dementia

Missing woman with dementia found safe

SPOKANE, Wash. -- Spokane Police say the missing adult woman with dementia has been found safe. SPD originally asked for public assistance in locating 67-year-old Nina at around 11:45 a.m. on Sunday. Authorities say Nina has been found safe and…

Missing 64-year-old Spokane woman found safe

SPOKANE, Wash. -- A 64-year-old Spokane woman who was reported missing has been found safe. Spokane Police said Mary Peeler who has dementia, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, was reported missing on Wednesday afternoon. Police thanked the community for their help…

Missing man with dementia found safe

SPOKANE, Wash. -- A man with dementia who went missing Wednesday evening was found safe due to the alert. An alert was sent out asking the public to be on the lookout for a missing 62-year-old man with dementia. The…

Dementia drugmaker to pay $116 million in fraud settlement

A pharmaceutical company that whistleblowers alleged paid doctors to prescribe its main drug and urged salespeople to push it as a way to control unruly dementia patients will pay more than $100 million to settle government fraud allegations.

Lifestyle can lower dementia risk, study says

A good diet and ample exercise don't just help your waistline. Healthy lifestyle factors may also help lower your risk of dementia, even if you have a higher genetic risk, according to a study published Sunday in the medical journal JAMA.

Deaths from dementia more than double in US, report says

Dementia not only affects memory and quality of life, it can be fatal. A report released Thursday by the National Center for Health Statistics shows that the rate of Americans who died from dementia has more than doubled from 30.5 deaths per 100,000 people in 2000 to 66.7 in 2017.