Category results for "Elderly"

FBI Seizes $400,000 from Robbery Victim

An Ohio man whose house was robbed had more than $400,000 confiscated by the FBI as a result of an investigation of the crime.

Why Quit Smoking? It Depends on Your Age

Older smokers have far different motivations for quitting smoking than younger ones, according to new research that finds that older smokers can be persuaded to quit if the right arguments are used.

Nicotine Appears to Slow Arthritis, Study Says

Joints deteriorate more slowly among heavy smokers with rheumatoid arthritis compared to nonsmokers or light smokers, leading researchers to suggest that nicotine may help slow the progression of the disease.

Older Smokers Have Higher Dementia Risk, Study Says

Risk of developing Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia is up to 80 percent higher among elderly smokers compared to people the same age who don't smoke, Australian researchers report.

Alcohol Consumption May Slow Cognitive Decline

Older adults with mild cognitive impairment experienced less decline in mental functioning if they consumed one alcoholic drink daily, new research finds.

Dementia Risk Rises with Secondhand Smoke Exposure, Researchers Say

Elderly people exposed to secondhand smoke for 30 years or more were 30 percent more likely to develop dementia than older adults who were not exposed to secondhand smoke, according to researchers at the University of California at Berkeley.

Cops Who Shot Woman in Botched Drug Raid Indicted

A trio of Atlanta police officers who shot to death an 88-year-old woman during a 'no-knock' drug raid have been indicted by a grand jury, including two accused of felony murder.

Few Age Limits on Prescription Drug Abuse

In death, Anna Nicole Smith has become something of a poster child for the problem of prescription-drug misuse.

Blindness Risk of Smoking Overlooked

Smoking is linked to macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness among the elderly, but few people realize the risk, experts say.

Meth Addiction Puts Parenting Burdens on Grandparents

Children of parents debilitated by methamphetamine addiction often end up living with their grandparents, who must put off retirement just when they thought their child-raising years were over.

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