Alzheimer’s Disease


Report: 1 in 3 seniors dies with, not of, dementia

WASHINGTON (AP) — 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. Dying with Alzheimer’s is not the same as dying from it.


The Staples Singers

Cleotha Staples of Staple Singers siblings dies

CHICAGO (AP) — Cleotha Staples, the eldest sibling in the influential gospel group The Staple Singers, has died. She was 78. Staples died Thursday at her Chicago home after suffering from Alzheimer’s disease for the past decade.


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Testing brain pacemakers to zap Alzheimer’s damage

WASHINGTON (AP) -A dramatic shift is beginning to help stave off the creeping memory loss and slow the damage of Alzheimer’s disease.



Lilly drug chosen for Alzheimer’s prevention study

(AP) – Researchers have chosen an experimental drug by Eli Lilly & Co. for a large federally funded study aiming to prevent Alzheimer’s disease in older people at high risk of developing it.


'Dear Abby' advice columnist Pauline Phillips (AP Photo 1993)

‘Dear Abby’ advice columnist dies at age 94

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Pauline Friedman Phillips, who under the name of Abigail Van Buren, wrote the long-running “Dear Abby” advice column has died. She was 94.



New Alzheimer’s drug studies offer patients hope

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – For Alzheimer’s patients desperate for an effective treatment, several new studies starting up offer hope.

After dozens of promising experimental drugs failed, scientists think they’re now on the right track.


Glen Campbell (AP photo)

Glen Campbell considering more live shows in 2013

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Glen Campbell may be wrapping up a goodbye tour but that doesn’t mean he’s done with the stage. Campbell is considering scheduling more shows next year after playing more than 120 […]


Disabled patients to benefit from Medicare change

WASHINGTON (AP) – Lawyers for Medicare patients say the Obama administration has agreed to a change that would help people with severe chronic illnesses like Alzheimer’s keep receiving rehabilitation services — even if they’re not […]


Overnight activities for dementia patients

NEW YORK (AP) – Just after 10 p.m., when most people their age are going to sleep, a group of elderly folks suffering from dementia are just getting started, dancing and shaking tambourines and maracas […]


Study: Brain disease deaths high in NFL veterans

NEW YORK (AP) – A study of former NFL players finds they were unusually prone to dying from degenerative brain disease. It’s the latest indication that repeated blows to the head may cause serious trouble […]


More proof that ginkgo doesn't prevent Alzheimer's

LONDON (AP) – Taking the popular dietary supplement ginkgo biloba didn’t prevent Alzheimer’s disease in older adults, according to the biggest prevention study in Europe. Research in animals had suggested that the plant extract might […]


New ad campaign portrays caregivers' call for help

(AP) – There’s a campaign beginning Thursday to raise awareness of the heavy impact of family caregiving as the nation rapidly grays – and to point overwhelmed families toward resources that may ease the strain. […]