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Distractions Hinder Memory

Study finds that the fewer irrelevant items you keep in mind, the more capacity you have for remembering important things.

03/06/2014

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UPDATE: Missing Elderly Man With Severe Dementia Found Safe In Delaware County

Eighty-six-year-old John Howarth reportedly left his home in a 2010 Gray Ford Focus with Pennsylvania plates DYB-7908 early Wednesday morning.

03/05/2014

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New Warning For Those Looking To Fire Up The Grill This Spring

According to new research out of Mt. Sinai’s Icahn School of Medicine, grilled and broiled meats have now been linked weight gain, diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease.

02/27/2014

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Formulating A Treatment Plan For Alzheimer’s

Coming up with the best treatment plan for Alzheimer’s disease can be tricky because there are so many variables among patients including aging and overall health.

02/26/2014

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High Blood Pressure May Forewarn Of Alzheimer’s

Research has shown that high blood pressure in middle age may be associated with later Alzheimer’s dementia.

11/20/2013

Frank Winfrey has been missing since Tuesday, Oct. 28.  (credit: Northwest Detectives)

Philadelphia Police Searching For Missing Man With Dementia

Police say 98-year-old Frank Winfrey left his residence to run errands on Oct. 28 and never returned home.

10/29/2013

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3 On Your Side: Virtual Dementia Tour

It’s hard to imagine what it’s like to have the mind robbing ailment, but now you can, at least virtually. 3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl shows you how.

09/24/2013

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Mediterranean Diet May Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk

A study out of Columbia University found those who followed the Mediterranean diet had a 68% reduction in developing Alzheimer’s.

07/18/2013

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Computer Game Good For The Aging Brain

As we get older, brain function declines. But a recently funded government study found that playing a computer game can slow and even reverse those declines.

05/20/2013

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Local Expert Not Surprised By Rising Cost To Treat Dementia

A study says the cost of treating those with dementia will eclipse cancer or heart disease.

04/08/2013

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Testing For Signs Of Dementia

Research suggests that an electroencephalogram (EEG) can measure brain speed and serve as an indicator to predict memory problems.

03/29/2013

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Health: Blood Pressure Medication May Lower Risk Of Dementia

Millions of Americans take medication to lower blood pressure, and a new study shows those drugs could also be helping the brain. 3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl has more on the new research.

01/07/2013

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72-Year-Old Philadelphia Man Suffering From Dementia Missing

Philadelphia police are asking for the public’s assistance in finding a missing 72-year-old man.

12/21/2012

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Philadelphia Police Searching For Missing Man With Dementia

Tik Lam, a 72-year-old from the 800 block of Locust Street, was last seen at his home on Tuesday, Nov. 13 around 4 p.m.

11/14/2012

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Reminded Of The Risks Of Football

I was particularly saddened to see that Alex Karras, who passed last week, had developed dementia late in life. The risks of playing football are too great to ignore.

10/16/2012

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