The federal approval of a controversial drug to treat Alzheimer’s disease has reignited the debate over drug prices and the way the Food and Drug Administration makes decisions. Meanwhile, President Joe Biden seeks to gain goodwill overseas as he announces the U.S. will provide 500 million doses of covid vaccine to international health efforts. Sarah Karlin-Smith of the Pink Sheet, Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times and Joanne Kenen of Politico join KHN’s Julie Rovner to discuss these issues and more. Also, Rovner interviews Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, the new administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. And to mark the podcast’s 200th episode, the panelists discuss what has surprised them most and least over the past four years.
'The Father' actor Sir Anthony Hopkins has no plans to retire and wants to keep acting until he can't physically continue.
Alessa is a single mom and the caretaker for her difficult mother, who is suffering from the volatile symptoms of alcohol dementia. Alessa’s been reclusive, lonely and destructively self-deprecating, but she decides it’s time to step forward, take some risks and try to build a better life.
Three Colorado police officers involved in the arrest of a 73-year-old woman with dementia who was shown being pushed to the ground and handcu…
A police officer who arrested a 73-year-old woman with dementia, pushing her to the ground and handcuffing her, after she walked away from a s…
Calling all those who are sleep-deprived: A study found a 30% increased risk of dementia with a sleep duration of six hours or less at age 50 and 60.
"While Dad's health has deteriorated quickly, we can assure you that his great sense of humor continues to shine through," his family said in a statement. "And yes, he still wears his khakis at home."
Researchers from the University of Oxford conducted an observational study, and discovered that those who had tested positive for coronavirus …
Dame Julie Walters is urging the government to keep its promise to double the amount of money for dementia research funding.
Sir Anthony Hopkins says he has no ego about his acting career and considers himself as unimportant as everybody else in the world.
Dark, upsetting and often foreboding, the drama contains moments that are so heartbreaking only someone who had been through them could find their essence.
Singer Tony Bennett has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's, but it hasn't quieted his legendary voice as he continues to rehearse and sing with perfect pitch.
Residents of the purpose-built village near Dax in southwestern France can shop for groceries, get pampered at the hair salon and enjoy music …
Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman on the Supreme Court, announced Tuesday that she has the beginning stages of dementia, "probably Alzheimer's disease," and plans to withdraw from public life.
It turns out maintaining low blood pressure does not just help prevent heart attacks — it can also keep your mind sharp.
When a senior loved one starts forgetting things or repeating something they just told you, it isn’t uncommon for family members to begin to worry. While these symptoms can be linked to other health conditions, such as an infection or a thyroid problem, they are also two of the earliest warning signs of dementia.
Guess who turned 20? The Culpeper County Library did. Join us on our final day Wednesday for our official celebration of 20 years in this loca…
The worst part was the spikes inside my shoes.
Businessman Michael P. Klekamp, 68, gets 51 months in prison, must make $10.4 million in restitution. Klekamp was the president of Capitol Components and Millwork Inc. of Culpeper.