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NFL agrees to remove cap on concussion damages

NFL agrees to remove cap on concussion damages

The NFL agreed Wednesday to remove a $675 million cap on damages from thousands of concussion-related claims after a federal judge questioned whether there would be enough money to cover as many as 20,000 retired players.

June 25, 2014 4:56 pm
NFL agrees to remove cap on concussion damages

NFL agrees to remove cap on concussion damages

The NFL agreed Wednesday to remove a $675 million cap on damages from thousands of concussion-related claims after a federal judge questioned whether there would be enough money to cover as many as 20,000 retired players. More than 4,500 former players have filed suit, including former Bears…

June 25, 2014 4:56 pm
Vision loss treatment with a new drug therapy

Vision loss treatment with a new drug therapy

Charlotte Moorehead had no idea she even had a problem until she went for a routine eye checkup.

October 16, 2012 8:47 am Photos

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Billy Crystal writing book on aging

Billy Crystal writing book on aging

He has lived many, many Sundays.

August 09, 2012 1:00 pm
Family input helps detect dementia earlier

Family input helps detect dementia earlier

Dementia can sneak up on families. Its sufferers are pretty adept at covering lapses early on, and spouses are sometimes there to compensate.

February 23, 2012 9:00 am
Making a push for family input to detect dementia earlier

Making a push for family input to detect dementia earlier

Alexis McKenzie's mother had mild dementia, but things sounded OK when she phoned home: Dad was with her, finishing his wife's sentences as they talked about puttering through the day and a drive to the store.

February 17, 2012 1:00 pm
U.S. wants effective Alzheimer's treatment by 2025

U.S. wants effective Alzheimer's treatment by 2025

The Obama administration is developing the first National Alzheimer's Plan to provide better treatments and day-to-day care for dementia patients, and relief for their overwhelmed caregivers, too.

January 26, 2012 9:00 am

U.S. wants effective Alzheimer's treatment by 2025

Effective treatments for Alzheimer's by 2025? That's the target the government is eyeing as it develops a national strategy to tackle what could become the defining disease of a rapidly aging population.

January 22, 2012 12:00 am
The oldest old: Reaching 90 more likely than ever

The oldest old: Reaching 90 more likely than ever

The first census data on the 90-plus population highlights America's ever-increasing life spans, which are redefining what it means to be old.

November 22, 2011 1:00 pm
Facts, awareness are key to dealing with Alzheimer's disease

Facts, awareness are key to dealing with Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer's disease strikes one in two Americans over the age of 85.

November 22, 2011 12:00 am
Boomers' aging casts light on geriatrics shortage

Boomers' aging casts light on geriatrics shortage

PALATKA, Fla. | In this sleepy, riverside town in northeast Florida, 86-year-old Betty Wills sees the advertisements of obstetricians and gynecologists on the main road's billboards and has found specialists ranging from cardiologists to surgeons in the phone book.

November 06, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Tennessee's Summitt focuses on hoops while managing dementia

Tennessee's Summitt focuses on hoops while managing dementia

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. | Pat Summitt has handled the talk about her dementia diagnosis the same way she manages Tennessee basketball and her life: with control and determination.

October 26, 2011 3:50 pm
Builders cite rise in 'mother-in-law suites'

Builders cite rise in 'mother-in-law suites'

Betsy McCann and her husband, Jim Forbes, often worried that his mother was growing isolated in her Los Angeles-area home. At 90, Lois Brokus had stopped driving and was sometimes afraid to be alone in her house.

September 29, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Families urge action as U.S. drafts Alzheimer's plan

Families urge action as U.S. drafts Alzheimer's plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — As her mother's Alzheimer's worsened over eight long years, so did Doreen Alfaro's bills: The walker, then the wheelchair, then the hospital bed, then the diapers — and the caregivers hired for more and more hours a day so Alfaro could go to work and her elderly father coul…

September 25, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Families urge action as U.S. drafts Alzheimer's plan

Families urge action as U.S. drafts Alzheimer's plan

The Obama administration is developing the first National Alzheimer's Plan, to combine research aimed at fighting the mind-destroying disease with help for caregivers.

September 16, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Tennessee's Summitt has early onset dementia

Tennessee's Summitt has early onset dementia

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. | Pat Summitt struggled for several months with how to tell the women's basketball players at Tennessee, recruits and fans that she was having memory loss problems.

August 23, 2011 7:55 pm Photos

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New ways to stave off dementia

New ways to stave off dementia

For those of us hoping to age in good health, there may be little new in the basic message — exercise, eat your fruits and veggies, watch your fats!

August 21, 2011 12:00 pm Photos

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Glen Campbell shines in first show since Alzheimer's news

Glen Campbell shines in first show since Alzheimer's news

Glen Campbell leaned over his blue electric guitar, plucked a few strings and made a sour face.

July 22, 2011 12:00 am
Aging boomers strain cities built for the young

Aging boomers strain cities built for the young

America's cities are beginning to grapple with a fact of life: People are getting old, fast, and they're doing it in communities designed for the sprightly.

July 11, 2011 2:30 am Photos

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Seniors' medical pot collective stirs up trouble

Seniors' medical pot collective stirs up trouble

Joe Schwartz is a 90-year-old great-grandfather of three who enjoys a few puffs of pot each night before he crawls into bed in the Southern California retirement community he calls home. The World War II veteran smokes the drug to alleviate debilitating nausea.

June 21, 2011 12:30 pm
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