In Nashville, the nonprofit Music for Seniors connects the city’s musicians with its older residents in an effort to build community and improve seniors’ quality of life. Now, the organization is teaming up with researchers at Vanderbilt University to see…
By John Yang, Leah Nagy
As America copes with an epidemic of gun violence that kills 96 people each day, there has been vigorous debate about how to prevent people with mental illness from acquiring weapons. But a little-known problem is what to do about…
By JoNel Aleccia, Melissa Bailey, Kaiser Health News
By 2050 as many as 12 million people with dementia may live in homes with guns -- a fact that is prompting doctors, researchers and family members to ask how potential tragedies can be prevented. John Yang reports.
By John Yang, Frank Carlson
A California nursing home is using music therapy with residents suffering from dementia. In collaboration with inewsource news service in San Diego, Joanne Faryon reports on how music is reaching those once considered unreachable.
By PBS NewsHour
By Judith Graham, Kaiser Health News
This is the first time experts convened by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine have deemed scientific evidence strong enough to suggest that preventing dementia and age-related cognitive decline might be possible.
By Dr. Howard Markel
This week marks the 153rd birthday of Alois Alzheimer, the German psychiatrist who is often credited for first describing the clinical and micro-anatomic features of a brain disease that steals the memories of millions of people each year.
By Philip Moeller
Medicare and Social Security are of critical importance in enabling older Americans to age in good physical and financial health. To support these broader goals, “Ask Phil” is expanding its mission to include your other questions about successful aging.
By Grace Rubenstein, STAT
Alzheimer's disease is the third leading cause of death in North Dakota, which is developing strategies to help family caregivers cope.
By Liz Szabo, Kaiser Health News
A new study finds that the prevalence of dementia has fallen sharply in recent years, most likely as a result of Americans’ rising educational levels and better heart health, which are both closely related to brain health.
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