Study Links Midlife Obesity To Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease

Researchers for the journal Molecular Psychology studied data from 1,394 patients who were an average age of 60, 142 of whom developed Alzheimer’s disease. They write that each unit increase in the patient’s Body Mass Index (BMI) after 50 was found to accelerate the onset of Alzheimer’s by a rate of 6.7 months. Full Story

Challenges Remain In Caring For The Elderly After Legislature Adjourned

When the 84th Texas Legislature convened in January, officials with the Health and Human Services Commission told lawmakers that long-term nursing care for Medicaid recipients in the state had a $343 million funding hole. By the time it adjourned, the $61.2 billion budgeted over two years for Medicaid didn’t include more funds for long-term care. And elder care advocates are worried about the same challenges being exacerbated over the next two years. Full Story

New Senior Community Planned for Plano

The announcement reflects SRP’s accelerated pace of new initiatives, including construction of a recently announced assisted living and memory care residence in Denton, as well as a new partnership with Oceans Healthcare to develop and build multiple Oceans Behavioral Hospitals throughout Texas. Full Story