New research boosts the “use it or lose it” theory about brainpower and staying mentally sharp. People who delay retirement have less risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia, a study of nearly half a million people in France found.
WASHINGTON — It could mean no more having to check up on Mom or Dad every morning: Motion sensors on the wall and a monitor
Mothers and fathers aren’t the only ones urging adult children to visit their parents. China’s lawbooks are now issuing the same imperative.
With Congress increasingly unable to resolve budget disputes, federal programs on automatic pilot are consuming ever larger amounts of government resources. The trend helps older Americans, who receive the bulk of Social Security and Medicare benefits, at the expense of younger people.
WASHINGTON — We’re in denial: Americans underestimate their chances of needing long-term care as they get older — and are taking few steps to get
The lunch crowd has thinned at Trinity Personal Care Home in Columbus and all that remain is a group of five friends who have gathered on the couch to talk, gossip and remember with fondness the way life use to be.
It’s early morning, and Jack Brett is on his way to breakfast at Trinity Personal Care Center in Columbus. But first, the 83-year-young resident has an important stop to make at the center’s unique computer center.