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Alzheimer's Disease

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  • Health Calendar: Fair to promote HIV awareness set for June 27

    Health screenings, events and support groups throughout the county. EVENTS DEMENTIA 102: BrightStar Care will present "How Things Change" at 1 p.m. June 24 at Park Place Senior Center, 414 S. Lewis Ave., Waukegan. This interactive program will help...
  • Washoe County project aims to prevent seniors from wandering

    Alzheimer's patients who wander away from home can often touch off intense and expensive manhunts as rescuers rush to find them before they succumb to the elements. That's why groups including the Washoe County Sheriff's Office, the Alzheimer's...
  • Jane Alwalah: Dispelling five common myths about Alzheimer's disease

    Jane Alwalah: Dispelling five common myths about Alzheimer's disease
    Alzheimer's disease is a type of dementia that affects memory, thinking and behavior. According to the Alzheimer's Association, it's the most common form of dementia and accounts for 60 percent to 80 percent of all memory loss cases. With the majority...
  • Messages show plot to get photo of senator's bedridden wife

    Newly released investigative documents show that during last year's Republican primary for a U.S. Senate seat in Mississippi, supporters of a tea party-backed challenger used phone calls and private Facebook messages to hatch a plan to photograph Sen....
  • Boise couple create app for diagnosing autism

    BOISE, Idaho Robby Oberleitner was 18 months old when his parents noticed changes in his personality. By age 2, the boy wasn't talking. He would cry and hurt himself. What happened over the next year would inspire his parents, Ron and Sharon Oberleitner,...
  • New York Senate approves mental health tax check-off

    New York's Senate has followed the Assembly and voted for a new tax check-off intended to help end the stigma around mental illness, which advocates say is common, treatable and too often unaddressed. Like provisions on state tax returns where...
  • Senator probes retailers on dubious 'brain' supplements

    A high-ranking 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...
  • Stories of trauma and madness

    Stories of trauma and madness
    The author Sam Kean was sure — absolutely positive — that the scientists had gotten it wrong. He'd just read an account of a woman who suffered a brain injury that left her unable to speak. But somehow, she continued to sing. And when...
  • Take precautions against Lyme disease

    Take precautions against Lyme disease
    Like many people, I love to be outdoors. Hiking trails and forest preserves call to me. There have been many occasions after a hike when my husband or I have found a tick somewhere on us. We know about deer ticks. We have heard about Lyme disease. We...
  • Business Highlights

    ___ Fed is moving toward rate hike, but just when still unclear The Federal Reserve took note Wednesday of a strengthening U.S. economy and appears on track to raise interest rates this year for the first time in nearly a decade. But Chair Janet Yellen...
  • Howard County Briefs

    Spanish speakers The Foreign-Born Information and Referral Network, 5999 Harpers Farm Road, Suite 200-E, Columbia, needs Spanish-speaking volunteers to greet clients, answer basic questions, make appointments and support the staff. Hours are 9 a.m. to...