Health Topics

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Dementia/Alzheimer's Disease

Dementia isn't a specific disease. Instead, dementia describes a group of symptoms affecting thinking and social abilities severely enough to interfere with daily functioning. Many causes of dementia symptoms exist. Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of a progressive dementia.

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From The Blog

Memory loss

A Mayo Clinic study asking participants 70 and older how their memory now compared with their memory of the past indicated that four out of five had trouble remembering people’s names.

March 22, 2017

Tuned-in technology: Program monitors patients from afar

Like everyone, Katherine Schmitz has good days and bad days — but the bad days are what worry her family and medical team. That's when her medical providers recommended she try Telehealth, a home monitoring program.

September 4, 2015

Understanding Alzheimer's disease

As we age, it’s normal to experience occasional forgetfulness and even some confusion. But when you begin to have consistent issues with thinking, reasoning and remembering, it could be a sign of a more serious condition known as dementia.

 

Winnie Pao MD By Winnie Pao August 6, 2013