| Sep 8, 2014
| 10:30 AM
The realities of Alzheimer's disease and its effects on both the patients and their loved ones form the core of "Still Alice," starring Julianne Moore as Dr. Alice Howland, a 50-year-old college professor who is diagnosed with Early-onset Familial...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 6:00 AM
More than half of nursing home patients who suffer severe dementia and are likely to die within a year or two are administered medications that offer little to no benefit and may cause pointless discomfort, a new study finds.
The latest research,...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 7:47 PM
TALLAHASSEE – Florida’s silver-haired voter demographic has a clear message for its gubernatorial front-runners: talk to us.
A new AARP Florida poll suggests voters ages 50 and up are increasingly worried about their finances, feeling they...
| Aug 16, 2014
Soaring fire fees that knocked some assisted living facilities out of business are dropping dramatically now that few of those homes remain open.
Operators of the homes serving the mentally ill said all along that the city's goal behind the fee spike was...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Let’s face it: If you’re in your early to mid 50s, you’re probably not thinking about moving into a retirement community just yet—and even if you are, you’re probably not looking ahead to the eventual possibility that you...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 10:23 AM
The following information was taken from Hinsdale police reports:
A 32-year-old Schaumburg man was charged with disorderly conduct June 14 after he made disturbing and alarming statements and acted in a disturbing manner to a nurse and police officers...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 5:00 AM
One of the most joyous moments in "Alive Inside," a documentary exploring how music helps reawaken memories and emotions in dementia patients, occurs when a nursing-home resident with dementia reacts to hearing his favorite music.
Henry Dreher, 94 at...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 4:20 PM
Think of them as Lazarus moments.
One by one, we are introduced to a series of elderly people with serious dementia. People who've barely said a word in years, who don't recognize their own children, who sit around nursing homes like the living dead....
| Jul 31, 2014
| 6:44 PM
A judge today abruptly declared a mistrial in the case of a man accused of sexually assaulting a 92-year-old woman at a Crystal Lake nursing home where he worked.
Both sides had given their opening statements and the first witness had testified when the...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 8:02 PM
A few years ago, Illinois' Medicaid program for the poor noticed some odd trends in its billings for group psychotherapy sessions.
Nursing home residents were being taken several times a week to off-site locations, and Medicaid was picking up the tab...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 2:28 PM
Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner’s fundraising operation isn’t taking the summer off, based on new campaign disclosure reports filed with the State Board of Elections.
Rauner’s camp reported receiving $853,450 in donations of...