Posts Tagged ‘Alzheimer’s & Dementia Diagnosis’

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 functioning:

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A Disappointing Alzheimer’s Association International Conference

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The 2016 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference has just ended, with few encouraging developments. Here are the highlights:

A decline in one’s sense of smell may herald the onset of Alzheimer’s
A thinning of the retina may be an early indicator of Alzheimer’s
A change in personality or behavior may accompany the onset of Read More…

How to Be a Great Patient Advocate

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One of the key responsibilities of those who care for people with dementia is to interface with their physicians. As health care becomes more complex and office visits are often brief, all patients need to communicate effectively and actively participate in care planning. The increasing reliance on educated and empowered 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…

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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