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Lasting Marriage May Help Ward Off Dementia
Lasting Marriage May
Help Ward Off Dementia

Lasting Marriage May Help Ward Off Dementia

Unmarried people fare better with kids, researchers say

(Newser) - A lasting marriage appears to come with benefits for the brain, according to new research that suggests a continuous marriage reduces one's risk of dementia in later life. Individuals who are single or divorced are at higher risk of the condition, according to the study published late last year...

Bruce Willis' Wife Has a Message for the Paparazzi

Emma Heming Willis begs photogs not to yell at husband, who has dementia: 'Just keep your space'

(Newser) - If you see Bruce Willis out and about in public, his wife has one simple request: Let him be. That's the gist of Emma Heming Willis' online PSA, in which she asks the paparazzi and gawkers in general to stay back from the 67-year-old actor, whose dementia diagnosis was...

Patti Davis: Bruce Willis' Diagnosis 'Rips Your Soul Apart'

Ronald Reagan's daughter compares his reveal on Alzheimer's to Willis family's reveal on dementia

(Newser) - Bruce Willis' recently revealed diagnosis of frontotemporal dementia, a blanket term for a rare group of disorders caused by progressive nerve cell loss in the brain's frontal lobes, shocked and saddened many. One of those now reacting to the news: Patti Davis, daughter of the late Ronald and Nancy...

Bruce Willis Diagnosed With Dementia
Bruce Willis'
Gets Worse

Bruce Willis' Diagnosis Gets Worse

Family says he has dementia after last year's diagnosis of aphasia

(Newser) - Bruce Willis' mental acuity has only gotten worse over the last year, his family said Thursday in an update. In the spring of 2022, Willis was diagnosed with aphasia , a condition that affects the ability to communicate and understand language. Since then, the 67-year-old's condition has deteriorated further, writes...

This Could Be a &#39;Momentous, Historic&#39; Moment in Fight Against Alzheimer&#39;s
FDA Approves
Early Treatment
Alzheimer's Drug

FDA Approves Early Treatment Alzheimer's Drug

Drug to be sold as Lequembi has safety concerns, however

(Newser) - A drug found to slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease received federal approval on Friday for patients dealing with mild impairment. Lecanemab was effective in clinical trials but raised safety concerns, and experts say the benefits are not overwhelming, NBC News reports. Nevertheless, the FDA fast-tracked its approval, not...

Watching TV Linked to Dementia, but Computer Use Is Good

'What we do while we're sitting matters,' says researcher

(Newser) - Before they plop on the couch to engage in some "leisure-time sedentary behaviors," adults over 60 may want to pay attention to a recent study linking increased dementia risk to watching TV. In short, per the Washington Post , "those whose time sitting was primarily spent watching television...

In US, 10% of Those Over Age 65 Have Dementia
10% of American
Seniors Have Dementia

10% of American Seniors Have Dementia

New study found Black and Hispanic people were at higher risk for cognitive decline

(Newser) - The first nationally representative study of the prevalence of cognitive decline in the US that has been carried out in more than two decades found that 10% of Americans over the age of 65 have dementia and another 22% have mild cognitive impairment (MCI). The study, published in JAMA Neurology...

Dementia Clues Appear Almost a Decade Before Diagnosis
Dementia Clues Appear
Almost a Decade
Before Diagnosis
in case you missed it

Dementia Clues Appear Almost a Decade Before Diagnosis

Individuals showing signs of cognitive impairment could be key in treatment trials

(Newser) - Memory loss and cognitive impairment may be detectable up to nine years before an official dementia diagnosis, according to research offering some hope for early intervention. Alzheimer's and dementia are hard to treat, as diagnosis usually comes after symptoms appear, at which point it may be too late to...

In Doggy Dementia, Exercise Is a Factor
In Doggy
Age 10 Is
a Big Year
new study

In Doggy Dementia, Age 10 Is a Big Year

Annual risk goes up substantially from then on, though exercise may help ward it off

(Newser) - Among vets, it's called canine cognitive dysfunction. Among pet owners, it's more familiarly known as doggy dementia. Now a large new study in Scientific Reports sheds some more light on the condition, which can be tricky to diagnose. Some key takeaways:
  • Exercise: The study of more than 15,

Woman With Dementia Saved by 4-Legged Hero

Sherry Noppe's dog, who never left her side after she got lost in woods, barked till they were found

(Newser) - Texas' Sherry Noppe, recently diagnosed with dementia, disappeared after taking her dog for a walk on May 3 in the Houston suburb of Katy. Thankfully, the 63-year-old was reunited with family just in time for Mother's Day after said black Labrador "saved her life," daughter Courtney Noppe...

