Alzheimer’s Disease

Dr. Philip Low

Philip Low on Business Rockstars

Today on Business Rockstars, Ken Rutkowski talks with inventor and neurotechnologist Philip Low. The founder of NeuroVirgil, he has worked with Stephen Hawkings and was recently named as “A Scientist to Watch,” by The Scientist Magazine.

05/07/2013

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Murder-suicide of 3 ailing in Hacienda Heights investigated

HACIENDA HEIGHTS, Calif. (AP) — Every morning, Jim Crabtree said he would wake up, wash and dress his wife who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease, and drop her off at his parents’ home so he could […]

05/02/2013

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Beleaguered caregivers getting help from apps

NEW YORK (AP) — A variety of online tools and apps are catering to people who care for friends and relatives who have Alzheimer’s, autism and other illnesses. Autistic youngsters are learning to communicate using iPads. A new app can help with medications.

04/21/2013

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Study: Dementia tops cancer, heart disease in cost

(AP) — A new study finds that Alzheimer’s is the most expensive malady in the U.S., costing families and society $157 billion to $215 billion a year.

04/03/2013

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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.

03/18/2013

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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.

02/22/2013

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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.

01/20/2013

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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.

01/18/2013

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‘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.

01/17/2013

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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.

12/03/2012

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