An association of professionals who work at hundreds of elderly-care facilities in the U.S. is calling on the homes to reconsider their policies -- or, in most cases, lack of policies -- on geriatric sex.
At 8:30 p.m. on Christmas Day 2009, nurse Tiffany Gourley was called to a room at the Windmill Manor nursing home in Coralville, Iowa. She found a 78-year-old male resident who had just had intercourse with an 87-year-old woman. The man, a former college professor, was divorced. The woman, a retired secretary, was married. Both had dementia.
William Beach loved cantaloupe -- so much so that starting in June last year he ate it almost every day. By August, the 87-year-old retired tractor mechanic from Mustang, Oklahoma, was complaining to his family that he was fatigued, with pain everywhere in his body.
Wheat yields in Kansas, the biggest U.S. producer of winter varieties, may drop by as much as a third in some counties as hot, dry weather curbs production, boosting prices that yesterday rose the most in six weeks.
A snowstorm that’s already forced shutdowns of government offices in Kansas is bringing some much- needed moisture for dormant wheat crops across the Great Plains, where last year’s drought eroded crop conditions.