Alzheimer’s Disease

John Elway, Denver Broncos executive vice president of football operations, pauses while talking to the media during a news conference announcing that Broncos owner Pat Bowlen is giving up control of the team because of Alzheimer's disease, Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at the teams headquarters in Englewood, Colo.  (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Broncos owner giving up control due to Alzheimer’s

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Even as dementia began to rob him of some of his fondest memories over the past few years, Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen reported to work every day to oversee multimillion-dollar […]

07/23/2014

This undated image provided by the Mayo Clinic shows an abnormal TDP-43, the two circular brown blobs, in the brain of a patient with tau neurofibrillary tangle, blue flame shape blob in the middle, and Alzheimer's disease during the pathological analyses in Rochester, Minn.  (AP Photo/Mayo Clinic)

New brain protein tied to Alzheimer’s disease

Scientists have linked a new protein to Alzheimer’s disease, different from the amyloid and tau that make up the sticky brain plaques and tangles long known to be its hallmarks. The discovery could give a […]

07/16/2014

Alzheimer's

Study: US Alzheimer’s rate seems to be dropping

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 […]

07/15/2014

Dec. 19, 2011 - Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling watches the Clippers play the Los Angeles Lakers during an NBA preseason basketball game in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok, File)

Sterling testifies in Los Angeles Clippers trial

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Donald Sterling, who’s challenging the sale of his Los Angeles Clippers, gave testy, bombastic testimony Tuesday, contending he’s mentally sound, sparring with his wife’s lawyer and repeatedly drawing laughter from spectators. […]

07/09/2014

FILE - In this July 27, 2011 file photo, musician Glen Campbell and his wife, Kim, pose for a portrait in Malibu, Calif. Campbell's wife has issued a statement explaining the decision to place the singer in a long-term care facility and expressing hurt over criticism of the move. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, file)

AP EXCLUSIVE: Campbell’s wife defends his care

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Glen Campbell’s Alzheimer’s disease has progressed to the point where he needs full-time professional care, his wife said Thursday, explaining her decision to place the singer in a long-term care facility […]

06/20/2014

This undated handout photo provided by the Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study shows Dr. Reisa Sperling of Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital. (AP Photo/Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study)

Healthy seniors tested in bid to block Alzheimer’s

WASHINGTON (AP) — In one of the most ambitious attempts yet to thwart Alzheimer’s disease, a major study got underway Monday to see if an experimental drug can protect healthy seniors whose brains harbor silent […]

06/09/2014

April 4, 2010 - Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling courtside during game between the New York Knicks and the Clippers in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)

Now an AP Source says dementia kept Sterling out of team sale

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A person close to the Sterling family says Donald Sterling was stripped of his ability to act as a trustee of the family’s fortunes, including the Los Angeles Clippers, after two […]

05/30/2014

FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2011, file photo, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling looks on during the first half of their NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

The Donald has Alzheimer’s according to TMZ

TMZ Sports is reporting that Donald Sterling has Alzheimer’s, and as such, has been deemed incompetent to have a voice in the sale of the L.A. Clippers. TMZ has learned that details in the Sterling […]

05/30/2014

Penny and Phil Sound Bite

New Alzheimer’s research in a blood test

Researchers say they have developed a blood test that predicts, 2 to 3 years ahead of time, patients who are likely to get Alzheimer’s disease. Phil and Penny discussed what this could mean for treatment […]

03/11/2014

In this Feb. 28, 2014 photo, first-year Northwestern University medical student Jared Worthington, left, poses for a photo with his "Alzheimer's buddy," retired physician Dan Winship in Chicago. The two are part of a “buddy” program pairing doctors-to-be with dementia patients, pioneered at Northwestern and adopted at a handful of other medical schools. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)

Alzheimer’s buddy program pairs patients, students

CHICAGO (AP) — At age 80, retired Chicago physician and educator Dan Winship is getting a bittersweet last chance to teach about medicine — only this time he’s the subject. In the early stages of […]

03/04/2014

Alzheimer's

Vitamin E may slow Alzheimer’s disease progression

Researchers say that vitamin E might help slow the progression of mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease. In a study of more than 600 older veterans, high doses of the vitamin delayed the decline in daily […]

12/31/2013

A photo of Ret. Lt. Col. Ronald Westbrook sits on the coffee table in his home, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, in Chickamauga, Ga.   (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Suffering from Alzheimer’s, Ga. man fatally shot

CHICKAMAUGA, Ga. (AP) — The last walk that Ronald Westbrook took began as early as 1 a.m. when he slipped unnoticed from his North Georgia home with his two dogs. It ended three hours later […]

12/07/2013

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