Alzheimer's

Gardening.
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Lynne Adkins
May 07, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Digging in the dirt can be a great therapy for people with disabilities. Turning over the garden, touching the plants and breathing in the wonderful earthy scents can go a long way to help people with autism and Alzheimer's, according to Nancy Minich, a registered...
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April 27, 2019 - 1:27 pm
By Ryan Prior, CNN (CNN) -- Just a few minutes of playing a certain video game could help identify the earliest stages of Alzheimer's in ways existing medical tests can't, researchers have found. A new study used a smartphone app called Sea Hero Quest to monitor how gamers with and without a...
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February 28, 2019 - 3:30 am
By Amy E. Feldman, Judge Technology Solutions PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Was a doctor wrong to save a patient's life? His family thinks so. A woman sued the hospital and the doctor who treated her husband before he died. Not because he died, but because they kept him alive. The man, who...
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February 19, 2019 - 3:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Two-thirds of people with dementia are women. For many years, it was thought that women live longer and thus were more prone to having dementia. Certainly...
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January 31, 2019 - 3:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia are so prevalent that there have been hundreds of millions of dollars of research grants used to look at...
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Physical activity seemed to slow down the progression of Alzheimer's in those who were developing symptoms.
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October 16, 2018 - 3:30 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) --​ There is another great reason to get out there and exercise. According to an article in Alzheimer's & Dementia, a medical journal, physical activity of at least...
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Lynne Adkins
September 10, 2018 - 9:36 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — We've been told that it's vital to keep mentally and physically active as we age. Now, a new study proves it really does help. You can help older adults set a goal like walking more by developing a plan to make it happen — and to follow through with it. Thomas...
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The first step when applying precision medicine to Alzheimer's disease is to learn "as many of the genetic variants as possible" that cause this common form of dementia.
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August 01, 2018 - 7:54 pm
By Susan Scutti (CNN) -- It's been notoriously difficult to develop medicines for Alzheimer's disease, the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. Each year, it seems, pharmaceutical companies release data from studies of promising drug candidates that merit only a collective sigh of...
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A section of a human brain with Alzheimer's disease on display at the Museum of Neuroanatomy at the University at Buffalo, in Buffalo, N.Y.
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July 25, 2018 - 7:24 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Hopes are rising again for a drug to alter the course of Alzheimer's disease after decades of failures. An experimental therapy slowed mental decline by 30 percent in patients who got the highest dose in a mid-stage study, and it removed much of the sticky plaque gumming up their...
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June 21, 2018 - 7:18 pm
By Jen Christensen (CNN) -- Doctors don't know what causes Alzheimer's disease or the best way to treat it, but they have new evidence to suggest that a common virus may play a role in who develops the condition. In a study published Thursday in the journal Neuron, researchers say they've found...
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