Stan Mikita

Report: Blackhawks Great Stan Mikita Unable To Enjoy Final Series

The 75-year-old Hall of Famer has suspected Lewy body dementia. It’s a progressive disease that causes problems with thinking, movement and behavior.


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.


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.


Harvey Caplin (Photo supplied to CBS)

Search Continues For Missing Elderly Man With Dementia

Police from several agencies participated in the search Thursday for the missing man, Harvey Caplin, which was concentrated between Lake-Cook and Dundee Roads in Glencoe.


Agripina Resendiz (left) and her son, Armando. (Credit: Schaumburg Police)

Missing Elderly Woman With Dementia Might Be With Son

Schaumburg Police are looking for an elderly woman who disappeared yesterday from a health care facility.


Dementia dog Kaspa with patient Ken. Courtesy

Researchers Present Findings In Chicago On Benefits Of Pets

Researchers meeting in Chicago have presented findings from three new studies that show health and other benefits from human-animal interaction. Scientists who examined the impact of pets on physical and emotional health and on human social relationships have found positive and lasting effects of pet ownership and pet therapy.


Fatimah Shabazz (Credit: Chicago Police)

Elderly Woman With Dementia Missing From Auburn Gresham

Fatimah Shabazz, 70, was last seen about 4 p.m. in the 7900 block of South Laflin Street


Carmelita Pasamba (left), her husband Edgardo Pasamba (center) and her sister Jocelyn Varga Baker (right) are accused of stealing $350,000 from an elderly dementia patient for whom Carmelita Pasamba was working as an in-home caregiver. (Credit: Cook County State's Attorney)

Caregiver, Husband, Sister Charged With Bilking Dementia Patient Out Of $350K

A 94-year-old retired city engineer diagnosed with dementia was bilked out of $350,000 by a nursing assistant who rehabbed her home, gave money to family members, and bought herself a Mercedes-Benz with his money, according to prosecutors.


Jim McMahon (CBS)

McMahon: ‘I Get A Little Mad At Myself’ Over Dementia Problems

He was thrown through the air, and slammed head first to the ground. Former Chicago Bears quarterback Jim McMahon said he always knew his body would be beaten up by playing football, but he said he did not know the extent of damage being done to his brain.

CBS 2–02/05/2013


Man Charged With Neglect In Wife’s Death; Accused Of Cashing Her Disability Checks

A Brookfield man stands accused of neglecting the medical needs of his bedridden wife for years, refusing to even purchase a proper bed or basic first aid products while spending his wife’s disability checks.

CBS Chicago–07/12/2012

John Mackey

Hall Of Fame Tight End Mackey Dies

John Mackey, a Hall of Fame former player for the Baltimore Colts who had battled with dementia, has died. He was 69.

CBS Chicago–07/07/2011

'Dead Men Don't Eat Chicken'

Blog Aids People With Parents Suffering From Dementia

A north suburban woman whose parents suffer from dementia has come up with a way to share the trials and tribulations with other Baby Boomer caregivers.

CBS Chicago–03/25/2011

Eldge Walton.  (Credit: Chicago Police Department)

Missing Person Alert Issued For Retired Chicago Police Officer

CHICAGO (CBS) — Authorities have issued a missing person alert for a retired Chicago Police Department sergeant, who apparently walked away from his South Side home wearing his dress police uniform coat Eldge Walton, 74, […]