Comedian Williams was in early stages of Parkinson's disease, wife says

...cause rigid, halting walking, slowed speech and sometimes dementia. Symptoms worsen over time and can often be treated with drugs...that 20 years after diagnosis, as many as 80 percent develop dementia. Antidepressants are among drugs commonly prescribed for the...

Study: Dementia not treated as terminal

...Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia as a terminal illness and subject patients...treated for other problems as though the dementia were not terminal. That oversight affects...million people nationwide with end-stage dementia. Patients in the final stages of dementia...

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Elderly with dementia may face greater risk of Alzheimer's

...impairment that did not reach the level of dementia. Out of that group, 26 percent went...develop Alzheimer's or some other type of dementia within 18 months. The findings are being...factor for Alzheimer's disease and dementia and, in and of itself, may cause functional...

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Study: exercise helps delay onset of dementia

...develop Alzheimer's and other types of dementia, according to a study that adds to the...had a 30 to 40 percent lower risk of dementia. The study, published Tuesday in the...ages 65 and older who showed no signs of dementia at the outset. The participants' health...

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Study: Smoking doubles risk of dementia, Alzheimer's

...Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, a study published Friday suggests...were 2.2 times more likely to develop dementia of any kind and had a risk for Alzheimer's...Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia, estimated to afflict nearly 18 million...

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Study finds dementia in most 100-year-olds

...severely demented, and three more had mild dementia. They weren't able to test the two...nobody has a solid answer for how common dementia is among centenarians. Finding out is...isn't experienced in the diagnosis of dementia," Blansjaar said. Dr. Jeffrey Kaye...

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Tennessee women's basketball coach prepares for first season with dementia

...Summitt has handled the talk about her dementia diagnosis the same way she manages Tennessee...That's the reason for when I came out with dementia and Alzheimer's," Summitt said...she'll face more questions about dementia and Alzheimer's disease when she makes...

NFL removes $675 million cap on damages from concussions

...cover retired players who develop Lou Gehrig's disease, dementia or other neurological problems believed to be caused by concussions...former Chicago Bears quarterback Jim McMahon, who suffers from dementia.The original settlement included $675 million for compensatory...

Dementia can take loved one away, but not spouse's memories

...time, I was convinced she was suffering from some form of dementia. To persuade her to seek medical aid was fruitless. Not only...alerting the doctor to also evaluate the patient for possible dementia, we were able to have Virginia examined. She showed all the...

Missing man with dementia found

Deryl Duane Owens, 77, a dementia patient who went missing Saturday, was found safe Sunday.According...finding the 77-year-old man, who suffers from frontal lobe dementia, which is similar to Alz heimer's disease.The last contact...