Alzheimer's Experts Call for Better Dementia DetectionToo few people with signs of mental decline are getting checked during routine medical visits or told when a problem is found, says a panel of Alzheimer's disease experts.
Study Links Antidepressants, Bipolar Medications, Parkinson's Drugs To DementiaNew research is raising important questions as to whether certain widely-prescribed drugs may be linked to dementia.
Scientists Create 'Prosthetic Memories' In Groundbreaking Brain ResearchPeople who have difficulty remembering things or making new memories because of a stroke, brain injury or illness may one day benefit from the amazing results of a new study that helps patients make new memories.
Dementia Study Links Your Risk With Your Fitness LevelYour stamina -- or the time it takes for you to reach peak exhaustion during exercise -- can be tied to your dementia risk, and a new study reveals how.
Researchers Investigate Cannabis Compounds to Treat DementiaThe number of people living with dementia worldwide is expected to triple in the next 50 years. Scientists are intrigued by the possibility that marijuana derivatives may slow dementia's advance.
Caregiver Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Elderly Woman Takes Plea DealAn in-home care provider accused of sexually assaulting an elderly woman in Redwood City has taken a plea bargain that will not require him to register as a sex offender.
David Cassidy Fighting Dementia, Wants To 'Enjoy Life'Former "Partridge Family" star David Cassidy says he's struggling with memory loss
Unarmed Elderly Man With Dementia Fatally Shot By Bakersfield Police OfficerA Bakersfield police officer shot and killed an unarmed 73-year-old man with dementia as he stood in a neighbor's driveway.
Missing Redwood City Woman Found SafeAn at-risk woman who went missing in Redwood City has been found safe, police said Monday afternoon.
Police Find Missing San Leandro Man With DementiaPolice have found an elderly missing San Leandro man suffering from dementia.
Certain Over-The-Counter Medications Could Increase Risk Of DementiaThere is growing evidence to suggest the long-term use of some very common over-the-counter medicines -- from pain relievers, cold and allergy treatments even some sleep aids -- may increase your risk of dementia.
Marin County Librarians Train To Care For Patrons With DementiaBay Area librarians are getting an unexpected lesson in how to deal with dementia as the elderly population in Marin County rises.