News of the former TV host's medical diagnosis comes days ahead of the TV premiere of Where is Wendy Williams? — a two-part documentary detailing her health battles.
President Biden and former President Trump have both experienced public memory lapses. But brain experts say such slips, on their own, are not a cause for concern.
A new generation of blood tests can help doctors diagnose Alzheimer's without a brain scan or spinal tap. But only a few perform as well as traditional tests.
After 40 years of living and travelling together, a writer considers a trip without his wife. He can't explain where he's going or why he can't bring her along.
In Kenya, someone with symptoms of dementia may not be able to get a diagnosis — leaving both patient and family with no idea of what is going on. A program in Kenya is trying to change that.
Families can get blindsided by risky behavior with money, sometimes even before a diagnosis. Having tough conversations and setting up guardrails in advance can help prevent disaster.
Friday on Political Rewind: In this pre-recorded conversation we discuss the outpouring of support for former first lady Rosalynn Carter as her family announced her dementia diagnosis. This news comes as she spent decades fighting to erase mental health stigma and find support for caregivers. We talk to executives at the Carter Center and the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers about her legacy.
Rosalynn Carter, the wife of former President Jimmy Carter and a longtime mental health advocate and humanitarian, died on Nov. 19, 2023. She was 96. The former first lady worked for decades to promote the dignity and self-worth for people living with mental illnesses.
The announcement comes less than four months after former President Jimmy Carter entered hospice care at the couple's home in Plains, Ga., following several stints in and out of the hospital.
The Carter Center is sharing the news that former First Lady Rosalynn Carter has dementia. The center says her family wants people to know that she continues to live happily at home with her husband, visiting with loved ones and enjoying the spring weather in Plains.
Reckless behavior with money can be a warning sign of cognitive decline — and the condition can put people at risk of financial ruin. There are few institutional safeguards in place.
The Georgia Alzheimer's Disease & Related Dementias Task Force has since 2014 sought ways to improve dementia research, awareness, training, and supportive care.
A large study found that cutting down on alcohol is a good idea. People who quit drinking also had increased risk of dementia, but researchers cautioned about drawing conclusions from that.
Willis family announced Thursday that his previous diagnosis of aphasia has progressed to frontotemporal dementia. The disease can cause issues with speaking and writing.
In a large study, the experimental Alzheimer's drug lecanemab reduced the rate of cognitive decline by 27 percent in people in the early stages of the disease.