Ashley Campbell: Alzheimer’s Is Stealing My Father’s Memories

It had all the makings of a doleful country song – a heartbroken young woman watching her father’s memories slip away from Alzheimer’s Disease. Ashley Campbell told her story to the Senate Special Committee on Aging on April 24. Beside her sat her father, country music legend Glenn Campbell, who no longer tours because of the disease. They were there to press for a plan by the Alzheimer’s Association to find effective treatments by 2025. Ashley Campbell spoke of memories …

The Takeaway: Older Stars Rock the Grammy Awards

Twenty-three year old Adele may have been the night’s big winner, but older musicians held their own at Sunday’s Grammy Awards. From Glen Campbell to Sir Paul, the Beach Boys to the Boss, music vets rocked the stage and turned in some of the best of the night’s many live performances.

The Takeaway: Jack McKeon; Foods that Make You Fat; Wellness Visits

Is the “apple of the earth” bad for you? Potatoes, the go-to starch for many Americans, can add pounds over time, a new Harvard study reveals.  In fact one extra serving “was found to cause more weight gain than downing an additional 12-ounce can of a sugary drink or taking an extra helping of red or processed meats.” The study, published in today’s New England Journal of Medicine, also examined how losing weight isn’t as simple as “eat less, exercise …