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Alzheimer’s Disease

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Health Watch: Mayo Clinic’s Alzheimer’s Discovery

In Health Watch, doctors at the Mayo Clinic have made a major discovery in the fight to find a treatment for Alzheimer’s. They have uncovered a new link between a protein in the brain and the disease.

07/18/2014

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Wealshire Is Helping Those With Dementia ‘Live With Pride & Dignity’

Dementia is a disease we often don’t like to talk about, but it likely affects someone you know. The brain disease that causes memory loss primarily affects people over the age of 60. The most common form is Alzheimer’s.

06/12/2014

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Alzheimer’s Nearly As Deadly As Cancer, Researchers Say

Alzheimer’s disease could be even deadlier in the United States than previously thought. New research suggests Alzheimer’s is nearly as deadly as heart disease and cancer.

03/06/2014

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Local Music Tap: Bobby Vee Records Final Album After Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

Albums are more than just song collections by musicians, they’re memories recorded in time. These recordings are memories for history, cultures, fans, friends and families. Bobby Vee just completed his last collection of musical memories.

01/30/2014

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Quick Test Can Spot Signs Of Alzheimer’s

With more people being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, doctors say it’s critical to identify problems with memory and thinking as soon as possible. Now, a simple test could help, called the Self-Administered Gerocognitive Examination, or S.A.G.E. test. The four-page test, developed at Ohio State University, was given to people 50 and older, measuring language, reasoning, problem solving and memory. The S.A.G.E. test can be taken at home, the senior center or the doctor’s office in less than 15 minutes.

01/13/2014

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Minnesota’s Last U.S.S. Indianapolis Survivor Passes Away

Minnesota’s last survivor of the infamous shark attacks after the sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis has died. Erwin Hensch, 93, of Burnsville, died on October 15th in Crosby, Minnesota from complications with Alzheimer’s diseases.

10/22/2013

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Mayo Study: Teachers More Likely To Develop Speech Disorders

Researchers at the Mayo Clinic say they’ve stumbled upon what appears to be an occupational hazard for school teachers. They found that teachers are more likely to have progressive speech and language disorders. The neurologist who led the study found teachers were about three-and-a-half times more likely to a develop speech and language disorder than Alzheimer’s disease.

10/15/2013

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Twister Creator Remembered As Creative Force, ‘Fierce Competitor’

You may not know his name, but you’ve almost certainly played his game. Charles “Chuck” Foley, the Minnesota man who invented Twister, passed away on July 1. He was 82 years old.

07/11/2013

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First DFLer Joins Rebooted Minn. 6th District Race

A Circle Pines environmental activist says she’ll seek the Democratic endorsement to run for Congress in Minnesota’s 6th District.

06/10/2013

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Could A Blood Test Detect Alzheimer’s Disease?

Researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester are determining whether a blood test could offer early detection for Alzheimer’s Disease. The Mayo analyzed samples of plasma and brain fluids from 45 patients.

05/29/2013

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Health Watch: Brain Cancer Drug May Help Alzheimer’s Patients

A drug used to treat cancer may someday offer hope for patients living with Alzheimer’s disease.

03/26/2013

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Alzheimer’s Rates Expected To Triple By 2050

The number of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease is expected to triple in the next few decades.

02/06/2013

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Bloomington Police Need Help Finding Missing Man With Alzheimer’s

A 73-year-old man with Alzheimer’s went missing when he left his home in Bloomington. Now, police are seeking assistance in locating him.

10/29/2012

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Missing Minneapolis Man With Alzheimer’s Found Safe

Authorities say an 85-year-old man with Alzheimer’s Disease who went missing Wednesday has been found safe.

10/18/2012

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Mpls. Police Seek Public Help Locating 85-Year-Old Man

An 85-year-old man with Alzheimer’s is missing after he left his house early Wednesday morning and did not return. Now, Minneapolis Police are asking for the public’s help in locating him.

10/17/2012

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