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.
Recently diagnosed with dementia, Carter has worked for decade 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.
Researchers are launching a make-or-break study to test the conventional wisdom about what causes Alzheimer's disease.
A former Colorado police officer shown on body camera video roughly arresting a 73-year-old woman with dementia and later seen joking about it was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison.
Mild cognitive impairment, a common brain condition, can be an early sign of Alzheimer's disease. But most people don't know the symptoms. And some may mistake it for normal aging.
A plaque-busting Alzheimer's drug called Aduhelm has yet to prove it can preserve memory and thinking. Even so, its approval by the Food and Drug Administration is making some patients opitimistic.
At 83, Hopkins says he knew exactly how the play his role in the film The Father. "I just had a sense of it," he says. The film was directed by Florian Zeller, whose grandmother had dementia.