HealthWatch: Alzheimer’s Risk

  MEDFORD, Ore. — The just-released Alzheimer’s Association 2014 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures report shows women in their 60s are twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease as they are breast cancer. The report states that a woman’s estimated lifetime risk of developing Alzheimer’s at age 65 is 1 in 6, compared with nearly … Continue reading »

New Numbers On Alzheimer’s Deaths

ASHLAND, Ore. — About one in three seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or dementia, according to a report released Tuesday from the Alzheimer’s Association. The report shows that while other major diseases like heart disease and stroke are declining, Alzheimer’s deaths are rising. Between 2000 and 2010, Alzheimer’s deaths rose by nearly 70 percent. There is no cure … Continue reading »