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Did You Just Forget, or Is It Something More Serious?
Apr 26, 2017 | Admin

Have you called your daughter by your wife’s name or your son by his brother’s name? Have you misplaced your car keys or forgotten where you parked at the mall?

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Researchers shift focus to prevention of Alzheimer’s
Apr 24, 2017 | Admin

It's been 10 years since Vancouver resident Jim Mann was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. In that time, multiple experimental drugs have emerged with new hopes of beating back his disease. Yet none has resulted in a viable clinical treatment.

"If there is one in my lifetime, then I'll be right there saying, 'hallelujah' and 'congratulations,' but I don't hold out that hope," Mann said.

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How To Reach The Person Inside The Dementia
Jan 02, 2017 | Admin

If you've visited a retirement home or a dementia unit, you've likely noticed the perplexing behaviour of some residents. They repeat the same phrase non-stop or restlessly do one motion over and over, banging on a wheelchair or tapping their fingers on a table. Usually, a caregiver will redirect them or just ignore them because it seems meaningless. But what if it's not?

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6 Memory Problems That Shouldn’t Worry You
Dec 06, 2016 | Admin

It's normal to forget some things, and to become a bit more forgetful as you age. It's also normal to worry about forgetting. What isn't normal is forgetting too much. But how much is too much? And how can you tell whether your memory lapses are part of normal aging or a symptom of something more serious?

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Baby Boomers, Relax. It Probably Isn’t Dementia
Dec 05, 2016 | Admin

Memory loss, a possible symptom of dementia such as Alzheimer's disease, is usually associated with old age. But as a geriatric psychiatrist and head of a memory center, I am seeing more patients age 50 to 65 who complain of increasing memory lapses and other cognitive issues.

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What Boomer Clients Fear Most
Nov 14, 2016 | Admin

At a recent roundtable discussion with top advisors, I asked attendees to write down the biggest fear of clients in their 50s, 60s and 70s. The initial answers revolved around running out of money, whether due to unexpected health issues, inflation or the need to support parents or children.

Then we came to a woman who manages $500 million for 150 households. “For my clients, the biggest issue has nothing to do with money,” she said. “The nightmare scenario for my clients is developing Alzheimers and becoming a burden on their spouse, and especially on their children.

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The Weak Evidence Behind Brain-Training Games
Oct 03, 2016 | Admin
If you repeat a specific mental task—say, memorizing a string of numbers—you’ll obviously get better at it. But what if your recollection improved more generally? What if, by spending a few minutes a day on that simple task, you could also become better at remembering phone numbers, or recalling facts ahead of an exam, or bringing faces to mind?
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