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Alzheimer's Disease

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Top Alzheimer's Disease Articles

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  • 'Prisoner of Her Past' on TV

    Holocaust Remembrance Day will be observed on April 16, with commemorative events unfolding across the Chicago area – and the rest of the country – all week long. One of them holds particular significance for the Tribune: the fifth annual...
  • Walker signs deal with German researchers, meets with Merck

    Gov. Scott Walker agreed Monday to increase collaboration between researchers in Germany and at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health to combat Alzheimer's disease and other similar ailments. Walker signed the deal with the...
  • Tai Chi workshop brings ancient martial art to library

    The ancient martial art of Tai Chi was brought to Cragin Memorial Library on Saturday, March 28, under the instruction of master David Chandler. No previous experience was necessary, and those unfamiliar with the form were soon informed of its numerous...
  • Therapeutic Recreation Therapist

     Therapeutic Recreation Therapist
    Elissa Giammanco of Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital has been working as a therapeutic recreation therapist for a year and a half. What does your job entail? As a recreation therapist in a long-term care facility, I focus on increasing...
  • FDA forces UCLA researchers to stop touting experimental dementia scan

    FDA forces UCLA researchers to stop touting experimental dementia scan
    The federal government has forced two UCLA researchers to stop making promotional claims about an experimental brain scan they hope to commercialize as a test for Alzheimer’s disease, long-term damage from traumatic brain injuries and other...
  • Police using trackers to help find missing

    Police using trackers to help find missing
    The Fort Lauderdale Police Department has partnered with SafetyNet by LoJack, the same company that jump-started the stolen vehicle recovery market in the mid-80s, to help locate missing people. The program uses a transmitter and bracelet that can be...
  • Book Events: Avon Comic Convention; Spoken Word At MCC

    Book Events: Avon Comic Convention; Spoken Word At MCC
    AvonCon, a Comic Convention presented by Avon Library, will offer free workshops and talks for kids and adults about many aspects of comic books and graphic novels at the library, 281 Country Club Road, Avon on Saturday, April 18, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m....
  • Morton Grove to host Alzheimer's educational program

    Morton Grove will host an Alzheimer's educational program this April, according to a news release. The Alzheimer's Association, Greater Illinois Chapter's educational program "Alzheimer's Research: Get Informed, Get Involved" will take place from 7...
  • Moving an elderly parent to live nearby — common and complicated

     Moving an elderly parent to live nearby — common and complicated
    A friend is in the middle of the tense logistics of moving his elderly and ill father up from Florida to be near him. We talked about it — the process, the complexity, the inevitability — because I did the same with my mother. And after...
  • Can phone companies do more to block robocalls?

    Can phone companies do more to block robocalls?
    Jeri Vargas put her elderly mother on the "Do Not Call" list years ago. So why is the 88-year-old woman with Alzheimer's disease still getting several recorded phone calls a day pitching her everything from vacation cruises to medical alert devices and...
  • Nursing homes say video cameras invade privacy

    As suddenly as he lost his ability to speak last fall, Stuart Sanderson's connection to the world outside his Philadelphia nursing-home room was severed because of anxiety over a simple webcam. A compact video camera on his computer monitor allowed him...