Charlotte Moorehead had no idea she even had a problem until she went for a routine eye checkup.
He has lived many, many Sundays.
Dementia can sneak up on families. Its sufferers are pretty adept at covering lapses early on, and spouses are sometimes there to compensate.
Alexis McKenzie's mother had mild dementia, but things sounded OK when she phoned home: Dad was with her, finishing his wife's sentences as they talked about puttering through the day and a drive to the store.
The Obama administration is developing the first National Alzheimer's Plan to provide better treatments and day-to-day care for dementia patients, and relief for their overwhelmed caregivers, too.
Effective treatments for Alzheimer's by 2025? That's the target the government is eyeing as it develops a national strategy to tackle what could become the defining disease of a rapidly aging population.
The first census data on the 90-plus population highlights America's ever-increasing life spans, which are redefining what it means to be old.
Alzheimer's disease strikes one in two Americans over the age of 85.
PALATKA, Fla. | In this sleepy, riverside town in northeast Florida, 86-year-old Betty Wills sees the advertisements of obstetricians and gynecologists on the main road's billboards and has found specialists ranging from cardiologists to surgeons in the phone book.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. | Pat Summitt has handled the talk about her dementia diagnosis the same way she manages Tennessee basketball and her life: with control and determination.
Betsy McCann and her husband, Jim Forbes, often worried that his mother was growing isolated in her Los Angeles-area home. At 90, Lois Brokus had stopped driving and was sometimes afraid to be alone in her house.
WASHINGTON (AP) — As her mother's Alzheimer's worsened over eight long years, so did Doreen Alfaro's bills: The walker, then the wheelchair, then the hospital bed, then the diapers — and the caregivers hired for more and more hours a day so Alfaro could go to work and her elderly father coul…
The Obama administration is developing the first National Alzheimer's Plan, to combine research aimed at fighting the mind-destroying disease with help for caregivers.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. | Pat Summitt struggled for several months with how to tell the women's basketball players at Tennessee, recruits and fans that she was having memory loss problems.
For those of us hoping to age in good health, there may be little new in the basic message — exercise, eat your fruits and veggies, watch your fats!
Glen Campbell leaned over his blue electric guitar, plucked a few strings and made a sour face.
America's cities are beginning to grapple with a fact of life: People are getting old, fast, and they're doing it in communities designed for the sprightly.
Joe Schwartz is a 90-year-old great-grandfather of three who enjoys a few puffs of pot each night before he crawls into bed in the Southern California retirement community he calls home. The World War II veteran smokes the drug to alleviate debilitating nausea.
Muscle atrophy in older people is a big problem, but a common blood pressure drug shows promise in regenerating muscle and also in protecting against its wasting away from inactivity.
A new university study shows that as we age, it gets tougher to successfully "multitask," or remembering to complete one task while distracted by another.
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