dementia

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.

Kathy Griffin's mom, Maggie, suffering from dementia

Kathy Griffin's mom, Maggie Griffin, who became something of a fan favorite through her daughter's Bravo reality show, "Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List," is suffering from dementia, the comedian said Thursday in an emotional Instagram post.