The Latino Leaders Summit on Diabetes took place Thursday to develop strategies for reducing diabetes rates amongst local Latinos. Almost 40 members of the community participated in the event, which was hosted by the William Sansum Diabetes Center. County Supervisor Salud Carbajal gave the welcome address. Many...

We all think it won’t happen in our family. We ignore the signs. We pretend like everything is OK when it is not. For one out of every three of us, we are facing loved ones with Alzheimer’s or another dementia. I’ll never forget when I...

A 91-year-old woman calls her doctor complaining that she feels dizzy. No, that's not the beginning of a joke. It's what actually happened to my mother last week when she woke up feeling "a little sick." And here's the punch line. She ends up at...

In a survey of more than 10,000 Americans, two of three seniors said they want access to healthcare services at home. Accenture, which conducted the survey, reports that although these elderly Americans want the technology in their homes, they are concerned that the current technology...

A lot can change in your financial life as you approach retirement—and taxes play a big role. Many Americans who are nearing retirement have a narrow window to take advantage of unique tax opportunities. Here are three tax-cutting moves to make before you embark on your...

Have you ever tried to communicate with someone with Alzheimer’s disease and ended feeling awkward and frustrated?  Did you get stuck without having anything to talk about? Was this a once conversant and articulate person you now have difficulty engaging? Communicating with someone who has Alzheimer’s...

Big breakfasts and small dinners might be a healthier way to eat for people with type 2 diabetes, according to a small new study. Diabetics in the study who ate big breakfasts and small dinners had fewer episodes of high blood sugar than those who ate...

Alzheimer’s disease may not be just for grandparents to worry about: Groundbreaking new research from Northwestern University has found that amyloid protein — a hallmark of the devastating disease — starts accumulating in brain neurons of people as young as 20 years old. Scientists believe this...

The Medicare program is at a crucial juncture: it is responsible for 25 percent of all federal outstanding debt this century, and the total continues to grow. Every day, 10,000 newly eligible seniors enter a Medicare health insurance program whose budget needs are already escalating...

Pope Francis said Thursday that when it comes to caring for the elderly, palliative care is necessary because it counters a mentality of utility that often leaves elderly persons marginalized and alone. “Abandonment is the most serious ‘illness’ of the elderly and also the greatest injustice...