- Ann Romney launches campaign on neurological disorders Updated: May-01-15 1:55 pm
BOSTON - Former Massachusetts first lady Ann Romney is joining forces with Montel Williams and Jack Osbourne in a social media campaign to raise awareness of neurological disorders.
- Family: Pedestrian killed on rural road dealt with dementia Updated: May-01-15 10:52 am
TITUSVILLE, Pennsylvania - The daughter of a man struck and killed while walking in the middle of a rural northwestern Pennsylvania road says he had dementia and may have been trying to walk to visit relatives miles away.
- Kirk Gibson diagnosed with Parkinson's disease Updated: Apr-28-15 9:50 pm
DETROIT - Kirk Gibson has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.
- 'Batman' killer studied brain disorders before mass murder Updated: Apr-26-15 10:59 am
CENTENNIAL, Colorado - James Holmes was growing volatile well before he put on a gas mask and body armor, strapped on a rifle, shotgun, pistol and ammunition, and slipped into a midnight premiere of the Batman film "The Dark Knight Rises."
- Seth Rogen visits UVM to celebrate fundraising for charity Updated: Apr-25-15 2:55 pm
BURLINGTON, Vermont - Three University of Vermont fraternity brothers, who are triplets, and their friends have raised more than $30,000 for Alzheimer's research, prompting a second visit from actor and filmmaker Seth Rogen.
- Elementary school student dies from bacterial meningitis Updated: Apr-24-15 3:43 am
TUNICA, Mississippi - The Mississippi Department of Health says a 7-year-old elementary school student has died from bacterial meningitis, but cautions the strain is not contagious.
- Ex-Bears star's family to appeal NFL concussion settlement Updated: Apr-23-15 6:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA - The family of late Pro Bowl safety Dave Duerson will appeal this week's NFL concussion settlement amid concerns it doesn't include future awards for the brain decay diagnosed after his 2011 suicide.
- Ex-deputy with Lou Gehrig's disease not guilty in killings Updated: Apr-23-15 5:55 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - A jury on Thursday found a former Wisconsin sheriff's deputy with Lou Gehrig's disease not legally responsible in the killing of his wife and sister-in-law.
- Ohio bill would require meningitis immunization for students Updated: Apr-22-15 10:17 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A state Senate committee has approved legislation to require Ohio students to be immunized against meningitis.
- New Jersey teacher diagnosed with meningitis Updated: Apr-22-15 6:04 am
SOUTH AMBOY, New Jersey - An elementary school classroom has been sanitized after a central New Jersey teacher came down with viral meningitis.
- Elementary school student has bacterial meningitis Updated: Apr-22-15 4:08 am
TUNICA, Mississippi - The Mississippi Department of Health says an elementary school student has been diagnosed with bacterial meningitis.
- Ohio elections board assures staff after meningitis case Updated: Apr-20-15 6:40 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - An Ohio elections board is assuring staff members and voters operations will continue as usual after a poll worker in training contracted bacterial meningitis.
- Report: Hostile workplace at university Alzheimer's center Updated: Apr-19-15 6:15 pm
LOS ANGELES - An investigation found that female faculty at the Alzheimer's disease research center at the University of California, Los Angeles, worked under hostile conditions, according to a newspaper report.
- Student's family experience led to Run For Memories Updated: Apr-19-15 10:59 am
HAGERSTOWN, Maryland - Jake Fishkin has seen firsthand the toll Alzheimer's disease can have on a family.
- Lawrence High shot putter pushing past cerebral palsy Updated: Apr-17-15 3:53 pm
LAWRENCE, Kansas - There wasn't an announcement. Lawrence High School junior Matthew Whaley heard his name called, rolled into the shot put circle, threw the shot, then waited for his next throw.
- New Hampshire veterans home seeks $4.7M for dementia unit Updated: Apr-17-15 9:49 am
TILTON, New Hampshire - A New Hampshire veterans home is seeking $4.7 million in additional funding from the Legislature as the state's Vietnam War veteran population ages.
- Families make videos to reassure patients with dementia Updated: Apr-17-15 1:26 am
NEW YORK - For 94-year-old Louise Irving, who suffers from dementia, waking up every day to a video with a familiar face and a familiar voice seems to spark a flicker of recognition.
- Your brain's aging and a new report urges ways to stay sharp Updated: Apr-14-15 2:18 pm
WASHINGTON - Those lost car keys that were an annoyance in your 30s can spark major anxiety in your 60s. Turns out it's pretty normal: The brain ages just like the rest of your body, says a new report that urges Americans to take steps to keep sharp in their senior years.
- Parents sue Botox maker after woman with cerebral palsy dies Updated: Apr-14-15 1:31 pm
BURLINGTON, Vermont - The parents of a Vermont woman who died last year have sued Botox maker Allergan, saying treatment of her cerebral palsy with Botox contributed to her death.
- Actavis: No apologies for seeking Alzheimer's drug profits Updated: Apr-13-15 8:56 pm
NEW YORK - A lawyer for the Irish manufacturer of an Alzheimer's drug urged a U.S. appeals court on Monday to let it replace a two-pill daily regimen with a single-dose version of the drug even if it cheats generic drugmakers of profits.
- New Mexico program tackling Alzheimer's with music on iPods Updated: Apr-13-15 12:46 pm
AZTEC, New Mexico - About 20 residents of the Good Samaritan Society's Four Corners Village sat inside a chapel on the Aztec campus on Wednesday and sang the hymn "The Sweet By-and-By."
- Loudoun confirms meningitis death; no sign of wider outbreak Updated: Apr-10-15 2:19 pm
ASHBURN, Virginia - Medical examiners have determined that a bacterial infection from the germ associated with meningitis caused the sudden death of a Loudoun County teenager this week.
- NY to spend $50M on Alzheimer's, dementia care Updated: Apr-08-15 3:04 am
ALBANY, New York - New York state is making an unprecedented investment in care for people with Alzheimer's disease.
- Idaho bill to allow marijuana extract oil heads to governor Updated: Apr-06-15 8:46 pm
BOISE, Idaho - The fate of a bill to legalize oil extracted from marijuana plants to treat children with severe epilepsy now lies with Idaho Gov. Butch Otter.