Friday, September 22, 2017

dementia

In this photo taken July 6, 2017, from left, Ron Young, Gahlena Easterly and Sharon Steen reminisce as they take a mile-long walk through North Portland, Ore. streets that once were full of black-owned homes and businesses.

BY LAURAN NEERGAARD Sharon Steen dons her tennis shoes and, with two fellow seniors, walks streets that in her youth were a vibrant center of Portland, Oregon’s African-American community. Wasn’t this the corner where an NAACP march began in 1963? ...
In this Oct. 7, 2003, file photo, a section of a human brain with Alzheimer's disease is on display at the Museum of Neuroanatomy at the University at Buffalo, in Buffalo, N.Y.

BY LAURAN NEERGAARD WASHINGTON (AP) — There are no proven ways to stave off Alzheimer’s, but a new report raises the prospect that avoiding nine key risks starting in childhood just might delay or even prevent about a third of ...
In this photo taken July 12, 2017, Cynthia Guzman plays dominoes at her home in Napa, Calif.

BY LAURAN NEERGAARD WASHINGTON (AP) — Does it really take an expensive brain scan to diagnose Alzheimer’s? Not everybody needs one but new research suggests that for a surprising number of patients whose memory problems are hard to pin down, ...
In this July 6, 2017 photo, Kim Mueller, left, administers a test to Alan Sweet, where he describes an illustration, as part of a University of Wisconsin-Madison study on dementia.

BY MARILYNN MARCHIONE Your speech may, um, help reveal if you’re uh … developing thinking problems. More pauses, filler words and other verbal changes might be an early sign of mental decline, which can lead to Alzheimer’s disease, a study ...
In this Sept. 1968, file photo, Chicago Bears' halfback Gale Sayers runs with the ball. (AP Photo/File)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Relatives of Pro Football Hall of Famer Gale Sayers say the Chicago Bears legend has been diagnosed with dementia. His wife, Ardythe Sayers, tells The Kansas City Star that her 73-year-old husband was diagnosed four ...
In this April 10, 2014, file photo, a card player studies her hand during a bridge game at a restaurant in St. Paul, Minnesota. (Jean Pieri/Pioneer Press via AP)

BY LINDSEY TANNER CHICAGO (AP) — Even in your 70s and beyond, simple activities including web-surfing, playing bridge and socializing can stave off mental decline, new research says. Benefits were greatest in computer users and in those without a gene ...
This June 30, 2011, file photo, shows the Eli Lilly and Company corporate headquarters in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

BY TOM MURPHY INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A treatment for Alzheimer’s failed to slow mental decline in a widely anticipated study, ending hope that researchers at Eli Lilly had finally found a drug that does more to help those suffering from ...
In this April 28, 2013 file photo, Robin Williams, right, and his wife Susan Schneider Williams arrive to The 2012 Comedy Awards in New York.

Robin Williams’ widow says the actor had “chemical warfare in his brain” before his death. Williams suffered from dementia caused by Lewy body disease and took his own life in August 2014. Susan Schneider Williams writes in the medical journal, ...
In this Saturday, Aug. 21, 2010 file photo, Terry Jones arrives at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles.

LONDON (AP) — Terry Jones, one of the founding members of comedy troupe Monty Python, has been diagnosed with dementia. In a statement released by Britain’s film academy, a representative says the 74-year-old has primary progressive aphasia, which erodes the ...
Graphic shows projection for number of people in U.S. with Alzheimer's disease.

BY LAURAN NEERGAARD WASHINGTON (AP) — Memory loss may not always be the first warning sign that dementia is brewing — changes in behavior or personality might be an early clue. Researchers on Sunday outlined a syndrome called “mild behavioral ...
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