Tag: Alzheimer Disease

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Dementia

Dementia is a concern for most of us these days. Whether we are worrying about an aging loved one whose memory seems to be slipping or we are contemplating lifestyle changes to reduce the chance of dementia later, dementia is something we all think about. But not everyone has a clear understanding of what causes…
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The Future of Deep Brain Stimulation

While deep brain stimulation (DBS) has a short list of approved FDA indications, the list of potential uses is quite long. At the 2018 meeting of the American Academy of Neurology, Michael S. Okun, MD, Professor of Neurology, University of Florida, discussed what the future of DBS might look like. In his presentation, Novel and…
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“The Gene” for Alzheimer Disease

Your patient just got some interesting news. He is 17 percent Eastern European, he probably sneezes in bright sunlight, and he has “the gene” for Alzheimer Disease. That’s right, your patient just had genetic testing done by a company like 23andMe. The biotech firm lets its customers send in a saliva sample to have DNA…

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