Alzheimer’s Disease

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Family Suing American Airlines After Man With Alzheimer’s Goes Missing From LaGuardia

The family spent three nightmarish days searching, hoping and praying that the man would be OK.

08/23/2015

Emily Schornstein takes the SAGE Test, which can detect early signs of cognitive impairment. (Credit: CBS2)

Pen And Paper Test Can Detect Alzheimer’s Symptoms Early, Experts Say

Some 5 million Americans are battling Alzheimer’s disease, and those numbers are expected to triple in the coming years. But there is now a simple at-home test to help spot telltale problems early.

06/03/2015

Rudy Gaskins and Joan Baker discuss the "Voices Remember" charity fundraiser for Alzheimer's patients and caregivers. (credit: CBS2)

Broadway, Voice-Over Actors Unite For Cabaret Show To Raise Money For Alzheimer’s Patients, Caregivers

Voices Remember” is an intimate cabaret show fundraiser, explained Rudy Gaskins, creator and executive producer of the Voice Arts Awards.

05/10/2015

Roger Goodell

Judge OKs 65-Year Deal Over NFL Concussions; Could Cost $1B

A federal judge has approved a potential $1 billion plan to resolve thousands of NFL concussion lawsuits filed by retired players.

04/22/2015

Ballroom dancers at Fred Astaire Dance Studio (Credit: CBS2)

NYC Seniors Dance To Reduce Risk Of Developing Dementia

The seniors at the Fred Astaire Dance Studio on the Upper East Side dance for something more than just a good time. Each step they take may help ward off dementia.

11/29/2014

Kenneth Shinozuka (Credit: CBS 2)

Teen Honored At Alzheimer’s Research Fundraiser At Riverside Park

Kenneth Shinozuka, 16, was presented with the New York City Alzheimer’s Association’s first-ever Young Innovators Award on Sunday.

10/19/2014

Tracking bracelet issued as part of Westchester County's Project Sa

Free Tracking Bracelet For Alzheimer’s Patients Could Save Lives

A Westchester County initiative is providing free radio frequency bracelets designed to help keep track of Alzheimer’s patients in the event they wander off from their loved ones.

09/29/2014

Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys is hit by Dan Skuta #51 of the San Francisco 49ers and Ahmad Brooks #55 of the San Francisco 49ers in the second half at AT&T Stadium on September 7, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

NFL: 3 In 10 Ex-Players Face Alzheimer’s, Dementia

The NFL estimates that nearly three in 10 former players will develop debilitating brain conditions, and that they will be stricken earlier and twice as often as the general population.

09/12/2014

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Seen At 11: Five Tests To Save Your Life

CBS 2 reveals five easy tests to help detect the early signs of several diseases.

07/11/2014

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

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