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  • Anyone know about "Charles Bonnet Syndrome"? (Vanity)

    05/21/2017 7:19:36 PM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 56 replies
    My wonderful step-father (WW2 Vet) is experiencing delusions. He has Macular Dejeneration and Dementia. Noticed, today, he thinks people are "in the household ". Very agitated. Talked to many "people" in the room.
  • After 62 years of marriage, couple dies together while holding hands [TX]

    05/11/2017 10:20:40 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 120 replies
    www.ksat.com ^ | Updated: 5:17 PM, May 09, 2017 | By Chip Brewster
    Pair dies less than 1 hour 30 minutes apart LAKE JACKSON, Texas - After nearly 62 years of marriage, Lake Jackson couple Tom and Delma Ledbetter left this world about two weeks ago. “Mama was from Nebraska, and daddy was from Arkansas,” said Donetta Nichols. Nichols is one of the Ledbetters' daughters. She tells us the couple first met in their early 20s through mutual friends. “He was stationed in Florida and my mother and her girlfriend had moved to Florida,” she said. Their first date of sorts happened when Tom had to “just move his car.” “They drove around...
  • Woman slammed to ground, thrown in pool after complaining about loud, rowdy party in Fort Lauderdale

    05/09/2017 7:53:31 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 36 replies
    wptv.com ^ | 5-9-2017
    Woman slammed to ground, thrown in pool after complaining about loud, rowdy party in Fort Lauderdale NBC 6 4:50 PM, May 8, 2017 4 hours ago UPDATE: Broward Sheriff's Office detectives arrested the 16-year-old responsible for throwing a 68-year-old woman in a pool. Officials say the suspect turned himself in shortly before 5 p.m. Monday, He faces one count of battery on a person 65 years of age or older. After he is processed at the Juvenile Assessment Center, he is expected to be taken to Broward Juvenile Facility.
  • 85-Year-Old Dies Trying To Become Oldest Everest Climber

    05/07/2017 1:26:11 PM PDT · by drewh · 35 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 7, 2017 | 6:23
    KATHMANDU, Nepal — An 85-year-old Nepali man has died while attempting to regain his title as the oldest person to climb Mount Everest, officials said. Min Bahadur Sherchan died at the Everest base camp on Saturday evening. The cause of death was not immediately clear, but mountaineering official Gyanendra Shrestha, who is at the base camp, said he likely suffered cardiac arrest. Shrestha could not elaborate due to a poor telephone connection. ADVERTISING Sherchan, a grandfather of 17 and great-grandfather to six, first scaled Everest in May 2008 when he was 76 — at the time becoming the oldest climber...
  • Prince Philip, 95, Seals Retirement in Typically Humorous Style: 'I can't stand up much longer!'

    05/04/2017 2:16:56 PM PDT · by drewh · 43 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 16:11 EDT, 4 May 2017 | By Martin Robinson Chief Reporter For Mailonline and Amie Gordon For Mailonline
    Prince Philip took a lighthearted view on his retirement today as he joked: 'Well I can't stand up for much longer'. The Duke of Edinburgh made himself and a crowd of guests roar with laughter while with the Queen at an Order of Merit service at St James's Palace just an hour after announcing he will stop all public royal duties at the age of 95. Mathematician Sir Michael Atiyah was left in hysterics after stopping him to say: ‘I’m sorry to hear you’re standing down’, to which the Duke replied: ‘Well I can’t stand up much longer'. His well-earned...
  • Real-life 'Rosie the Riveter' is finally receiving her diploma at the age of 97 (tr)

    05/04/2017 11:35:55 AM PDT · by DFG · 14 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 05/04/2017 | Stephanie Haney
    A 97-year-old woman living in Metairie, Louisiana finally received her high school diploma, which she had previously missed out on by only completing the 11th grade. Katherine Summers Martinson quit high school in Picayune, Mississippi during the Great Depression to help her family, and her education was further delayed by the start of World War II in 1939, according to WDSU. But on Tuesday, she finally got what she's always wanted when Picayune Memorial High School presented her with an honorary degree at her home in Metairie.
  • Former US President George H.W. Bush Hospitalised in Houston

