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Jury deliberating in dog attack that maimed San Antonio senior

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 21:02:16 GMT

Alphonso McCloud, left, and his wife, Stanyelle McCloud, accused of serious bodily injury after their pit bull Bully last year attacked Doris Mixon Smith and pulled off her arm just below the elbow and mangled her face, sit in the 187th state District Court, presided by Judge Joey Contreras in the Cadena-Reeves Justice Center, on Monday, Jan. 22, 2018.




Fayette County funeral home director accused of stealing clientsa pre-paid funeral funds

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 18:37:50 GMT

A Uniontown funeral home director is facing federal charges after allegedly stealing almost $300,000 from senior citizen clients who had pre-paid for their own funerals, Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced Monday. Stephen E. Kezmarsky III, 50, is accused of collecting $284,393 in advance payments from 51 clients to cover their funeral expenses at the Kezmarsky Funeral Home from October 2010 to March 2017.




General Assembly schedules January 31 "veto" session

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 16:20:00 GMT

The Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford will be the scene of an override session of the General Assembly on January 31. The Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford will be the scene of an override session of the General Assembly on January 31. The session is aimed at overturning Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's rejection of a bill that would restore $54 million to the budget, and retain the current income qualifications for more than 90,000 elderly and disabled participants in the Medicare Savings Plan. During the fall, a bipartisan budget passed by the legislature cut the income threshold by about 50 percent, effective January 1, but the Department of Social Services announced that the program guidelines would continue through February.




Nursing Home Recreates Communist East Germany For Dementia Patients

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 16:19:59 GMT

It's said that time heals all wounds. But not for people afflicted with dementia like Gerda Noack.




Burglar steals from elderly dementia-sufferer while she was at home

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 13:57:30 GMT

A BURGLAR stole a handbag belonging to an elderly woman who suffers from dementia during a break-in at a house in Westminster Road in Toothill on Saturday January 13. The victim, who is in her 80s, was at home during the burglary but was unaware that the offender was in the house at the time of the crime. It is believed that the suspect broke in through the front of the property and appears to have only taken a handbag from the lounge.




Regular medical tests for over-65 drivers suggested

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 09:02:52 GMT

Licensed drivers over the age of 65 should be required to undergo medical tests every six months to ensure their fitness for operating a motor vehicle, suggested an anti-crime non-governmental organisation, Bernama reports, following a video taken last week of a driver travelling on the New Pantai Expressway in the wrong direction . The driver involved in the incident was believed to be suffering from dementia and has hearing difficulties, the report said.




John Bel Edwards' proposal for Medicaid work requirements is an idea championed by GOP

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 04:40:59 GMT

Gov. John Bel Edwards' announcement that he intends to pursue work requirements for some Medicaid recipients in Louisiana seemed to catch Republicans who have championed the idea by surprise. They want to make sure the Democratic governor follows through on the proposal they've pushed unsuccessfully -- and that he doesn't get all the credit.




Dementia and driving: How to plan ahead and mitigate the loss of autonomy

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 00:15:51 GMT

One of the biggest shocks for someone with dementia comes the day a doctor says, "I'm sorry, but you can't drive any more." For older adults who depend on their cars to get around, it's the equivalent of banning a millennial from using a smartphone ever again.




The Importance of Medicaid for Individuals with Disabilities

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 19:49:07 GMT

Medicaid is the nation's primary health insurance program for persons with disabilities and low-income populations. The program currently covers 60 million low-income Americans including nearly 30 million low-income children, 15 million adults and 8 million non-elderly people with disabilities.




Japanese Justice Ministry devises dementia test for elderly inmates

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 15:30:12 GMT

The Justice Ministry plans to conduct a simple dementia test from fiscal 2018 for new convicts aged 60 or over, informed sources said. With the proportion of elderly prisoners on the increase, the ministry aims to give inmates with dementia medical treatment through early detection of symptoms to help prevent recidivism.




Beijing requires home visits to elderly

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 10:58:30 GMT

Grassroots governments in Beijing are now required to conduct weekly home visits to elderly residents who live in their own homes. The municipal civil affairs department said that those aged over 80 who live alone should be prioritized, as well as those caring for disabled dependents.




Why a fitness trainer keeps running

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 06:32:31 GMT

Elizabeth Zappi spends most of her days at Lanier Village Estates. She works with residents as a fitness instructor at the continuing care facility for the elderly.




Florida retirees to participate in largest self-driving car test yet

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 04:20:44 GMT

Del Boca Vista may be a fictional community for retired Cadillac drivers like Morty Seinfeld, but one company is set to feature a real-world Del Boca Vista-a retirement community near Orlando-as the setting for the world's largest self-driving car test . Voyage, a Florida-based startup focused on robo-taxi services, will offer free rides to the elderly residents of The Villages, where self-driving taxis will shuttle the community's 125,000 residents along its 750 miles of road, to and from golf courses, theaters, and so forth.




Gary Pelphrey: The elephant in the room

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 23:50:31 GMT

Do those quotes sound like a beleaguered politician, asking himself, how, maybe more importantly - why -he got himself in front of this group of maybe 350 senior citizens this rainy Friday morning? Or was he a bayonet-fixed, steely-eyed Marine charging up to take that hill? Or could he be the dog that had run so hard to chase that bus, finally ... (more)




Amazing graces

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 19:24:09 GMT

ACT OF KINDNESS Members of University of Santo Tomas High School Batch 1981 channel their donations through Graces home for the elderly in Quezon City For a few hours one overcast afternoon a few months ago, members of the University of Santo Tomas High School Batch '81, led by current president Avic Balagtas-Bartilad, brought smiles and most likely warmed the hearts of close to 300 elderly residents of Graces, the Department of Social Welfare and Development-run home for the aged in Quezon City, which used to go by the name Golden Acres.




Elderly woman's body found in Calne

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 14:57:27 GMT

Alice Sucksnith was in her 90s and had dementia. Family became concerned for her welfare after she went missing from her home overnight.




Senior citizens behaving like troglodytes get away with relative murder'. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 10:10:03 GMT

After all these years in this city, I still find myself shaking my head in wonder at the life-and-death intensity with which Hong Kong commuters approach the daily task of securing an all-important seat on public transport that is clearly designed to provide comfortable standing as well as sitting room, but I digress. Back to my bus story, in which the enraged Chinese man was bludgeoning the subject of his ire with the choicest abuse the Cantonese language has to offer, punctuated with racist epithets against "Indians".