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Study: More People Developing Dementia Earlier, Death Rates Soaring

More people are developing dementia over the last two decades, with an increasing rate of those people dying from it, according to new research.

08/07/2015

Increasing the amount of coffee you drink could be linked to pre-symptoms of Alzheimer's disease and dementia, according to a new study. (FILE PHOTO. Credit: Thinkstock.)

Study: Increasing Coffee Intake Harmful To Brain

Increasing the amount of coffee you drink could be linked to pre-symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, according to a new study.

07/30/2015

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Study: Memory Tests Could Predict Alzheimer’s 18 Years Before Diagnosis

Evidence suggests early signs of Alzheimer’s may be present decades before any diagnosis.

06/29/2015

Study finds 55 percent of patients with dementia had gone without diagnoses or treatment until being personally interviewed for a survey. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Study: Nearly 2 Million Elderly Americans May Go Untreated For Dementia

Study finds 55 percent of patients with dementia had gone without diagnoses or treatment until being personally interviewed for a survey.

11/28/2014

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Experts: No Proof ‘Brain Training’ Games Work

There is no evidence that playing brain games actually help people enhance their intelligence, according to a statement put out by 69 scientists from around the world.

10/23/2014

Ron Behagen of the Kansas City-Omaha Kings shoots a layup against Don Nelson #19 during a game played in 1974 at the Boston Garden in Boston, Mass. (credit: Dick Raphael/NBAE via Getty Images)

Ex-NBA Player Steals Money From Woman With Alzheimer’s, Dementia

Ron Behagen had 290 steals during the course of his seven-year NBA career, but none were as costly as the 40 times he stole money from an Atlanta area woman suffering from Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s and dementia.

01/06/2012

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Gwinnett County Woman Missing for 24 Hours Found Safe

ATLANTA – (WAOK)  Gwinnett police say a 72-year old woman,  who disappeared from her son’s Lawrenceville home on Monday,  has been found safe.   Chang Peterson apparently walked away from the house on Rock Springs Road,   and […]

WAOK-AM–01/03/2012

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[VIDEO] The Sports Kings: Dementia Now Has A Face!

After years and years of families being affected, Dementia now has a face. Longtime University of Tennessee Lady’s Coach Pat Summit announced yesterday that doctors have diagnosed her with an early form of the disease. […]

WAOK-AM–08/24/2011