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If Your Relative Has an Aneurysm, You Might Have One Too

You might consider having a brain scan if an immediate family member has been diagnosed with a cerebral aneurysm. Ongoing clinical studies have established a link for this condition among close relatives. A brain aneurysm is an abnormal bubble in a brain artery that develops where a blood vessel wall becomes weak. “Among first-degree relatives, if one … Read More

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Broncos Owner Steps Down Due to Alzheimer’s Disease

The Denver Broncos said Wednesday that owner Pat Bowlen is giving up control of the NFL team because of his Alzheimer’s disease, a progressive, fatal disease of the brain that destroys memory and thinking skills and impairs basic daily functions.  Bowlen, whose team won two Super Bowls and who oversaw one of the NFL’s most consistently … Read More

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