Differentiating Different Types of Dementia

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The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer ’s Disease, (AD), a progressive illness that often begins with mild memory problems and progresses to the point where a person is dependent on others for care. Although the specific causes of AD have not been identified, scientists suspect that genetic, medical, and lifestyle risk factors may ultimately contribute to the development of AD. Some of these factors may be a genetic predisposition, poor cardiovascular health, and/or a head injury. AD ...

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How The Brain Changes As We Age

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As we age our brains change too. Most people notice that with the passing years they become a bit more forgetful and sometimes have some trouble driving or coming up with the precise word we are looking for. Often times we worry about what these changes mean for the well-being of ourselves or of a loved one.

Sometimes the changes you are noticing just normal age-related decline. At other times you get the sense that these memory changes are worse than ...

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Neuropsychology and Head Injuries

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Head injuries (also called Traumatic Brain Injury, TBI or concussions) are a very common outcome of playing certain sports as well as accidents such as falls or motor vehicle collisions. A traumatic brain injury can occur when the brain collides with the inside of the skull because of a blow to the head (such as a baseball hitting the head) or when the body rapidly stops (such as when a car hits another car.) Other brain injuries can occur when ...

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