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Keeping Your Sanity When a Loved One Has Dementia

Posted 6/23/2016 by UHBlog

Keeping Your Sanity When a Love One has Dementia

Staying on top of your loved one’s care is important, but it shouldn’t come at the expense of your own well-being.

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The 3 Things That Trigger Alzheimer’s in Your Brain

Posted 5/25/2016 by UHBlog

These 3 Things Activate Alzheimer's in Your Brain

The good news? You can control them.

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Try the Mind Diet – A Smart Way to Eat

Posted 1/22/2016 by UHBlog

Learn how to keep your cognitive skills sharp and reduce the risk of dementia. Nutritional researchers have discovered that just a few tweaks to a grocery list may be the way to slow normal brain aging and cognitive decline. “The Mind Diet is a healthy, largely plant-based diet that can be very helpful for brain health,” says registered and licensed dietitian Joyce Kavaras, RD, LD. “The results from the initial study are very promising.” The Mind Diet is an acronym for M...

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Study Tests Promising Alzheimer’s Drug

Posted 7/24/2014 by UHBlog

More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. This disease is characterized by severe dementia – the steady loss of memory and mental ability. “We need to test and find ways of preventing or at least slowing down the progression of the disease to ease the burden on patients, their families and society,” says neurologist Alan Lerner, MD. As the principle investigator for new research being conducted in C...

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Alzheimer’s in Your 40s? What You Need to Know

Posted 5/1/2014 by UHBlog

Ask someone to describe a typical Alzheimer’s disease patient, and chances are you’ll hear about a forgetful person with telltale signs of aging such as wrinkled hands and white hair. But what about the midlife businesswoman who suddenly can’t complete her spreadsheet? Or the forty-something man having lunch with his daughters who suddenly can’t calculate the cost of their meal? “Young onset Alzheimer’s starts before the age of 65,” explains neurologis...

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The 2 Biggest Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

Posted 3/17/2014 by UHBlog

“Alzheimer’s,” says neurology and psychiatry expert Brian S. Appleby, MD, “can start decades before you ever see any clinical symptoms.” Symptoms often begin slowly and then gradually worsen. Dementia – or a loss in cognitive ability that is so severe it affects everyday living – is a telltale symptom of Alzheimer’s disease. But how exactly does dementia manifest? Dr. Appleby identifies the two most common warning signs. Trouble Remembering New Th...

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