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.

10/23/2014

Brain Scan

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.

07/29/2014

Doctor Generic

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.

03/19/2014

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.

03/04/2014

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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.

09/24/2013

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.

09/30/2012

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.

09/17/2012

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.

09/09/2012

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.

08/30/2012

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.

03/04/2012

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.

01/29/2012

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

Fishing

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.”

09/17/2011

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

Roberto Avila

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.

06/05/2011

William Wheatley (Photo: Chicago Police Missing Person's Flier)

Police Need Help Finding Elderly Man With Alzheimers

A 94-year-old man with Alzheimers disease has been missing since Monday after leaving a Loop bank, police said.

05/18/2011

Brain Scan

Alzheimer’s More Likely Among ‘Couch Potatoes': Study

Two new studies from Rush University Medical Center researchers find you’re more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease if you’re a couch potato or if you have thin brain matter.

04/14/2011

Alzheimer's Disease

Study Links 4 New Genes To Alzheimer’s Disease

Medical researchers have identified four new genes linked to Alzheimer’s disease, a discovery they hope will offer a portal into what causes the illness.

04/04/2011

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