Alzheimer's Disease

Jacquie Prenatt

Buffalo’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s returns this weekend, as thousands are expected to walk around the Outer Harbor in the name of fighting the cognitive disease.


Silver Alert: Missing 79-year-old man

Jul 23, 2017

A silver alert has been issued for a missing elderly man reported to be suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or a related cognitive disorder.

Harsh life experiences appear to leave African-Americans vulnerable to Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia, researchers reported Sunday at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in London.

Several teams presented evidence that poverty, disadvantage and stressful life events are strongly associated with cognitive problems in middle age and dementia later in life among African-Americans.

Nancy Reagan dies at 94

Mar 6, 2016

Former first lady Nancy Reagan has died of congestive heart failure in her Los Angeles home on Sunday.

Police locate eldery woman with Alzheimer's

Oct 1, 2015

Buffalo police say a missing elderly woman with Alzheimer's has been located.

According to the Alzheimer's Association, more than five million Americans have Alzheimer's disease and that number is expected to keep growing as the population ages. But now, primary care doctors may soon be able to diagnose dementia earlier.  

Avery Schneider / WBFO News

The Western New York Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association will receive a share of 50-million dollars over the next two years. The unprecedented funding comes from the new state budget. For many people it will mean support for the high cost of care-giving at home.

Report: Alzheimer's patients left out in diagnosis

Mar 26, 2015

A new report reveals that only 45 percent of Alzheimer's patients are told of their diagnosis by their doctors.

Courtesy of the WNY Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association

The Movie “Still Alice” opens in local theaters today. The film has been credited with its’ accurate portrayal of a woman coping with Alzheimer’s Disease. WBFO’s Cheryl Hagen spoke with a Western New York couple facing the same circumstances.

Courtesy of YouTube MOVIECLIPS Trailers/"Still Alice"

Since the release of the movie “Still Alice” in January, the film has drawn rave reviews for its accurate portrayal of Alzheimer’s disease.  The movie opens locally in Dipson Theaters tomorrow.

Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO

Baker Victory Services with the Alzheimer’s Association of Western New York opened a new residential care facility for people with developmental disabilities diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or age-related dementia.

Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO News

The Western New York Alzheimer’s Association held a Dementia Care Symposium in Cheektowaga Friday. The day-long event aims to spread awareness about the disease and how to get help for loved ones at risk.

Higgins calls for action on Alzheimer's

Nov 14, 2013
WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Buffalo Representative Brian Higgins took to the floor of Congress to bring attention to what he calls a "public health crisis," one that will cost the Nation $203 billion this year.