| Jul 16, 2010
21-year old Allison Thompson considers her body pear shaped and according to researchers at Northwestern University in Chicago women like her more likely to have memory problems.
Texas Health Resources OB/GYN Dr. John Bertrand said that pear shaped fat...
| Nov 23, 2010
| 7:19 AM
UPDATE: 75-year-old Roland Hamilton has been found.
A 75-year-old east side man has been missing since Monday morning. Roland Hamilton is a diabetic who suffers from memory loss. His family became worried when he didn't show up for work.
His family is...
| Feb 2, 2011
Imagine being able to improve your brain health and fight memory loss and dementia by playing a series of games on a computer.
Fifty seniors, ages 65 to 95, who live independently at the Beacon Hill retirement community in Lombard are doing just that....
| Apr 9, 2011
| 4:29 PM
This is huge. Seriously.
It's the biggest thing to come out of USC since Paul Salata.
Ever heard of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering? Neither have I.
But here is all you need to know. This week, researchers at the school published a study in...
| Jul 6, 2011
| 6:00 PM
Q. My mom was just diagnosed with the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. She would like to stay in her home as long as possible. What can I do to help her achieve this goal?
She can continue to live independently during the early stages of the...
| Jul 13, 2011
To an Alzheimer's patient, there's nothing funny about forgetting to turn off the oven, losing a telephone number or misplacing books from the library. But turning those mishaps into punch lines might turn out to be therapeutic.
The idea that...
| Jul 13, 2011
| 1:28 PM
Everyone forgets a name or a date from time to time. But how do you know when it's something serious?
Marina Tompkins, a certified social worker and director of Keswick Multi-Care Center's adult day program, talks about how to tell the difference between...
| Jun 7, 2011
| 10:15 AM
Older people who face a challenging personal situation can find emotional comfort and practical advice at local support groups.
Paul Slosar attends a support group for those caring for a relative with memory loss. The support group meets at Smith...
| May 14, 2011
| 12:22 PM
Stefan Duma is unlikely to join Bruce Smith, Frank Beamer and Michael Vick on Virginia Tech football's Mount Rushmore. But his contributions to the game may prove as enduring as any sack, game plan or touchdown pass.
A professor at the Virginia Tech-Wake...
| Oct 7, 2011
| 12:53 PM
Many of us joke about “senior moments,” when the car keys seem to have vanished into thin air. Such lapses are typical for the aging brain; if there are more significant lapses and confusion, testing for Alzheimers may be in order (dementia is...
| Sep 24, 2011
| 2:17 PM
(First of two parts)
They crash together with ferocity.
Helmets collide. Teeth clench. Feet pound.
It is practice day for the Granger Rocket Football league, and the gathered boys - ages 9, 10, 11, 12 - are going through the standard tackling and...