Speed of Speech, Rather Than Loss of Words, May Be an Early Indicator of Dementia

Years before they were diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, subtle changes became apparent in the spoken and written words of public figures Ronald Reagan and Iris Murdoch. During non-scripted public speaking, the late President Reagan … [Read more...]

Could Forgetfulness and Disorganization in Seniors Be ADHD, and Not Mild Cognitive Impairment?

Q. Lately, I’ve become quite forgetful and have been struggling with paying attention to things, impulsivity, and an inability to plan as well as I used to. When I think of cognitive impairment, I think of short-term memory loss, … [Read more...]

What Are the “Big Five” Personality Traits that Can Contribute to Dementia Risk?

Roxanne is 76 and recently started hiking and swimming with fellow enthusiasts from different generations. David, a retired attorney in his 80s, got bored and went back to school and studied for his CPA. He works for a few months … [Read more...]

How Can Alzheimer’s Drugs Get to the Brain Faster? 

Q. My sister is in the early stages of Alzheimer’s, and she may be a candidate for the drug Leqembi, to help slow down the progression. I read that a way to expedite the process and get Alzheimer’s drugs to the brain quicker was … [Read more...]

How to Talk to a Child or Grandchild about a Loved One’s Dementia

Q. My father, who has Alzheimer’s, is coming to stay with us for the holidays this year. My children, who are 7, 10, and 13, saw him last year, but his symptoms have gotten a lot more severe since then. We didn’t say anything then … [Read more...]

Sandra Day O’Connor Was a “Legal Pioneer for Bringing Awareness to Alzheimer’s” 

Sandra Day O’Connor, who was appointed as the nation's first female Supreme Court justice in 1981, died in Phoenix, Arizona last Friday at the age of 93. She died from a respiratory illness, with complications from Alzheimer’s, … [Read more...]

Red Flags When Walking and Driving May Be Indicative of Dementia 

Some people take wide turns when they are walking or driving and get disoriented easily. Some drive slowly, while others are fast and erratic. Some get lost in their own neighborhood or have momentary lapses where they forget … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: New Guidelines Are Being Proposed for Diagnosing Alzheimer’s

Dear Raider,I read somewhere that someone will soon be able to receive a diagnosis for Alzheimer’s even if they have no symptoms or family history of the disease. How will this work?Thanks for your help!Diane … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: It’s World Alzheimer’s Month — Optimistic Findings from 2023

Dear Kiwi and Mango,I read that September is World Alzheimer’s Month. Is there any good news that can help me to be more optimistic about preventing dementia or a cure being on the horizon? Thanks so much!Opta … [Read more...]

Can Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Be Detected while You’re Asleep?

Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease are both neurodegenerative diseases that currently don’t have a cure. For both diseases, great strides have been made in research, including recent findings using sleep patterns. … [Read more...]

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