Alzheimer’s

A company has started selling the first blood test to help diagnose Alzheimer’s disease, a leap for the field that could make it much easier for people to learn whether they have dementia. It also raises concern about the accuracy and impact of such life-altering news. Independent experts are leery because key test results have […]

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Earl G. Graves Sr., the founder and publisher of Black Enterprise, has died at 85. According to his son Earl “Butch” Graves, Jr., he passed away at 9:22 p.m. on April 6 after a long fight with Alzheimer’s. Graves, Jr., who is the current CEO of Black Enterprise, shared the news on Twitter. SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER:  […]

  Lifestyle guru, actress & model B. Smith has died. Smith’s husband made the unfortunate announcement on his Facebook page this morning. B. Smith’s legendary career started as a model in the 1960s. Smith made news as the first Black woman to be feated on the cover of Mademoiselle. Smith opened a set of restaurants, […]

Samuel L Jackson has joined forces with Alzheimer’s Research UK to support a campaign to help end the “cruel” condition that affected six members of his family. Alzheimer’s is a degenerative disease of the brain that causes dementia, which is a gradual loss of memory and the ability to function. Jackson’s mother, grandfather, aunts and uncles […]

  11-time Grammy nominee Musiq Soulchild has teamed up with Lyfe Jennings, Avery Sunshine and more to help raise awareness about Alzheimers. He talks to the Tom Joyner Morning Show about what to expect form show and much more. “It’s not only for patients but it’s for the caregivers. You have to have somebody to […]

Researchers will reveal a new drug that will slow or even halt Alzheimer’s disease. Listen to the audio player to hear how this can benefit patients if given to them early enough in the latest Jazzy Report. Sign Up For Our Newsletter! Listen to the “The D.L. Hughley Show” LIVE weekdays 3-7 p.m. EST! RELATED: Alzheimer’s Can […]

According to a new study, alzheimer’s isn’t something that develops when you’re old. Listen to the audio player to hear the shocking age signs start to show for the disease in the latest Jazzy Report! Sign Up For Our Newsletter! Listen to the “The D.L. Hughley Show” LIVE weekdays 3-7 p.m. EST! RELATED: The Contact Lenses That Make You Look […]

The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, this inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s disease, the […]

We all have those moments when we forget something basic, like a phone number we’ve called dozens of times, a word or a phrase that’s on the tip of our tongues, where we put the keys or if we’ve remembered to turn off the iron or the coffee pot. We talk about “senior moments” when […]

NEW YORK (AP) — A study of former NFL players finds they were unusually prone to dying from degenerative brain disease, the latest indication that repeated blows to the head may cause serious trouble later on. The death rate from Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Lou Gehrig's disease combined was about three times what one would predict […]

For the first time, researchers are reporting that a treatment might help stabilize Alzheimer's disease for as much as three years, although the evidence is weak and in only four patients. The drug is Gammagard, made by Baxter International Inc. Doctors say that four patients who have been receiving the highest dose for three years […]