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There's a big industry built around braintaining, using games and puzzles to avoid mental decline. But does it work? Studies are mixed, the answer uncertain.
JOHNSTON, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island authorities say a 71-year-old man with Alzheimer's disease and dementia had lived with his dead wife's body for at least two days before officials entered the home this week.
Why are healthcare professionals reluctant to list these diseases on a death certificates?
Alzheimer's disease may contribute to as many deaths in the United States as heart disease or cancer, contrary to numbers reported, according to a new study by researchers at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.
SEATTLE, Wash. (Ivanhoe Newswire) – More than five million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease and nearly 35 million have dementia. Sometimes this frightening disease comes on quickly without many warning signs. However, researchers are identifying some clues to Alzheimer’s that you should know about.
(BPT) - Baby boomers often think of 50 as the new 40. This is especially true in 2014 as the last members of the think-young generation reach the half-century mark. Yet with an unprecedented life expectancy – 78.7 years – for the youngest of the boomers, it is more important than ever to incorporate healthy habits to keep your mind beautiful during the second half of life.
ENGLEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Sheila MacRae has starred on the Broadway stage and in film. Yet, it's her small-screen role as the tolerant and brassy wife of a Brooklyn bus driver for which she is most remembered.
DULUTH, Ga. (AP) — The WBCA national coach of the year award has been named in honor of former Tennessee coach Pat Summitt.
DULUTH, Ga. (AP) — The WBCAl national coach of the year award has been named in honor of former Tennessee coach Pat Summitt.
ATLANTA (AP) — A man will not face criminal charges for fatally shooting a wandering Alzheimer's patient whom he mistook for an intruder in north Georgia.
BERLIN (AP) — A German court has ruled a 94-year-old man suspected of having been an SS guard at the Nazis' Auschwitz death camp is not fit for trial.
People with irregular heartbeat should take blood thinners to prevent stroke, an updated guideline from the American Academy of Neurology recommends. Irregular heartbeat is a major risk for stroke and experts say taking theses blood thinners is especially important for people who already had a stroke.
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (Ivanhoe Newswire) – We classify cancer into different stages and now researchers are doing something similar with Alzheimer’s disease. It could mean a much earlier diagnosis for many.
People without dementia may show signs of the disease decades before symptoms appear on brain scans if both of their parents have Alzheimer’s, according to a new study at the New York University School of Medicine.
(BPT) - As a private pilot and frequent commercial passenger, John Walkup’s hearing worsened over a number of years. But during one memorable airline flight, he suddenly lost most of his hearing, leading to enormous life changes.
(BPT) - How often do you eat a cup of sauteed spinach? How about three servings of fatty fish, like salmon, per week? Probably not very often, but those are examples of foods and portions that are packed with the recommended amounts of essential nutrients. Research shows that Americans aren’t making the nutrition grade and, therefore, can lack important vitamins and minerals like folic acid, vitamin E, vitamin K and even vitamin C.
SARASOTA, Fla. - It is emotional for the family and the person who may feel they are losing independence and control. But the decision whether to drive or not can make the difference between life and death.
(BPT) - The beginning of a New Year is often a time to reflect on what’s happened over the past year and look ahead to your wishes and expectations for the future. With all of the competing demands of work and family life, a woman’s health can be last on the list. Why not start this year by making a commitment to your health? One first step can be to schedule your routine annual checkups with your primary healthcare provider, dentist and gynecologist.
Oh, February – wishing for sunshine and missing the warm feelings of the holidays... Valentine’s Day is a welcome change from the routine, whether you even like this holiday. I’m generally not a fan of Valentine’s Day but this year I do have a love letter to send.
SARASOTA, Fla. - If sleeping separately helps you catch some Z's, you may be onto something. Because according to experts here on the Suncoast, you are not alone, even if you are when you're in bed.
Inflammation caused by infections inhibits the brain’s ability to form spatial memories, according to new research from England.
A new study finds a self administered test for Alzheimer's screening may be a cost effective, and easy way to to spot the first signs of the disease.
(BPT) - Black boxes in airplanes or trains hold critical information relevant to a disaster. However, there is another type of black box that can help stop a medication-related catastrophe before it happens: a black box warning. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires that some medications carry a black box warning to alert patients to the potential for serious and sometimes fatal side-effects.