Alzheimer’s Disease

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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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.


Betty Iannarelli

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.


George Weiss (credit: CBS 2)

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.


New York City Subways

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.