John O'Connor

Editorial Director

John O'Connor has been with McKnight's for more than two decades and oversees content production. A University of Illinois graduate, John lives in the Chicago area with his wife and two children.

Most Recent Articles by John O'Connor

Preventive medicine for dementia: Try to stay positive

Preventive medicine for dementia: Try to stay positive

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"Don't Worry, Be Happy" is not just a song made famous by Bobby McFerrin. It turns out it may also be good advice for those who want avoid dementia.

Nearly a month later, evacuated residents return to senior living community

Nearly a month later, evacuated residents return to senior living community

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Almost a month after mud and debris flows forced them to evacuate, residents in a California senior living community north of Los Angeles are returning to Casa Dorinda.

Feds promise to enhance industry oversight in wake of GAO report

Feds promise to enhance industry oversight in wake of GAO report

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Responding to a report that cites lax state oversight, federal officials said they will begin to monitor potentially dangerous incidents at senior living communities more closely.

Implants may help delay cognitive decline, study finds

Implants may help delay cognitive decline, study finds

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Implants that deliver deep brain stimulation may help people with Alzheimer's disease retain independence longer, a new study asserts.

Highly decorated veteran's medals may have been stolen

Highly decorated veteran's medals may have been stolen

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A Kansas family is looking for answers while grieving the loss of their loved one. The resident's military awards are missing from a storage facility near the senior living community in Hutchinson, where he lived.

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In Focus

Feb. 14

Winter wish

Massachusetts

Brookdale Senior Living resident Eleanor "Ellie" Ross recently got to ski again thanks to a Brookdale partnership with two-time Olympic skier Jeremy Bloom.