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families brave generations of alzheimer's in colombia


in a colombian region where alzheimer's has been passed on for many generations, women carry the burden of care.






can alzheimer’s be prevented? a family may hold the key


an extended family in colombia with a genetic mutation causing alzheimer’s may help scientists prevent the disease someday






can alzheimer's be prevented? a family may hold the key


an extended family in colombia with a genetic mutation causing alzheimer’s may help scientists prevent the disease someday. lesley stahl reports on the groundbreaking study






can alzheimer's be prevented? a family may hold the key


an extended family in colombia with a genetic mutation causing alzheimer’s may help scientists prevent the disease someday; lesley stahl reports on the groundbreaking study






9 ways to reduce your risk of alzheimer’s


the statistics on women and alzheimer’s disease are startling. every 66 seconds someone in the u.s. develops alzheimer’s. two-thirds are women, according to the alzheimer’s assn. women in their 60s are more than twice as likely to develop alzheimer’s over the course of their lives as they are to...






how common is alzheimer’s disease in the us?


how common is alzheimer’s disease in us? the most common type of dementia, alzheimer’s disease affects about 5.5 million americans of all ages, according to alzheimer’s association. it is a progressively debilitating disease that slowly affects memory and thinking skills. alzheimer’s is the mo...






free alzheimer's screenings on tap feb. 21


for the second year in a row, alzheimer’s san diego and sharp healthcare are offering free memory screenings to the public in hopes of helping families understand and cope with memory loss. the event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tuesday, feb. 21, is designed to spot early signs of mild cognitive...






residents say 1st atom bomb test caused cancer cases in generations of new mexic


residents say the world's first atomic bomb test caused generations of southern new mexico families to suffer from cancer and economic hardship, according to surveys gathered by an advocacy group seeking compensation for descendants. the surveys released friday detailed residents' stories from...






turmoil in venezuela to vie for pope’s attention in colombia


bogota, colombia (ap) — the brick-built center for migrants in bogota opened its doors as a haven for families displaced by colombia’s then-raging internal conflict. so as peace came within reach two years ago, its work seemed to be coming to an end and the scalabrinian nuns contemplated shuttering the 25-bed shelter. now it’s bursting […]






report: first atom bomb test caused generations of cancer


albuquerque, n.m. (ap) — a new report says the world’s first atomic bomb test caused generations of southern new mexico families to suffer from cancer and economic hardship. the report released friday detailed resident surveys from areas around the 1947 trinity test and found many hispanic families later struggled to keep up with cancer-related illnesses. […]






report: first atom bomb test caused generations of cancer


a new report says the world first atomic bomb test caused generations of southern new mexico families to suffer from cancer and economic hardship.






‘i’m 55, i’m healthy and i’m articulate’ – and have alzheimer’s disease


a lot of people don’t believe i have alzheimer’s. i’m 55, i’m healthy and i’m articulate. but i fight dementia every day. i was diagnosed with early-onset alzheimer’s in may of 2016. before that, i was an analyst at a company that manages retirement plans. my boss had called me in to say that my...






the alzheimer's death rate rose dramatically over 15 years. why?


the centers for disease control and prevention has just put out a grim report about alzheimer's disease in the united states. death rates from alzheimer's climbed 55 percent from 1999 to 2014, cdc found, and the number of americans afflicted is likely to rise rapidly in the coming years. about...






the science of fighting alzheimer’s with food


the science of fighting alzheimer’s with food diets aimed to ward off alzheimer’s disease are gaining in popularity. furthering the recent attention is famed chef paula wolfert, who talked to the new york times about the special diet she created to fight dementia, which she has been diagnosed ...






expert advice to protect you from alzheimer's


there are steps you can take right now to help improve your odds against alzheimer's disease in the future






families in flood-hit colombian city search for children


mocoa, colombia (ap) — jose albeiro vargas last saw his grandson the night a fierce rain came and unleashed havoc on this small city surrounded by rivers and mountains in southern colombia. from what the store owner has been able to gather, the torrents of mud, water and debris unleashed on the city of mocoa […]






the latest: venezuela president offers colombia assistance


bogota, colombia (ap) — the latest on the deadly river overflow in southern colombia (all times local):






colombia: rebel bomb attack kills soldier, wounds 3 more


colombia's army says a soldier has been killed by an explosive device attributed to a dissident wing of the revolutionary armed forces of colombia, or farc.






alzheimer's genetic test improves risk estimate


a new genetic test gives the best estimate yet of the risk of developing alzheimer’s disease, according to a study led by uc san francisco and uc san diego scientists.the test doesn’t predict whether any one individual will or will not develop alzheimer’s. it will be useful for selecting people...






