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By HERB WEISS For the second consecutive year, total payments to care for individuals with Alzheimer's or other dementias will surpass $277 billion, which includes an increase of nearly $20 billion from last year, according to data reported in the more
Two years after President John F. Kennedy had formally designated May as “Senior Citizens Month” at a meeting of the National Council of Senior Citizens in1963, President Lyndon B. … more
I've always been a fan of Thanksgiving. Of course, Christmas has its pluses - especially if you're a kid. The excitement of the day had me up long before my parents. Warned that I wasn't to go downstairs alone, I'd lie awake; listening intensely for any more
You must have had this happen: You sit down to dinner, pick up your fork and before you even get a bite, the phone rings. In our case, it's a 50-50 chance that it's our daughter Diana, who has just gotten out of work half a country away in Jackson, more
A laugh can be the best cure. That seems difficult to comprehend when times are tough and the situation is hardly a laughing matter. Laughing seems cruel on such occasions, cold hearted and insensitive. Yet humor can provide such release. I didn't know more
By HERB WEISS Lt. Governor Dan McKee is gearing up Rhode Island's fight against the skyrocketing incidence of Alzheimer's disease, called by some as one of the `biggest epidemics in medical history.' Last Wednesday, he announced $30,000 in grants secured more
I felt his presence. He had slipped into the dining room and, without looking to confirm my suspicion, I imagined his dark eyes carefully watching my every more. I continued with my dinner, cutting into one of the two chicken tenders on my plate. You" more
Carol brought up the topic of calories at dinner. She had compiled a list of what we eat and, with a little research on the internet, calculated our calorie intake. “A banana,” she said, … more
By HERB WEISS ks an important demographic turning point in U.S. history according to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2017 National Population Projections, released last month. By 2030, older people are projected to outnumber children. In the next twenty years, more
I wanted to forget winter, but the earth reminded me otherwise. Perhaps I was foolish to think it was the time to plant the dahlias, but sun drenched the yard Saturday and in years past I've planted the tubers as early as March. I found the green plastic more
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