Washington State’s I-1163: Stricter Standards for Senior Care

As November 8 elections approach, Washington State voters are facing an important question. “In the midst of a state and federal budget crisis, can we afford more rigorous qualifications and testing for our caregivers?” The initiative, I-1163, proposes to spend extra millions to ensure that seniors and others in need of long-term care are receiving […]

Daughter of Dementia Patient Sues Nursing Home Over Abuse

Haverford, Pennsylvania’s Quadrangle Continuing Care Retirement Community is facing a lawsuit over the negligent and abusive care of a dementia patient. The woman complained of mistreatment, but nursing home officials played off the claims as part of her dementia. The woman’s daughter, Mary French, installed a secret video camera in a clock radio in Mary’s […]

Half of Inspected UK Hospitals Malnourish Elderly Patients

The results of a Care Quality Commission inspection in the United Kingdom will be published officially next week, but initial findings are already alarming. Out of 100 hospitals, 49 neglected to meet nutritional standards, and 17 raised serious concerns about the care of their senior patients. Worcestershire Acute Hospitals, for one, had a ward in […]

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University of Kansas to Monitor Athlete Attendance Using Senior Citizens

Most people in the United States who keep up with college sports are familiar with the University of Kansas basketball team, which is thought to be one of the most successful and prestigious programs in the history of college basketball, as illustrated by their 3 NCAA Tournament champions. The Kansas Jayhawks men’s basketball team have […]

Elderly Egyptologist Escapes Cairo and Returns to U.S.

The turmoil in Cairo has been a top news story since January 25, when thousands of Egyptians demanded an end to President Hosni Mubarak’s rule, which caused them to fight with police as part of their anti-government demonstrations. While all of the chaos is going on in Cairo, there was a U.S. citizen named Mary […]

Study Suggest Walking Improves Seniors’ Memory

Over the past decade there have been various research studies which have sought to learn about memory loss in seniors and ways in which it can be prevented. This week there is a new study out from teams at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and University of Pittsburgh, who partnered up to conduct the […]

Study Links Traffic Noise to Stroke Risk in Elderly

The European Heart Journal recently published a Danish study that looked at the correlation between traffic noise and stroke risk, and the results regarding the over 65 crowd are quite interesting. In the study the researchers examined data for over 51,000 Danish residents living in the city, in which noise levels were calculated for each […]

California Seniors Attend Medical Cannabis Conference Over Weekend

This past weekend there was a one day Medical Cannabis Conference for Seniors which featured presentations by Dr. William Courtney and Dr. Donald Abrams, who are both well respected in the medical community. California has been on the forefront of the medical marijuana push, as they passed Proposition 215 in 1996. This allowed physicians to […]

Should Seniors Be Concerned About ‘TaxiScam?’

Every year there seems to be a new batch of scams that get media attention, and it is not uncommon for these scams to be targeted at unexpecting senior citizens. Now only a few weeks into 2011, there are a couple reports from the BBB in Indiana and Colorado warning seniors to be on the […]

AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers Assist Seniors With Taxes

Over the next couple months seniors will be working to prepare their taxes, and this can be a confusing and difficult process for some seniors, but luckily there is free help out there for those low to moderate income seniors struggling with their taxes.  Just over 30 years ago the AARP and the Internal Revenue […]

New Books Help Seniors With Computers and Social Networking

As technology continues to advance, seniors are slowly increasing their adoption and usage of things like social networking sites, smart phones, the iPad, Amazon Kindle, and computers in general. Over the last few years there have been more books published which are dedicated to helping seniors improve their tech skills, and become savvier users of […]

Depressed Seniors May Benefit From Light Therapy

Seniors across the country are feeling the pains of Winter, as there have been massive snow storms on the East Coast and torrential rains have pounded California and caused flooding in many areas. Winter weather can cause other problems with seniors as some feel affected by the lack of sunlight, which can cause various forms […]

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