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May 2016—Review Finds Poor Public Understanding of Dementia Findings from a new review indicate that the general public possesses only a fair to moderate knowledge and understanding…

Comfort Always: The Role of the Physician in Alzheimer’s Care

With Howard Fillit, MD

May 2016—Empathy and communication constitute the foundation of sound patient care in Alzheimer’s disease.

A Diagnosis of Exclusion: Keys to Consider on the Diagnostic Accuracy of Alzheimer’s Disease

Ronald Devere, MD, FAAN

January/February 2016—New research suggests that the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease is not as simple as previously thought.

Managing Agitation and Aggression in Alzheimer’s Disease

A Q&A with Jeffrey Cummings, MD, ScD

November/December 2015—Physicians should consider a range of both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions when addressing agitation.

Update on Treatment Options for Dementia

Juan G. Ochoa, MD

September 2015—Although there is no treatment to correct the pathological process that leads to AD, there is a large window of opportunity to treat this condition before it becomes clinically evident.

Mild Cognitive Impairment – Neuropsychological and Behavioral Presentation

Francisco I. Perez, PhD, ABPP

September 2015—The following are three cases that illustrate the most common clinical neuropsychological presentations of Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) in a neurology clinic. Case1: …

The Science Behind the Powerful Benefits of Having a Purpose

Majid Fotuhi, MD, PhD And Sara Mehr

September 2015—Purpose in life is one of the main components of Quality of Life.

Understanding The Cumulative Effects of Concussion

Francis X. Conidi, DO, MS

May 2015—Effects of CTE range from headaches, dizziness, and behavioral changes to pathology suggestive of AD and PD.


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