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Can Stroke Drug Also Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease?

An experimental drug used to treat stroke may also prevent Alzheimer’s, research suggests.

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A sign near the pond behind Brookdale Charleston warns about the potential risk of alligators. (Leigh Webber for KHN)

Assisted Living’s Breakneck Growth Leaves Safety Of Dementia Patients Behind

They found Bonnie Walker’s body floating in a pond behind her assisted living facility in South Carolina. There were puncture wounds on her ear, her temple, her jaw and her cheeks.

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In Just Six Months, Exercise May Help Those with Thinking Problems

After six months of exercise, study participants’ scores on thinking tests improved by the equivalent of reversing nearly nine years of aging.

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Caring For Someone With Alzheimer’s Or Dementia

Every person’s experience with Alzheimer’s is different, but there are a few things caregivers can do to allow someone to maintain their independence in the kitchen while also making sure they are safe. 

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Dementia: Consequences Of Failing To Do An Estate Plan

A diagnosis of dementia, or other cognitive impairment, all too often leads to denial on the part of the person who is affected and on their families as well.

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Patty Younts said her husband, Howard, who suffers from a rare variant of Alzheimer's, grew more confused and suspicious in the storm. (Courtesy of Patty Younts)

The Storm Within: Protecting Loved Ones With Dementia During Florence

As Hurricane Florence barreled toward her coastal community, Patty Younts grappled with a question: Where should a person with dementia go?

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