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Alzheimer's Disease

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  • Changes linked to Alzheimer's disease evident even in young brains

    Changes linked to Alzheimer's disease evident even in young brains
    Scientists know that Alzheimer’s disease gains a foothold in a patient’s brain years before he or she first stashes car keys in the freezer, or gets lost coming home from the store. But a new study suggests that the changes in the brain that set the stage for Alzheimer’s may start decades -- indeed a lifetime -- before dementia symptoms appear.
  • Alzheimer's patient won't be charged in killing before exam

    Prosecutors will not file charges against an 87-year-old Alzheimer's patient accused of killing his roommate at an assisted living facility until they know if he is competent to stand trial. A Monday court hearing for Homer Castor was canceled by a...

    Time to begin conversations about the end

    Time to begin conversations about the end
    Woody Allen, a wellspring of neurosis-laced insight, famously quipped about a subject that owns the last word: "I am not afraid of death; I just don't want to be there when it happens." Most Americans can relate. We don't want to be there. Heck, we don'...

    A night of improv comedy based on a unlikely subject — death

    A night of improv comedy based on a unlikely subject — death
    Before the performance, Sara Shafran wasn't sure what to expect. "I described it to a friend, and she was like, 'What? Someone comes out and talks about death and then they do improv?'" Exactly. Every week a show called "The Experts" at the iO...

    Can Northampton County taxpayers afford to keep Gracedale?

    Can Northampton County taxpayers afford to keep Gracedale?
    With most beds full and new policies in place, Northampton County's nursing home, Gracedale, is running more efficiently than ever, yet even some of its biggest fans worry it's a ticking financial time bomb. By 2018, the county-run home is projected...