Former Florida Police Deputy Chief found safe after 2-day missing

U.S. 12/15/19, 06:26

A retired deputy chief of Lakeland Police was found safe on Friday, Dec. 13, at a WaWa in St. Petersburg, Florida, after he went missing for two days, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Office's Facebook announcement. The former Lakeland Deputy Chief Clarence Grier, 82, had been missing since Wednesday afternoon. ...

67-year-old demented man beaten by workers at Milwaukee care center

U.S. 12/01/19, 21:29

A Milwaukee family said workers at an assisted living facility beat their demented father multiple times. Willie Hampton, 67, suffered head trauma, including two black eyes, and four broken ribs. Photos shared by his family show what they call their worst nightmare. Willie has been in the hospital since Nov. 11, according ...

Missouri missing woman found deceased

U.S. 10/21/19, 04:04

A 92-year-old Missouri woman was found dead by woman Joplin police on Saturday, Oct. 18, near her home in Joplin. Police issued a silver advisory after Waneta Louise Day, who was diagnosed with dementia and high blood pressure, was reported missing. Joplin police said no other people are being sought or questioned ...

Scottish man ‘marries’ his wife after memory taken by dementia

Europe 09/03/19, 16:59

Bill Duncan, 71, has been with Anne, 69, for almost 18 years but they tied the knot for the second time after Bill forgot their first wedding 12 years ago. The “newlywed” described the wedding ceremony as “very emotional,” according to Independent. The pair married in 2007, but Bill's illness meant ...

What helps prevent dementia? Try exercise, not vitamin pills

U.S. 05/14/19, 08:08

If you want to save your brain, focus on keeping the rest of your body well with exercise and healthy habits rather than popping vitamin pills, new guidelines for preventing dementia advise.About 50 million people currently have dementia, and Alzheimer's disease is the most common type. Each year brings 10 ...

NFL concussion fund pays out $485M, but legal fights resume

Football 05/07/19, 13:58

The NFL concussion fund has paid out nearly $500 million in its first two years, but some players' lawyers say there aren't enough doctors in the approved network to evaluate dementia claims.They went to court Tuesday to oppose a rule to require retired players to be tested by doctors within ...

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 ...

Monty Python celebrate ‘Life of Brian,’ honor ailing Jones

Health 04/17/19, 14:34

Celebrations for the 40th anniversary of the Monty Python comedy classic "Life of Brian" are being somewhat overshadowed by the health news of member Terry Jones.Jones is "very robust" although "on the downhill slope" due to dementia, according to his friend and colleague Michael Palin. Jones was diagnosed in 2015 ...

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 ...

Mets great Tom Seaver diagnosed with dementia at 74

Sports 03/07/19, 17:52

Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver, the star of the Miracle Mets 1969 World Series championship team, has been diagnosed with dementia at age 74.His family made the announcement Thursday through the Hall and said Seaver has retired from public life and will continue to work at Seaver Vineyards, founded ...

Report finds few seniors are getting routine memory checkups

U.S. 03/05/19, 00:13

Few seniors get their thinking and memory abilities regularly tested during check-ups, according to a new report from the Alzheimer's Association that raises questions about how best to find out if a problem is brewing.Medicare pays for an annual "wellness visit" that is supposed to include what's called a cognitive ...

Supreme Court rules for Alabama death row inmate

U.S. 02/27/19, 16:03

The Supreme Court is ordering a new state court hearing to determine whether an Alabama death row inmate is so affected by dementia that he can't be executed. The justices ruled 5-3 on Wednesday in favor of inmate Vernon Madison, who killed a police officer in 1985. His lawyers say he ...

Companies navigate dementia conversations with older workers

Business 01/28/19, 03:02

Faced with an aging American workforce, companies are increasingly navigating delicate conversations with employees grappling with cognitive declines, experts say.Workers experiencing early stages of dementia may struggle with tasks they had completed without difficulty. Historically punctual employees may forget about scheduled meetings. And those who have traveled to the same ...

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