Hall of Famer Sayers has dementia

/ Mar 21, 2017

Hall of Famer Sayers has dementia

Relatives of Pro Football Hall of Famer Gale Sayers say the Chicago Bears legend has been diagnosed with dementia. His wife, Ardythe Sayers, tells The Kansas City Star that her 73-year-old husband was diagnosed four years ago and she blames Sayers’ football career. He ...

Ex-teen idol David Cassidy, 66, says he has dementia

Feb 21, 2017

Ex-teen idol David Cassidy, 66, says he has dementia

Former teen idol David Cassidy said on Monday he was suffering from dementia, a day after weekend performances in California in which he forgot his words and appeared to fall off stage raised concern about his health. The former “Partridge Family” singer and actor, ...

Japanese city tags elderly dementia sufferers with barcodes

Dec 9, 2016

Japanese city tags elderly dementia sufferers with barcodes

A city has introduced a novel way to keep track of senior citizens with dementia who are prone to getting lost: tagging their fingers and toes with scannable barcodes. A company in Iruma, Saitama Prefecture, developed tiny nail stickers, each of which carries a ...

Nov 20, 2016

21% of old dogs may be senile: study

One in five pet dogs 8 years old or above — 50 in human terms — are suspected of having symptoms of dementia similar to Alzheimer’s disease in humans, a survey by a veterinary researcher shows. The 2015-2016 survey by Mami Irimajiri of the ...