Why Do Some Boxers Develop Dementia and Some Don’t?

The boxing community has known for decades that repeated blows to a fighter’s head can result in permanent brain damage, resulting in dementia or Parkinson’s disease-like movement changes. The boxing community even has a name for it: punch-drunk. But while many notable fighters have developed these problems – along with depression and other neurological symptoms … Read More

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Alzheimer’s Disease Toll Vastly Underreported

A new study finds that Alzheimer’s disease may contribute to almost as many deaths as heart disease or cancer.  Rush University Medical Center researchers studied more than 2,500 people who were age 65 and older. The researchers tested the people every year for dementia. Almost half of the people died after an average of eight years. … Read More