The Big Number: 300,000 break their hips each year. Calcium and vitamin D could cut that number, research says.
A fractured hip — one of the most common bone breaks experienced by the elderly — sends more than 300,000 people 65 and older to the hospital each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and
‘Music takes her back to her happy place’: A woman with dementia is lighting up the pop charts with a pitch-perfect tune
“I was stunned,” recalled Morley, 31. “I’ve loved singing and music since I was a little lad, and I could just tell that Margaret did, too. Her voice is amazing.” Morley, who has worked at the Northcare
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Virtual reality, robots, interactive apps, other new tech help people with dementia and their caretakers
The touch-screen app — classified by the Food and Drug Administration as a “daily activity assist device” — runs about $90 per month to provide reminders, music, videos, and connections to caregivers doctors.
Anne Firmender, 74, was working with her psychologist to come up with a list of her positive attributes. “Good kids,” continued Ms. Firmender, who has four grown children and four grandchildren. Dr. Kiosses
A deeply emotional meditation on one photographer’s mother and ‘the slow unraveling of late old age’
I have to admit: When I first laid eyes on Paul Graham’s “Mother,” published by Mack books in September, I was kind of underwhelmed. It’s a very quiet book full of photographs of Graham’s mother, over
On one recent intensive care unit shift, I admitted a man whose heart had stopped earlier that day. By the time I met him, it seemed clear that he wasn’t going to live. So when he went into cardiac arrest
Any excellent joke surprises the audience, and that was certainly the case when one man had the last laugh with an absurd twist at his own funeral. Yes, he actually arranged for a pre-planned, posthumous
Overzealous in preventing falls, hospitals are producing an ‘epidemic of immobility’ in elderly patients
“They’re not letting me get up out of bed,” Twigg protested in phone calls, Rowley recalled. In just a few days at the Ohio hospital, where she had no occupational or physical therapy, Twigg grew so weak