An association of professionals who work at hundreds of elderly-care facilities in the United States is calling on the homes to reconsider their policies -- or, in most cases, lack of policies -- on geriatric sex.
Date: 10/29/2013 | Nation & World
WASHINGTON -- The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a radioactive imaging chemical from General Electric to help screen patients for Alzheimer's disease and dementia. The drug, Vizamyl, is an injection of radioactive material designed to highlight abnormal...
Date: 10/26/2013 | Nation & World
EVERETT -- When Jeanne Metzger left The Herald in 1990, after nearly 30 years at the newspaper, it wasn't for a traditional retirement."I got a business card, 'Metzger Enterprises,' and tried to figure out what to do. It would come to me," she said Thursday.
Date: 10/07/2013 | Local News
I suspect many people didn't know that the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, was supposed to include much-needed coverage for long-term care.
Date: 09/25/2013 | Business
The elderly couple sat on their metal frame bed surrounded by the detritus of their lives: hopelessly worn-out shoes, empty tin cans, dried-out corncobs, plastic bags, filthy clothes, all strewn across the uneven dirt floor. On a small table, two dirty cups sat beside an ancient...
Date: 09/22/2013 | Nation & World
SAN FRANCISCO -- Video games, largely considered the province of the young, may help the elderly, according to a study looking to boost memory among those ages 60 and older.
Date: 09/05/2013 | Nation & World
They are sweet but haunting, sad but compulsively readable. They are Twitter posts telling in a brave new way the universal story of loss.It's the experience of an elderly parent's death and a loving son's goodbye -- tweeted for all to...
Date: 08/02/2013 | Local News
In the first decade of this century, the number of elderly Washington residents living with Alzheimer's disease increased by a third. That number is expected to balloon by a third again by 2025. Crucially, 6 in every 10 of those diagnosed with Alzheimer's, and many with other forms of dementia,...
Date: 08/01/2013 | Northwest
OLYMPIA -- Nearly two dozen people who failed criminal background checks were allowed to work with developmentally disabled clients in Washington state, according to a state audit released Wednesday.
Date: 07/31/2013 | Northwest
SEATTLE — The Washington Supreme Court on Thursday ruled the guardian of an elderly Pierce County woman was not negligent when she didn’t force her into a nursing home against her wishes.The court explained in the unanimous ruling that...
Date: 07/18/2013 | Northwest
Food for the elderly, mentors for at-risk kids, health care for the uninsured and dozens of other needs and programs will be supported by $7.9 million in grants from United Way of Snohomish County over the next three years.The community...
Date: 06/25/2013 | Local News
The Stillaguamish Senior Center is presenting a free film for caregivers, "Why Do They Do That? Understanding Symptoms and Behaviors of Alzheimer's and Dementia."
Date: 06/18/2013 | Life
IRRIGON, Ore. -- Morrow County authorities have accused a 64-year-old Irrigon woman of neglecting a bed sore that led to her mother's death.
Date: 05/21/2013 | Northwest
Who takes care of the caregiver? Probably no one. So it's up to you to give yourself a break.The Stillaguamish Senior Center is hosting a free film presentation, "A Prescription for Caregivers," by Wendy Lustbader, a mental health counselor, teacher and lecturer, from 1 to...
Date: 05/21/2013 | Life
The first car your drove is now an antique roadster -- and are you?The rules of the road have changed since you got your driver's license 40 or 60 years ago. There are daunting double turn lanes, head-spinning roundabouts and a bundle of distracting electronic...
Date: 04/28/2013 | Life
STANWOOD -- A man living in a Stanwood assisted living home told staff he wanted to kill an administrator there almost four hours before he grabbed a gun from his apartment and shot the man in the stomach.Minutes before
Date: 03/31/2013 | Local News
Boomers and Bingo don't necessarily mix.Senior centers have a new mission. They want to attract people raised on The Beatles, Bob Dylan and that counterculture mantra "Don't trust anyone over 30."...
Date: 03/08/2013 | Local News
When Gary Wittert began looking for tubby male baby boomers to take part in a clinical trial last month, he got 800 volunteers in one day. The draw: free testosterone injections.Wittert, a professor of medicine at the University of Adelaide, and his colleagues suspect the...
Date: 03/03/2013 | Nation & World
SPOKANE -- A Spokane County sheriff's spokesman says officers arrested a Spokane Valley woman accused of preying on an elderly trailer park neighbor's fears to steal $10,000 from the victim's bank account.
Date: 02/28/2013 | Northwest
EVERETT -- "Why don't we sing a warm-up song?" asked the Rev. Jocelyn Carson, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church.
Date: 02/23/2013 | Local News
EDMONDS -- No one was hurt Saturday in an early-morning fire at an Edmonds adult living center.The fire was reported at 2:25 a.m. at Rosewood Courte Memory Care at 728 Edmonds Way. The...
Date: 02/09/2013 | Local News
TACOMA -- A smoky, early morning fire at a Tacoma, Wash., assisted living center sent 12 people to a hospital for treatment and destroyed an area housing the kitchen, dining room and activity room.The fire broke out about 6:15 a.m. Tuesday at the...
Date: 01/22/2013 | Northwest
NEW YORK — From the Rocky Mountains to New England, hospitals are swamped with people with flu symptoms. Some medical centers are turning away visitors or making them wear face masks, and one Pennsylvania hospital set up a tent outside its ER to deal with the feverish patients.
Date: 01/10/2013 | Nation & World
Retired shop owner now volunteers at Arlington thrift store
Date: 01/08/2013 | Local News
BEIJING — Visit your parents. That's an order.So says China, whose national legislature on Friday amended its law on the elderly to require that adult children visit their aged parents "often" — or risk being sued by them.
Date: 12/28/2012 | Nation & World
Muticultural Senior Center offers community for immigrants
Date: 12/27/2012 | Local News