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World's oldest woman celebrates another birthday

December 6, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Emma Morano, of Italy, celebrated her 117th birthday. She is the oldest person in the world, according to the Guinness World Records. 

CDC kicks off seasonal flu campaign

December 6, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Seniors are in the spotlight this week as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launches its 2016-2017 National Influenza Vaccination Week.

Chinese nursing home offers visitor rewards

December 5, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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A Chinese nursing home has a family rewards program whereby visits from loved ones can be redeemed for goods or services at the home. The facility has awarded 227 awards worth more than 30,000 yuan (about $4,000 USD) since the program began this fall. 

Psychotropics increase falls risk among NH residents

December 5, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Researchers have found antipsychotics and antidepressants increase the risk of falls for nursing home residents. That risk increased by nearly three-fold when those residents took at least one prescription on a scheduled basis. 

Hope for Alzheimer's research

November 30, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Senior Editor Nicole Stempak is optimistic about drug treatments and a cure for Alzheimer’s disease despite Eli Lilly’s solanezumab Phase 3 clinical drug trial failure. 

Santa forgets Christmas in new Alzheimer's ad

November 30, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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The make believe story of how Santa forgets Christmas is part of a new ad campaign to highlight the magic--and importance--of dementia research this holiday season. 

Eli Lilly raises white flag on dementia drug trial

November 29, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Plenty of hopes had been pinned on the experimental drug, but its disappointing trial results may lead the scientific community to rethink the approach to Alzheimer’s disease treatments.

Making friends is child's play

November 29, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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An Australian kindergarten has arranged play dates for children and residents at a nearby nursing home, many of whom have dementia.

Health care affected by race/ethnicity

November 29, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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A report from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services  found Medicare beneficiaries of minority racial/ethnic groups reported receiving worse care than whites. 

Gardner in residence

November 28, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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A resident at a Virginia retirement community is putting a lifetime of studies to practice.

Growing into gray

November 28, 2016  | 
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Blogger Kathleen Mears has given herself freedom to stop coloring her hair and start loving her gray—even if it means showing her age. 

First love at long last

November 22, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Two residents at a North Miami Beach nursing home tie the knot, the bride’s first marriage, proving you’re never too old to find love.  

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