Alcohol

Assisted living resident kicked out after hiring prostitutes with liquor-sale proceeds

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An assisted living facility was willing to look the other way whenever one of its residents would return from a "booze run" to pander liquor to other residents, but not when its staff discovered a prostitute under the man's bed, authorities said.

Peppers cooked in hooch lead to facility fire, evacuation

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There's a lot that's unclear in an attempt to cook peppers in Everclear in an assisted living residence last week.

State bill would exempts LTC facilities from liquor permits

Nursing homes should be allowed to serve alcohol to residents without having to pay excise taxes or permits, according to a group of Indiana seniors who want to gain an exemption from the state.

Moderate alcohol consumption staves off dementia in seniors

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Drinking a moderate amount of alcohol might preserve cognition in people over the age of 60, according to recently published findings in the American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias.

Good news about bad news

Good news about bad news

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Great. Perfect. Dental x-rays have been officially linked to brain tumors. Now I have a headache. I think I need to lie down.

Coping with a death too soon

Coping with a death too soon

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You will not last long in this field unless you learn how to deal with dying and death. They are inescapable realities in a profession where most customers are old and sick. But there is no way to be completely prepared for a death in one's own family, as I was recently reminded. My younger sister Ellen died last week. She was 41.

Their generation

Their generation

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To hear some rock and rollers sneer it, you'd think that living long is a terrible fate. But is that really the case?

Moderate drinking could prevent dementia, analysis finds

Imbibing in the occasional glass of wine might actually reduce the risk of dementia, according to an analysis of 143 studies conducted since 1977.

Moderate drinking associated with lower risk of dementia

Elderly adults who consume about two alcoholic beverages per day are at a significantly lower risk of developing Alzheimer's disease and dementia than non-drinkers, according to new research from Germany.

Older alcoholics consume more alcohol than younger ones

Elderly people with drinking problems consume significantly more alcohol than their younger counterparts, new research finds.

Theory about health and two-drink minimum debunked in new study

It's last call for those who think two drinks a day can stave off functional decline in old age. New research suggests that it's lifestyle, not liquor, that really helps to determine how we age.

Geriatrics study: Drink your way to mental health... sort of

The largest study to date on the effects of alcohol intake among seniors has turned up mixed results: On one hand, moderate consumption significantly decreases the risk of developing dementia. However, if a person already has dementia, any alcohol consumption greatly accelerates cognitive decline.