Dementia

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

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

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

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 person with diabetes tests his blood sugar level. (AP Photo/Joerg Sarbach)

Study ties higher blood sugar to dementia risk

Higher blood-sugar levels, even those well short of diabetes, seem to raise the risk of developing dementia, a major new study finds. Researchers say it suggests a novel way to try to prevent Alzheimer’s disease […]

08/07/2013

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Study: Later retirement may help prevent dementia

BOSTON (AP) — New research boosts the “use it or lose it” theory about brainpower and staying mentally sharp. People who delay retirement have less risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia, […]

07/15/2013

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UK police to track dementia patients using GPS

LONDON (AP) — A British police force is hoping to save time and money by giving a few dementia patients GPS tracking devices, a move condemned by some campaigners as “barbaric.” Last week, Sussex police […]

05/01/2013

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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

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 […]

10/01/2012

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