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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.

Dementia Insights: A Specialist Reviews Still Alice

Ronald Devere, MD, FAAN

May 2015— Shortly before the Academy Awards I had the opportunity to see the movie Still Alice at a private showing with about 100 caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients, as well as…

Vascular Cognitive Impairment, Part 2

Alicia M. Zha, MD and Brendan J. Kelley, MD

March 2015—Cognitive impairment after acute stroke is likely under-appreciated despite its impact.

Dementia with Lewy Bodies: In the News and in the Clinic

Rachel Dolhun, MD

March 2015— Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) has been in the news since it was revealed that Robin Williams suffered hallucinations, paranoia and parkinsonism secondary to the condition.…

Vascular Cognitive Impairment, Part 1

Alicia M. Zha, MD and Brendan J. Kelley, MD

January/February 2015—Cognitive impairment after acute stroke is likely under-appreciated despite its impact.

 
 

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