dementia

St. Francis Hosts Free Educational Community Event

Every month St. Francis hosts a free event focused on helping people live healthier lives. The program is called Prime Time and the goal is to provide educational opportunities and resources to help people…

Healthy Habits Can Lower Risk Of Dementia

(CNN) - Healthy living isn't just good for you body, it's good for your brain. People who watch what they eat, work out regularly, keep drinking to a minimum and don't smoke are less likely to get dementia. Even…

Oaks at Grove Park Grand Opening

WLTZ is a proud partner of the Alzheimer's Association Georgia Chapter and today we were on hand to help celebrate the grand opening of the Oaks at Grove Park which is…

Study: Lowering Blood Pressure Could Cut Dementia Risk

(CNN) - New research reveals that lowering blood pressure could cut the risk factor of dementia. A study, published Monday, looked at mild cognitive impairment, which is a well-established precursor of dementia. It showed that while lowering blood pressure…

Alzheimer’s Association: 10 Ways to Love Your Brain

As people ponder New Year’s resolutions, the Alzheimer’s Association is encouraging everyone to include brain health on the list. Why is brain health important? Alzheimer’s disease is expected to impact nearly 14 million…

Alzheimers Vaccine Tested in Mice Could Cut Dementia In Half

(CNN) - An experimental vaccine for Alzheimer's disease is reportedly showing promising results. Researchers at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center are testing the vaccine on mice, monkeys, and rabbits. Last week they reported it safely prevented the…

Justice O'Connor Reveals She 'Probably' Has Alzheimer's

(CNN) - New information on Tuesday from retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. In a letter, the 88-year-old revealed she's been diagnosed with the beginning stages of dementia and probably Alzheimer's disease. She wrote, "While the final chapter…