the latest: colombia president declares state of emergency


bogota, colombia (ap) — the latest on the deadly river overflow in southern colombia (all times local): 1:30 p.m. the red cross reports that 127 people are dead, 220 missing and 400 injured when a water avalanche surged through a small city in colombia. a state of emergency has been declared in mocoa, located along […]






alzheimer’s deaths increased 55 percent in 15 years


deaths from alzheimer’s disease skyrocketed in recent years, rising 55 percent in just 15 years. in 2014, there were 93,541 deaths from alzheimer’s disease in the united states as compared with 44,536 in 1999, according to a new report from the centers for disease control and prevention. experts sai...






farc’s elusive finances udercuts support for colombia peace


bogota, colombia (ap) — as colombia’s leftist rebel movement begins making its transition to a political party, a crucial question hangs over the process: how much money is it hiding? chief prosecutor nestor martinez rocked the nation last week by saying he has compiled evidence that the revolutionary armed forces of colombia is sitting on […]






her car, my heart: the distorting pain of alzheimer’s disease


how a sedan took on special meaning in the grip of loss to alzheimer's disease.






colombia official says venezuelan troops’ raid may be tied to crisis


bogota, colombia (ap) — a colombian official said a four-day incursion by venezuelan troops may have been linked to colombia’s call for elections in the troubled south american nation. some 60 venezuelan soldiers crossed the border into colombia monday night and raised their national flag in a camp they set up. they withdrew thursday after […]






colombia: rebel bomb attack kills soldier, wounds 3 more


bogota, colombia (ap) — colombia’s army says a soldier has been killed by an explosive device attributed to a dissident wing of the revolutionary armed forces of colombia, or farc. the attack took place late saturday in the southern department of guaviare when soldiers and police were patrolling near a highway. an army statement says […]






former wisconsin governor's book focuses on alzheimer's


former wisconsin gov. martin schreiber is on a mission to help caregivers avoid the pitfalls that come with caring for a loved one with alzheimer's disease.






colombia: 127 dead after rivers overflow, toppling homes


bogota, colombia (ap) — an avalanche of water from three overflowing rivers swept through a small city in colombia while people slept, destroying homes and killing at least 127 unsuspecting residents, authorities said saturday. the incident triggered by intense rains happened around midnight in mocoa, a city of about 40,000 tucked between mountains near colombia’s […]






close the growing economic divide by teaching two generations at once


two-generation strategies are grounded in the belief that if you care about kids, and their development in particular, you need to care about their families.






un: colombia disarmament process for individual arms ends


mesetas, colombia (ap) — the united nations says it has concluded the disarmament process for individual arms as part of a peace deal between colombia’s leftist rebels and the government. at a ceremony in eastern colombia on tuesday u.n. observers closed the final container holding some of the 7,132 assault weapons collected at rebel camps […]






seattle biotech m3 raises $12m for clinical trial of alzheimer’s treatment


m3 says that its drug not only treats symptoms of alzheimer’s, but also modifies the disease itself to stop, and hopefully reverse, its effects.






colombia takes big step to peace as rebels lay down guns


mesetas, colombia (ap) — guerrillas from colombia’s largest rebel army no longer carry their guns along the road miles from the nearest city, a byway with mud so deep that even earth-moving equipment are paralyzed when it rains. in recent days, each of the rebels stationed at this demobilization camp carved from colombia’s eastern jungles […]






desperate search goes on for survivors in colombia


mocoa, colombia – townspeople desperately searched their ruined homes and the hospital for loved ones sunday after a torrent of water, mud and debris swept through a city in southern colombia, killing more than 200 people, many of them children, and leaving hundreds more ­missing and injured.






where are all the medicines for treating dementia?


there is no cure for common forms of dementia, such as alzheimer’s disease. doctors don’t even have a way to slow it down. what they do have are a handful of drugs that can help, a bit, with symptoms. why so few options? alzheimer’s and other dementias are complex conditions, and scientists still...






the latest: colombia president declares state of emergency


bogota, colombia (ap) — the latest on the deadly river overflow in southern colombia (all times local): 1 p.m. the president of colombia has declared a state of emergency in a city along the andean nation’s southern border where at least 112 people have been killed and hundreds are feared missing. president juan manuel santos […]






minnesota adoptees return to colombia to play hockey, of all things


three minnesota high school girls’ hockey players and natives of colombia — all of whom were adopted within a few months of each other from the same place in bogota — have been key contributors this week for team colombia at the pan american ice hockey tournament in mexico city.