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Maine gov creates 'Cabinet on Aging' to prepare for changes

Jun. 13, 2022 16:30 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The governor of the oldest state in the nation created a "Cabinet on Aging" on Monday with a hope of preparing for demographic changes that will impact health care and the workforce. Maine has the nation's oldest median age. Democratic Gov. Janet Mills said...

Fire at Czech Alzheimer home kills 2, over 50 injured

Jun. 02, 2022 08:50 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — A massive fire in a nursing home for Alzheimer patients in the Czech Republic has left two people dead and injured more than 50 others, officials said on Thursday. The regional rescue service said the bodies of the two patients were discovered in the badly damaged...

Over 50 injured in fire at Alzheimer home in Czech Republic

Jun. 01, 2022 17:00 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — A fire broke out Wednesday evening at a nursing home that takes care of people suffering from Alzheimer disease in the Czech Republic, injuring more than 50. The regional rescue service said ladders were used to evacuated 56 patients from the home in Roztoky, a town...

Medicare recipients to see premium cut — but not until 2023

May. 27, 2022 18:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare recipients will get a premium reduction — but not until next year — reflecting what Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra said Friday was an overestimate in costs of covering an expensive and controversial new Alzheimer's drug. ...

South African firm says it may close its COVID vaccine plant

May. 12, 2022 11:59 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The first factory to produce COVID-19 vaccines in Africa says it has not received enough orders and may stop production within weeks, in what a senior World Health Organization official described Thursday as a “failure” in efforts to achieve vaccine equity. ...

Older people fret less about aging in place: AP-NORC Poll

Apr. 27, 2022 11:48 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The older you are, the less you fret about aging in your own home or community. That's a key insight from a new Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll, which found that U.S. adults ages 65 or older feel much better prepared to “age in...

Shanghai hospital pays the price for China's COVID response

Apr. 09, 2022 07:57 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A series of deaths at a hospital for elderly patients in Shanghai is underscoring the dangerous consequences of China's stubborn pursuit of a zero-COVID approach amid an escalating outbreak in the city of 26 million people. Multiple patients have died at the Shanghai...