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Would you want to know if you will get dementia? Special

If you had an incurable neurological disorder, would you want to know? This global study found that three out of four respondents said “yes”, even if there was no cure.

Op-Ed: Vitamin D deficiency increases Alzheimer’s, dementia risk

Sydney - In a surprise finding, researchers at University of Exeter Medical School have proven a link between Vitamin D deficiency and a massively increased risk of dementia. Findings showed a huge discrepancy in risk for those severely deficient in the vitamin.

UK Dementias research program launches

London - Some £16 million will be invested into neurodegenerative conditions research in the U.K. This includes developing new drug treatments and discovering methods of prevention.

102 year-old woman facing 2nd degree murder charges

Five years ago, a Massachusetts woman murdered her 100-year-old roommate in the nursing home where they lived. Now 102, the oldest defendant in the state's history might face a pending second-degree murder charge.

Radio personality Casey Kasem dead at 82

The original voice of American Top 40 and Shaggy from Scooby Doo, Casey Kasem has passed away Sunday morning. He was 82.

Vitamin E could be 'beneficial' for dementia

New research suggests that a daily dose of vitamin E could help people with dementia. This relates to people with conditions like Alzheimer's disease.

Highlights from the G8 Dementia summit

London - A special summit on dementia, convened by the G8, has taken place in London. During the summit a range of initiatives have been announced aimed at tackling the disease.

Study: Worldwide dementia cases will triple by 2050

London - The numbers of worldwide dementia sufferers increased by 22 percent over the last three years according to a new study published Thursday. By 2050, there could be almost 150 million sufferers globally.

Turkey Bowl 7: Charity vs. Charity Special

Bloomfield Hills - On Black Friday, two teams will face off in the 7th annual Turkey Bowl in West Bloomfield, Michigan. One team will walk off with bragging rights but Turkey Bowl is about more than a legacy on the field as Jason Boschan, founder of Run4Papa, tells me.

Alzheimer's disease protein varies between patients

Alzheimer’s disease proteins may contort differently in every patient, according to new research. This means that universal treatments may not be the answer.

Missing grandparents rescued with the help of Facebook

New Lenox - Grandparents should be treasured, which could be why there is now an annual Grandparents Day. It is a day of celebration but for the family of Bill Byerley Sunday's Grandparents Day was extra special after a scare when both grandparents went missing.

Why are Alzheimer's rates higher in wealthy countries?

People living in 'wealthy' countries appear more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease due to greatly reduced contact with bacteria, viruses and other microorganisms. This leads to them having weaker immune systems.

Study: Drinking hot chocolate may ward off Alzheimer's

Looking for a way to keep your brain healthy and happy for as long as possible? New research findings conclude a daily dose of chocolate could prevent Alzheimer's disease.

Is a blood test for Alzheimer’s possible?

According to a new research paper, a new blood test has been developed which predicts Alzheimer’s disease with 93 percent accuracy.

Blood test that detects Alzheimer's nearing reality

A German research team believes that they are close to developing a blood test that can diagnose the brain-wasting Alzheimer's disease.

Dementia rates declining in UK

A new study suggests that the rate of dementia in the U.K. has decreased over the past two decades. This is a reversal to a previous period of steady increase.

Study: Later retirement can lower the risk of dementia

Boston - Working tends to keep people's brains active. A study reinforces that idea that if people keep using their brains, it might be able to prevent dementia.

Can cinnamon prevent Alzheimer's?

Some recent research suggests that an extract from cinnamon could help to prevent or delay the onset of Alzheimer's disease.

New measures to improve dementia diagnosis rates

London - In the U.K., new efforts have been announced to tackle what the U.K. government has described as "shockingly low" rates of dementia diagnosis.

Minnesota woman with dementia voted twice, faces felony charge

Saint Peter - Margaret Schneider suffers from Parkinson's disease and dementia. The 86-year-old admitted she voted twice during the 2012 primaries and prosecutors say they had no choice but to charge her with voter fraud.

Concern over antipsychotic 'drug overuse' in nursing homes

A report has expressed concerns about the level of antipsychotic drug prescriptions throughout nursing homes in the U.S.

Beta-blockers may cut dementia

New research suggests that beta-blockers, medicines designed to manage blood pressure, may lower the risk of dementia onset.

Alzheimer's disease develops differently according to gender

A new study from the U.S. has indicated that there are key differences in the way Alzheimer's disease develops between men and women.

Op-Ed: Music's Universal Appeal

The increased use of music therapy as a primary treatment and the combined use of music therapy with other therapies has helped treat a wide array of conditions and diseases.

Daily aspirin intake may halt brain decline

New research suggests that a single daily aspirin could avoid brain decline in elderly women, especially those who are susceptible to heart disease.

Computer-literate older men have reduced incidence of dementia

Sydney - A new Australian study has found that older men who use desktop computers have a 40% reduced incidence of dementia --- not the same thing as saying that computer use reduces the risk of Dementia. The study simply established the relationship.

Canadian Liberal Senator voted 12 times after dementia diagnosis

Ottawa - Longtime Liberal Senator Joyce Fairbairn is going on extended sick leave as she faces health challenges. It was later reported that Fairbairn was still casting votes after she was declared legally incompetent by a geriatric psychiatrist.

Former Tennessee star runs to support Pat Summit foundation Special

Uncasville - Former University of Tennessee basketball star Kara Lawson has announced she will run in the 2nd annual NYRR Dash To The Finish Line 5K in order to raise money and awareness for the Pat Summit Foundation.

Former Tennessee star runs to support Pat Summit foundation Special

Uncasville - Former University of Tennessee basketball star Kara Lawson has announced she will run in the 2nd annual NYRR Dash To The Finish Line 5K in order to raise money and awareness for the Pat Summit Foundation.

Another reason to brush — Dental hygiene related to dementia risk

A new study suggests people who brush their teeth and gums regularly may have a lower risk of developing dementia in later life.
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