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Researchers Develop Blood Test That ‘Can Predict With 90 Percent Accuracy’ If Person Will Develop Alzheimer’s

Researchers from Georgetown University say they have developed a blood test that can predict if a healthy person will develop Alzheimer’s disease or mild dementia.

03/10/2014

Stanley Lee Fries, 83, of the 4300 block of Flower Valley Drive in Rockville, has been missing since Nov. 7, 2013. (credit: Montgomery County Police)

Police Searching For Missing 83-Year-Old Rockville Man

Police are asking for help in finding a missing elderly man from Rockville who suffers from dementia.

11/08/2013

File photo of an MRI machine. (Photo by Matthew Simmons/Getty Images)

FDA Approves GE Brain Imaging Tool For Alzheimer’s

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a radioactive imaging chemical from General Electric to help screen for Alzheimer’s disease.

10/25/2013

Missing person Herbert Stevenson, 88, was last seen on August 28, 2013 in the 1200 block of Gondar Avenue in Seat Pleasant. (Credit: Prince George's Police)

Elderly Seat Pleasant Man Missing

Police are looking for an 87-year-old man with dementia who has been missing since Wednesday.

08/29/2013

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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

A staggering 1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer's disease or other types of dementia, says a new report that highlights the impact the mind-destroying disease is having on the rapidly aging population. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Study: 1 In 3 Seniors Dies With, But Not From, Dementia

A staggering 1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia, says a new report that highlights the impact the mind-destroying disease is having on the rapidly aging population.

03/19/2013

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Prince George’s County Executive Baker Shares News Of Ailing Wife

Prince Georges County Executive Rushern Baker shared some difficult news with the media about the health of a family member.

08/01/2012

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