Families can get blindsided by risky behavior with money, sometimes even before a diagnosis. Having tough conversations and setting up guardrails in advance can help prevent disaster.
The announcement comes less than four months after former President Jimmy Carter entered hospice care at the couple's home in Plains, Georgia following several stints in and out of the hospital.
Reckless behavior with money can be a warning sign of cognitive decline — and the condition can put people at risk of financial ruin. There are few institutional safeguards in place.
A large study found that cutting down on alcohol is a good idea. People who quit drinking also had increased risk of dementia, but researchers cautioned about drawing conclusions from that.
Willis family announced Thursday that his previous diagnosis of aphasia has progressed to frontotemporal dementia. The disease can cause issues with speaking and writing.
In a large study, the experimental Alzheimer's drug lecanemab reduced the rate of cognitive decline by 27 percent in people in the early stages of the disease.
Researchers are launching a make-or-break study to test the conventional wisdom about what causes Alzheimer's disease.
A former Colorado police officer shown on body camera video roughly arresting a 73-year-old woman with dementia and later seen joking about it was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison.
Mild cognitive impairment, a common brain condition, can be an early sign of Alzheimer's disease. But most people don't know the symptoms. And some may mistake it for normal aging.
A plaque-busting Alzheimer's drug called Aduhelm has yet to prove it can preserve memory and thinking. Even so, its approval by the Food and Drug Administration is making some patients opitimistic.