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By Liz Szabo, Kaiser Health News
A new study finds that the prevalence of dementia has fallen sharply in recent years, most likely as a result of Americans’ rising educational levels and better heart health, which are both closely related to brain health.
By Rachel Bluth, Kaiser Health News
Hospice’s purpose, at least one of them, is to ease a dying patient’s pain at the end of life and improve the quality of that life. But what’s to be done when a dementia patient in her waning days can’t…
By PBS NewsHour
According to Robin Williams’ widow, an autopsy has revealed that the comedian suffered from Lewy body dementia before he committed suicide. Susan Schneider Williams described the battle to treat and understand her late husband's symptoms as a game of Whac-A-Mole.
Thursday on the NewsHour, Egypt and Russia dispute the suggestion that a bomb caused a Russian jetliner crash. Also: Defense Secretary Ash Carter visits the South China Sea as tensions rise, the U.S. upgrades their nuclear arsenal, the mysterious disease…
Caring for patients with dementia and Alzheimer's disease is far more expensive -- 57 percent more -- than caring for those with illnesses like cancer or heart disease, according to a study from researchers at Mt. Sinai. William Brangham discusses…
By Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News
Unpaid caregivers and family members spend more than 100 hours a month, on average, assisting elderly people with dementia who live in the community and not in residential care or nursing homes, according to a new study. The time commitment…
Two companies have announced new progress in the development of the first drugs to slow Alzheimer's disease. Researchers found the drugs helped reduce cognitive loss in patients with mild symptoms, but some observers say the improvements are too small and…
By Paul Solman
Both of Paul Solman’s parents lived into their 90s, and they both experienced bouts of confusion and dementia. He talked to dementia coach Kerry Mills for helpful advice for caretakers.
Special correspondent Judy Muller reports on a band of musicians who also have Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and dementia. They use music to stay active, socially connected and to find new purpose.
By Leah Eskenazi, Family Caregiver Alliance
Navigating through a jolly holiday season and wishes for a wonderful new year when living with a chronic, debilitating health condition or caring for someone might have you thinking, “this is no holiday!” But researchers are documenting how expressing thanks…
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