Latest Neurological disorders News

Mets great Tom Seaver diagnosed with dementia at 74

Mar. 8, 2019 8:26 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver, the star of the Miracle Mets 1969 World Series championship team, has been diagnosed with dementia at age 74. His family made the announcement Thursday through the Hall and said Seaver has retired from public life. He will continue to work at Seaver...

Report finds few seniors are getting routine memory checkups

Mar. 5, 2019 12:05 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Few seniors get their thinking and memory abilities regularly tested during check-ups, according to a new report from the Alzheimer's Association that raises questions about how best to find out if a problem is brewing. Medicare pays for an annual "wellness visit" that is supposed to...

The Latest: Disabled greeters accept new roles at Walmart

Mar. 1, 2019 10:45 AM EST

The Latest on Walmart's handling of store greeters with disabilities (all times local): 10:35 a.m. At least two Walmart store greeters with cerebral palsy have accepted new roles at the retailer after an outcry over how Walmart was handling the pending phase-out of the greeter job. Walmart says longtime greeters...

Walmart is getting rid of greeters; disabled workers worried

Feb. 27, 2019 10:21 PM EST

As Walmart moves to phase out its familiar blue-vested "greeters" at some 1,000 stores nationwide, disabled workers who fill many of those jobs say they're being ill-treated by a chain that styles itself as community-minded and inclusive. Walmart told greeters around the country last week that their positions...

Supreme Court rules for Alabama death row inmate

Feb. 27, 2019 4:03 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is ordering a new state court hearing to determine whether an Alabama death row inmate is so affected by dementia that he can't be executed. The justices ruled 5-3 on Wednesday in favor of inmate Vernon Madison, who killed a police officer in 1985. His lawyers say he has...

High school manager with cerebral palsy joins team on court

Feb. 25, 2019 4:53 PM EST

GRAND LEDGE, Mich. (AP) — Two Michigan high school basketball teams set rivalry aside during their last regular season game so a student team manager with cerebral palsy could fulfill his dream of playing after spending two seasons on the sidelines. Grand Ledge coach Scott Lewis challenged his players to...

Disabled greeter meets with Walmart about job; no resolution

Feb. 22, 2019 5:44 PM EST

A beloved, longtime Walmart greeter with cerebral palsy met with store management in Pennsylvania on Friday in a bid to keep his job but came away with no guarantees, and his family is girding for a fight. Adam Catlin, who uses a walker and is legally blind, is worried he'll be out of work after store management...

Customers angry that disabled Walmart greeter could lose job

Feb. 20, 2019 6:02 PM EST

Pretty much anyone who shops at the Walmart in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, knows store greeter Adam Catlin, who's been welcoming customers with a huge smile and a hearty hello for more than a decade. But Catlin, who has cerebral palsy, fears he'll soon be out of work after the store manager told him his job...

Iron Horse yields gold: Gehrig cap could sell for $200,000

Feb. 18, 2019 12:12 PM EST

Bob Ellis knew what he wanted from his mother-in-law's collection of Lou Gehrig memorabilia both times she asked him to pick something out as a Father's Day gift. It was a hat worn by the New York Yankees slugger and a baseball signed by fellow Hall of Famers Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Tris Speaker and Eddie Collins. "I...

ALS patient dies in minivan fire on way to Super Bowl dream

Feb. 5, 2019 7:54 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A man with Lou Gehrig's disease who dreamed of going to the Super Bowl secured tickets from a charity, but was killed when the minivan he was traveling in caught fire on the way to Atlanta. News outlets report that 39-year-old Ed Cushman of Shelby, North Carolina, got tickets through...