Have you been humming a catchy song to yourself and you can't get it out of your head? Does the same song loop endlessly in your head for days or weeks at a time? New research suggests "stuck song syndrome" may be an early sign of dementia. In other words, the longer a song remains stuck in your memory, the higher your risk for dementia later on.
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Former actress Nichelle Nichols is heard screaming for her life in a new video obtained by Atlanta's CBS46 News. The 86-year-old Star Trek icon is in the midst of a battle with her son over her estate.
Fans of former model, restauranteur and lifestyle Guru B. Smith are enraged that her husband of 25 years, Dan Gasby, is openly flaunting his mistress, East Hampton socialite Alexandra Lerner, in public.
A male nurse and 3 of his friends are serving time behind bars for sexually assaulting dementia patients at an Illinois nursing facility.
Channing Butler, 28, pictured left, worked alone on the night shift at Bickford Assisted Living and Memory Care Center in west Champaign, Illinois. Prosecutors say Butler let Dontrell Netter, 24, and two other men into the nursing home at night so he could videotape them having sex with vulnerable elderly victims.
Pat Summitt, legendary Tennessee Lady Vols basketball coach, has died of Alzheimer's disease. She was 64.
Her death was announced Tuesday on Twitter.com by the Pat Summitt Foundation.
Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton suffered another coughing fit on the campaign trail.
The 68-year-old Democratic frontrunner was seized with coughing fits while speaking in Harlem, NY on Tuesday.
Clinton struggled to speak in between gulps of water. As she gasped for air, the crowd clapped and chanted "Hillary! Hillary! Hillary!"
Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton suffered a prolonged coughing fit during her campaign stop in Iowa. The 68-year-old Democratic frontrunner was speaking in West Des Moines, Iowa, when she was suddenly seized with fits of coughing.
The coughing persisted even after Clinton took a sip of water and a cough lozenge. Afterwards, Mrs. Clinton struggled to speak with a raspy, weak voice as she gasped for breath.
Yesterday, the sports world was rocked by the heartbreaking news that legendary University of Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt had been diagnosed with early onset dementia. The winner of eight national NCAA titles with the Tennessee Vols is only 59.
Imagine being 59 and finding out that you will soon wear adult diapers and be unable to care for yourself or maintain control of your most basic bodily functions.
The diagnosis was made after the Hall of Fame coach said she visited with doctors at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., after the end of the 2010-11 basketball season.
When Ms. Summitt was given her diagnosis she said she reacted with anger and depression. Then she accepted her diagnosis and eventually shared it with her student athletes. She told them she plans to continue coaching with the aide of her assistant coaches.
"I plan to continue to be your coach," Summitt said. "Obviously, I realize I may have some limitations with this condition since there will be some good days and some bad days."
Next to cancer, dementia is the worst type of diagnosis for an energetic woman like Pat Summitt who is so full of life.
Dementia is a gradual loss of cognitive function (altered thought process) which leads to chronic memory loss and disorganized thinking. The onset of the disease usually begins after age 65 and can lead to Alzheimer's disease within 10 years of diagnosis. Dementia is rare under age 65.