Alzheimer's disease

  • ted moynihan Jun 7

    Family Honors Memory of Longtime Sports Writer With Walk to End Alzheimer's

    Whether it was UConn women’s basketball, high school football or the Traveler’s Championship, Ted Moynihan chronicled it all for years at The Record Journal. “You can ask him who was his favorite player and he would say Maya Moore,” said Ted’s daughter Mary Underwood. But after retirement, his health took a turn. “Five years ago, our dad was diagnosed...

  • news Dec 5, 2019

    Drug Can Curb Dementia's Delusions, Researchers Find

    A drug that curbs delusions in Parkinson’s patients did the same for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia in a study that was stopped early because the benefit seemed clear.

  • Michigan Nov 15, 2019

    Will You Get Dementia? Many May Not Understand Their Risk

    Many older American adults may inaccurately estimate their chances for developing dementia and do useless things to prevent it, new research suggests. Almost half of adults surveyed believed they were likely to develop dementia. The results suggest many didn’t understand the connection between physical health and brain health and how racial differences can affect dementia risk. Substantial numbers of people...

  • Virginia Nov 2, 2019

    Rudy Boesch, Early Fan Favorite on ‘Survivor,' Dies at 91

    Rudy Boesch, a retired tough-as-nails Navy SEAL and fan favorite on the inaugural season of “Survivor,” has died after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. He was 91. Director of operations for the Seal Veterans Foundation, Steve Gonzalez, said Boesch died peacefully Friday night in hospice care in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He was surrounded by loved ones. Boesch joined the...

  • Virginia Nov 2, 2019

    Rudy Boesch, Early Fan Favorite on ‘Survivor,' Dies at 91

    Rudy Boesch, a retired tough-as-nails Navy SEAL and fan favorite on the inaugural season of “Survivor,” has died after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. He was 91. Director of operations for the Seal Veterans Foundation, Steve Gonzalez, said Boesch died peacefully Friday night in hospice care in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He was surrounded by loved ones. Boesch joined the...

  • Alzheimer's disease Sep 20, 2019

    Heart of a Champion: Milford Olympian ‘Defying' Alzheimer's

    Dorothy Franco-Reed, a 1984 Olympian turned ESPN commentator, is living with early-onset Alzheimer’s and she is fighting to defy it as long as she can. She and her daughter decided to pursue a “bucket list” of sorts, making as many memories as possible while making every day count.

  • Instagram Sep 10, 2019

    Dr. Oz Says Mother Has Alzheimer's, Acknowledges Missing Signs

    Dr. Mehmet Oz has revealed his mother has Alzheimer’s disease and that he failed to notice the signs ahead of the “devastating” diagnosis. The cardiac surgeon and host of “The Dr. Oz Show” wrote on Instagram and his website Monday that he was caught off guard after learning his mother, Suna, 81, had been diagnosed with the irreversible, progressive brain...

  • Donald Trump Jul 25, 2019

    FDA Warns Massachusetts-Based Marijuana Company for Making CBD Health Claims

    U.S. regulators warned a leading marijuana company for making unproven health claims about CBD, the trendy ingredient that’s turning up in lotions, foods and pet treats. The Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday it warned Curaleaf Inc., of Wakefield, Massachusetts, for illegally selling unapproved products. Curaleaf’s claims could lead people to delay medical care for serious conditions like cancer, the...

  • Los Angeles Jul 16, 2019

    New Clues on Why Women's Alzheimer's Risk Differs From Men's

    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 sex. At the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Los Angeles on Tuesday, scientists offered evidence that the disease may spread differently in the brains of women than in men. Other researchers...

  • disease Jul 14, 2019

    A Healthy Lifestyle May Offset Genetic Risk for Alzheimer's

    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 large study has found.

  • Minnesota May 14, 2019

    Cells That Refuse to Die May Play Role in Bodies Aging

    Call them zombie cells — they refuse to die. As they build up in your body, studies suggest, they promote aging and the conditions that come with it like osteoporosis and Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers are studying drugs that can kill zombie cells and possibly treat the problems they bring. Basically the goal is to fight aging itself, which hopefully will...

  • Florida May 7, 2019

    NFL Concussion Fund Battles Retired Players' Lawyers Over Proposed Rule Change

    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 dementia claims.

  • Arizona Apr 11, 2019

    Brain Scans May Reveal Concussion Damage in Living Athletes

    Researchers may be closing in on a way to check athletes while they’re alive for signs of a degenerative brain disease that’s been linked to frequent head blows. Experimental scans found higher levels of an abnormal protein tied to the disease in a study of former National Football League players who were having mood and thinking problems. It’s the first...

  • Massachusetts Mar 24, 2019

    Failed Alzheimer's Trial Leaves Families and Patients Heartbroken

    Every month, a car would pick up Jeff Borghoff at his home in Forked River, New Jersey, and drive him to the Advanced Memory Research Institute of New Jersey. There, doctors would help him settle into a comfortable chair and hook him up to an IV. For the next 40 minutes to an hour, an experimental treatment aimed at slowing...

  • coach Feb 2, 2019

    Slam Dunk: Gonzalez Makes Hall, Along With Bailey, Reed, Law

    For towering tight end Tony Gonzalez, this was a slam dunk. The 6-foot-5 Gonzalez, who turned the celebratory post-TD dunk over the crossbar into an art form, was voted into the Hall of Fame on Saturday.

  • Donald Trump Nov 22, 2018

    In Rare Rebuke, Roberts Raps Trump for ‘Obama Judge' Comment

    President Donald Trump and Chief Justice John Roberts clashed Wednesday in an extraordinary public dispute over the independence of America’s judiciary, with Roberts bluntly rebuking the president for denouncing a judge who rejected his migrant asylum policy as an “Obama judge.” There’s no such thing, Roberts declared in a strongly worded statement contradicting Trump and defending judicial independence. Never silent...

  • NBC Jul 26, 2018

    Experimental Drug Slows Alzheimer's Decline, Researchers Report

    An experimental drug being tested to see if it can treat Alzheimer’s disease helped slow the inevitable loss of clear thinking and memory that comes with the condition, researchers reported Wednesday. It’s a rare success in a field littered with failures. No drug has yet been shown to reverse the symptoms of Alzheimer’s, which affects more than 5 million Americans...

  • Chicago Jul 25, 2018

    Lowering Blood Pressure Helps Prevent Mental Decline: Study

    Lowering blood pressure more than usually recommended not only helps prevent heart problems, it also cuts the risk of mental decline that often leads to Alzheimer’s disease, a major study finds. It’s the first time a single step has been clearly shown to help prevent a dreaded condition that has had people trying crossword puzzles, diet supplements and a host...

  • director Jul 11, 2018

    Dallas Scientists Find ‘Big Bang' of Alzheimer's Disease

    Despite billions of dollars spent on clinical trials through the decades, Alzheimer’s disease remains one of the most devastating and baffling diseases in the world. Dallas scientists have made a major breakthrough in the fight.

  • California Apr 10, 2018

    New Way of Defining Alzheimer's Aims to Find Disease Sooner

    Government and other scientists are proposing a new way to define Alzheimer’s disease — basing it on biological signs, such as brain changes, rather than memory loss and other symptoms of dementia that are used today. The move is aimed at improving research, by using more objective criteria like brain scans to pick patients for studies and enroll them sooner...

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