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Vivian & Marion Brown (credit: Imokurnotok/Wikipedia)

One Of San Francisco’s Iconic Brown Twins Dies

Vivian A. Brown, one the celebrity twin sisters often seen on San Francisco streets, has died after a long battle with Alzheimers Disease.


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Missing San Carlos Alzheimer’s Patient Found Safe

A 76-year-old woman with Alzheimer’s disease who walked away from a Peninsula nursing home has been found safe, according to authorities.


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Elderly Concord Woman Found Dead Amid Extreme Heat

An elderly woman reported missing from an adult care home in Concord Sunday evening was found dead at a nearby elementary school hours later, a police sergeant said.


Patrick Willis #52, NaVorro Bowman #53 and Justin Smith #94 of the San Francisco 49ers tackle Jahvid Best #44 of the Detroit Lions during the second quarter of the NFL game at Ford Field on October 16, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. The 49ers defeated the Lions 25-19. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Study Finds Elevated Brain Disease Risk For NFL Veterans; League Donates $30M For Research

A study of former NFL players finds they were unusually prone to dying from degenerative brain disease, the latest indication that repeated blows to the head may cause serious trouble later on.



Donors Step Up To Help San Francisco’s Iconic Brown Twins

Donations have poured in to help the iconic Brown twins remain together since the older sister, Vivian, developed Alzheimer’s requiring round the clock care that landed her in the hospital.


Genentech in South San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

South San Francisco-Based Genentech Starts Clinical Trial On Alzheimer’s

Genentech is studying whether intervention can stop Alzheimer’s from developing in people genetically predisposed to the disease.



HealthWatch: Poetry Helping Alzheimer’s Patients, Families Cope

Bay Area families who struggle with the impact of Alzheimer’s disease are using poetry to help rekindle memories and create moments of joy for patients and families alike.


81-year-old Jude Hunter of Newark was reported missing on January 10, 2012. He was found in New York City a week later. Jude suffers from Alzheimer’s disease. (CBS)

Missing East Bay Man With Alzheimer’s Found In NYC

Newark police say an 81-year-old man who was missing for a week has been found 3,000 miles away.



California Lawmakers, Medical Experts Devise Plan To Deal With Alzheimer’s

State legislators and medical experts unveiled a new state plan Wednesday for coping with Alzheimer’s disease. An explosion of people with the disease is expected in the next 20 years.


Diablo Man with Alzheimer's Goes Missing

The Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office is currently searching for 84-year-old Albert Marcotte.




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