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Wash. jury sides with Issaquah officers accused of excessive force that killed an Alzheimer’s patient

  • A Washington federal jury sided with the two Issaquah police officers who were accused of using excessive force in restraining an Asian senior with Alzheimer’s disease, causing a neck injury that eventually led to his death in 2018.
  • Wangsheng Leng, 66, suffered a neck injury when officers Michael Lucht and Kylen Whittom pushed him onto a couch by his neck and handcuffed him during an incident they investigated as a domestic dispute on Aug. 5, 2018. Leng died a month after the incident.
  • The King County Medical Examiner ruled Leng’s death a homicide, which “occurred in circumstances involving the use of physical restraint.”
  • However, the defense attorney argued that Leng’s health conditions were unknown to the officers and claimed that Leng’s frailty and health problems contributed to his death.
  • David Owens, one of Yang’s attorneys, said the verdict was “more than disappointing” and that it was “a heartbreaking reminder that injustice perpetuates injustice.”

A Washington jury sided with the two Issaquah police officers who were accused of using excessive force in restraining an Asian senior with Alzheimer’s disease, causing a neck injury that eventually led to his death in 2018.

A seven-member federal jury in the U.S. District Court in Seattle unanimously sided with officers Michael Lucht and Kylen Whittom on June 16 on a 2019 lawsuit filed by the wife of the man with Alzheimer’s disease.

Alzheimer’s patient who says he can’t remember killing his granddaughter sentenced to prison in Japan

  • Susumu Tomizawa, an 88-year-old grandfather with Alzheimer’s disease, was sentenced to four and a half years in prison in Japan for killing his granddaughter, a crime he insists he cannot remember.
  • Tomizawa got into an argument with his granddaughter in their home in Fukui Prefecture on Sept. 9, 2020. On the same night, he took a kitchen knife and went into her bedroom, where he repeatedly stabbed her in the neck.
  • The 88-year-old’s mental state became a major factor in his closely-watched trial as judges debated whether or not he knowingly killed Tomomi.
  • Hiroki Nakagawa, a forensic psychiatrist, confirmed that Tomizawa’s condition likely did not influence his crime based on his past medical records. Judge Yoshinobu Kawamura ruled that the elderly man was able to control his actions.

An Alzheimer’s patient in Japan who says he cannot remember killing his granddaughter nearly two years ago has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison.

Susumu Tomizawa, 88, got into an argument with his 16-year-old granddaughter, Tomomi, in their home in Fukui Prefecture on Sept. 9, 2020. On the same night, he took a 6.69-inch-long kitchen knife and went into her bedroom, where he repeatedly stabbed her in the neck.

Mother and Daughter Team Could Have the World’s First Alzheimer’s Vaccine

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A biotech company founded by a mother-and-daughter team has developed what could potentially be the world’s first Alzheimer’s vaccine.

Dr. Chang Yi Wang, Ph.D., a prolific bio-inventor known for her works in the fields of immunology and biochemistry teamed up with her daughter Mei Mei Hu and son-in-law Louis Reese to create United Neuroscience four years ago.

Elderly Chinese Woman with Alzheimer’s Tries to Pick Up Adult Daughter From Kindergarten

An elderly woman diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease tried to pick up her adult daughter from a kindergarten that she used to attend over three decades ago in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, China.

The heartbreaking moment happened last week when the 84-year-old unnamed elderly woman rode a bus to a local kindergarten, according to Chinese media via Shanghaiist.

Soon Tek Oh, Voice Actor of Mulan’s Dad, Dies at 85

Veteran actor Soon-Tek Oh passed away at the age of 85 on Wednesday in Los Angeles after battling Alzheimer’s Disease, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Although the South Korea native has acted in many notable movies, including “The Man With the Golden Gun” and “Missing in Action 2: The Beginning”, his most beloved role is arguably Fa Zhou, Mulan’s father in the Disney animated classic “Mulan”.

Her Grandma Has Alzheimer’s, So She Built an App to Help Her Remember

14-year-old alzheimer's app developer tries to help patients like her grandma

After watching her beloved grandmother become increasingly forgetful over the past few years due to Alzheimer’s disease, 14-year-old Emma Yang decided to use her coding skills to help make a difference.

Yang, whose grandma began showing symptoms of the chronic neurodegenerative disease when she was 7 or 8 years old, decided to create an app for her as soon as she learned how to code.

Japan Helps Create Revolutionary New Test to Catch Alzheimer’s Disease

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Diagnosing the chronic, neurodegenerative condition that is Alzheimer’s Disease requires thorough medical assessment that involves many tests to rule out other issues. However, a team of Japanese and Australian researchers may have just sped up the process through a simple and affordable blood examination.

The new test, published in the journal Nature, determines the accumulation of amyloid-beta — protein structures that form plaque in the brain of an individual with Alzheimer’s Disease.

Chinese Professor Who Brings His Mother With Alzheimer’s to His Classes is ‘Son Goals’

A university professor from Southwest China’s Guizhou Province is melting the hearts of many Chinese netizens for his unconditional love and dedication to take care of his mother who has Alzheimer’s disease.

The heartwarming story of Professor Hu Ming, 58, who teaches at Guizhou University School of Economics, was first posted online in 2016 on the Chinese microblogging site Weibo, and his story hasn’t resurfaced until recently.