We’ve all experienced a memory blip now and then, but these so-called “senior moments” could actually be signaling a bigger problem. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is not a normal part of aging even though aging ups the risk for developing the condition. Here are 10 warning signs you can share with patients if they’re questioning what’s […]
MedPage Today presents this illuminating conversation with Daniel Gibbs, MD, PhD, a retired neurologist and author of the book, A Tattoo on my Brain: A Neurologist’s Personal Battle against Alzheimer’s Disease. In the question-and-answer session, Dr. Gibbs discusses his early diagnosis, his participation in clinical trials, and his experiences and unique perspectives as a neurologist […]
In this MedPage Today interview with Jason Karlawish, MD, co-director of the Penn Memory Center at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and author of the new book, The Problem of Alzheimer’s: How Science, Culture, and Politics Turned a Rare Disease Into a Crisis and What We Can Do About It, the biomarker “revolution” is […]
The numbers are staggering: fifty million people worldwide live with dementia, with the number expected to reach 152 million in 2050. Despite these seemingly overwhelming totals, the neurocognitive health of you and your patients is highly dependent on multiple factors. Here are five of them, all supported by evidence-based studies.