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Geri Taylor: An Alzheimer Portrait of Courage

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Most people resist telling people that they have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. These newly diagnosed fear, with reason, that news of their illness will repel friends, and maybe family. There is tremendous stigma attached to Alzheimer’s. Information found on the Internet often focus on violent outbursts, hallucinations, personality changes 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…

The Patient’s Playbook: A Recommended Read!

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1449175809424My parents, like many in their generation, had the greatest respect for their doctors and unquestioningly followed whatever course of treatment they recommended. In our home, the doctor always knew Read More…

Benefits of Mediterranean Cooking

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vegetables-545944_640In the past few years, people have claimed a number of foods to have protective properties that guard against the onset of dementia. Most of these claims have not held up to scientific study.

A notable exception is Read More…

Summer Reading for Middle Schoolers

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17297348The goal of most adolescents is to fit in with their peers, even if nursing aspirations that  will set them apart from everyone else.  But when a parent or grandparent has Read More…

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