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New Therapies Help Patients With Dementia Cope With Depression

New Therapies Help Patients With Dementia Cope With Depression

Many patients with cognitive impairment have anxiety or depression, but standard treatments are difficult for people with memory issues.
New Therapies Help Patients With Dementia Cope With Depression

New Therapies Help Patients With Dementia Cope With Depression

Many patients with cognitive impairment have anxiety or depression, but standard treatments are difficult for people with memory issues.
My Grandmother’s Favorite Scammer

My Grandmother’s Favorite Scammer

He manipulated Laolao and stole her life savings. Why does she remember him so fondly?
Regular Use of Prescription Drugs for Pain and Sleep Significantly Increases Risk of Frailty

Regular Use of Prescription Drugs for Pain and Sleep Significantly Increases Risk of Frailty

A new study shows that people who self-reported regular use of prescription drugs for pain and sleep had a 95% increased risk of frailty compared to those who did not...
25 Again? How Exercise May Fight Aging

25 Again? How Exercise May Fight Aging

The muscles of those who worked out looked like those of 25-year-olds and showed less of the inflammation that is tied to health problems as we age.
25 Again? How Exercise May Fight Aging

25 Again? How Exercise May Fight Aging

The muscles of those who worked out looked like those of 25-year-olds and showed less of the inflammation that is tied to health problems as we age.
The Unending Indignities of Alzheimer’s

The Unending Indignities of Alzheimer’s

A family navigates the disease — and its financial burdens.
Studying Sea Snakes? Time to Call the ‘Fantastic Grandmothers’

Studying Sea Snakes? Time to Call the ‘Fantastic Grandmothers’

A group of snorkeling seniors has helped scientists collect data about greater sea snakes in New Caledonia.
Studying Sea Snakes? Time to Call the ‘Fantastic Grandmothers’

Studying Sea Snakes? Time to Call the ‘Fantastic Grandmothers’

A group of snorkeling seniors has helped scientists collect data about greater sea snakes in New Caledonia.
A Change in Medicare Has Therapists Alarmed

A Change in Medicare Has Therapists Alarmed

Medicare revamped its reimbursement policy for physical, occupational and speech therapy in nursing homes. That has left some patients with less help.
A Change in Medicare Has Therapists Alarmed

A Change in Medicare Has Therapists Alarmed

Medicare revamped its reimbursement policy for physical, occupational and speech therapy in nursing homes. That has left some patients with less help.
Ethel Paley, Champion of Nursing Home Patients, Dies at 99

Ethel Paley, Champion of Nursing Home Patients, Dies at 99

Well into her own advanced age, she guided nursing home residents and their surrogates in navigating a labyrinthine and sometimes abusive health care system.
95-Year-Old Piano Lover Surprised with Private Piano Concert

95-Year-Old Piano Lover Surprised with Private Piano Concert

A 95-year-old piano connoisseur with arthritis was surprised with a private piano concert from the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra's pianist on Monday thanks to the generosity of family and community.
Warn your conservative parents about gold and silver schemes at Thanksgiving

Warn your conservative parents about gold and silver schemes at Thanksgiving

A Quartz investigation found that 45 million Facebook ads fueled schemes to trick retirees out of their savings.
Sticking to My Own Premises

Sticking to My Own Premises

Why does a holiday visit from adult children inspire anxiety? I am afraid they will judge me incompetent to care for my husband and myself.
Leading AARP, With No Plans to Retire

Leading AARP, With No Plans to Retire

After decades of government service, Jo Ann Jenkins could have stopped working and enjoyed her pension. Instead, she set about bringing AARP into the modern age.
Leading AARP, With No Plans to Retire

Leading AARP, With No Plans to Retire

After decades of government service, Jo Ann Jenkins could have stopped working and enjoyed her pension. Instead, she set about bringing AARP into the modern age.
How Facebook fueled a precious-metal scheme targeting older conservatives

How Facebook fueled a precious-metal scheme targeting older conservatives

Millions of dollars worth of retirement-themed ads from pages like “Retired Republicans” and “Fox News Insiders” ran on Facebook throughout the past two years.
The scare tactics used to sell overpriced silver to older conservatives

The scare tactics used to sell overpriced silver to older conservatives

From targeted Facebook ads to forceful phone calls, Metals.com used misleading and out-of-context claims as part of a “sales funnel” to convince American retirees to trade in their retirement funds
A precious-metals scheme used fear and Facebook to trick older conservatives out of their savings

A precious-metals scheme used fear and Facebook to trick older conservatives out of their savings

A Quartz investigation found that dozens of older conservatives drained their retirement savings into a silver coin scheme supercharged by fear-mongering Facebook ads.