Alzheimer’s Disease

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Typical Elderly Diseases Now In Young Patients

Doctors have noticed an upsetting trend. Disease typically associated with old age — like osteoporosis and Alzheimer’s disease — are being found in younger patients.


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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.


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Small Study: Drug May Help Stabilize Alzheimer’s

For the first time, researchers are reporting that a treatment might help stabilize Alzheimer’s disease for as much as three years, although the evidence is weak and in only four patients.


Luis Martinez, 78, suffered from Alzheimer's disease and died after wandering away from the nursing home where he lived. (Credit: Martinez Family)

Widow Questions Nursing Home’s Role In Husband’s Death

Victorina Rodriguez sat in her living room Monday, crying as she flipped through photos of her husband, Luis Martinez, 78.


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Local Doctor Talks Heat, Alzheimer’s, AIDS

Dr. Crystal Foster with Baylor Health Systems talks about the latest developments in the fights against Alzheimer’s and AIDS, and how to stay safe in the extreme heat.


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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.


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Exercise May Lower Alzheimer’s Disease Risk

A recent study suggests that keeping your body active could help keep your mind sharp. According to researchers, physical activity lowers the risk for Alzheimer’s disease.


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Resistance Training May Stave Off Dementia

A new study shows that using a senior’s exercise program — especially those that focus on resistance training — may be able to slow dementia.


Police in Weatherford have issued a Silver Alert for 78-year-old William Molfetto, an Alzheimer's patient who was last seen on Monday morning at Keenland Nursing Home. (credit: Weatherford Police Department)

Missing Weatherford Man Found – Silver Alert Canceled

Police in Weatherford have issued a Silver Alert for 78-year-old William Molfetto, who was last seen on Monday morning.


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Study Calls Antioxidants Ineffective Against Alzheimer’s

For years, doctors have touted an antioxidant-rich diet to help stave off memory loss. But a new study says that antioxidants may not do much.


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Alzheimer’s Fund Set Up Honoring Legendary Longhorn Coach

Royal, who suffers from the disease, also appeared at the hearing along with seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong and actor Matthew McConaughey.


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Cancer Drug Reverses Alzheimer’s Disease In Mice

A new study of a promising Alzheimer’s treatment has doctors buzzing that the drug may reverse the deadly neurodegenerative disease.