Alzheimer’s Disease

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Glen Campbell Opens Up About His Battle With Alzheimer’s

Just a few months ago, Glen Campbell told the world he has Alzheimer’s. Now, one of the world’s greatest guitarists and performers is trying to hold on to his memories.

02/11/2012

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Alzheimer’s Disease Spreads By Jumping Across Brain Cells

Alzheimer’s disease spreads through the brain like an infection, jumping from one cell to another, according to a new study.

02/02/2012

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

GP Couple Helped By News Of Alzheimer’s Misdiagnosis

More than 5 million Americans are right now facing a frightening diagnosis: Alzheimer’s. But, experts say as many as one percent of those cases—50,000 or more—could instead be the only curable form of dementia: NPH—Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus.

01/27/2012

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Brain Teasers Could Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

Doctors always talk about the importance of daily exercise to stay healthy. But when it comes to fitness, are you doing enough to work out your brain?

01/25/2012

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

Husband Suffering From Alzheimer’s, Wife Reflects On The Disease

Every 69 seconds another patient is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.

01/18/2012

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

Doctor Explains Alzheimer’s Treatment & Prevention

There is a new push to improve Alzheimer’s treatment and prevention by 2025. A local neurologist looks at the current process for battling the disease.

01/18/2012

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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

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

Seniors Encouraged To Get Alzheimer’s Screening

Alzheimer’s disease gradually steals a person’s memory and will even eventually take away their ability to perform the simplest of tasks.

11/14/2011

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Treatable Condition Can Be Misdiagnosed As Alzheimer’s

More than 5 million Americans have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, but for some of those patients, the diagnosis was wrong.

10/17/2011

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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

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