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UPDATE: Missing Prattville Elderly Couple Located Safe

*UPDATE* The Jemisons have been located, and are safe. They were located a Selma Hospital. They are back with family members.   *PREVIOUS STORY* Prattville police are looking for an elderly couple who have gone missing. Authorities say that 78-year-old Annie Mae Jemison and 80-year-old Walter Jemison were last seen Tuesday morning around 9 a.m. They believe the Jemisons are…

How Blood Can Affect Dementia, Better Detecting Heart Disease and Cancer Paired with Stress

Too much or too little hemoglobin in your blood can lead to an increased risk of dementia later in life. That’s according to researchers in the Netherlands who found the level of protein in red blood cells may be linked to memory issues for seniors. And, a new guideline from the Endocrine Society recommends older adults get screened regularly for cardiovascular…

Project Lifesaver Program Helps Locate Lost Senior Citizens

Project Lifesaver has been active in Alabama since 2006. It was implemented after law enforcement officials realized that the most difficult search and rescue missions were for elderly people, and those with Dementia, Alzheimer’s, and Autism. This is where the technology used in this program shines brightest. The patient wears a wrist band similar to a smart watch. The device…

Missing Mother of JSU Football Head Coach Found Dead in Pond

ASHVILLE, Ala. (AP) – The body of the missing mother of Jacksonville State University head football coach John Grass has been found in pond near her home. St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office says Virginia Duggar Grass, 78, was found dead in a pond about three-quarters of a mile from her home. She went missing sometime between Sunday night and early…