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The Difference Between Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia

Many people use the terms Alzheimer's disease and dementia interchangeably, but they have very different meanings...

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'New' Dementia Affects 1.3 Million But Is Often Unknown to Doctors

Quick, what is the the second-most common type of progressive dementia in the elderly?...

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Doctor Not Liable for Dementia Patient's Fatal Crash

A California jury has found that a doctor has no responsibility for a fatal car crash caused by an 85-year-old patient whom ..

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May Someone With Dementia Sign a Will?

Millions of people are affected by dementia, and unfortunately many of them do not have all their estate planning affairs ...

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Insurance Agent Given Jail Time for Selling Annuity to Elderly Woman With Dementia

A California insurance agent has been sentenced to 90 days in jail for selling an annuity to an 83-year-old woman who allegedly ..

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Dementia Patient May Face Murder Charges in Death of Fellow Nursing Home Resident

Pennsylvania prosecutors have charged a 78-year-old dementia patient with assault and are weighing murder charges ...

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Retirement Home Worker's Refusal to Administer CPR to Save Resident Sparks Debate

The refusal of a retirement home employee to administer CPR to a dying resident has gained international attention and sparked deb...

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Dr. Robert Butler, Trailblazing Advocate for the Elderly, Dies at 83

All who are elderly or who someday will be are the beneficiaries of Dr. Butler's life and work ...

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