Latest Dementia News

Medicare limits coverage of $28,000-a-year Alzheimer's drug

Jan. 11, 2022 20:45 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare said Tuesday it will limit coverage of a $28,000-a-year Alzheimer’s drug whose benefits have been widely questioned, a major development in the nation’s tug-of-war over the fair value of new medicines that offer tantalizing possibilities but come with prohibitive...

Ivy Tech preps students for in-demand nursing assistant jobs

Jan. 09, 2022 00:05 AM EST

KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — Leslie Neftzger has a degree in hospitality and operates a bed and breakfast in Logansport. But for eight weeks this fall, Neftzger was at Ivy Tech Kokomo learning to be a certified nursing assistant (CNA). It’s a high-in-demand job, and...

Family says former Cowboys player, NFL head coach Dan Reeves has died at the age of 77 of complications from dementia

Jan. 01, 2022 09:43 AM EST
ATLANTA (AP) — Family says former Cowboys player, NFL head coach Dan Reeves has died at the age of 77 of complications from dementia.

Widow honors husband lost to Alzheimer’s with purple lights

Dec. 25, 2021 00:06 AM EST

GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) — Mamie Whitaker calls Alzheimer’s the longest of goodbyes. Her husband, David, died from the disease July 13, and, at first, Mamie didn’t know what to do this Christmas. “I knew he wasn’t going to be here for Christmas, so I had to do...

Liz Weston: Money mistakes could signal dementia

Oct. 25, 2021 07:01 AM EDT

Some of the early signs of dementia are financial: forgetting to pay bills, for example, or having trouble calculating a tip. People who develop dementia also are more likely to miss credit card payments and have subprime credit scores years before they’re diagnosed, according to a study...

NFL, players agree to end 'race-norming' in $1B settlement

Oct. 21, 2021 01:05 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The NFL and lawyers for thousands of retired NFL players have reached an agreement to end race-based adjustments in dementia testing in the $1 billion settlement of concussion claims, according to a proposed deal filed Wednesday in federal court. The...