What does “getting a dementia diagnosis” look like?

Are you thinking about getting a more in-depth dementia diagnosis for yourself or a loved one? If you aren’t, you may want to consider it.  I visited University of Pittsburgh’s Montefiore Hospital and did a two-day observation of their interdisciplinary team’s diagnosis process. The Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) is a fantastic place to goContinue reading “What does “getting a dementia diagnosis” look like?”

Talking Aphasia

One of my favorite things is when someone with dementia, who doesn’t normally speak, speaks to me. It happens every once in a while. I’ve had a few residents with aphasia, which means that they have (usually) the inability to communicate verbally. Interestingly, I’ve found that even though these residents usually can’t speak, they makeContinue reading “Talking Aphasia”

I’m helping to recruit patients for a new research study on Alzheimer’s disease medication! Click here to find out if you qualify. It only takes about 15 minutes. Researchers are testing a new drug, idalopirdine, to see how effective it will be in combatting Alzheimer’s disease. The other drugs currently on the market are Aricept, Namenda, andContinue reading

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