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Rates of Dementia Falling in the United States
May 2, 2016 3:27 PM by Brian Garavaglia
Recent evidence suggests the rate of dementia within the United States may actually be declining, but this appears to be somewhat paradoxical. During a time in which the life expectancy in the United States has increased to approximately 78 years of age, Read More...
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Will Nursing Home Care be a Viable Option for the Baby Boomers?
July 21, 2014 11:45 AM by Brian Garavaglia
The baby boom cohort, those who were born between 1946 and 1964, is the largest birth cohort that has ever been produced in the United States. As soldiers returned home from the war, the birth rate increased and subsequently for a decade and a half, we Read More...
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Antidepressants May Help Reduce Likelihood of Alzheimer’s Disease
May 21, 2014 9:47 AM by Brian Garavaglia
Recent research that has been conducted at Washington University Medical School and the University of Pennsylvania has found that the use of an commonly prescribed antidepressant medication may help prevent or reduce the likelihood of acquiring one of Read More...
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Walking Your Brain to Health
May 17, 2011 11:50 AM by Brian Garavaglia
Some recent research has revealed that walking may be associated with slower cognitive decline and even possibly forestall or prevent diseases such as Alzheimer's. Dr. Cyrus A. Raji, Ph.D., who led this study, found that walking just 5 miles each week Read More...
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Are You Sure It's Alzheimer's Disease?
March 3, 2011 4:01 PM by Brian Garavaglia
Aligning the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease with memory problems that may be experienced by older adults has become all too cliché. It has been known for some time that making such a definitive diagnosis while the person is still living is impossible Read More...
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Frontal-Temporal Dementia
November 24, 2010 8:32 AM by Brian Garavaglia
In the November/December edition of Scientific American-Mind , one of the feature articles discusses an often misdiagnosed illness called Frontal-Temporal Dementia (FTD). Formerly called Pick's Disease, a disease that has been known about for a number Read More...
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    Occupation: Long-term care administrator
    Setting: Sterling Heights, Mich.
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