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Country music legend Glen Campbell has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, and plans to put out his final album this summer. Scroll down the article to view Glen Campbell's live performance of "Wichita Lineman" in 2006.
Now 56, Twin Citian John Frei is part of an unusual but growing group: roughly 200,000 Americans under age 65 with young-onset Alzheimer's disease. They represent about 4 percent of the 5.4 million people diagnosed with the progressive brain disease, for which there is no known cure.
In a study published Monday in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the team of researchers points to high levels of a protein known as Striatal-Enriched tyrosine Phosphatase, or STEP, as a major factor in Alzheimer's.
When Sandra Day O’Connor’s husband, suffering from Alzheimer’s, forgot his wife and struck up a new romance with a fellow patient at his nursing facility, most people — including the former Supreme Court justice — reacted with relief that he had found happiness.
A man charged with killing his dementia-plagued father by dragging him into the ocean has reached a plea deal, his attorney said today, in a case that illuminated the stresses faced by those who care for people with Alzheimer’s disease.
Project Lifesaver helps to locate adults and children who wander off because of autism, Alzheimer’s, Down syndrome, stroke, dementia and other related short-term memory issues, thereby reducing their risk for serious injury and death when they are alone.
The St. Paul Police Department is the latest law enforcement agency to join a program designed to quickly locate vulnerable adults or children who go missing. Project Lifesaver uses tracking technology to help police respond quickly to missing person’s reports on people with Alzheimer’s, autism, or other cognitive issues.
The health care costs of Alzheimer’s disease patients are more than triple those of other older people, and that doesn’t even include the billions of hours of unpaid care from family members, a new report suggests.
You've heard that diabetes hurts your heart, your eyes, your kidneys. New research indicates a more ominous link: That diabetes increases the risk of getting Alzheimer's disease and may speed dementia once it strikes. Doctors long suspected diabetes damaged blood vessels that supply the brain. It now seems even more insidious, that the damage may start before someone is diagnosed with full-blown diabetes, back when the body is gradually losing its ability to regulate blood sugar.
A court-appointed attorney who has met with Peter Falk has issued a report stating that he believes the actor does not need to placed under a conservatorship. In a report filed Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court, Clark R. Byam wrote that he sees no need for Falk’s daughter to be placed in control of the 81-year-old actor’s estate.
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