Alzheimer’s Disease

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Suburban Firefighters To Get Special Training On Treating Dementia Patients

Dementia is estimated to affect about 5 million Americans and, next Wednesday, some members of the Lake Zurich Fire Department will be trained in some of the best ways to handle dementia patients.


Francisco Acevedo (Credit: Chicago Police)

Missing Man With Alzheimer’s Returns Home

An 84-year-old man with Alzheimer’s who was reported missing returned home Wednesday afternoon.


Smart phone user (CBS)

Oak Lawn Students Design App To Help Alzheimer’s Patients

A group of kids from Oak Lawn had hoped to learn it would be named one of the winners in Verizon’s Innovative App Challenge. A school from Kentucky beat out the kids from St. Catherine of Alexandria School, who designed the Remember Me app, to help those with Alzheimer’s Disease.


A researcher in California works on a project to erase memories from mice. (CBS)

Research On Mice Could Lead To Erasing Bad Memories For Humans

In the “Men in Black” movies, the characters use a memor- zapping gun. In a California lab, scientists have done it for real. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.


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Rush, Northwestern Studying New Anti-Dementia Drug

Alzheimer’s researchers at Rush University Medical Center and Northwestern University have launched a study to test a new treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease, and are looking for volunteers to take part.


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New Research Shows Alzheimer’s Puts Heavy Burden On Women

New numbers released Wednesday show that women have a one-in-six chance of developing Alzheimer’s, and that’s not all researchers here in Chicago discovered about the brain disease.


Northwestern Memorial Hospital (Credit: CBS)

Alzheimer’s Buddy Program Pairs Patients, Students

At age 80, retired Chicago physician and educator Dan Winship is getting a bittersweet last chance to teach about medicine — only this time he’s the subject.


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State Rep. Wants To Ease Paperwork Burden For Illinois Alzheimer’s Patients

State Representative Robin Gable from Evanston says witnesses at her committee hearing explained how hard it can be to get the help they’re entitled to.


Mickey Shih Fong Choy (Credit: Chicago Police)

Elderly Bridgeport Man Reported Missing

Police are searching for a missing elderly man with Alzheimer’s disease who went missing from his Bridgeport neighborhood home Saturday.


Ervin Davis (Photo courtesy: Chicago Police)

Elderly Man With Alzheimer’s Missing From Near West Side

An 84-year-old man suffering from Alzheimer’s disease has been missing since Sunday from the Near West Side.


Freddie Burgos (Credit: Chicago Police)

Elderly Man With Alzheimer’s Missing From Irving Park

An elderly man suffering from Alzheimer’s disease went missing Sunday from his Irving Park neighborhood home on the North Side.


Thomas McCullough (Photo courtesy of Chicago Police Department)

Police Searching For Missing Lawndale Man With Alzheimer’s

Police are searching for an elderly man with Alzheimer’s disease who left his home in the Lawndale neighborhood Wednesday.


A new 14-story hospital at Rush University Medical Center was dedicated on Dec. 8, 2011. It opened in January 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Rush Study: Keeping Physically Active Can Stave Off Alzheimer’s

New research from Chicago suggests that keeping physically active can also keep you mentally fit.

WBBM Newsradio–04/19/2012

Cleveland Ivey, 83, was reported missing on March 3, 2012. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Elderly Alzheimer’s Victim Missing From Austin Neighborhood

An 83-year-old man with Alzheimer’s disease went missing Saturday from the West Side Austin neighborhood.


Catrin Johnson, 72, who suffers from dementia, was last seen about 9:30 p.m. on Jan. 28, 2012. (Credit: Chicago Police Department)

Woman With Alzheimer’s Missing From Far South Side

Police are asking for the public’s help finding a 72-year-old woman with Alzheimer’s disease who went missing Saturday night on the Far South Side.


Country singer Glen Campbell (second from left), his wife Kim and his crew. (Credit: Lisa Fielding, WBBM)

Glen Campbell Won’t Let Alzheimer’s Take Him Offstage

Country lened Glen Campbell is in the area for his farewell tour, but he’s not letting his Alzheimer’s disease get him down.

WBBM Newsradio–01/25/2012


Study Links Eating Fish To Reduced Alzheimer’s Risk

There is a good reason to put fish on the menu, according to research presented at the Chicago meeting of the Radiological Society of North America.

CBS Chicago–12/01/2011

Former U.S. Sen. Charles Percy (Credit: AP)

Former Illinois Sen. Charles Percy Dies At 91

Former Sen. Charles H. Percy, a successful Chicago businessman once widely viewed as a top presidential contender, described himself as “a conservative on money issues but a liberal on people issues.”


Pat Summitt. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Pat Summitt Shouldn’t Continue Coaching

There’s no easy way to say what I’m about to say, nor is there any pleasant way to talk about one of the worst diseases there is – one so excruciating and unfair, and so relentless.

CBS Chicago–08/24/2011

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Man With Alzheimer’s Missing On South Side

Police are searching for a 68-year-old man who has gone missing from the Calumet Heights neighborhood on the South Side.