| Jul 13, 2011
To an Alzheimer's patient, there's nothing funny about forgetting to turn off the oven, losing a telephone number or misplacing books from the library. But turning those mishaps into punch lines might turn out to be therapeutic.
The idea that...
| Jul 19, 2011
| 1:05 AM
The Aberdeen Memory Loss Family and Caregivers support group will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Aberdeen Recreation and Cultural Center, 225 Third Ave. S.E.
Holly Carr from the Golden Living Center in Redfield will present Accepting the Challenge...
| Oct 18, 2011
| 3:29 PM
New research from the Journal of Emergency Medicine says some people are getting a type of amnesia after having sex. It's called Transient Global Amnesia and it's a rare condition in which memory suddenly, temporarily disappears after intercourse....
| Nov 2, 2011
| 11:40 AM
Q. My mom, who lives with us, has Alzheimer’s disease. She barely speaks anymore and I wonder if she understands anything that is going on around her.
People with Alzheimer's disease or other forms of memory loss often seem to live in a different...
| Sep 7, 2011
| 6:30 AM
UPDATE: Missing Albany Park resident Ronald Johnson has been found and returned to his home, police said at 8:30 a.m. No other information was available.
Chicago police this morning were searching for a missing Northwest Side man they said suffers from...
| Sep 10, 2011
Lonni Sue Johnson spends every spare moment creating word puzzles superimposed on elaborate grids. The moment she puts one down, she starts on the next. In not quite three years, she has amassed a stack of paper that is 15 feet high.
Family member say...
| Sep 20, 2011
| 5:53 PM
Concussion Definition A concussion is a traumatic brain injury (TBI) that may result in a bad headache, altered levels of alertness, or unconsciousness. It temporarily interferes with the way your brain works, and it can affect memory, judgment, reflexes,...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 10:38 AM
Police were searching for a 53-year-old woman who suffers from memory loss and went missing Monday from her South Side home.
Joyce White was last seen leaving her home in the 9500 block of South Bensley Avenue in the city's Burnside neighborhood, police...
| Sep 24, 2011
| 2:17 PM
(First of two parts)
They crash together with ferocity.
Helmets collide. Teeth clench. Feet pound.
It is practice day for the Granger Rocket Football league, and the gathered boys - ages 9, 10, 11, 12 - are going through the standard tackling and...
| Oct 7, 2011
| 12:53 PM
Many of us joke about “senior moments,” when the car keys seem to have vanished into thin air. Such lapses are typical for the aging brain; if there are more significant lapses and confusion, testing for Alzheimers may be in order (dementia is...
| May 14, 2011
| 12:22 PM
Stefan Duma is unlikely to join Bruce Smith, Frank Beamer and Michael Vick on Virginia Tech football's Mount Rushmore. But his contributions to the game may prove as enduring as any sack, game plan or touchdown pass.
A professor at the Virginia Tech-Wake...