Ex-Cop Who Joked About Rough Arrest Gets 5 Years

Family says Austin Hopp broke 73-year-old Karen Garner's arm during 2020 arrest

(Newser) - Update: "We cannot allow him to get a slap on the wrist for breaking an arm," Karen Garner's daughter-in-law said at a sentencing hearing for Austin Hopp Thursday. The former Loveland, Colorado, cop was sentenced to five years in prison for assaulting Garner, who has dementia, during...

Elderly Sweethearts Sought in Manhunt Die 48 Hours Apart

Ralph 'Terry' Gibbs said he abducted his sweetheart from nursing home out of love

(Newser) - An elderly couple's love story, which included an escape from a nursing home and a mad dash across Australia, has come to a sad end—and not just with a conviction for unlawfully detaining a mentally ill person. Ralph "Terry" Gibbs, 80, pleaded guilty to deprivation of liberty...

Alzheimer's Vaccine Delivered via the Nose to Be Tested

The vaccine is intended to both prevent Alzheimer's and slow its progress

(Newser) - Dr. Howard Weiner has spent 20 years on research leading up to this moment: the "landmark first human trial" of an Alzheimer's disease nasal vaccine. Sixteen people ranging in age from 60 to 85 will get two doses over the course of two weeks at the Ann Romney...

He Spent Weeks on the Pile After 9/11. What Did It Do to His Brain?

The 'Washington Post' looks at cognitive decline among first responders

(Newser) - In 2015, at age 52, Ron Kirchner was diagnosed with dementia. His wife was told an MRI scan of Kirchner's brain could be mistaken for that of an 85-year-old. What makes that reality all the more tragic is this: Kirchner was a firefighter who spent almost 600 hours—the...

Ex-Cops Face Charges in Rough Arrest of Woman, 73

Arrest warrants have been issued for Austin Hopp and Daria Jalali

(Newser) - Two former officers involved in the rough arrest of a 73-year-old Colorado woman with dementia last year will face criminal charges, online court documents showed Wednesday. Arrest warrants have been issued for Austin Hopp and Daria Jalali over the June 2020 arrest in Loveland, a city about 50 miles north...

Elderly Couple Escapes Facility Thanks to Morse Code Skills
Elderly Couple
Escapes Facility
Thanks to Morse
Code Skills
in case you missed it

Elderly Couple Escapes Facility Thanks to Morse Code Skills

Husband and wife with dementia, Alzheimer's were found on street 2 blocks from assisted living unit

(Newser) - On March 2, someone spotted an elderly man and woman wandering the streets of Lebanon, Tenn., and it was soon determined they'd somehow escaped the memory unit of their assisted living facility. Once the pair—a husband and wife who have dementia and Alzheimer's—were safely returned, curious...

Officers Quit After Arrest of Woman With Dementia

Colorado police chief apologizes after worldwide reaction

(Newser) - Three Colorado police officers involved in the arrest of a 73-year-old woman with dementia, who was shown being pushed to the ground and handcuffed on body camera footage, have resigned. Loveland Police Chief Robert Ticer announced the departures of officers Austin Hopp and Daria Jalali and Community Services officer Tyler...

Cop Shows Off Video of Injured 73-Year-Old: 'Ready for the Pop?'

73-year-old with dementia was pushed to the ground, arrested over alleged shoplifting

(Newser) - A Colorado police officer accused of dislocating the shoulder of a 73-year-old woman with dementia while arresting her seemed to be aware he had injured her, per the AP . He told fellow officers “ready for the pop?” as he showed them his body camera footage, according to police station...

Inadequate Sleep in Middle Age Might Raise Risk of Dementia
Dementia Researchers Warn
Against Too Little Sleep
new study

Dementia Researchers Warn Against Too Little Sleep

Middle-age people who get 6 hours or less per night might have a higher risk

(Newser) - A 25-year study out of Britain comes with a clear takeaway for those in or entering middle age: Don't scrimp on sleep. Researchers followed 8,000 people and found that 50-year-olds who got by on six hours of sleep or less per night had a 22% higher risk of...

Shoplifting Suspect With Dementia Sues Police

'I'm going home,' woman told officer as she was being handcuffed

(Newser) - A police officer who arrested a 73-year-old Colorado woman with dementia, pushing her to the ground and handcuffing her, after she walked away from a store without paying for about $14 worth of items last year was placed on administrative leave Thursday pending the outcome of a police investigation. Karen...

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