aging and health

Dementia drugmaker to pay $116 million in fraud settlement

A pharmaceutical company that whistleblowers alleged paid doctors to prescribe its main drug and urged salespeople to push it as a way to control unruly dementia patients will pay more than $100 million to settle government fraud allegations.

Lifestyle can lower dementia risk, study says

A good diet and ample exercise don't just help your waistline. Healthy lifestyle factors may also help lower your risk of dementia, even if you have a higher genetic risk, according to a study published Sunday in the medical journal JAMA.

Silver Tsunami set to hit Victoria County nursing homes

As Baby Boomers become seniors

As Baby Boomers reach retirement, a perfect storm is set to hit Victoria County nursing homes: A surge in the number of aging Texans, known as the Silver Tsunami, is projected to effect long term care services across the state.