Many older American adults may inaccurately estimate their chances for developing dementia and do useless things to prevent it, new research suggests.
SARTELL, Minn. (AP) — Cristina Rodriguez will do something she considers fun on her November birthday. She'll teach people about dementia.
She hopes to train 40 new Dementia Friends in Sauk...
Biogen Inc. said Tuesday it will seek federal approval for a medicine to treat early Alzheimer's disease, a landmark step toward finding a treatment that can alter the course of the most common...
LONDON (AP) — A study of former professional soccer players in Scotland finds that they were less likely to die of common causes such as heart disease and cancer compared with the general...
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Joy Golliver recently visited the Washington state community where she and her late husband lived for more than 20 years. And her sons, who live in Seattle, texted their...
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Prosecutors have asked the Netherlands' Supreme Court to clarify legal matters in a landmark euthanasia case, saying Thursday they want to lay down unambiguous...
WASHINGTON (AP) — When researchers at the University of Kentucky compare brains donated from people who died with dementia, very rarely do they find one that bears only Alzheimer's trademark...
PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — A jury has ordered a Kentucky nursing home to pay more than $2.2 million in damages for acting negligently and failing to properly care for a 92-year-old patient with...
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A restaurant in West Virginia has hosted a dementia-friendly night meant to entertain and treat both caregivers and the cared.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Supreme Court has dismissed former Vikings defensive lineman Al Noga's claim that his dementia is related to concussions he suffered during his playing years with...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Michael Barton died in the Oregon State Penitentiary last year after catching the flu.
In the course of a month, Barton, 54, became sicker and sicker; he stopped eating...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — New research gives some biological clues to why women may be more likely than men to develop Alzheimer's disease and how this most common form of dementia varies by...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scientists are closing in on a long-sought goal — a blood test to screen people for possible signs of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A healthy lifestyle can cut your risk of developing Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia even if you have genes that raise your risk for these mind-destroying diseases, a...
BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — Montana plans an audit of operations in a wing of the state psychiatric hospital after The Montana Standard reported concerns the hospital is not equipped to care for patients...
CHICAGO (AP) — Alzheimer's disease may be a risk for older prostate cancer patients given hormone-blocking treatment, a large, U.S. government-funded analysis found.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Nearly two dozen patients, many of them elderly dementia sufferers, were abused by employees at a public hospital, health department officials said Friday.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Monthly gatherings in Santa Fe focusing on creative stimulus for those living with Alzheimer's or dementia are helping to boost a trend that's growing nationwide.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Community College of Rhode Island is using a sensory tool to help the public understand what it's like to live with dementia.
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Charging documents say a suburban Kansas City nursing home worker stole rings valued at nearly $10,000 from a 99-year-old dementia patient by using lotion to slip them...
If you want to save your brain, focus on keeping the rest of your body well with exercise and healthy habits rather than popping vitamin pills, new guidelines for preventing dementia...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The NFL concussion fund has paid out nearly $500 million in its first two years, but some players' lawyers say there aren't enough doctors in the approved network to evaluate...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some people told they have Alzheimer's may instead have a newly identified mimic of the disease — and scientists say even though neither is yet curable, it's critical to get...
BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — A former nursing assistant in Maine has been found guilty of a violation of privacy misdemeanor for recording a video of a dementia patient using a bathroom.
SHELTON, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut home health aide has been charged with stealing more than $20,000 from an elderly dementia patient she was caring for.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Does an older friend or relative have a hard time hanging up on telemarketers? Or get excited about a "You've won a prize" voicemail? New research suggests seniors who aren't on...
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ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — A local assisted living community is making strides for the state of Minnesota in the world of memory care.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona State University will receive a $50 million donation to fund advancement in research of dementia, school officials announced Monday.
NEW YORK (AP) — Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver, the star of the Miracle Mets 1969 World Series championship team, has been diagnosed with dementia at age 74.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Few seniors get their thinking and memory abilities regularly tested during check-ups, according to a new report from the Alzheimer's Association that raises questions about how...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is ordering a new state court hearing to determine whether an Alabama death row inmate is so affected by dementia that he can't be executed.
KITTY HAWK, N.C. (AP) — If you've gone to the Black Pelican Oceanfront Restaurant lately, you may have seen a purple seahorse on the wall.
It's one of 12 restaurants that boast the symbol. They're part of The Healthy Carolinians of the Outer Banks Dementia Task Force, a collaborative effort among businesses, government agencies, restaurants and The Outer Banks Hospital to train employees to become dementia-friendly, said task force volunteer Jan Collins.
