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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

Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker catches a pass and flips upside down against the Patriots during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Jan. 19, 2014. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Jared Max: Surgeon General Ought To Warn Everyone About Dangers Of Football

How would you react if you came home from work one evening and found your 9-year-old son smoking a cigarette? Would you revoke his cellphone, Internet and TV privileges before, or after you drove him to football practice?

11/11/2014

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

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Body Of Missing Westchester Man Found By Worker In Wooded Area

A missing Westchester County man was found dead in a wooded area Thursday.

05/15/2014

Gary McKeon

Man With Dementia, Parkinson’s Missing From Westchester Home

Police on Saturday were looking for a man suffering from dementia and Parkinson’s disease who disappeared from his Westchester County home.

05/10/2014

Hot Chocolate

Study: Hot Cocoa Is Good For Your Brain

A new study in the Journal of Neurology says hot cocoa is good for your brain. The cocoa drinkers in the study performed better on thinking and memory tests than those who didn’t drink hot cocoa.

08/08/2013

Catherine "Kay" Cotter (credit: Eastchester PD)

Eastchester Police Seek Missing 88-Year-Old Woman With Dementia

Catherine “Kay” Cotter was last seen Tuesday morning near her home on Garth Road in Eastchester.

05/30/2013

Suffolk County Police have issued a Silver Alert for James Young, Jr., 77, of Commack. (credit: Suffolk County Police)

Suffolk County Man Found Safe After Silver Alert

A missing elderly man from Suffolk County who suffers from dementia was found safe in New York City Wednesday night.

05/08/2013

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Seen At 11: Medical Condition Causes ‘Alien Hands’ To Have Minds Of Their Own

Imagine having no control over one of your hands. Living with a body part that has a mind of its own sounds impossible to believe, but it is a very real medical condition that makes life difficult for sufferers.

02/11/2013

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

Conn. Town Organizes To Search For Well-Known Missing Man

A well-known Connecticut man has been missing since last week and the town of East Haddam is organizing to find him.

10/22/2011

John Mackey (credit: AP Photo/NFL Photos)

Paige One: John Mackey, Forever The Man

He was “the man” before the term was used in professional sports. He was John Mackey, the end all, be all Hall of Famer. He was the prototype tight end who died on July 7th at the age of 69 of dementia.

WFAN–07/08/2011

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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.

09/07/2010