It's estimated that 5.8 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease and the numbers are growing. New research shows there may be some things you can do to lower your risk of developing the disease. CBS2'S Joy Benedict reports.
Alzheimer's Conference: Just A Few Lifestyle Tips Enough To Lower Dementia Risk By 60%It's estimated that 5.8 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease and the numbers are growing. New research shows there may be some things you can do to lower your risk of developing the disease. CBS2'S Joy Benedict reports.
Laundry Pods Still A Danger For Kids, People With DementiaCBS2's Dr. Max Gomez has the latest on the dangers of laundry pods, especially in the hands of children and people with dementia.
Rep. Jerry Nadler Falls Ill During Press ConferenceDuring an event with Bill de Blasio, Congressman Jerry Nadler had a medical incident later blamed on dehydration.
Woman Uses App To Save Stranger With DementiaA woman used an app to help save a stranger suffering from dementia. CBS2's Ali Bauman reports.
Legionnaires' Outbreak Suspect In NJ ApartmentsThere is a suspected Legionnaires' disease outbreak at an apartment building for seniors in Newark. CBS2's Tara Jakeway reports.
Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak Feared In Newark Senior Apartment BuildingHealth officials in New Jersey are investigating a suspected Legionnaires' outbreak after three people have gotten sick at senior citizen building. CBS2's Aundrea Cline-Thomas reports.
How To Find The Right Fit For Personal Trainers, Workouts After 50Baby Boomers and retirees are hitting the gym in record numbers, and studies show that also means there is a big demand for "mature trainers." CBS2's Natalie Duddridge reports.
1969 Mets Honored On 50th Anniversary Of World Series WinMoney from a Nassau County fundraiser honoring seven players from the Miracle Mets is destined for Alzheimer's research. CBS2's Chris Wragge reports.
Can An Eye Test Detect Alzheimer's?CBS2's Dr. Max Gomez has the latest on how an eye exam may be able to detect Alzheimer's Disease.
Study: Blood Test Predicts Risk Of Alzheimer's Up To 16 Years In AdvanceA new study finds a simple blood test looking at neurofilament light chain protein may be able to predict if a person will develop Alzheimer's disease up to 16 years before symptoms begin. CBS2's Chris Wragge reports.
Man's Music Serving As Medicine For The ElderlyCBS2's Ali Bauman has the latest on a musician using his talents to help the elderly and terminally ill across the country.
New Treatment Could Stop Painful Arthritis In Its TracksIt's a treatment that has had amazing success in dogs and is now being tested in humans. CBS2's Dr. Max Gomez reports.
Study: Dark Roast Coffee May Prevent Memory LossScientists have long said coffee can protect your brain and fight memory loss, and now we may know why.
Studies Show No Benefit To Low Dose Of Aspirin DailyA large clinical trial involving people in Australia and the United States found a daily low-dose aspirin had no effect on prolonging life in healthy, elderly people, but did show a higher rate of suffering from a major hemorrhage. CBS2's Alex Denis reports.
How To Help The Elderly Deal With Summer HeatSandy Quartuccio shares some simple safety tips to help keep loved ones who are 65 and older safe in the heat: symptoms of hyperthermia, wearing sunglasses and sunscreens, and drinking proper beverages to stay hydrated.
Additional Cases Of Legionnaire's Disease Confirmed In ManhattanHealth officials have yet to pinpoint the source of the cluster. CBS2's Clark Fouraker reports.
Study: Having Friends Helps Keep Brains Healthy In Old AgeA new study shows having friends and being social may be key to helping preserve brain function. CBS2's Dr. Max Gomez reports.
New Balance Test Offers Offers Hope For Parkinson's PatientsCBS2's Dr. Max Gomez has more on a technique that prevents falls for Parkinson's patients by actually trying to knock them off their feet.
Mets' Legend Bud Harrelson Reflects On Living With Alzheimer's DiseaseBud Harrelson took part in both the New York Mets’ World Series Championships, and now the baseball great is sharing his story about living with Alzheimer’s disease. CBS2's Vanessa Murdock reports.
President Will Lay Out Plan To Reduce Drug PricesThe Trump administration is promising "bold action" to simplify the complex system of setting drug prices in the United States. CBS2's Chris Wragge reports.
Healthy Spring Cleaning Tips For SeniorsWhile many people are looking forward to getting rid of old items, spring cleaning can be overwhelming for seniors. Sandy Quartuccio from Right at Home joined CBS2 with ways that family can help their elderly loved ones.
Alzheimer's A Struggle Both For Patient, CaregiverEventually, as an Alzheimer's patient has less and less awareness of their situation, the impact on the caregiver is ongoing and exhausting. CBS2's Dr. Max Gomez reports.
Tech Fair Touts Products That Help Patients & Caregivers Cope With Alzheimer'sAs terrible as it is for the patient, it's often even harder for the family and caregivers. Thankfully, technology may be making that burden a little easier.
Scents Of The Past Helping Seniors' Current MindsDementia Smell Therapy is a process of using special aromas to trigger deep memories and allow seniors to recapture a moment in time. CBS2's Dr. Max Gomez reports.
Smells Of The Past Helping Seniors' MindsDementia Smell Therapy is a process of using special aromas to trigger deep memories and allow seniors to recapture a moment in time. CBS2's Dr. Max Gomez reports.
Dancing Could Slow The Effects Of Alzheimer's, Experts SayWhile there's no cure for the brain-robbing disease, there may be a non-drug therapy that can slow its onset. CBS2's Dr. Max Gomez reports.
Passionate Plea To Help Alzheimer's VictimsPeople with Alzheimer's and dementia are at great risk of wandering away, so their families are asking for help to protect them. CBS2's Jennifer McLogan reports
Electrical Stimulation Of The Brain May Slow Onset Of Alzheimer's, Study ShowsAs CBS2's Dr. Max Gomez reports, it could help patients keep their independence for longer.
Update: Advice To Make Sure Elderly Are Cared For SafelyCBS2's Jennifer McLogan talks to Family & Children's Association president Dr. Jeff Reynolds about making such the elderly are being cared for safely.