, April 27, 2015
As people age, cooking can become difficult or even physically impossible. It's one reason people move to assisted living. One company offers a chef to cook healthy, affordable meals at home.
Friday, April 24, 2015
For your weekend reading, our staff also recommends a piece on an HIV outbreak in Austin, Ind.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
A jury in Iowa acquitted a man who had been criminally charged for having sex with his wife, who had Alzheimer's. Very few care facilities have policies on dementia, sex and consent.
Friday, April 17, 2015
We highlight a 160-mile cycling race, reminiscences of an interview with the Oklahoma City bomber, the Finnish prison system, the nuclear deal with Iran, and the meaning of calling someone "trash."
Sunday, March 29, 2015
A program in Hawaii aims to reduce the number of older people who spend their final days of life in a hospital. Hawaii has one of the highest rates of hospital deaths for those over age 65 in the U.S.
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Filmmaker Richard Glatzer, who directed a number of well regarded indie films with his husband, Wash Westmoreland, has died. Glatzer had Lou Gehrig's disease but chose to keep working.
Sunday, March 08, 2015
In his new documentary, The Age of Love, filmmaker Steven Loring profiled several people between 70 and 90 at a speed dating event in Rochester, N.Y.
Thursday, March 05, 2015
A new film follows daters ages 70 to 90 looking for love in five-minute intervals. "Speed dating for seniors" may sound funny, but The Age of Love is really about our lifelong need for intimacy.
Thursday, March 05, 2015
Non-drug approaches for treating aggression and other symptoms of dementia work better than antipsychotic drugs, a study finds, and are less risky. That includes teaching caregivers how to respond.
Monday, March 02, 2015
Strong drugs are rarely warranted to control the behavior of dementia patients, specialists say. But antipsychotic medicine is being overprescribed, and not just among residents of nursing homes.
Sunday, February 15, 2015
Just before Richard Glatzer and his husband, Wash Westmoreland, took the film on, Glatzer was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease. By the time filming began, he was using an iPad to communicate.
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Some homeless veterans with mental illnesses in Los Angeles sued the VA. They wanted housing on the sprawling campus of the VA medical center in West LA so they could access the treatment they needed.
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Rules passed by the GOP House majority prevent money from being transferred from the retirement fund to the disability fund. Critics say it's an attempt to make cuts to both Social Security programs.
Thursday, December 25, 2014
Sony's release of The Interview via streaming Internet services and in theaters at the same time is unprecedented for a major studio film and raises questions about the economics of future releases.
Monday, December 22, 2014
The holidays are a time for giving — and for scams that prey on altruism, particularly among older adults. But several products on the market are designed to help fight fraud that targets seniors.
Tuesday, December 09, 2014
The staff's goal was to reduce the prescription of antipsychotic drugs by 20 percent. In the first year, they cut use by 97 percent. How? By addressing the real reasons for agitation and aggression.