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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

Health

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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University Of Delaware Offering $10,000 Reward For Locating Missing Retired Professor

The University of Delaware is offering a $10,000 reward for help locating a retired professor who has been missing since last month.

10/08/2012

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Early Indicators Of Alzheimer’s

Researchers studied the brains of more than 150 elderly individuals to determine whether amyloid beta plaques could be an indicator for Alzheimer’s.

07/17/2012

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Elderly Chester County Woman Found Safe At Hospital

Police say the search for 78-year-old Gerry Ann Tilghman, who had been missing since Sunday, has ended.

06/26/2012

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Chester County Police Reach Out To Public For Help Finding Missing Woman

Police say 78-year-old Gerry Ann Tilghman, who suffers from early-onset dementia, was last seen at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday at the McDonald’s on Lancaster Avenue in East Whiteland Township.

06/25/2012

Brain

Optogenetics Might Help Memory Loss

Using a technique called optogenetics – the control of genetically modified brain cells using light – scientists might figure out ways to stimulate lost memory.

03/27/2012

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