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As the "baby boom" generation heads toward retirement and life expectancies continue to lengthen, there is a growing population of older Americans, but little consensus over how best to help them enjoy their golden years. Many if not most seniors
DAY Police did not respond to an initial 111 call about a missing autistic boy with sufficient urgency, and a second emergency call failed to convey the dangers facing the boy, who died after escaping from a respite care home in 2010, a coroner's
Search Yvetta Fedorova Paul Divinigracia does not consider himself a saint. But to observe how he cares for his wife, Virgie, now 11 years into Alzheimer's disease , you might think otherwise. The Divinigracias celebrated their 50th anniversary in
The fun, structured activity program is for adults with mild cognitive or physical impairments. Participants enjoy the company of others while participating in exercise, cards, crafts, baking and much more. The program is organized and supervised by
In a photo taken last year, Nathan Booker, then 14, checked out interactive peg books donated to the special needs unit of Awatapu College. The mother of a teenager with cerebral palsy who drowned at a respite facility has spoken out about the
MailTribune.com for the Mail Tribune An Ashland respite care program for people suffering from Alzheimer's, dementia and other conditions is in danger of closing before the end of January unless it receives an influx of funding or participants. The
Find out what you can do to help your loved one from afar and how to make the most of personal visits. If you live an hour or more away from a loved one who needs care, you might wonder what you can do to help. Start by understanding options for long-
Detective Senior Sergeant Craig Sheridan said a 15-year-old boy was found submerged in the bath at a Palmerston North home on Friday evening. He was taken to Palmerston North Hospital intensive care unit, but was pronounced dead just before midnight.
Light One Candle is an annual series sponsored by the Mail Tribune that focuses on an individual, group or agency that could use a helping hand during the holiday season. Once that need is filled, donations may be distributed to others in need.
November is a time to honor and assist these selfless family caregivers. Each year the president issues a proclamation providing official recognition of National Family Caregivers Month and America's family caregivers. The research results are not