    04/18/2017 3:46:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 49 replies
    Channel News ^ | 19 Apr 2017
    Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush has been admitted to a hospital in Houston for a mild case of pneumonia but "is going to be fine," his spokesman said on Tuesday. Jim McGrath, official media representative for the 92-year-old former president, said Bush was hospitalized on Friday "for observation due to a persistent cough that prevented him from getting proper rest." "It was subsequently determined he had a mild case of pneumonia, which was treated and has been resolved," McGrath added in a statement.
  • Stunning Success! Vitamin C Saves People Dying of Sepsis

    04/17/2017 4:28:32 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 149 replies
    CBN News ^ | April 6, 2017 | Lorie Johnson
    It seems too good to be true. A simple and inexpensive treatment for one of the most dreadful conditions around: sepsis. Also known as blood poisoning, sepsis strikes one million Americans every year, killing one-fourth of them. Dr. Paul Marik, chief of pulmonary and critical care at Eastern Virginia Medical School, came up with the idea on little more than a whim. His patient, 48-year-old Valerie Hobbs, was succumbing to sepsis and he had run out of options to save her. It was a desperation shot in the dark: Vitamin C. It worked. Beautifully. Again and again. Valerie spent a...
  • John McCain Blasts Trump, Says He’s No Reagan

    04/03/2017 8:20:24 AM PDT · by kevcol · 82 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | April 2, 2017 | Juliegrace Brufke
    GOP Arizona Sen. John McCain said he doesn’t believe there are similarities between former President Ronald Reagan and President Donald Trump. During an appearance on CNN’s “The Axe Files,” host David Axelrod inquired on whether he saw a parallel between the two entertainer-turned-politicians. “No, I don’t,” McCain replied
  • House Republicans approve changes in advance of AHCA vote later today

    03/24/2017 10:14:11 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/24/17 | Dan Calabrese
    Coverage requirements eliminated, Medicaid benefits strengthened for elderly and handicapped people. What I keep hearing is that they’re working toward a vote of the full House at 3 p.m., although that could always change if they need more time to corral the votes. They just took a procedural vote, which doesn’t pass the bill but allows it to be amended as follows: Republicans have pushed the GOP health care overhaul past an initial procedural hurdle in the House.
  • This is how much it costs ‘Meals on Wheels’ to feed one elderly person for a year

    03/20/2017 6:25:47 PM PDT · by bgill · 63 replies
    Market Watch ^ | Mar. 19, 2017 | Quentin Fottrell
    The administration’s proposed cuts target the Department of Housing and Urban Development and call for the elimination of the $3 billion Community Development Block Grant, which helps fund programs including Meals on Wheels, which deliver food (and human interaction) to elderly, disabled and poor recipients. “The federal government has spent over $150 billion on this block grant since its inception in 1974, but the program is not well-targeted to the poorest populations and has not demonstrated results,”
  • Report: Poland confirms Minneapolis man was Nazi commander

    03/13/2017 5:25:23 PM PDT · by Huntress · 90 replies
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | 3/13/17 | Paul Walsh
    A prosecutor in Poland is seeking the arrest of a Minneapolis man on allegations that he commanded a Nazi unit implicated in the deaths of 44 Poles. As reported by the Associated Press, prosecutor Robert Janicki said that "all the pieces of evidence interwoven together" in the yearslong investigation have confirmed "100 percent" that 98-year-old Michael Karkoc was a World War II commander of a unit in the SS-led Ukrainian Self Defense Legion, which is accused of burning villages and killing civilians in Poland. Prosecutors of the state National Remembrance Institute have asked a local court in Lublin, Poland, to...
  • Now Pushing U.N. Agenda 2030 with Social Engineering of the Elderly

    03/10/2017 11:12:18 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 34 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/10/17 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Just another attempt to herd human beings into tiny spaces in order to control land use, mobility, and urban sprawl, all Sustainable Development goals. Now Pushing U.N. Agenda 2030 with Social Engineering of the Elderly The One World Governance of U.N. Agenda 21, now morphed into U.N. Agenda 2030, requires that every societal decision be based on the environmental impact on global land use, education, and population control and reduction. The lynchpin of this agenda, Sustainable Development, has deemed “not sustainable” most human activities that form our modern civilization: private property, suburban sprawl, fossil fuels, consumerism, farming, irrigation, commercial agriculture,...
  • Group opposing Trump's agenda forms in Shoals (Alabama)

