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Annals of Long-Term Care
Reisa A Sperling, MD, Center for Alzheimer Research and Treatment, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, discusses her recent study and explains the association between increased amyloid levels with worse cognition and subtle changes in daily function.   Reference: …
Annals of Long-Term Care
By Julie Gould  For older adults without dementia who are experiencing declines in both memory and gait, researchers found this patient population is at a higher risk of developing dementia and “may be a group to target for prevention.” The findings of this study were published online in JAMA…
Annals of Long-Term Care
By Julie Gould  According to study findings published online in Neurology, higher out-of-pocket costs were link with lower medication adherence among older adults with common neurologic conditions—including dementia, Parkinson disease (PD), and neuropathy. Brian Callaghan, MD, MS, associate…
Annals of Long-Term Care
By Julie Gould In order to inform and update the US Preventive Services Task Force, a team of researchers sought to test the accuracy of cognitive screening instruments as well as understand both the benefits and harms of cognitive impairment treatment interventions.   Lead by Carrie Patnode, PhD…
Annals of Long-Term Care
By John DenBoer, PhD, clinical neuropsychologist Dementia is a difficult thing to deal with. Many people across the world suffer from some form of dementia, with Alzheimer disease being the most common. As a dementia specialist, I have seen how people can struggle when suffering with dementia.…
Annals of Long-Term Care
By John DenBoer, PhD, clinical neuropsychologist and founder of SMART Brain Aging Inc. We know that there is just no cure for dementia, but from my many years of research, I have found that practicing cognitive exercises on a regular basis does in fact mitigate the onset of dementia.  What are…
Annals of Long-Term Care
By John DenBoer, PhD, clinical neuropsychologist and founder of SMART Brain Aging Inc. Often times I hear about misconceptions surrounding dementia. This is one of the things I tend to struggle with most, educating the population about dementia. I have come to find that not only do people not…
Annals of Long-Term Care
By Julie Gould Ismaeel Yunusa, PharmD, of the School of Pharmacy at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Boston, recently spoke with Annals of Long-Term Care to discuss the results of his recent study published online in JAMA Network Open. According to the study, “the…
Annals of Long-Term Care
By John DenBoer, PhD, Clinical Neuropsychologist specializing in the assessment and detection of early-stage dementia, and Founder of SMART Brain Aging, Inc. Not many people fully understand dementia. Being a clinical neuropsychologist, the thing I see the most is the many misconceptions…
Annals of Long-Term Care
By John W. DenBoer PhD, Smart Brain Aging It all started when I was attending Boston Medical School. I have always been extremely close to my grandmother, so it was very difficult on me when I noticed her starting to decline. At this time, I knew that it was my purpose to find a way to prevent…
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