Category: Brain and Nervous System
Care of people with dementia falls on family
Family members or other unpaid helpers provide long-term care to 83 percent of older adults in America.
UW researchers classify Alzheimer’s patients into 6 subgroups
Researchers at 19 institutions led by UW Medicine have classified Alzheimer’s patients into six subgroups with genetic differences. Their findings could open the way for personalized treatment.
Polio-like Outbreaks Tests Public Health System
Acute flaccid myelitis, a polio-like disease that has struck 414 people — mostly young children — across comes when the public health system is overstretched.
Study hard and you might lower your chances of dementia
Lifestyle factors such as diet and fitness — and also learning — increase cognitive reserve. And a higher cognitive reserve can help stave off dementia.
What causes multiple sclerosis?
Actress Selma Blair just announced she has multiple sclerosis. What do we know about multiple sclerosis, MS. What don’t we know. What do we suspect?
Mysterious Polio-Like Illness Baffles Experts
A spike in the number of children with a rare neurological disease that causes polio-like symptoms –acute flaccid paralysis–has officials across scrambling.
Dementia And Guns: When Should Doctors Broach The Topic?
Why don’t doctors talk to patients about guns? Lack of time, being unsure what to say and believing patients won’t heed their advice.
Sixth case of ‘polio-like’ illness reported in Washington child.
A sixth child is reported to have paralyzing condition called acute flaccid paralysis. All cases have had sudden onset of paralysis in one or more limbs.
Five children hospitalized with sudden onset paralysis in Washington state.
All cases are among infants and children under age six who all reportedly had symptoms of a respiratory illness in the week prior to developing symptoms of “acute flaccid paralysis.”
Learning To Live Well With Dementia
There is no cure for Alzheimer’s but there are many things that can be done to make life better for people with dementia and their caregivers.
Number of ‘elder orphans’ grows
With increasing life expectancy and geographic mobility, the chance of aging without a partner or children is significant.
Unlocked And Loaded: Families Confront Dementia And Guns
There has been debate about how to prevent people with mental illness from acquiring guns. But what seniors with declining mental faculties who have guns?