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Alzheimer’s Disease

Pansy Greene, an Alzheimer's patient, walks with her husband. (credit: CBS 2)

New Report: Alzheimer’s Disease Affects More Women Than Men

Alzheimer’s Disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S. and a new report finds the disease affects many more women than men.

03/19/2014

Caregiver and Alzheimer’s patient (credit: CBS 2)

Dr. Max Gomez: Alzheimer’s Test Boasts Incredible Accuracy Rate

The newest test is a blood test that can reportedly predict who will get Alzheimer’s several years before symptoms appear.

03/10/2014

A new study suggests Alzheimer's disease is affecting more elderly than previously thought. (Credit: CBS 2)

Study: Alzheimer’s Affecting More Elderly Than Previously Thought

The memory-robbing disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, however, the study suggests its impact may actually be on par with cancer and heart disease.

03/06/2014

Caregiver and Alzheimer’s patient (credit: CBS 2)

Dr. Max Gomez: Simple Test Could Detect Early Signs Of Alzheimer’s

Some 5-million Americans are currently battling Alzheimer’s disease and that number is expected to nearly triple over the next three decades.

01/13/2014

Vitamin E could slow the progression of moderate Alzheimer's disease, a study found. (credit: CBS 2)

Study: Vitamin E Could Slow Progression Of Alzheimer’s Disease

Vitamin E has already been credited with helping to keep your skin beautiful and preventing strokes. Now there’s evidence it could help slow down the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.

01/01/2014

Caregiver and Alzheimer’s patient (credit: CBS 2)

Officials Call For Citywide Plan To Help Those With Alzheimer’s

The Alzheimer’s Association is predicting that within 40 years, 20 percent of all New Yorkers will either have Alzheimer’s or be caring for someone who does.

12/15/2013

Stories from Main Street - Photo: Evan Bindelglass / WCBS 880

Stories From Main Street: Westchester High School Club Raises Awareness For Alzheimer’s

Over the past three years, the Growth and Awareness Group for Alzheimer’s at Byram Hills High School has raised more than $65,000 for research.

12/09/2013

Michael Moran poses in front of a roller coaster as part of his 100-coaster fundraising effort. (credit: Facebook/Roller Coaster Crawls to End Alzheimer's)

Rochester Man To Reach Milestone In Fundraising Effort On Cyclone Roller Coaster

Michael been crisscrossing the northeast to complete his 100 rides in 100 days roller coaster mission to help end early onset Alzheimer’s.

08/18/2013

Irving Fields has been entertaining crowds since 1922. (Credit CBS 2)

Manhattan Lounge Singer Has Been Keeping Crowds Entertained Since 1922

Irving Fields, 98, performs six nights a week at Nino’s Tuscany Restaurant in Midtown, he has been performing in New York since 1922, CBS 2′s Cindy Hsu reported.

07/21/2013

Sunrise Senior Living - Woodcliff Lake, N.J. (file / credit: Sunrise Senior Living, Inc.)

Fire Sends Woodcliff Lake Seniors Out Into The Cold

Residents of the Sunrise Senior Living facility in Woodcliff Lake certainly have some guardian angels looking out for them.

01/28/2013

Hudson Pointe Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation (Photo: CBS 2)

Janitor Charged In Stunning Case Of Sexual Abuse At Riverdale Nursing Home

They are investigating the unthinkable. The New York State Health Department has now joined the probe into the sexual assault of an elderly woman at a nursing home.

12/06/2012

Joe Girardi (credit: J. Meric/Getty Images)

Joe Girardi’s Father Passes Away At Age 81; Manager Will Be In Dugout For Game 4

The father of New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi has died. The Deiters Funeral Home said that Jerry Girardi died on Saturday at age 81. He had suffered from Alzheimer’s disease since the 1990s and died in Metamora, Ill.

10/11/2012

Caregiver and Alzheimer's patient (credit: CBS 2)

Percussionist Seeks Donated MP3 Players To Help Fight Alzheimer’s Dementia

When musician Dave Roth saw “Alive Inside,” a documentary that followed a social worker introducing music into the lives of people with dementia, he was inspired.

08/15/2012

Josue Bonilla is accused of attacking a 68-year-old Alzheimer's patient, knocking him into a coma. (credit: Nassau County Police)

Police: Josue Bonilla Beats Alzheimer’s Patient Into Coma, Robs Him

Bonilla allegedly knocked a 68-year-old Hempstead man down and kicked him the head and body. The victim suffers from dementia and Alzheimer’s, police said, and has been in a coma since.

06/15/2012

Aetrex Men's GPS Shoe (credit: Aetrex Worlwide)

Stories From Main Street: Teaneck Company Tracks Alzheimer’s Patients Using Shoes

Perhaps you’ve seen them on the highways – silver alerts. It can be frightening when a person with Alzheimer’s Disease disappears. Some caregivers are tracking movements with GPS in a car. A Teaneck company has taken the next logical step.

02/06/2012

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