Dementia

November 09, 2018 - 9:32 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch officials said Friday they will prosecute a nursing home doctor for euthanizing an elderly woman with dementia, the first time a doctor has been charged since the Netherlands legalized euthanasia in 2002. Dutch prosecutors said in a statement the doctor "had not...
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November 09, 2018 - 8:23 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch officials say they will prosecute a nursing home doctor for euthanizing an elderly woman with dementia, the first time a doctor has been charged since the Netherlands legalized euthanasia in 2002. In a statement on Friday, Dutch prosecutors said the doctor "had...
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FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2014 file photo, retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor speaks during a lecture, in Concord, N.H. O'Connor, the first woman on the Supreme Court, says she has the beginning stages of dementia and "probably Alzheimer's disease." O'Connor made the announcement in a letter Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. She said that her diagnosis was made "some time ago" and that as her condition has progressed she is "no longer able to participate in public life." (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)
October 23, 2018 - 1:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman on the Supreme Court, announced Tuesday in a frank and personal letter that she has been diagnosed with "the beginning stages of dementia, probably Alzheimer's disease." The 88-year-old said doctors diagnosed her some time ago and that as her...
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Margaret Graham, 74, has her blood pressure checked while visiting the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C., on Friday, July 13, 2018. She had participated in a multi-year study, published on Wednesday, July 25, 2018, investigating a connection between high blood pressure and the risk of mental decline. "I feel like maybe with this study, some findings may come that will develop new drugs and also new activities, exercise, theories that will help people to maintain an acceptable blood pressure level," Graham says. (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed)
July 25, 2018 - 9:42 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Lowering blood pressure more than usually recommended not only helps prevent heart problems, it also cuts the risk of mental decline that often leads to Alzheimer's disease, a major study finds. It's the first time a single step has been clearly shown to help prevent a dreaded...
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Shown is a power plant building on the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital campus in San Francisco Thursday, May 31, 2018, where a woman was found dead Wednesday in a stairwell. Officials say an elderly woman with dementia who was found dead in a stairwell of a power plant on a San Francisco hospital campus had checked herself out of a nearby care facility. San Francisco Sheriff Vicki Hennessy says Ruby Andersen left the care facility across the street from Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital on May 19 to visit her family. She was not a hospital patient. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
May 31, 2018 - 4:21 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An elderly woman whose family says she had dementia was found dead in a stairwell at a power plant near a San Francisco hospital 11 days after checking herself out of a nearby city-run care facility, officials said Thursday. Ruby Andersen, 75, lived at the care facility across...
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FILE- In this May 19, 2015, file photo, R. Scott Turner, Professor of Neurology and Director of the Memory Disorder Center at Georgetown University Hospital, points to PET scan results that are part of a study on Alzheimer's disease at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington. Government and other scientists are proposing a new way to define Alzheimer's disease. basing it on biological signs, such as brain changes, rather than memory loss and other symptoms of dementia that are used now. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
April 10, 2018 - 12:21 am
Government and other scientists are proposing a new way to define Alzheimer's disease — basing it on biological signs, such as brain changes, rather than memory loss and other symptoms of dementia that are used today. The move is aimed at improving research, by using more objective criteria like...
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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2012, file photo, former New York Jets defensive end Mark Gastineau speaks during halftime of an NFL football game between the Jets and the Houston Texans in East Rutherford, N.J. Gastineau made an emotional plea to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to help former players like him who are dealing with football-related health issues. Gastineau says during a radio interview Thursday night, March 8, 2018, that he wants ailing players to be “treated right” by the NFL. The 61-year-old Gastineau announced last year that he was diagnosed with dementia, Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
March 09, 2018 - 10:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Mark Gastineau made an emotional plea to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to help him and former players who are dealing with what he claims are football-related health issues. The former New York Jets star said during a radio interview on 710 WOR Radio in New York that aired Thursday...
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Tim Wenger
November 02, 2017 - 8:35 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - When 88 year old Martin Turkiewicz, dressed in a dark suit, walked into the Erie County courtroom of Judge Kenneth Case Thursday afternoon, he wasn’t at all what I expected. Turkiewicz quietly and sheepishly walked into the room with his attorney Rodney Personius. He looked...
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