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Collins, Klobuchar propose support for dementia caregivers

Apr. 11, 2021 10:20 AM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Senators from Maine and Minnesota are working together on a proposal to expand training and support services for families and caregivers of people who have dementia. Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine and Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar of...

Summoning seniors: Big new push to vaccinate older Americans

Apr. 08, 2021 00:26 AM EDT

CLARKSDALE, Miss. (AP) — The first hurdle was getting on the bus. Seventy-four-year-old Linda Busby hesitated outside a community center where older people were loading up to go get the coronavirus vaccine. “I was scared, I’m not afraid to say that,” Busby said...

Summoning seniors: Big new push to vaccinate older Americans

Apr. 07, 2021 18:41 PM EDT

CLARKSDALE, Miss. (AP) — The first hurdle was getting on the bus. Seventy-four year old Linda Busby hesitated outside a community center where older people were loading up to go get the coronavirus vaccine. “I was scared, I’m not afraid to say that,” she said...

Lawmakers want new help for vets with dementia implemented

Apr. 05, 2021 12:50 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The congressional delegations of Maine and Alaska want the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to work quickly to implement a law designed to address a gap in care for veterans who suffer from early-stage dementia. The delegations want the VA to...

WHO: Europe's vaccination program is 'unacceptably slow'

Apr. 01, 2021 14:44 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — European nations' immunization campaigns against COVID-19 are “unacceptably slow” and risk prolonging the pandemic, a senior World Health Organization official said Thursday. Dr. Hans Kluge, WHO's regional director for Europe, said vaccines “present...

US hunger crisis persists, especially for kids, older adults

Apr. 01, 2021 10:18 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — America is starting to claw its way out of the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, but food insecurity persists, especially for children and older adults. Food banks around the U.S. continue giving away far more canned, packaged and fresh...

Malawi starts vaccination drive with AstraZeneca from COVAX

Apr. 01, 2021 06:33 AM EDT

BLANTYRE, Malawi (AP) — Malawi is vaccinating health care workers, the elderly and those with health conditions that put them at higher risk of severe COVID-19, using the AstraZeneca doses that arrived early in March. People are lining up to get the jabs at hospitals...

Beyond bridges: Biden redefines infrastructure to add people

Mar. 30, 2021 20:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Beyond roads and bridges, President Joe Biden is trying to redefine infrastructure not just as an investment in America the place, but in its workers, families and people. The first phase of his “Build Back Better” package to be unveiled Wednesday...

New Mexico eases vaccination process for older residents

Mar. 29, 2021 15:02 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is trying to make it even easier for residents 75 and older to get vaccinated. The state Health Department announced Monday that people in that age group will no longer need event codes in order to schedule appointments to get their...

PA--Exchange-Canine Retirement Home

Mar. 27, 2021 10:12 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — At Happy Tails Rescue Retirement Home in Bucks County, the senior residents get raw-food diets, reiki treatments, and cold-laser therapy. There are even margaritas on site 24/7. OK, there’s just one Margarita, and she’s one of the residents,...