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Alzheimer's Disease

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  • Missouri in a rush to execute brain-damaged killer

    Missouri in a rush to execute brain-damaged killer
    In 1972, Cecil Clayton was working in his family’s Missouri sawmill when a chunk of wood flew up from a log he was cutting and embedded deep into his skull. Surgeons removed the wood, along with 20% of Clayton’s frontal lobe -- the part of the...
  • Fantasy author Terry Pratchett dies at 66

    Fantasy writer Terry Pratchett, creator of the exuberant, satirical "Discworld" series and author of more than 70 books, has died. He was 66. Pratchett, who suffered from a rare form of early onset Alzheimer's disease, had earned wide respect in...
  • NFL, players' lawyers make formal pitch for concussion plan

    The NFL and opposing lawyers have filed a 208-page defense of their final plan to settle thousands of concussion lawsuits. The filing comes as Senior U.S. District Judge Anita Brody in Philadelphia appears poised to approve the deal after several...
  • NY mental health advocates back tax check-off

    Mental health advocates are lobbying for a new tax check-off they say will help end the stigma around mental illness, which they say is common, treatable and far too often unaddressed. With hundreds of supporters in Albany this week, they say a new tax...
  • Richard Glatzer dies at 63; filmmaker co-directed 'Still Alice'

    Richard Glatzer dies at 63; filmmaker co-directed 'Still Alice'
    Filmmaker Richard Glatzer watched the Oscars this year from his room at Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles with his husband, Wash Westmoreland. Too weak from a four-year battle with ALS to attend the ceremony, the two watched as Julianne Moore, the...
  • Review: 'The Whites' by Richard Price writing as Harry Brandt

    When Richard Price adopted the pen name Harry Brandt for his new novel, "The Whites," this practitioner of hard-edged literary fiction ("Clockers," "Freedomland") did so thinking it would help ease him into a generic mode. But as someone who writes so...
  • 'Still Alice' writer-director Richard Glatzer dies at 63

    Richard Glatzer, who co-wrote and directed the Alzheimer's drama "Still Alice" alongside his husband, Wash Westmoreland, while battling ALS, died Tuesday in Los Angeles. He was 63. Diagnosed in 2011 with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, the...
  • FDA warns Seattle-area firms selling cannabis pet products

    SEATTLE Let's say your dog has seizures or chronic pain from arthritis. Living in pot-friendly Washington state, you figure he might benefit from medical cannabis. So you look around and find a handful of new companies offering cannabis-infused biscuits...
  • Orlando Senior Home Health Care Agency: Why do Seniors Need Quality Sleep

    Why Sleep is Important, Contributing Factors to Sleep Disruptions and Tips to Help Improve Quality of Sleep When some adults reach middle age and older adult thresholds, they are often hit with either not being able to sleep enough or waking up at all...
  • Enfield edition community news: Enfield, Somers, East Windsor

    Felician Adult Day Center celebrates Valentine's Day ENFIELD - The Felician Adult Day Center celebrated Valentine's Day on Friday, Feb. 13. The day kicked off with a "Love Bug" craft project. Clients and staff enjoyed a special lunch and concluded the...
  • Richard Glatzer dies: A look back at his 'Quinceañera' breakthrough

    Richard Glatzer, the 63-year-old filmmaker who died Tuesday of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, is best known for co-writing and co-directing the drama "Still Alice" with his husband, Wash Westmoreland. In making "Still Alice," the story of a brilliant...