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Alzheimer's Disease

Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Journalism Fellows have written, produced, and published works related to mental illnesses and reducing stigma. Relevant articles and projects completed both during and after each journalist's fellowship year may be found within the archives.

17 Nov 2004
Understanding dementia

Alzheimer's is the most common type of dementia in the elderly. Symptoms of Alzheimer's disease begin slowly and can start with something as subtle as occasional forgetfulness. Alzheimer's gets worse over time.

14 Sep 2004
Dementia and the Voter; Research Raises Ethical, Constitutional Questions
Florida neurologist Marc Swerdloff was taken aback when one of his patients with advanced dementia voted in the 2000 presidential election. The man thought it was 1942 and Franklin D. Roosevelt was president.

14 Jun 2004
Reagans' Experience Alters Outlook for Alzheimer's Patients
An Alzheimer's diagnosis means something very different today than when former president Ronald Reagan announced 10 years ago that he had the illness.

19 Jun 2003
Mind Games May Trump Alzheimer's: Study Cites Effects of Bridge, Chess
Playing chess, bridge or a musical instrument significantly lowers the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia, according to the most comprehensive study to examine the benefits of challenging intellectual activity among the elderly.

26 Nov 2001
Finding Lost Minds
Though there's no cure, brain scans may detect Alzheimer's in time to ease some suffering.

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