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  • '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...
  • New laws make it easier to file nursing home complaints, donate Obama items

    New laws make it easier to file nursing home complaints, donate Obama items
    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday signed a pair of bills that would make it easier to file complaints against nursing homes and allow the state to loan or donate items linked to President Barack Obama when he served in the Illinois General...
  • Seven Nursing Homes Fined For Medication Errors, Injuries

    Seven nursing homes have been fined by the state Department of Public Health in connection with medication errors and incidents in which residents were burned or broke a leg. Sharon Health Care Center In two separate citations on July 24, Sharon...
  • Illinois suspends license of controversial psychiatrist

    Illinois suspends license of controversial psychiatrist
    For years, Dr. Michael Reinstein was a prolific prescriber of a dangerous antipsychotic drug in nursing homes and mental health facilities, giving it to more than 50 percent of the patients under his care. The psychiatrist's prescriptions of clozapine,...
  • Stomp grapes at Lakeridge to benefit Boys & Girls Club

    Lakeridge Winery and Vineyards' 20th annual Harvest Grape Stomp is this weekend at the winery, 19239 U.S. Highway 27, south of Clermont. Anyone willing to take off their shoes and stomp out the juice of large squishy grapes inside a pit can participate...
  • Lehigh County board approves Cedarbrook union contract, drops capital funding

    Lehigh County commissioners Wednesday lambasted the county administration's plan for turning around Cedarbrook nursing home as weak and undeveloped. The criticism came as commissioners were asked to approve a new contract with the nursing home's union...
  • Review: 'Alive Inside' ★★★

    Review: 'Alive Inside' ★★&#9733
    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 children, who sit around nursing homes like the living dead. Then...
  • Waterbury Nursing Home Ordered To Hire Nurse Consultant, Fined $5,000

    A Waterbury nursing home has agreed to pay a $5,000 fine and hire a nursing consultant after state health inspections uncovered numerous violations at the facility, including resident neglect and unsanitary conditions. Terms of the agreement, reached...
  • Dietitians serve up nutrition advice to help patients lead healthier lives

    By Erinn Hutkin Holly Herrington had always been interested in food and nutrition -- mainly related to weight loss -- something she's struggled with most of her adult life. She developed a passion for reading "every nutrition book, diet book, magazine...