Alzheimer’s-Friendly Businesses

The new Alzheimer’s-Friendly Businesses program from the Home Instead Senior Care home care company is helping caregivers and the places that employ them. Today, 5.3 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease and by 2025, 7.1 million people 65 or older will, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. Home Instead franchises (there are 640 in the U.S. and Canada, including one [...]

2015 Sanders-Brown Center’s Markesbery Symposium

Save the Date for the Sanders-Brown Center’s Markesbery Symposium Join Expo partner, UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging for the Fifth Annual Markesbery Symposium on Aging and Dementia on Nov. 20-21. This two-day program will offer sessions for both the scientific and community audience. Clinicians and researchers from the University of Kentucky and other institutions will [...]

Elder orphans: What happens to baby boomers without children or others to care for them

A new study is raising awareness about the problem of "elder orphans" - seniors who have no children, spouse or any other family member to care for them as they age. The research comes on the heels of a recent incident in North Carolina in which an 81-year-old cancer patient with no caregiver called 911 to [...]

Unhealthy Brain Aging Associated With Alzheimer’s

UK scientists explain underlying cause of unhealthy brain aging associated with Alzheimer’s Doctors commonly recommend patients increase their intake of calcium as a means of combating osteoporosis for aging bones. But calcium also plays an essential role in the neurological functioning of the brain, where it must be tightly regulated and not rise to excessive [...]

Living with Alzheimer’s Program 8/24 & 8/31

Program designed for those with dementia and their caregivers Living with Alzheimer’s: For people with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia and their caregivers will be 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Aug. 24 and 31 at the Alzheimer’s Association’s Lexington office located at 465 East High Street, Suite 200. Lunch will be provided. Registration is required at 1-800-272-3900. [...]

AARP warns seniors about using free public Wi-Fi

A new survey of internet users shows that the freedom and convenience of public wireless networks may come at a cost. Nearly half failed a quiz about online and wireless safety, while tens-of-thousands admit to engaging in activity that could put them squarely in the sights of hackers looking to steal their personal information. An [...]

100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

A film about a centenarian who’s not ready to sit still is at the Kentucky Theatre The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared, is a riotous Swedish export that makes recent U.S. efforts look all the more paltry, according to a movie review by Edwin Arnaudin who writes about entertainment for Asheville [...]

ITN Storybook

ITN Founder Katherine Freund was welcomed to Lexington last week when she made a stop with ITNBluegrass as part of the 60-day cross-country ITNAmerica Storybook Tour. Katherine is stopping in dozens of cities from coast to collect and share inspiring stories about how access to transportation is changing lives for older Americans and those with [...]

New study says memory and thinking tests could signal Alzheimer’s up to 18 years early

Time is of the essence when detecting Alzheimer's disease and now a new study provides hope in this area by suggesting that the memory-robbing disease could be detected up to 18 years in advance. The findings, published recently in the medical journal Neurology, found that older adults who performed poorly on cognition tests were almost 10 times [...]