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Alzheimer's patients and caregivers in Arizona's tribal communities may find help with living with cognitive issues in a new musical project meant to help sooth emotions and stimulate memories — a CD of recordings by Native American music legend R. Carlos Nakai and others. Read more»

Mandela Parkway in Oakland, California, with I-880, I-580 and I-80 in the distance.

The $1.2 trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework put forward by the Biden administration, which includes funding for a $1 billion “reconnecting communities” program, offers few details about ameliorating displacement, one of the many challenges faced by the new urban renewal movement. Read more»

The takeaway is that the coronavirus killed more Americans in the past year than any cause of death in 2019, other than heart disease and cancer.

Now that the coronavirus has been in the United States for roughly a year, new numbers are revealing the scale of covid-19’s impact on American health: COVID has become the country’s third-leading cause of death, and could be on its way to outpacing cancer. Read more»

Concerns about Alzheimer's and other brain-wasting diseases have fueled booming sales of dietary supplements. But experts question the benefits. Read more»

A calm falls over Maria’s as she listens to one of her favorite mariachi artists during a Music and Memory session at the Beatitudes Campus in Phoenix.

Music & Memory is a national program that uses second-hand iPods to bring music into the lives of those suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia. Four Valley facilities participate in the program. Read more»