Archive for April, 2016

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…

Can Alzheimer’s Be Stopped?

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This is the key question that the producers of NOVA will address on PBS stations this Wednesday night, April 13, at 9:00 p.m. This program acknowledges that we do not yet understand what causes this disease, or how to stop it. It reviews the leading theories about the causation of 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…

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