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  • If It Walks Like and Quacks Like…

    We have all heard that we Americans are living longer, and that is a good thing generally speaking.  It seems, however, that living longer also exposes those with greater longevity to medical conditions that don’t affect younger adults.  One...

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  • Grand Theft Auntie

    I have written many times on the medical conditions that rob our older loved ones of their memories, and a lot of older adults fear a dementia diagnosis more than even dying itself.  But there is a wave of...

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  • It’s Never “Just” Dementia

    You may recall nearly two decades ago a George Clooney movie came out that revolved around some men who made their living as fishermen.  It was called “The Perfect Storm,” and the title drew upon what happens when not...

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  • What Alexa Won’t Tell

    Remember the ads that started with a plea: “Help, I’ve fallen and I can’t get up?”  That is so twentieth century.  Today, it is Alexa, please turn off the lights in the living room.  Alexa, please play Guns and...

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  • Number Two…Lewy Body Dementia

    If dementia were a foot race Alzheimer’s would be number one, but the first place finisher of this race might not even be able to see the runner-up on the track to the rear.  The Alzheimer’s Association estimates that...

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  • As Bad as Alzheimer’s?

    I have talked a fair bit about Alzheimer’s disease and you can probably cite from memory that every 67 seconds another new case of Alzheimer’s is diagnosed in the United States.  The sum total of all this translates into...

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  • Pet Pals Trip Up: Older Friends Take the Fall

    There were 39 million injury-related visits to the emergency room last year according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  And 300,000 of those were hip fractures in 65+ year old adults that resulted in a hospital...

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  • Add One More to the Dementia List

    In my past two postings, I know it may have sounded a bit bleak that we don’t have any FDA-approved therapies that can really address the underlying cause of the cognitive decline that is associated with dementia.  That said,...

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