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Report: Women At Higher Risk Of Developing Alzheimer’s

Amy Osler is trim, physically fit, and positively glows with good health… all while dying the slow mental death that is Alzheimer’s. She was diagnosed in September of last year at 50 years old.

03/19/2014

New test for amyloid plaque could help with Alzheimer's research. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

How To Tell Signs Of Dementia From Normal Aging

New studies suggest that noticing you are having memory or thinking problems could be the earliest sign of Alzheimer’s disease. The Alzheimer’s Association lists these 10 warning signs, plus advice on how to tell them from normal age-related changes.

07/17/2013

New test for amyloid plaque could hep with Alzheimer's research. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Study: Later Retirement May Help Prevent Dementia

New research boosts the “use it or lose it” theory about brainpower and staying mentally sharp. People who delay retirement have less risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia.

07/16/2013

New test for amyloid plaque could hep with Alzheimer's research. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Breakthrough Plaque Test Could Help With Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease often goes undiagnosed for years, and that means treatment is started too late. But, a new test now available in North Texas could change that.

07/20/2012

A doctor examines a patient's brain. (credit: Mauricio Lima/AFP/Getty Images)

Clock Ticking With New Plan To Fight Alzheimer’s

The clock is ticking: The first National Alzheimer’s Plan sets a deadline of 2025 to finally find effective ways to treat, or at least stall, the mind-destroying disease.

05/15/2012

A researcher extracts fluid from a vial at a lab. (credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

U.S. Wants Effective Alzheimer’s Treatment By 2025

The government is setting what it calls an ambitious goal for Alzheimer’s disease: Development of effective ways to treat and prevent the mind-destroying illness by 2025.

01/17/2012

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Families Urge Action As U.S. Drafts Alzheimer’s Plan

Dementia is poised to skyrocket as the baby boomers age — and it’s a budget-busting disease for Medicare, Medicaid and families. Now the Obama administration is developing the first National Alzheimer’s Plan.

09/12/2011

A doctor examines a patient's brain. (credit: Mauricio Lima/AFP/Getty Images)

Brain Injury Raises Dementia Risk, U.S. Study Finds

A large study in older veterans raises fresh concern about mild brain injuries that hundreds of thousands of troops have suffered from explosions in recent wars.

07/18/2011

A nurse holds the hands of a person suffering from Alzheimer's disease. (credit: Sebastien Bozon/AFP/Getty Images)

New Guidelines Define Pre-Alzheimer’s Disease

The first new guidelines for diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease in nearly 30 years establish earlier stages of the mind-robbing disease, paving the way for spotting and possibly treating these conditions much sooner than they are now.

CBSDFW.COM–04/19/2011

A nurse holds the hands of a person suffering from Alzheimer's disease. (credit: Sebastien Bozon/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: Alzheimer’s Caregivers Number 15 Million

Far more people than previously thought are providing billions of hours of unpaid care to Alzheimer’s patients. A new report says nearly 15 million caregivers provide unpaid care to people with dementia.

03/15/2011

Information on Alzheimers deaths. (credit: Alzheimer’s Association)

Number Of Alzheimer’s Cases Expected To Rise

There’s new information about the fast-rising number of people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. According to a just released report, the aging of the baby boomer generation will lead to a huge spike in cases.

CBSDFW.COM–01/28/2011

An elderly woman clasps her hands.

Omega-3 Pills Fail To Work In Alzheimer’s Patients

Omega-3 pills promoted as boosting memory didn’t slow mental and physical decline in older patients with Alzheimer’s disease.

CBSDFW.COM–11/02/2010

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