Fund Alzheimer's research

In 2015, there are more than five million Americans living with Alzheimer's disease, including 6,400 in Alaska. In addition, there are 15.7 million Americans caring for someone with Alzheimer's or another...
Study: Scant evidence medical marijuana helps many illnesses

...states and Washington, D.C. have laws permitting medical marijuana use. Approved conditions vary but include Alzheimer's disease, epilepsy, glaucoma, kidney disease, lupus and Parkinson's disease.An editorial in the journal says approval...
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In Rhode Island, residents gush about paid family leave

...Karen Friend, a Providence professor, took four weeks off last year after her husband, who has early onset Alzheimer's disease, was hospitalized with tremors. She used the time to make sure he was medically stable and hire help."I'm...
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Fantasy author Terry Pratchett dies at 66

...Pratchett, who suffered from a rare form of early onset Alzheimer's disease, had earned wide respect in Britain and beyond...literature. He also contributed $1 million to Alzheimer's disease research and urged the scientific community to make...
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Study: Women with mild memory problem worsen faster than men

WASHINGTON - Older women with mild memory impairment worsened about twice as fast as men, researchers reported Tuesday, part of an effort to unravel why women are especially hard-hit by Alzheimer's.
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Bone ID dashes hopes of searchers

...four-day search effort that did not yield any clues.In 2001, a 79-year-old cruise ship passenger with Alzheimer's disease, Mitsuo "Mitsy" Okazaki, was briefly left alone on a bench outside the Mount Roberts Tramway gift shop. He...
Concert to raise money for Alzheimer's cure

...organized by Cristina Della Rosa, who was inspired by the experience of caring for her mother, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 2012.If you would like to volunteer for the event, contact Cristina at or 500-2942...
Obama: Too little info about youth concussions

...765 million to settle concussion claims from thousands of former players whose complaints range from headaches to Alzheimer's disease. That settlement is still awaiting a judge's approval, while a group of former professional hockey players...
Steve Ballmer becomes owner of LA Clippers

...effectively killed the deal.Shelly Sterling removed Donald as a trustee after doctors found he had symptoms of Alzheimer's disease.Adam Streisand, Ballmer's attorney, said Tuesday that Superior Court Judge Michael Levanas signed the order...
Judge OKs record-setting $2B sale of Clippers

...the deal after taking over the family trust that owns the team because doctors found Donald Sterling had signs of Alzheimer's disease and couldn't manage his affairs.The judge said Shelly Sterling had negotiated a good deal and the removal of...


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