Tag: alzheimer’s

Police locate missing Alzheimer’s sufferer

Police locate missing Alzheimer’s sufferer

| March 24, 2015

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 1:14 a.m., officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department and members of the Indiana Search and Response Team located 71 year old Dewayne Trim and Alzheimer’s sufferer, who had been reported missing at 6:40 p.m., March 19. He was located in a wooded area near the location he went missing. Mr. Trim […]

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Missing Alzheimer’s sufferer sought

Missing Alzheimer’s sufferer sought

| March 19, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Police Department is asking the public’s assistance in  locating Dwayne Trim, an Alzheimer’s sufferer who, who was reported missing from the 9400 block of Camerwell Drive since 6:40 p.m., March 19. Mr. Trim is described as a white male, age 71. Officials said with falling temperatures coming, he is considered to […]

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Heritage Park hopes to ‘awaken’ Alzheimer’s patients with music

| January 31, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Alzheimer’s disease and dementia patients at Heritage Park once unable to communicate verbally are now smiling, singing and clapping. Even in the late stages of Alzheimer’s disease, while listening to their favorite music while in bed, these residents pat their legs or bob their heads to the familiar rhythms coming through their headsets. They […]

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If I forgot your name… forgive me

If I forgot your name… forgive me

| November 12, 2014

 Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Although Spring is just around the corner, I can still recall from early childhood, a tiny, beautiful little flower that would bloom in the early Spring, showing itself off with light green leaves and cluster of small, blue, pink or white flowers. This plant was affectionately named, Forget-Me-Not, and was often […]

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Fading minds need your time

Fading minds need your time

| May 9, 2014

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. I had many elderly patients who, unfortunately, began to have fading minds and were living alone. They were being cared for by personnel provided by private and city agencies. Many of them had families who visited them occasionally, but more often were befriended by strangers who had more interest in […]

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Blood test could detect early signs of dementia, scientists say | Science | theguardian.com

Blood test could detect early signs of dementia, scientists say | Science | theguardian.com

| March 9, 2014

Blood test could detect early signs of dementia, scientists say Study claims technique can predict with 90% accuracy whether people will go on to develop Alzheimer’s within three years Press Association theguardian.com, Sunday 9 March 2014 15.59 EDT A scan shows the effect of Alzheimer’s disease on the human brain. Photograph: Alamy Scientists have developed […]

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