Alzheimer’s

A woman, suffering from Alzheimer's desease, holds the hand of a relative in a retirement home. (Photo credit: SEBASTIEN BOZON/AFP/Getty Images)

Scientists Look Into Why Most Alzheimer’s Patients Are Women

Nearly two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease are women, and some scientists are questioning the assumption that it’s just because they tend to live longer.

06/30/2015

The rate of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias is falling in the United States and some other rich countries — good news about an epidemic that is still growing simply because more people are living to an old age, new studies show.  (MAURICIO LIMA/AFP/Getty Images)

New Questions About Why More Women Than Men Have Alzheimer’s

Nearly two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease are women, and now some scientists are questioning the long-held assumption that it’s just because they tend to live longer than men.

06/28/2015

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Peeking Into Healthy Brains To See If Alzheimer’s Is Brewing

Sticky plaque gets the most attention, but now healthy seniors at risk of Alzheimer’s are letting scientists peek into their brains to see if another culprit is lurking.

05/27/2015

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Possibility Of Erasing Bad Memories Moves Closer Toward Reality

Imagine having all your bad memories erased from your mind.

12/04/2014

Del. Heather Mizeur. (credit: Thos Robinson/Getty Images for Women's Campaign Fund)

Mizeur Calls For Legal Physician-Assisted Suicide, State-Run Retirement Savings Plan

Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Del. Heather Mizeur wants to legalize physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill patients and implement a state-run retirement savings program to help workers who don’t have retirement plans from their employers.

04/16/2014

You promise "in sickness and in health," but a new poll shows becoming a caregiver to a frail spouse causes more stress than having to care for mom, dad or even the in-laws.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Owner of Nursing Home Sentenced For Neglect of Alzheimer’s Patient

The owner of a Boonsboro assisted-living center is going to prison for neglecting an Alzheimer’s patient who fell through the floor.

01/13/2014

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Silver Spring Man Sentenced for Neglect of Elderly Md. Woman

The owner of a Boonsboro assisted-living center is going to prison for neglecting an Alzheimer’s patient who fell through the floor.

01/13/2014

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Study: Later Retirement May Help Prevent Dementia

New research boosts the “use it or lose it” theory about brainpower and staying mentally sharp. People who delay retirement have less risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia, a study of nearly half a million people in France found.

07/15/2013

The cost of care for Americans living with dementia reaches nearly $215 billion annually. (Photo by Carsten Koall/Getty Images)

Study: Dementia Care Costs US Nearly $215 Billion Per Year, Expected To Double By 2040

The cost of care for Americans living with dementia reaches nearly $215 billion annually.

04/04/2013

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Obama Set To Announce Federal Initiative To Map The Human Brain

President Obama has announced a broad new research initiative to map and explore the human brain.

04/02/2013

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