Tag: Alzheimer’s disease

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Dutch Probe ‘Appalling’ Euthanasia of Dementia Patient

(AP) — In a rare series of moves, Dutch authorities are investigating whether doctors may have committed crimes in five euthanasia cases, including the deaths of two women with advanced Alzheimer’s disease.

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Jury ‘Hopelessly Deadlocked’ in LA County Sheriff Lee Baca Trial

A mistrial was declared in the trial of former Los Angeles County Sheriff Leroy “Lee” Baca, who was indicted for working to thwart an FBI criminal investigation into inmate abuse within his jails, after jurors told the federal judge they were “hopelessly deadlocked,” 11-1.

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10 Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease Will Ferrell Apparently Finds Funny

Funnyman Will Ferrell is attached to star in and produce the upcoming comedy film “Reagan,” a fictional tale which satirizes the late President Ronald Reagan’s tragic battle with Alzheimer’s disease. In the wake of the film’s announcement, we’ve compiled a list of ten symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease that Will Ferrell must find “hilarious.”

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10 Diseases Other Than Alzheimer’s Ripe for Will Ferrell Comedy

In the wake of Will Ferrell’s decision to spoof Ronald Reagan’s battle with Alzheimer’s disease, we’ve compiled list of other tragic illnesses which the comedian might consider for follow-ups. No doubt, Mr. Ferrell, with his sophisticated insights, will be able to mine the humor in all of these.

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Young Israeli Genius Making Breakthroughs In Neuroscience

Ynetnews reports:  At the age of 16, while Amir Goldenthal’s friends were busy with matriculation exams, he was at the end of the first year of undergraduate physics – and starting his doctorate. The unprecedented decision by the heads of