Posts Tagged ‘cognitive impairment’

Can you hear me now?

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Over 50% of people over the age of 70 have a hearing impairment. Left untreated, the loss results in social isolation, lack of intellectual stimulation, Read More…

Taking Stock at the Holidays

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Screen Shot 2016-12-18 at 10.45.25 PMAmid reunions and celebrations, the holidays are a time for assessment for those worried about the cognitive well-being of their parents. Here are some ways to assess how well they are Read More…

Is Dementia on the Wane?

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In 2014, researchers at the Boston University School of Medicine reported at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference that the prevalence of dementia among certain populations was decreasing. These findings were not highlighted, in part because the research had not been published in a peer-reviewed journal. And since the specter of Read More…

Art Therapy: Zen Doodles

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IMG_20160228_221415058I have been reading about the benefits of art therapy for the better part of year. Skeptically. Why would adults enjoy coloring inside the lines? And how could this activity translate into a stress reducing exercise?

My skepticism dissolved this past week Read More…

WHEN SHOULD YOU WORRY ABOUT YOUR MEMORY?

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When are lapses in memory normal, and when are they symptoms of cognitive decline? Each week I seem to speak with someone who is worried about memory loss. They report problems remembering people’s names, being more easily distracted, taking longer to do projects, or standing in front of the refrigerator Read More…

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