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Dementia is not just Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, Dementia with Lewy Bodies, mixed dementia, Parkinson’s disease, the list goes on and on. Which diseases of the brain are considered dementia, and what does dementia really mean? The misconceptions that surround dementia stems from misunderstanding the word dementia. Once people understand what dementia means, we will be able to better …

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How to Recognize Signs of Alzheimer’s in Loved Ones

A forgotten lunch date here and a sudden mood change there might not seem like much to be concerned about. But when put together, these can be early signs of Alzheimer’s disease, which affects memory, communication, judgement and quality of life. “Getting someone with Alzheimer’s disease into treatment early gives us the best opportunity to …

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7 things to remember about your loved one with Alzheimer’s

Coping with Alzheimer’s disease can be a gradual and disheartening process. As you watch your loved one slowly lose function, it can take a toll on you emotionally. Alan Stevens, PhD has special emphasis in geriatrics, and says this disease is due to buildup of plaques and tangles in the brain that trigger inflammation and …

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How B Vitamins May Protect Against Alzheimer’s, Dementia and More

B vitamins play an important role in a host of body functions, from how we convert food into energy and metabolize cholesterol, to how we manufacture red blood cells and produce myelin, the protective insulation around your nerves. But recent work at Baylor Research Institute (BRI) suggests yet another implication: Sufficient intake of vitamins B9 …

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Estrogen: One Hardworking Hormone

North Texas doctors believe they may have found a wonder drug, something that could both increase survival rates and speed recovery in trauma patients—and clinical trials are now under way to find out. So what is this potential miracle cure? Surprisingly, it’s the female hormone estrogen. The female hormone estrogen might help speed recovery in …

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Scott & White Alzheimer’s Dementia Director Clears Up Misconceptions About B-12 Study

In the United States, 5.3 million people are living with Alzheimer’s disease, and a new individual is diagnosed with the disease every 70 seconds, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. Dementia-related diseases have become a growing problem for people in the U.S. and it’s estimated that by the year 2050, someone will be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s …

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Caregivers of dementia patients get a hand up with new program

When a loved one is diagnosed with dementia, the patient’s caregiver may feel overwhelmed with “what if’s” and the burden of accomplishing daily activities with someone losing their memory. But thanks to Alan B. Stevens, Ph.D., and the Scott & White Caregiver Program, these men and women, who sacrifice their time to care for another, …

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Dr. Phillips-Sabol brings awareness to Alzheimer’s

Jacqueline Phillips-Sabol, Ph.D., ABPP-CN, exposes some misconceptions about Alzheimer’s and offers a look inside the nerve degenerative disorder to help families better understand what their loved ones are going through. She also discusses the risk factors and symptoms of Alzheimer’s, and the possible treatment options available to those diagnosed with the disorder. Although there is …

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