alzheimer's disease

NWPR Books
4:03 am
Wed May 21, 2014

Remembering Two Lives: Which Are The 'Real' Children?

Originally published on Wed May 21, 2014 9:52 am

There's a photograph of my mother's side of the family that I often think about. In it are my mother, her five siblings, and a host of children and cousins. Nestled into the center of the photograph is my grandmother, small and frail by then, but without whom none of the rest would be there.

That sense of marvelling at what multitudes could come from one person — within sight of that person — stayed with me throughout My Real Children.

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Elderly Safety
4:56 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Oregon Lawmakers Send 'Silver Alert' Bill To Governor

Oregon lawmakers sent a measure to the governor that would require law enforcement agencies to create plans to alert the public using technology.
Credit M.O. Stevens / Wikimedia

Oregonians could soon notice more alerts about people with Alzheimer's or dementia who have gone missing. Oregon lawmakers Friday sent a measure to the governor that would require law enforcement agencies to create plans to alert the public using any technology of the agency's choice. 

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NWPR Books
5:41 am
Thu November 14, 2013

Book News: TV Pitchman Kevin Trudeau Jailed For Diet-Book Lies

Author and infomercial pitchman Kevin Trudeau.

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

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NWPR Books
2:34 pm
Sun November 3, 2013

With Fading Memory, Terry Pratchett Revisits 'Carpet People'

Best known for the Discworld fantasy series, Terry Pratchett was diagnosed with a rare form of Alzheimer's disease in 2007. But that hasn't kept him from continuing to write.
Rob Wilkins Courtesy of Clarion

Sir Terry Pratchett is one of Britain's best-selling authors. His science-fiction series Discworld has sold millions of copies worldwide. Pratchett is incredibly prolific — since his first novel was published in 1971, he has written on average two books every year.

But in 2007, 59-year-old Pratchett announced that he had been diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease. As a result, Pratchett can no longer read.

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Oregon Alzheimer Plan
5:43 pm
Mon July 30, 2012

Oregon Unveils Alzheimer Plan

The state unveiled its new plan to coordinate and improve care for people with Alzheimer's Monday.

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