Arrest of Colorado Woman With Dementia Prompts Investigation

Karen Garner, 73, of Loveland, Colo., walked out of a Walmart without paying for $13.88 worth of items. Police officers broke a bone in her arm and dislocated her shoulder, a lawsuit says.

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Sleeping Too Little in Middle-Age May Raise Dementia Risk, Study Finds

The research, tracking thousands of people from age 50 on, suggests those who sleep six hours or less a night are more likely to develop dementia in their late 70s.

#alzheimers-disease, #brain, #dementia, #great-britain, #nerves-and-nervous-system, #research, #sleep, #your-feed-healthcare

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‘Mom Is Really Different’: Nursing Homes Reopen to Joy and Grief

Nursing homes, one of the most restricted settings in America during the pandemic, are allowing visitors again. But opening the doors has brought new complications.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dementia, #elderly, #grief-emotion, #hospice-care, #nursing-homes, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Black N.F.L. Players Want New Advocate in Concussion Settlement

Players said the lawyer for the N.F.L. retiree class knew that race-based criteria were used to deny Black players’ dementia claims. A review of eight such rejections seems to support their argument.

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A Year of Unraveling

For the millions of Americans living with dementia, every day during this pandemic can bring a fresh horror.

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Study Finds People With Dementia Are Twice as Likely to Get Covid

The analysis of nearly 62 million electronic medical records in the U.S. also found that Black people with dementia were at an even greater risk.

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Alzheimer’s Prediction May Be Found in Writing Tests

IBM researchers trained artificial intelligence to pick up hints of changes in language ahead of the onset of neurological diseases.

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Alzheimer’s Researchers Study a Rare Brain

A woman in Colombia with a rare genetic mutation recently made the ultimate donation to science.

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Dementia ‘Took Its Toll’ on Sean Connery, Wife Says

The actor, who died this weekend, struggled with the debilitating condition in his final months, his wife told The Daily Mail.

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Living in Noisy Neighborhoods May Raise Your Dementia Risk

As community noise levels increased, so did the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

#alzheimers-disease, #dementia, #elderly, #noise

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Having Dementia Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Vote

Yes, you can help a cognitively impaired person participate in the election. But heed these two guidelines.

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In Isolating Times, Can Robo-Pets Provide Comfort?

As seniors find themselves cut off from loved ones during the pandemic, some are turning to automated animals for company.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dementia, #elderly, #loneliness, #nursing-homes, #pets, #robots-and-robotics, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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Gale Sayers’s Balletic Runs Obscure Football’s Brutal Endings

The Chicago Bears great was known for his effortless, slicing runs. Revealing his dementia diagnosis years after his retirement showed the toll of those dazzling performances.

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Black Former N.F.L. Players Say Racial Bias Skews Concussion Payouts

The players say doctors use two scales — one for Black athletes, one for white — to determine eligibility for dementia claims.

#black-people, #dementia, #disabilities, #football, #kevin-henry, #najeh-davenport, #national-football-league, #race-and-ethnicity, #zuckerman-spaeder

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Dementia on the Retreat in the U.S. and Europe

Rates of dementia have steadily fallen over the past 25 years, a new study finds. But the disease is increasingly common in some parts of the world.

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‘Amazing, Isn’t It?’ Long Sought Blood Test for Alzheimer’s in Reach

Scientists say such tests could be available in a few years, speeding research for treatments and providing a diagnosis for dementia patients who want to know if they have Alzheimer’s disease.

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‘Person. Woman. Man. Camera. TV.’ Didn’t Mean What Trump Hoped It Did

The president said on Fox News that he had to remember those words as part of a test that he said demonstrated his mental acuity. But the test, the Montreal Cognitive Assessment, is meant to detect signs of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease or other conditions.

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Trump Says He ‘Aced’ a Cognitive Test. What Does That Really Mean?

Experts say one popular test that the president might have taken is by no means definitive, or even diagnostic.

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I Miss My Father’s Mind

Was he one of the hidden victims of the coronavirus pandemic?

#alzheimers-disease, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dementia, #loneliness, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

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Photographing the Beauty of My Mother’s Decline

For years, I have been making images of my mother as her dementia progresses. The process brings us closer.

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After Decades of Service, Five Nuns Die as Virus Sweeps Through Convent

The coronavirus outbreak was difficult to trace in the Wisconsin convent, which specializes in care for aging nuns with dementia.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #dementia, #nuns, #our-lady-of-the-angels-convent, #wisconsin

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Dementia Patients Aren’t in Their ‘Perfect Mind.’ Then Again, Who Is?

In “On Vanishing,” Lynn Casteel Harper argues that society needs a better approach to understand and care for people who are suffering cognitive decline.

#alzheimers-disease, #books-and-literature, #dementia, #elder-care, #harper-lynn-casteel, #on-vanishing-mortality-dementia-and-what-it-means-to-disappear-book

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Peter Beard’s Family Confirms His Death

The police were leading an extensive search for Mr. Beard, an artist who disappeared on Long Island on March 31.

#art, #beard-peter, #books-and-literature, #dementia, #montauk-ny, #photography, #writing-and-writers

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