Alzheimer’s Disease

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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.


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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.


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.


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.


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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.


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Weill Cornell Medical College Gets $100M From Former Enron Chief

A $100 million dollar gift from New York City philanthropists Renee and Robert Belfer was announced with much fanfare at Weill Cornell Medical College on Wednesday.


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84-Year-Old Woman Disappears; Family Asks Public’s Help

Where is she? On Friday, the family of a missing 84-year-old woman who suffers from Alzheimer’s made a desperate plea for help.


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Brooklyn’s George Weiss, 84, Actualizes Dream By Selling His First Invention

After working all his life as a wallpaper hanger, Weiss’ passion for inventing things finally paid off with a big hit — a word game called “Dabble.”


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

HealthWatch: Alzheimer’s Disease And Caregiving

“People caring for people with Alzheimer’s Disease report a very high level of stress and actually over a third of them report living with depression,” said Dr. Carrillo.


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NYC Man Loses Toes To Subway Train

Police said Anatoliy Zilberman also suffered severe bruising from the incident. He somehow made it to the express tracks north of Union Square when the No. 4 train passed by.


William Thompson III (credit: CBS 2)

Group Helps Slow Progression Of Alzheimer’s

William Thompson III, 77, had always been the life of the party, a vibrant, gregarious man until last year around the holidays when one of his daughter’s noticed his personality had changed.


CBS 2's Dr. Max Gomez' father is one of 5 million Americans suffering from Alzheimer's. His story, sadly, demonstrates how the disease can impact a patient’s finances.

‘Senior Moment:’ Finances And Alzheimer’s Disease

About five million American seniors are battling Alzheimer ’s disease, and among them is the father of CBS 2’s own Dr. Max Gomez. His story, sadly, demonstrates how the disease can impact a patient’s finances.


Eye On New York: Alzheimer’s Disease

NEW YORK (CBS 2) — In this Eye On New York segment, CBS 2’s Don Dahler speaks with Kathy Livingston, senior vice president of the Senior Helpers New York City group, about the degenerative Alzheimer’s […]


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HealthWatch: Fish Oil And Alzheimer’s Disease

Every 70 seconds, someone in America develops Alzheimer’s – and as the population ages, that number will go up. Finding a cure to the disease has never been more important, but one prominent natural therapy may not actually be beneficial.


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New Alzheimer’s Study Uncovers A Surprising Twist

We’ve always thought exercising your brain is just as important as exercising your body, but new research shows in some cases it may actually be harmful.