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  • Diseases that Mimic Dementia…But Are Treatable – part 2

    Dementia is a fairly broad category that can include a number of different manifestations and/or causes.  But the truth is – as I discussed in my post last week – that a number of other medical conditions actually can...

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  • Diseases that Mimic Dementia…But Are Treatable – part 1

    Dementia is the condition that adult Americans fear the most, and tragically there are conditions that can give a false alarm to trigger that fear.  What walks like dementia and quacks like dementia may not necessarily be dementia!  There...

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  • Can I Have A Hug?

    I doubt there is anyone who does not have something that they have not been able to do during the quarantine, and that they are just dying to do once again.  As for me, I have a whole list,...

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  • A Game Where Everyone Wins

    Pick your metaphor.  If you want your knife to slice easier, you sharpen it.  If you want to improve your time in a race, your train harder.  If you want to improve your golf drive, you practice.   What all...

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  • Would You Want to Know?

    Americans fear Alzheimer’s disease more than any other condition including cancer, heart disease, stroke or any other life-threatening diseases according to opinion polls.  I’ve written a lot about this memory-robbing condition that affects more than five million people in...

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  • No Vaccine for the Other Plague

    You’re fortunate that you haven’t contracted COVID, and you may even have received your first dose of a vaccine, but you likely have been laid low by the other scourge: the quarantine.  I’ve talked about the ill effects –...

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  • What Tony Bennett Can Teach Us

    Tony Bennet has arguably been one of those “one in a million” kind of musical talents, but sadly he now also is one of more than five million.  Mr. Bennett has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, a condition that...

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  • Scamming as a Superspreader

    We have all seen the advertisements for the on-line services that will help you find your ancestry by taking a sample of saliva and matching up your genes against many thousands or even millions of others.  My husband found...

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