Sunday, May 28, 2017

dementia

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 ...
This Nov. 6, 2015 file photo shows The Easton Home, a senior living community, in Easton, Pa.

BY ALEJANDRA CANCINO CHICAGO (AP) — Many relatives and friends providing financial support or care to people with dementia have dipped into their retirement savings, cut back on spending and sold assets to pay for expenses tied to the disease, ...
In this photo taken May 20, 2015 at Connections Cafe in Watertown, Wisconsin, Shirley Strysick, right, 90, who suffers from dementia, talks with Stephanie Masche, center, from Heritage Homes assisted living facility, and an unidentified woman during a social and support group for those with the disease and their caregivers

BY CARRIE ANTLFINGER WATERTOWN, Wis. (AP) — Shirley Strysick sometimes forgets she’s met someone two hours prior or that she’s no longer a nurse. So the 90-year-old is living in a nursing home in Watertown, about 50 miles west of ...
Senate Consumer Protection, Product Safety and Insurance subcommittee chair Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., questions witnesses during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington.

 BY MATTHEW PERRONE WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior Senate Democrat is probing retailers and online companies about sales of dubious dietary supplements, especially those promising seniors protection from memory loss, dementia and other age-related problems. The pills, tablets and formulas ...
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