Latest Seniors' health News

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Sep. 08, 2021 13:13 PM EDT

Tampa Bay Times. September 2, 2021. Editorial: Florida should brace for a Texas-style attack on women’s reproductive rights ‘The misogyny rippling through this law is staggering.’ At midnight Sept. 1, the constitutional...

Ex-Finnish president, Nobel winner has advanced Alzheimer's

Sep. 02, 2021 11:23 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Former Finnish President and Nobel Peace Prize winner Martti Ahtisaari is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and has withdrawn from all public activities. The office of the Finnish President Sauli Niinisto said on Thursday that the 84-year-old...

Social media's 70-up 'grandfluencers' debunking aging myths

Sep. 02, 2021 11:07 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Joan MacDonald’s health was in shambles at age 71. She was overweight and on numerous medications with high cholesterol, rising blood pressure and kidney trouble. Her daughter, a fitness coach, warned that she'd wind up an invalid if she didn't turn...

Couple dead at Hawaii assisted living center; note found

Aug. 31, 2021 22:41 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — An elderly couple with gunshot wounds died Tuesday at a Hawaii assisted living center and a note was left behind indicating they took their lives, police said. Honolulu Police Lt. Deena Thoemmes declined to detail the note's contents. She said police...

Honolulu officials: Elderly man, woman die from apparent murder-suicide at Waikiki assisted living center

Aug. 31, 2021 18:27 PM EDT
HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu officials: Elderly man, woman die from apparent murder-suicide at Waikiki assisted living center.

Md. senior bowling group members value exercise, camaraderie

Aug. 29, 2021 09:02 AM EDT

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — It was easy to see Jackie McMahon was laughing, but not so easy to hear over the cacophony of crashing pins and rolling balls. One by one, her friends went up for their shot. They picked up the small duckpin bowling ball and swung it down the lane....

Aiding Alzheimer's Association personal for Broncos, Bowlens

Aug. 18, 2021 15:03 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Denver Broncos coaches ditched their usual navy and orange attire Wednesday for purple T-shirts as the franchise held its third annual Alzheimer’s Awareness Day. “Obviously it's touched this organization in a deep way with the Bowlen family...

Research looks for possible COVID tie to later Alzheimer’s

Jul. 29, 2021 16:02 PM EDT

Researchers are trying to unravel why some COVID-19 survivors suffer “brain fog” and other problems that can last for months, and new findings suggest some worrisome overlaps with Alzheimer’s disease. One study of older adults in Argentina found a surprising amount...

Health officials: Mississippi teen dead from COVID-19

Jul. 28, 2021 17:20 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Another child in Mississippi has died of complications related to the coronavirus, marking the fourth pediatric death since the start of the pandemic, health officials said Wednesday. The death occurred in a teenager who had a common underlying...

AP-NORC poll: Inequity in community support for older adults

Jul. 28, 2021 09:30 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Many Americans believe their communities are doing a good job meeting the needs of older adults, but white people may be better equipped than people of color to age within their communities, according to a new survey from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs...