An 85-year-old woman from Cleveland has gone missing from her home. Police said that the woman is suffering from Alzheimer's disease. Harriet Banks was last seen driving away from her home on Empire Avenue near St. Clair Avenue, police said, adding that she is considered endangered. Banks was last seen driving a purple Kia Forte with an Ohio vanity license plate that reads "HPRUPLE." Police gave Banks' details saying she is 5-foot-1-inch and 115 pounds.
Alzheimer's disease has no cure, but getting a diagnosis as quickly as possible can allow patients to start symptom-delaying drugs. The problem with getting that diagnosis, though, is that the early stages of Alzheimer's can look a lot like mild cognitive impairment, which may or may not progress into Alzheimer's.
Alzheimer's disease is on the rise and every 3 seconds, someone in the world seems to have been developing it. Since there is no cure yet to stop or slow down its progression, it can be wise to prevent it in the first place. Nowadays there are several genetic testing companies that can identify your risk for diseases like Alzheimer's. Here are a few ways that can help prevent Alzheimer's: Also, several autopsies have found that a majority of people with Alzheimer's disease also had cardiovascular diseases. It is assumed that plaques and tangles present in the brain can remain in the brain and not show any symptoms unless there is evidence of vascular diseases.
People are questioning a landmark study suggesting that a bacterium involved in gum disease may also cause Alzheimer's. Here's what you need to know about the study The publication of evidence that gum disease bacteria may cause Alzheimer's has prompted questions on social media about how seriously we should take the results. Here's what you need to know about the landmark study. Does the study show that the bacteria cause Alzheimer's disease, or just that the two are linked in some way? Any well-informed reader will know that correlation doesn't mean causation, and not every link between two factors implies that one causes the other.
Kris Kristofferson has been battling memory loss for several years, but his condition has taken a marked turn for the better due to a surprising diagnosis. Doctors have been telling Kristofferson that his worsening memory loss was caused either by Alzheimer's or by dementia that was brought on by blows to the head he suffered in his athletic youth, when he took regular part in rough sports including football, boxing and rugby. The iconic singer-songwriter and actor tells Rolling Stone Country that it got so bad, he sometimes couldn't remember what he was doing from one moment to the next. In typical Kristofferson fashion, he began to write a song about it. "I see an empty chair / Someone was sitting there," the lyrics begin.