HEALTHBEAT The memory gap
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Once we hit middle... Posted on 8/8/11 at 12:37 PM
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Sleep, I have come to conclude is a good thing. I have known that for quite a long time, but it is reiterated in my mind as I move back into my 5:00 AM wake up norm. Over the semester break I stayed... Posted on 1/12/10 at 1:43 AM
Singer Bobby Vee says he has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease Vee, who turned 69 on Monday, said a the blog post that he was diagnosed with mild stages of the disease a little more than a year ago. Since that time, he wrote, he’s chosen to remain private and focus on family and music.
High levels of several vitamin E components in the blood are associated with a decreased risk for Alzheimer’s disease in advanced age, suggesting that vitamin E may help prevent cognitive deterioration in elderly people. This is the conclusion reached in a Swedish study published in the July 2010 issue of the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.
The operator of nursing home in Albert Lea and four fired nursing assistants were sued Tuesday over allegations that the aides groped, spanked and spat on several nursing home residents suffering from dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.
Alzheimer’s disease and cancer rarely strike together concluded researchers in the U.S. who found no such association between vascular dementia and cancer, adding weight to the idea that cancers and neurological disorders are less likely to occur together, a trend first noticed in people with Parkinson’s, and later in people with multiple sclerosis and Down syndrome.
Special Features Staff Reports
, January 02, 2010
Vermont State Police say a 78-year-old woman with Alzheimer's disease who was reported missing in 2006 was killed by her daughter, who then burned her body in the backyard and had her son — the victim's grandson — dispose of it.
Malaria. Tuberculosis. Alzheimer’s disease. AIDS. Pandemic flu. Genital herpes. Urinary tract infections. Grass allergies. Traveler’s diarrhea. You name it, the pharmaceutical industry is working on a vaccine to prevent it.
John O'Connor, himself a lawyer, was diagnosed with Alzheimer's nearly two decades ago. His condition deteriorated markedly in mid-decade and when Justice Sandra Day O'Connor announced her retirement in 2005, the justice cited the need to care her husband.
The Alzheimer’s Association said the Minnesota-North Dakota Chapter Memory Walks in September and October raised more than $888,000 to fund Alzheimer’s care, support and research. November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month.
On behalf of the Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota-North Dakota Chapter, I would like to thank the 181 walkers, event planning committee, UND occupational therapy students and businesses that made the 2009 Greater Grand Forks Memory Walk a huge success.
The walk raised more than $15,000.
More than 35 million people around the world are living with Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia, says the most in-depth attempt yet to assess the brain-destroying illness — and it’s an ominous forecast as the population grays.
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