August 3, 2023

Stress in Childhood Linked to Physical and Cognitive Problems in Older Age, According to New Study

(STAT News) – Stressful experiences during childhood could have more far-reaching effects than previously thought, contributing to issues with daily tasks like getting dressed or preparing meals in older age, according to a new national analysis. The authors of the … Read More

July 21, 2023

Hospices in Four States to Receive Extra Scrutiny Over Concerns of Fraud, Waste and Abuse

(ProPublica) – Last week, regulators rolled out enhanced oversight for new hospices in Arizona, California, Nevada and Texas. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which pays for most of American hospice care, announced that this change was spurred by … Read More

July 17, 2023

Second Alzheimer’s Drug in Pipeline Can Slow the Disease by a Few Months but With Safety Risk

(Associated Press) – Another experimental Alzheimer’s drug can modestly slow patients’ inevitable worsening — by about four to seven months, researchers reported Monday. Eli Lilly and Co. is seeking Food and Drug Administration approval of donanemab. If cleared, it would … Read More

July 11, 2023

Alzheimer’s Drug Trials Target Older Californians. Do They Understand What They’re Signing Up For?

(Los Angeles Times) – The increasing sums spent to recruit older people with memory problems to these experiments gives some doctors pause. They say that people with dementia can confuse the helpfulness of clinical trial recruiters with actual medical care … Read More

July 6, 2023

Alzheimer’s Drug Leqembi Has Full FDA Approval Now and That Means Medicare Will Pay For It

(Associated Press) – U.S. officials granted full approval to a closely watched Alzheimer’s drug on Thursday, clearing the way for Medicare and other insurance plans to begin covering the treatment for people with the brain-robbing disease. The Food and Drug … Read More