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  • Dementia Quiz

    Which of the following regarding what we know of dementia are true? Adolescent personality traits predict later onset dementia. Healthy lifestyle is an offset to genetic risk for dementia. Mid-life anxiety is linked to later dementia. The more mental...

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  • All Cause Dementia in Three Seconds

    November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month.  We also shift from Daylight Saving Time to Standard Time…I hope you appreciated the “extra hour” you had over the weekend.  But never mind setting your clock back by an hour when we...

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  • Who’s On First

    You’re seated with your frail mother in a jet at about 28,000 feet, row 15.  You had volunteered to fly out to meet her and fly her back to your home, and you just took off moments ago.  Mom...

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  • Alzheimer’s Breakthrough

    In health care some basic rules apply, no matter what the medical condition.  Number one is that prevention is better than treatment.  Number two is that early detection is better than too late…especially too little too late.  And now...

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  • Ten Tips to Healthy Aging – continued

    I left off last week with the first five (of ten) tips to healthy aging.  Before I continue with the five that comprise the rest of the list, I want to point out that this is not meant to...

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  • Ten Tips to Healthy Aging

    If I were to ask for a show of hands, I suspect nearly all would want their older loved ones to live long.  We hear stories with some regularity about someone who is 100+ years old, and I have...

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  • What to Remember…

    Do you remember when you had your last dental exam?  Your last annual physical exam?  Eye exam?  How about flu shot?  Or shingles or pneumonia vaccine?  Gets to be a rather long list, doesn’t it?  Your medical providers’ names...

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  • Lights On?

    The rest of the oft-quoted phrase is a pejorative about how “Nobody’s Home.”  And we know it’s supposed to connote low wattage of an intellectual sort.  Well, burglars who may be watching for when your mom and dad go...

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