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A complaint against a Southern California hospital says an elderly woman with dementia was placed in a taxi after treatment and dropped off outside her residence at a memory-care facility in the middle of the night.
The woman's daughter, Costanza Genoese Zerbi, filed the complaint with the California Department of Public Health against College Medical Center of Long Beach, Southern California News Group reports.
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a complaint that a California hospital dumped a dementia patient (all times local):
A California medical center says it will meet with relatives of a dementia patient, who claim the woman was placed in a taxi and dumped outside her home in the middle of the night.
CHICAGO (AP) — In a story Jan. 30 on companies navigating dementia conversations with older workers, The Associated Press reported that former professor Mary Radnofsky had a rare form of leukoencephalopathy, which caused minor strokes, seizures and cognitive impairment. Although the disease can cause those conditions, Radnofsky says she has not suffered seizures.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The NFL abruptly dropped its plan Wednesday to challenge approved dementia diagnoses in a landmark concussion case as players' lawyers accuse it of trying to delay payments and rewrite the $1 billion settlement.
A federal court hearing set for Thursday on the NFL's appeal was canceled Wednesday afternoon as the league dropped its appeal. Instead, U.S. District Judge Anita Brody issued an order requiring doctors to explain their findings in certain cases.
PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a 73-year-old man who was diagnosed with dementia has died after apparently wandering away from a group home in suburban Detroit.
The Oakland County sheriff's office says an autopsy on the body of the man conducted this week determined that his death was of natural causes, but it's still under investigation.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch officials said Friday they will prosecute a nursing home doctor for euthanizing an elderly woman with dementia, the first time a doctor has been charged since the Netherlands legalized euthanasia in 2002.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Two years ago, 38 percent of the residents at a southwest Kansas nursing home were on anti-psychotic drugs — one of the highest medication rates in Kansas, a state with one of the highest rates in the nation.
The sedatives are intended only for people with serious mental illness, but are sometimes used to calm people with Alzheimer's and dementia, even though the drugs increase the risk of falls, heart attacks and other deadly events.
CHICAGO (AP) — The daughter of a dementia patient is suing a suburban Chicago nursing home alleging several caretakers coerced the man into exposing his genitals on Facebook Live.
The lawsuit filed Tuesday in Cook County Circuit Court claims workers at Holland Home in South Holland abused and humiliated the stroke survivor, identified in court documents as "Reggie Doe."
COLUMBIA, Tenn. (AP) — A report from Tennessee's health department says a doctor borrowed money from a patient then diagnosed her with dementia when asked to repay it.
Suellen Lee was quoted by The Tennessean as saying that she voluntarily retired her medical license because her case was unwinnable. She maintains the accusations are "all lies."
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman on the Supreme Court, announced Tuesday in a frank and personal letter that she has been diagnosed with "the beginning stages of dementia, probably Alzheimer's disease."
The 88-year-old's letter was addressed to "Friends and fellow Americans." And it was a farewell of sorts from a woman who was not only a trailblazer for women in the law but also for much of her quarter century on the high court a key vote on issues central to American life.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor (all times local):
Chief Justice John Roberts says he is "saddened to learn" that Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman to serve on the Supreme Court, has the beginning stages of dementia.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — No charges will be filed in the death of a man who was attacked at a Grand Rapids nursing home by his roommate.
Kent County prosecutor Chris Becker says a man who threw the punch in January has dementia and can't be held responsible for the death of 81-year-old Dan McBrian. He died in July from complications of a broken jaw. The medical examiner called it a homicide.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court appeared willing Tuesday to extend protection from capital punishment to people with dementia who can't recall their crime or understand the circumstances of their execution.
The eight justices heard arguments in the case of Alabama death row inmate Vernon Madison, who killed a police officer in 1985 but has suffered strokes that his lawyers say have left him with severe dementia.
PHOENIX (AP) — It may be too late to stop Alzheimer's in people who already have some mental decline. But what if a treatment could target the very earliest brain changes while memory and thinking skills are still intact, in hope of preventing the disease? Two big studies are going all out to try.
Clinics throughout the United States and some other countries are signing up participants — the only studies of this type enrolling healthy older people.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court will consider the case of an Alabama death row inmate who lawyers say suffers from dementia and can no longer remember killing a police officer in 1985.
Justices will hear arguments Tuesday on whether it would be unconstitutional to execute 68-year-old Vernon Madison. Madison was convicted of killing Mobile police officer Julius Schulte in 1985.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Staff at two senior care centers abandoned residents during an evacuation as wildfires swept through Northern California last October, state officials said Thursday as they moved to revoke licenses from the Santa Rosa facilities and their top administrators. Nobody in either facility died.