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How Alzheimer's Disease Impacts the Brain

November 26, 2019

One condition becoming all too common today is Alzheimer’s disease, a brain condition that is the 6 th leading cause of death in the United States. The Alzheimer’s Association defines the disease as “a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking, and behavior.” Alzheimer’s (also sometimes called senile dementia) doesn’t happen all at once. In fact, the symptoms may at first be dismissed as simply “getting older,” if doctors and family members aren’t vigilant. Early symptoms include relatively small issues like trouble learning new things or remembering details. Eventually, the...Continue Reading

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A Beginner's Guide to Alzheimer's

November 14, 2019

According to the Alzheimer's Association , in 2019, an estimated 5.8 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's dementia. It is the 6 th ​​​​​ leading cause of death in the United States—and for those with family members of advancing age—a dreaded diagnosis. What follows is a brief overview of what the condition is and how it might be detected. What is Alzheimer's? Alzheimer's disease is an irreversible brain disorder that slowly erodes memory and thinking ability over the course of years. As the condition worsens in severity, it eventually robs the diagnosed from the ability to perform...Continue Reading

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More Than a Hard Knock: Identifying Brain Injuries

March 5, 2018

Head injuries are often some of the scariest injuries to occur. With car accidents, falls, or other trauma, a possible head injury is one of the primary concerns for doctors. But even a seemingly innocent head bump or "hard knock" could lead to a more serious brain injury. March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. Take the time to get the facts so that you can be vigilant in understanding these types of injuries. Brain Injury Overview: Different Types of Brain Injuries Though there are many types of brain injuries, there are two general categories called traumatic brain injury (TBI) and acquired...Continue Reading