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2 years 6 months ago

National strategy against Alzheimer's adopted

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is declaring Alzheimer's one of the country's biggest health challenges. It's adopting a national strategy that sets the clock ticking toward better treatments by 2025 -- while offering help for suffering families today. A new website will provide families with information about dementia and...

4 years 1 month ago

Alzheimer's: What you need to know

In the last week, two elderly men in Colorado Springs wandered off from their families and became lost. At least one of the men suffered from dementia. Thankfully both were eventually found, but it points to the concerns of families with loved ones who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's or...

5 years 1 week ago

Husband of retired Justice O'Connor dies

John J. O'Connor III, the husband of retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, has died. The court said the 79-year-old O'Connor died Wednesday in Phoenix, Ariz., of complications arising from Alzheimer's disease. John O'Connor, himself a lawyer, was diagnosed with Alzheimer's nearly two decades ago. His condition deteriorated markedly...

5 years 1 month ago

Ex-NFL players report higher rates of dementia

A new study suggests retired National Football League players may have a high rate of Alzheimer's disease or other memory problems. The telephone survey asked if the retirees had ever been diagnosed with dementia, Alzheimer's disease or other memory-related disease. Nearly 2 percent of the former players ages 30 to...

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