Scientists continue to unravel the complex brain changes involved in the onset and progression of Alzheimer’s disease. It seems likely that damage to the brain starts a decade or more before memory and other cognitive problems appear. During this preclinical stage of Alzheimer’s disease, people seem to be symptom-free, but toxic changes are taking place in the brain. Damage …
Dementia ECHO: Timing of Dementia Diagnosis: Why is Earlier Better?
Dementia, of all kinds, occurs in all communities and is a chronic disease. With the proper tools and education, it can be diagnosed and managed, for the most part, in primary care. In this presentation, Dr. Blythe Winchester discusses risk factors, annual wellness exam, cognitive assessment, and care plan services including how to how to …
Resource – Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia in Native Communities
This presentation titled “Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia in Native Communities: Memory Loss and Caregiving in the Rocky Mountain Region and Beyond” seeks to promote a better understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia and highlights advances that promise to improve assessment and care. Presented by Dr. Peter Pressman of the University of Colorado, Karen Hoffman of …
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