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  • Toronto: Julianne Moore's Alzheimer's Drama 'Still Alice' Explores Disease

    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...
  • Dementia patients continue to get medications with little, no benefit

    Dementia patients continue to get medications with little, no benefit
    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,...
  • Seniors: Talk about our issues

    Seniors: Talk about our issues
    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...
  • Lauderhill fire fees drop as ALFs close

    Lauderhill fire fees drop as ALFs close
    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...
  • Consider your financial options early to address post-retirement living

    Consider your financial options early to address post-retirement living
    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...
  • Hinsdale police reports: Disorderly conduct in nursing home, passed out in a car, and more

    Hinsdale police reports: Disorderly conduct in nursing home, passed out in a car, and more
    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...
  • 'Alive Inside' illustrates music's joyous power for dementia patients

     'Alive Inside' illustrates music's joyous power for dementia patients
    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...
  • 'Alive Inside' a joyful look at music's key to unlock dementia

     'Alive Inside' a joyful look at music's key to unlock dementia
    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....
  • Mistrial for man accused of nursing home sex assault

    Mistrial for man accused of nursing home sex assault
    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...
  • Illinois leads Medicare billings for group therapy

    Illinois leads Medicare billings for group therapy
    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...
  • Rauner takes in more than $853,000, gives $750,000 to state GOP

    Rauner takes in more than $853,000, gives $750,000 to state GOP
    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...