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Bowlen Presided Over Team’s Many Triumphs — And A Few Hiccups, Too

Pat Bowlen has left an indelible mark on the Broncos, certainly. But his presence and success in the NFL transformed the Denver community, too.

07/24/2014

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Bowlen’s Alzheimer’s Magnifies What’s Often A Private Struggle

The announcement that Broncos owner Pat Bowlen is suffering from Alzheimer’s pushed the disease into the spotlight Wednesday, but for many families, battling it is a quiet and private journey.

07/24/2014

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Speculation Begins About Which Of Pat Bowlen’s Children Could Take Over

Annabel and Pat Bowlen have been visible and active in Denver’s community, but much less about the Bowlen children. There’s certainly a chance they might take over the Denver Broncos Franchise at some point.

07/23/2014

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Owner Pat Bowlen Resigns Control Of Denver Broncos

The Denver Broncos have confirmed to CBS4 that Pat Bowlen has resigned control of the team due to his battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

07/23/2014

Majority owner, president, and CEO Pat Bowlen of the Denver Broncos watches as quarterback Peyton Manning speaks during a news conference announcing Manning's contract with the Denver Broncos in the team meeting room at the Paul D. Bowlen Memorial Broncos Centre on March 20, 2012 in Englewood.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

The Basics Of Alzheimer’s, And How It Affects Everyone

Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen is stepping down from control of the team during his battle with Alzheimer’s. Dr. Dave tells us how the disease impacts everyone.

07/23/2014

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Avid Cyclist With Early Onset Alzheimer’s Rides For A Cure

A Denver outdoorsman plans to pedal 100 miles. It’s an annual ride he’s done before, but this time will be different.

04/29/2014

Brenda Chedid plays cards with her grandmother, Christine Warner (credit; CBS)

Bad News About Women & Alzheimer’s Disease

Disturbing news was released Wednesday about women and Alzheimer’s disease. The new report shows women in their 60s are twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s in their lifetime as they are breast cancer.

03/19/2014

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Experts: Prepare For Big Increase In Those Who Suffer From Dementia

Those who study aging say we should prepare for a big increase in those who suffer from dementia. With older people living longer it could be a burden on caregivers.

12/06/2013

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Down Syndrome’s Link To Alzheimer’s Gets Closer Look At CU Hospital

Could studying Down syndrome help unlock the mystery of Alzheimer’s disease? Researchers are now investigating why people with Down syndrome are at a high risk for Alzheimer’s.

11/20/2013

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Using Peanut Butter And A Ruler To Make A Diagnosis

We all like fancy and high tech when it comes to medical testing, but researchers have found a simpler way to hone in towards a diagnosis of early Alzheimer’s. As CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida explains, all it takes is a spoonful of peanut butter and a ruler.

10/11/2013