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Nursing home staff face charges in abuse of elderly patients

ATLANTA (Reuters) - Twenty-one current and former employees of a nursing home for Alzheimer's patients in Georgia, including its owner, face a total of more than 70 criminal charges for allegedly abusing elderly patients, authorities said Tuesday. Full story

Leeza Gibbons on turning a mess into success

   TV personality and author Leeza Gibbons advises that it’s never too late to change your life and pursue a new dream or goal in her new book, “Take 2.” She tells Kathie Lee and Hoda that she wrote it after realizing she needed to “show up” in her own life.

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Actor Milo O’Shea dies at 86

   The Tony-nominated Irish actor who appeared in several TV series including “The West Wing,” has died of Alzheimer’s complications. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

Prolonging quality of life for Alzheimer’s patients

   The Ohio State University Medical Center has found a new approach to helping those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s by using pacemakers that send electrical signals deep into the brain and increasing connectivity with areas that are still healthy. NBC’s Tom Costello reports.

Alzheimer’s could be detected before symptoms occur

   Scientists discovered the brain changes leading to Alzheimer's begin decades before any symptoms, which may mean people at risk could be identified long before they start to have any memory loss. NBC’s Robert Bazell reports.

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Mark Schoenebaum, ISI Group, discusses Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer's announcement to discontinue trials of a potential Alzheimer's treatments and the impact for both company's going forward.

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