    02/24/2017 10:25:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Times Daily ^ | February 25, 2017 | Russ Corey
    MUSCLE SHOALS -- Groups opposing the agenda of President Donald Trump are springing up all over the nation and the Shoals is no different. Members of the organization claim when the Indivisible Guide was released as a Google document file in December, it was downloaded more than 1 million times. It contained ways to keep up with what's going on in Congress, and how to influence your member of Congress through grassroots activism. Today, there are roughly 7,000 Indivisible groups across the country, including at least 25 in Alabama. Indivisible Northwest Alabama came together in late January, and a...
  • George H.W. Bush to Trump: Doctor says going to inauguration could 'put me six feet under'

    01/18/2017 4:32:24 PM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 55 replies
    Politicl ^ | 01/18/17 | Nolan D. McCaskill
    “Barbara and I are so sorry we can’t be there for your Inauguration on January 20th,” the former president wrote in a note dated Jan. 10. “My doctor says if I sit outside in January, it will likely put me six feet under. Same for Barbara. So I guess we’re stuck in Texas.” “I want you to know that I wish you the very best as you begin this incredible journey of leading our great country,” he continued. “If I can ever be of help, please let me know.”
  • TIME George HW Bush, Barbara Bush both hospitalized, spokesman says

    01/18/2017 1:13:41 PM PST · by fision · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | 01/18/2017 | Jamie Gangel
    Former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, former First Lady Barbara Bush, have both been hospitalized, his spokesman said Wednesday. President Bush, 92, was admitted to intensive care at Houston Methodist Hospital to address "an acute respiratory problem stemming from pneumonia. Doctors performed a procedure to protect and clear his airway that required sedation," his spokesman, Jim McGrath, said in a statement. Barbara Bush also was admitted to the hospital Wednesday morning as a precaution after "experiencing fatigue and coughing," McGrath said in the same statement.
  • Student debt now affects a staggering number of elderly Americans

    01/17/2017 8:37:01 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01/17/2017 | By Abha Bhattarai
    The number of older Americans taking on student debt on behalf of their children and grandchildren has quadrupled in the past decade, with consumers over 60 now holding $66.7 billion in student loan debt, according to a new report by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The skyrocketing cost of college has placed a particular burden on older Americans, many of whom are struggling to pay back growing debts in their retirement years, according to the report. Nearly 40 percent of federal student loan borrowers over age 65 are in default, the highest rate for any age group, the data show....
  • Older, fitter adults experience greater brain activity while learning (Physical and brain fitness)

    01/16/2017 4:03:51 PM PST · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 15 replies
    medicalxpress.com ^ | 1/13/17 | N/A
    Older adults who experience good cardiac fitness may be also keeping their brains in good shape as well. In what is believed to be the first study of its kind, older adults who scored high on cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) tests performed better on memory tasks than those who had low CRF. Further, the more fit older adults were, the more active their brain was during learning. These findings appear in the journal Cortex. Difficulty remembering new information represents one of the most common complaints in aging and decreased memory performance is one of the hallmark impairments in Alzheimer's disease. Healthy...
  • Trump fires legendary inauguration announcer

    01/14/2017 1:27:21 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 27 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/1/17 | Chana Roberts
    In an unprecedented move, President-elect Donald Trump has fired traditional inauguration announcer Charlie Brotman, replacing him with Steve Ray. Ray is a Washington, DC.-based freelance announcer, and formerly volunteered with Trump's campaign. Brotman, 88, has announced every inauguration parade since former President Dwight D. Eisenhower was sworn into office in 1957. In an interview with CTV News Channel on Thursday, Brotman said, "Devastated is a word that covers it all. Yes, I was really disappointed, to say the least... I’m asking, ‘Did I do something? Am I too old? What’s going on?" Brotman told CNN he "thought he was going...
  • Exclusive: Charles Manson left prison for hospital treatment months ago

    01/04/2017 2:46:00 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 21 replies
    http://nypost.com ^ | 001/04/201 | Jamie Schram
    Charles Manson has been battling an illness for some time inside a California penitentiary – and was first rushed to a hospital off prison grounds months ago, The Post has learned. “He’s been getting treatment at that hospital for a while. I was told months ago they removed him from the prison for an undisclosed illness,” a Corrections Department official told The Post on Wednesday. “He’s 82, man. He was the guy who said he’s going to live forever, but I never believed it,” the source added. The Los Angeles Times and TMZ reported Tuesday that Manson was suffering from...