Ex-Legislator Denies Having Sex with Wife with Alzheimer's Disease

Testimony in the trial of former Iowa state legislator Henry Rayhons concluded Friday; Rayhons, 78, is charged with felony sexual abuse for allegedly having sex with his wife Donna while she was in a nursing home and in the advanced stages of Alzheimer’s. On Friday, Rayhons denied having sex with Donna, testifying,… »4/20/15 12:50pm4/20/15 12:50pm

Ex-Legislator on Trial for Sexual Abuse of Wife with Alzheimers

The trial of 78-year-old Henry Rayhons began last week; the former Iowa state legislator was arrested last year, accused of having sex with his wife Donna, who was in a nursing home and suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. Staff members told Rayhons eight days before the incident allegedly occurred that… »4/14/15 12:50pm4/14/15 12:50pm

Sorry, Guys: Binge Drinking as a Teen Raises Risk of Early Dementia

There are a lot of late-in-life negative side effects of excessive drinking during your teenage years: a total aversion to the "Sunset Blush" flavor of Franzia, an unending arsenal of humiliating Throwback Thursday photos for your mean-spirited friends and frenemies to avail themselves of, and so on. According to a… »8/12/13 6:20pm8/12/13 6:20pm

Speaking a Second Language Could Keep You from Getting Dementia

Wait, speaking multiple languages keeps your brain young? Goddamnit. The closest I ever came to learning a second language is that my mom speaks passable Norwegian when she's drunk (I suppose I'm glad my childhood wasn't one long Drunkmomwegian immersion program), which means that I am impenetrably, painfully… »1/09/13 2:10pm1/09/13 2:10pm

Nursing Homes Aren't Letting Old People Have Enough Sex

There are some things that sound pretty nice about spending your final years in a nursing home. You have people to do your laundry for you, you don't have to cook, and you have a ready-made group of friends to go around stirring up mischief with. But, of course, there are plenty of obvious downsides too. And one of… »6/25/12 11:00pm6/25/12 11:00pm

Obesity Linked to Dementia; Obesity Studies Linked to Shitty Behavior

Great! Just what fat people need. A Korean study released this week links high BMI and high levels of abdominal fat to "lower cognitive function" and dementia later in life. So now anti-fat crusaders can be sure to let fat people know that they're not just fat and lazy and disgusting, they're also fucking stupid!… »3/22/12 7:00pm3/22/12 7:00pm