Elderly welfare

FILE - In a May 19, 2015 file photo, R. Scott Turner, Professor of Neurology and Director of the Memory Disorder Center at Georgetown University Hospital, points to PET scan results that are part of a study on Allheimer's disease at Georgetown University Hospital, in Washington. An Alzheimer’s Association survey being released Tuesday, March 5, 2019 found about half of seniors say they’ve ever discussed thinking or memory with a health provider, and less than a third report ever getting formally assessed for cognitive problems. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
March 05, 2019 - 12:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Few seniors get their thinking and memory abilities regularly tested during check-ups, according to a new report from the Alzheimer's Association that raises questions about how best to find out if a problem is brewing. Medicare pays for an annual "wellness visit" that is supposed...
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Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso speaks during a budget committee meeting at the lower house of the parliament in Tokyo Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. Aso reluctantly apologized for saying childless people are to blame for the country's rising social security costs and its aging and declining population. Aso said Tuesday that he apologized if some people found his remarks "unpleasant." (Yohei Kanasashi/Kyodo News via AP)
February 05, 2019 - 3:38 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Finance Minister Taro Aso has reluctantly apologized for saying childless people are to blame for the country's rising social security costs and its aging and declining population. "If it made some people feel uncomfortable, I apologize," Aso said Tuesday after drawing...
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The U.S. Medicare Handbook is photographed Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in Washington. Seniors in many states will be able to get additional services like help with chores, safety devices and respite for caregivers next year through private ‘Medicare Advantage’ insurance plans. It’s a sign of potentially big changes for Medicare. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
November 09, 2018 - 5:18 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a harbinger of potentially big changes for Medicare, seniors in many states will be able to get additional services such as help with chores, safety devices and respite for caregivers next year through private "Medicare Advantage" insurance plans. The shift reflects a growing...
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October 15, 2018 - 8:24 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Skipping your checkup but not grandma's? Caring for an older loved one is a balancing act, and a new poll shows that too often it's the caregivers' health that's neglected. The survey, by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, found about a third of...
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Cathleen Dacey, right, a Quinnipiac University law student, talks to Jeanne Piccirillo, 90, and Cairisse Miessau, 85, at Masonicare at Ashlar Village, a retirement community in Wallingford, Conn. Dacey will live at the center this school year as part of an intergenerational learning program. (AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb)
August 17, 2018 - 2:00 pm
WALLINGFORD, Conn. (AP) — Victoria Kozar, like many students, met one of her best friends while in college. The now 23-year-old, who attended Quinnipiac University in Connecticut, says she and Beth lived in the same building and spent hours talking about everything from boyfriends to baking. Her...
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A nursing home building smolders after fire in which at least ten elderly persons died, in Chiguayante, Chile, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. At least Ten elderly persons died in the voracious fire that destroyed the bedroom in which they rested, informed the governor of Bío Bio, Jorge Ulloa. (Alejandro Zonez/Aton Chile via AP)
August 14, 2018 - 3:04 pm
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A fire swept through a nursing home in southern Chile on Tuesday, killing 10 elderly women, officials said. Investigators were trying to determine the cause of the fire that broke out at around 3 a.m. in the women's dormitory at the Santa Marta nursing home in Chiguayante,...
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Mexico's President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador speaks to reporters after meeting with Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto at the National Palace in Mexico City, Tuesday, July 3, 2018. The president-elect met with the current leader to discuss his transition to office in December, aiming to ensure an orderly transfer of power after a heated and polarizing campaign. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
July 04, 2018 - 5:27 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador promised $7.5 billion for youth job training and aid to the elderly Wednesday, keystone programs that could make Mexico's business sector one of the biggest beneficiaries of his first year in office. Lopez Obrador pledged the government...
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Shown is a power plant building on the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital campus in San Francisco Thursday, May 31, 2018, where a woman was found dead Wednesday in a stairwell. Officials say an elderly woman with dementia who was found dead in a stairwell of a power plant on a San Francisco hospital campus had checked herself out of a nearby care facility. San Francisco Sheriff Vicki Hennessy says Ruby Andersen left the care facility across the street from Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital on May 19 to visit her family. She was not a hospital patient. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
May 31, 2018 - 4:21 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An elderly woman whose family says she had dementia was found dead in a stairwell at a power plant near a San Francisco hospital 11 days after checking herself out of a nearby city-run care facility, officials said Thursday. Ruby Andersen, 75, lived at the care facility across...
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Julia Harris is photographed at her home near Brevard, N.C., on April 5, 2018. She said she was struck with one thought when she arrived at the Recovery Connections Community rehab program in 2017 for help with a drug problem: “I have landed in an insane asylum.” The rehab program has been sending people with addictions to work without pay as caregivers for elderly and disabled patients. (James Nix/Reveal via AP)
May 21, 2018 - 5:01 am
A North Carolina rehab program has been sending people with addictions to work without pay as caregivers for elderly and disabled patients. A new investigation from Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting finds that the results often were disastrous. That's based on government documents...
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President Donald Trump and Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar arrive for an event about prescription drug prices in the Rose Garden of the White House, Friday, May 11, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 11, 2018 - 7:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's plan to reduce drug prices (all times local): 7:50 p.m. President Donald Trump has unveiled his long-promised plan to bring down drug prices. It would mostly spare the pharmaceutical industry he previously accused of "getting away with murder...
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