Alzheimer's Disease

Dementia.
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KYW Staff
January 17, 2020 - 5:02 pm
Alzheimer's disease is the leading cause of age-related dementia, affecting about 5.7 million people in the U.S. Read more here.
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Dustin Johnson hits from a bunker on the third hole during the third round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at Whistling Straits in Haven, Wis.
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January 10, 2020 - 7:43 am
Pete Dye never thought golf was meant to be fair, inspiring him to build courses that visually intimidated recreational players to the best in the world. Dye, among the forefront of modern golf architecture, died Thursday morning in the Dominican Republic at age 94. He had been battling Alzheimer's...
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In this Nov. 22, 2019, photo, Charles Flagg, who is stricken with Alzheimer's disease, receives the contents of an intravenous bag while participating in a study on the drug Aducanumab at Butler Hospital in Providence, R.I.
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AP News
December 06, 2019 - 1:50 pm
A company that claims to have the first drug to slow mental decline from Alzheimer's disease made its case to scientists Thursday but left them sharply divided over whether there’s enough evidence of effectiveness for the medicine to warrant federal approval.
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August 18, 2019 - 9:29 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Dementia refers to the loss of cognitive abilities. One of the most common forms is Alzheimer's disease. At the present time, the causes of Alzheimer's are...
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August 06, 2019 - 4:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. ​ By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Dementia is a major public health issue in the U.S. with 5.8 million people in the country living with the disease, and as a result, hundreds of millions...
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August 04, 2019 - 9:16 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. ​ By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Scientist believe they may have discovered why more women suffer from Alzheimer's disease and dementia than men. In the past, it had been assumed that...
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Strawberries.
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June 03, 2019 - 4:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — We have not made many major breakthroughs in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. However, we are spending a great deal of time and research in our...
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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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Smart Phone
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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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