Editors USA TODAY Published 6:27 PM EDT Oct 23, 2018 What are you waiting for? Tuesday night’s Mega Millions lottery has climbed to $1.6 billion – the highest ever in U.S. lottery history. There is other important news out there today that we will get to — Sandra Day O’Connor’s announcement, Hurricane Willa and the migrant caravan, our exclusive interview with President Trump and the World Series — but first we want to dream big. What would you do it you win the $1.6 billion prize? Ticket sales have taken off as the jackpot has grown, with extended lines reported and nearly 33,000 tickets per minute getting purchased at one point in Florida. Huge lottery prizes bring out the dreamers in regular folks all across the country. And considering that about three-quarters of the possible number combinations will have been sold when the drawing is conducted at 11 p.m. ET Tuesday, a winner or group of winners likely … [Read more...] about Mega Millions lottery hits $1.6B, Sandra Day O’Connor and dementia
Alzheimers disease and dementia
A tearoom targeted at the elderly or those with dementia and Alzheimer's disease has opened in Grimsby. The Rock Foundation, a charity for people with learning disabilities, held its inaugural dinner at its Heneage Road building. CEO of the Foundation, Pamela Hodge, said: "For people that are lonely and can't get out, this is a nice safe place where they can come. They can spend time with their friends and go down memory lane. "This is somewhere elderly people can come to relax and meet friends. It can bring the community together. "We play music from the 1940s and 50s to help people relax and reminise. If people want to go into the hall and have a dance they can do. "There are so many benefits to spending time with elderly people and listening to them - it can bring a lot of joy in their life." The luncheon club which has been based in the centre for eight years will continue using the new and improved facilities. Anyone is welcome to attend and receive a three-course meal for just … [Read more...] about Rock Foundation opens Alzheimer’s and dementia-friendly tearoom
0 Have your say Scottish scientists have discovered for the first time exactly how a single sporting or car accident brain injury can develop years later into life-changing dementia. A landmark study published in the journal Brain from the Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research of Milan and the University of Glasgow provides first evidence that just one traumatic brain injury can generate an abnormal form of the dementia associated protein tau that can slowly spread through the brain, resulting in memory deficits and neuronal damage.Dr Elisa Zanier, who led the team along with Dr Roberto Chiesa, said: “Traumatic brain injury is a leading cause of death and disability in young adults. “Even in milder cases, it represents a risk factor for dementia such as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Understanding the mechanism linking an acute mechanical event to a progressive, degenerative brain disease would help development of new … [Read more...] about Link between head trauma sustained during sport and dementia
Dame Barbara Windsor, one of the most recognisable faces in Britain known for her roles in Eastenders and the “Carry On” films, has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, her husband has revealed. She is one of around 850,000 people suffering with some form of dementia in the UK. The majority have Alzheimer's disease, a terminal condition affecting the brain which the 80-year-old was diagnosed with four years ago. Read more Dame Barbara Windsor diagnosed with Alzheimer’s What is Alzheimer’s disease? Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia, which is a collective term for symptoms including problems with language and thinking, and commonly memory loss. The hallmark of the disease is the build up in the brain of damaging clumps of proteins, known as “plaques” and “tangles”. These buildups gradually kill the junctions between nerve cells in the brain, known as synapses, and eventually strangle the … [Read more...] about What is Alzheimer’s disease and what are its causes?
Dame Barbara Windsor’s husband has revealed she has Alzheimer’s disease. The actor was diagnosed in 2014, but has kept her illness a secret for the past four years. In an interview with The Sun, Scott Mitchell said: “Since her 80th birthday last August, a definite continual confusion has set in, so it’s becoming a lot more difficult for us to hide.” According to Alzheimer’s Research UK, 850,000 people in the UK are living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia today. In light of Barbara’s sad news, here’s what you need to know about the disease. [READ MORE: Dame Barbara Windsor diagnosed with Alzheimer’s] What is Alzheimer’s disease? Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia - a progressive disease affecting the function of the brain. Th terms “Alzheimer’s” and “dementia” are sometimes used interchangeably, but previously speaking to HuffPost … [Read more...] about What Is Alzheimer’s Disease? Symptoms, Diagnosis And Treatment Explained