It seems like Alzheimer’s but peek into brain shows a mimic

Health 04/30/19, 11:39

Some people told they have Alzheimer's may instead have a newly identified mimic of the disease — and scientists say even though neither is yet curable, it's critical to get better at telling different kinds of dementia apart.Too often, the word dementia is used interchangeably with Alzheimer's when there are ...

Senior’s weakness for scams may be warning sign of dementia

Health 04/15/19, 16:05

Researchers say seniors who aren't on guard against scams also might be at risk for developing Alzheimer's disease.Elder fraud is a problem, and Monday's study doesn't mean that everyone who falls prey has some sort of dementia brewing. But scientists know that subtle changes in thinking and judgment appear long ...

Studies in healthy older people aim to prevent Alzheimer’s

U.S. 10/02/18, 00:34

Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia, and scientists so far have been unable to find a treatment to stop its progression in people who already have some mental decline.Larry Rebenack, 71, finishes his gene testing procedure Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018 at Banner Alzheimers Institute in Phoenix. "I ...

Alzheimer’s opera ‘Sky on Swings’ opens in Philadelphia

Entertainment 09/21/18, 15:55

Sky on Swings," a 78-minute chamber work about two women declining from Alzheimer's disease, was given its world premiere by Opera Philadelphia for the first night of its season-opening O18 festival.Frederica von Stade, a celebrated 73-year-old mezzo-soprano, teamed with 59-year-old mezzo Marietta Simpson in the work by composer Lembit Beecher ...

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