| Jul 14, 2013
| 9:28 PM
Partner in activism with husband Pete Seeger
Toshi Seeger, 91, folk singer Pete Seeger's wife of 70 years and a close partner in his social and environmental activism, died Tuesday at the couple's home in Beacon in New York's Hudson...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 3:13 PM
With no cure in hand for Alzheimer's disease, many ask why someone would necessarily want an early diagnosis. But research continues to focus on detecting the earliest signs of dementia, and on the factors that give rise to some dementias or fuel their...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 5:46 PM
Too often when veteran artists revisit career-defining hits late in life it's more of a marketing move than an artistic exploration. Not in this case.
Since revealing two years ago that he's been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, the singer-...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 10:51 PM
Chuck Foley, whose Twister party game brought shoeless strangers achingly close to one another and made even the most spirited rounds of Scrabble seem comparatively tame, has died. He was 82.
The inventor, who held 97 patents, died July 1 in a care...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 11:26 AM
Baby boomers take note: For every year you put off retirement, your chances of developing Alzheimer's disease or other types of dementia are cut by 3%.
The findings are the result of a massive French study, which looked at the records of 429,000...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 10:00 AM
When 13-year-old Luca Robinson caught a long touchdown pass during a youth football game a few weeks ago, his father, Charlie, practically burst with joy, as dads tend to do.
But Robinson is different in one respect from other proud Southern...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 2:53 PM
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced his latest health initiative this week: He’s banning elevators! OK, not really. But he did say he was planning to introduce legislation that would inspire New Yorkers to take the stairs by making staircases...
| Jul 16, 2013
Your doctor hands you a prescription for a blood pressure drug. But is it the right one for you?
You're searching for a new primary-care physician or a specialist. Is there a way you can know whether the doctor is more partial to expensive, brand-name...
| Aug 8, 2013
"When my memory gets too bad, just promise you'll shoot me." I've heard some version of that refrain from most of the older people in my life. Unable to recall, say, the name of a former neighbor's long-dead cocker spaniel, they're convinced they're...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 4:12 PM
Call it "Amour" on the farm or "Away From Her" with power tools, but either way, writer-director Michael McGowan's "Still Mine" offers a strong and dignified look at growing old while maintaining one's long-held convictions.
The estimable James Cromwell...
| Aug 10, 2013
Re "Poor memory? Forget it," Opinion, Aug. 8
I appreciate that a younger person like Max Perry can relate to the fears of us oldsters that any little memory lapse might mean the onset of Alzheimer's disease. But he should also be taking this issue...