Stories tagged: alzheimer's
UPDATED: Fri., April 21, 2017, 2:29 p.m.
Study links diet soda to higher risk of stroke, dementia
Americans trying to stay healthy have abandoned sugary drinks for diet drinks in droves over the past few decades on the theory that the latter is better than the former. …
Mon., April 3, 2017, midnight
Alzheimer’s patients needed for clinical trial
Spokane patients with mild Alzheimer’s disease can enter a second-phase clinical trial using a new drug treatment showing potential to slow progression of early-stages, said Neurim Pharmaceuticals.
Mon., March 13, 2017, 2:07 p.m.
Tiny fruit flies offer a few clues to sleep-related Alzheimer’s mysteries
Scientists have known that Alzheimer’s patients commonly experience disturbed sleep. WSU’s Jason Gerstner published a study this past summer in the Journal of Neuroscience Research that looked at the interaction …
Mon., Jan. 30, 2017, midnight
Aging boomers, lack of funding for Alzheimer’s may lead to ‘major social and economic crisis’
The devastating impact of Alzheimer’s disease on his own mother – and on his father, who struggled to care for her – first prompted Gerry Richman to take a hard …
Mon., Dec. 12, 2016, 7 p.m.
U.S. life expectancy declines for the first time since 1993
For the first time in more than two decades, life expectancy for Americans declined last year – a troubling development linked to a panoply of worsening health problems in the …
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, midnight
A power of attorney for health care document can help ease end of life
Simply telling the doctor to stop does not absolve them of their responsibility to treat the patient. And some juries may just find that not doing everything possible to prolong …
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016, 9:03 a.m.
Lilly’s Alzheimer’s disease drug fails in final-stage trial
Eli Lilly & Co.’s experimental Alzheimer’s treatment failed to slow the progression of the neurodegenerative disease, yet another setback to drugmakers and researchers who continue to seek a way to …
Mon., Nov. 21, 2016, 6:37 p.m.
Dementia rate declines, but aging America may halt the trend
New research documents another decline in dementia rates, but experts say the rising numbers of older Americans may halt that trend unless better ways are found to keep brains healthy.
Mon., Sept. 19, 2016, 12:06 p.m.
Oregon orders woman spoon-fed despite advanced directive
Oregon officials are requiring a nursing facility to spoon-feed a woman despite her advance directive asking that measures not be taken to prolong her life.
Sun., Aug. 28, 2016, 7 p.m.
Helping the caregivers: Training, consulting available to families of people with Alzheimer’s, dementia
Early onset Alzheimer’s, dementia companion caregivers
Sat., Aug. 6, 2016, midnight
Dear Annie: Alzheimer’s looming for 65-year-old mother
Dear Annie: My grandfather had severe Alzheimer’s disease. Unfortunately, it lasted for a while.
Mon., Aug. 1, 2016, 7:04 p.m.
Ex-Los Angeles sheriff opts for trial in corruption case
Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca withdrew his guilty plea Monday to lying about efforts to thwart an FBI investigation into abuses at the jails he ran, saying he …
Mon., June 20, 2016, noon
Dr. Zorba Paster: End-of-life issues can be tricky to navigate
My mom died of Alzheimer’s back in 1981. You can imagine what it was like, but imagining is different from living through it.
Thu., May 12, 2016, 10:11 a.m.
Brain scans find protein a marker of Alzheimer’s decline
Scientists are peeking inside living brains to watch for the first time as a toxic duo of plaques and tangles interact to drive Alzheimer’s disease – and those tangles may …
Mon., May 9, 2016, midnight
Study finds physical activity lessens risk of Alzheimer’s
Physical activity boosts the volume of key parts of the brain used in cognitive functioning, according to new research findings that add to the literature suggesting such exertion is among …
Sat., March 5, 2016, 4 p.m.
Six simple ways to help keep your brain in shape
If you love crosswords and other word-centric puzzles and games, you’re in luck: Doing them regularly may strengthen memory and concentration, and help keep Alzheimer’s at bay.
Mon., Nov. 23, 2015, 7 p.m.
Using sight and sound to trigger dementia patients’ memories
The old-fashioned rooms are in the dementia wing of the elder-care facility and serve an important function. They’re intended to make residents feel at home, help them retrieve memories and …
Mon., June 1, 2015, midnight
Studies show hope for Alzheimer’s treatments
PITTSBURGH – Alzheimer’s disease is one of the conditions that Americans are most afraid they will get, second only to cancer. Yet at least a generation of focused research has …
Wed., April 22, 2015, 1:14 p.m.
Judge OKs 65-year deal over NFL concussions; could cost $1B
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal judge has approved a plan to resolve thousands of NFL concussion lawsuits that could cost the league $1 billion over 65 years. The NFL expects …
Mon., Feb. 24, 2014, midnight
Bennett House adult day center opens in Coeur d’Alene
Bob Nordby can play cribbage and tell stories for hours on end. And that’s exactly what he gets to do each day at The Bennett House, a new daytime care …
Mon., July 22, 2013, midnight
Washington not ready to handle Alzheimer’s increase
In the first decade of this century, the number of elderly Washington residents living with Alzheimer’s disease increased by one-third. That number is expected to balloon by a third again …
Mon., April 1, 2013, midnight
Alzheimer’s death rates outpace other illnesses
The illnesses that killed our parents and grandparents won’t kill as many of us in the future. Deaths from strokes, heart attacks and cancer declined significantly between 2000 and 2010, …
Mon., March 4, 2013, midnight
Researchers hope brain pacemakers can slow Alzheimer’s
WASHINGTON – It has the makings of a science fiction movie: Zap someone’s brain with mild jolts of electricity to try to stave off the creeping memory loss of Alzheimer’s …
Tue., Dec. 4, 2012, midnight
Studies offer hope for Alzheimer’s
TRENTON, N.J. – For Alzheimer’s patients and their families, desperate for an effective treatment for the epidemic disease, there’s hope from new studies starting up and insights from recent ones …
Sun., Aug. 5, 2012, midnight
Aegis Living CEO puts seniors on pedestal
Dwayne Clark, CEO and founder of Aegis Living, is putting a man cave in his newest assisted living community near downtown Seattle. “It has a Wall Street ticker, and multiple …
Thu., April 26, 2012, midnight
Diagnosis devastates families
Keeping track of hundreds of details was all in a day’s work for Amy Shives. For 27 years she served at Spokane Community College as a nursing/allied health counselor. She …
Fri., March 2, 2012, midnight
Campbell’s last stand
Glen Campbell wants you to know that he has Alzheimer’s disease. The pop and countrypolitan icon also wants you to know that he’s facing it head-on, and before the degenerative …
Thu., Dec. 29, 2011, midnight
Alzheimer’s helpline sees uptick after holidays
Spokane resident Amy Shives can remember the words to every song from the Broadway musical “Gypsy.” But she does not remember things her husband told her a week ago, or …
Sat., Dec. 17, 2011, midnight
The Rev. Armand Nigro, a Jesuit priest for more than 50 years, is losing his memories. He’s open about it. Eloquent, in fact.
Wed., Nov. 30, 2011, 2:52 p.m.
Inspector highlights psych drug use among elderly
Government inspectors told lawmakers Wednesday that Medicare officials need to do more to stop doctors from prescribing powerful psychiatric drugs to nursing home patients with dementia, an unapproved practice that …