Long Term Care News
Lab Chimps 'Abandoned' on African Island, Activists Say
Dozens of chimpanzees used in experimental labs in Africa by an American health charity are now living on their own on African islands, where activists say their previous lives in cages have not prepared them to survive in the wild. The New York Blood Center (NYBC) began experimenting on
Elderly Couple Reunited After Forced to Live in Separate Nursing Homes for Months
An elderly Canadian couple has finally been reunited after being forced to live in separate nursing homes for more than eight months, according to their granddaughter. The reunion, which was filled with "tears of joy," came after Wolfram Gottschalk, 83, and Anita Gottschalk, 81, were photographed
89-Year-Old Chess Fanatic Faces Off Against High School Students After Plea for Opponents
An 89-year-old chess fanatic desperate for opponents is now taking on student volunteers at the nursing home where he stays. "Getting his chance to play chess has really fulfilled him because he loves it," Bill Nangle's daughter Trish Gaylord of Lafayette, Indiana, told ABC News today. "He is very
New Report Claims Prince Sought Treatment for Addiction
Newly released 911 calls reveal an unidentified woman from Germany called in 2011 to report alleged drug abuse by Prince.
Ontario Providing Nearly $2 Million to Help First Nation With Suicide Crisis
An ongoing suicide crisis in the Attawapiskat First Nation has led Canadian leaders to pledge nearly $2 million to aid to help the embattled community. The announcement comes after dozens of people in the community have attempted suicide in recent months. "We traveled to Attawapiskat to speak
Anonymous Donor Hides $50K Check in Nonprofit's Nativity Scene
The holidays are a season of giving. And in Amarillo, Texas, a staff meeting for a local nonprofit turned joyous when the group received an astonishing surprise donation. Darrin Murphy, the president of Children’s Home, told ABC News that the staff was convened for a meeting Tuesday morning when
Are Sleep Medications Helpful or Harmful?
A doctor weighs in on whether behavioral changes or sleep medications are best for achieving sound sleep.
Glen Campbell's Life Living With Alzheimer's
Glen Campbell is a Grammy-winning country music icon, but his wife Kim Campbell says one of the most important things the legend has done in his life is to "help remove the stigma of Alzheimer's disease." Glen was diagnosed with the disease in 2011, went public and embarked on a farewell tour with
Family of California Teen Declared Brain Dead Sues Hospital for Malpractice
The California family that fought to keep their teenage daughter on life support after she was declared brain dead is suing her doctor and the hospital where she went into cardiac arrest for negligence and wrongful death -- if "it is determined" that the girl indeed succumbed to her injuries. Jahi
Angela Bassett on Long -Term Care and Having 'That' Conversation
Conversations about losing loved ones either now or in the future are difficult, but actress Angela Bassett said "they can be had" as long as they have compassion. Indeed, the "Olympus Has Fallen" star spoke to ABC News for an initiative close to her heart called Let's Talk Now , created by