Dr. Tiffany Chow
Tiffany Chow is a University of Toronto and Baycrest neurologist, neuroscientist, educator and author of The Memory Clinic.

Entries by Dr. Tiffany Chow

Women's Health in Middle Age Can Harm Memory in Late Life

(1) Comments | Posted May 12, 2015 | 8:33 AM

When I last wrote on this topic, I explained the bottom line of men and women NOT differing in their incidence (or propensity to getting) Alzheimer's disease. The latest results from the Mayo Clinic's analysis of their large database following older Olmsted County residents identified a difference in...

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Action Is the Key in Alzheimer's Prevention

(2) Comments | Posted July 21, 2014 | 5:35 PM

If you watch the news long enough, we physicians seem to reverse our advice every 10-15 years. Examples include whether butter or margarine is better and whether you should take aspirin to prevent strokes. A conservative approach to your health may therefore entail waiting to see which recommendations stand the...

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What Does It Take to Make Hospitals More Hospitable? It Might Take Just a Moment

(1) Comments | Posted July 9, 2014 | 5:05 PM

Physicians rarely spend a night in the hospital as a patient. We are there to work. But last year I unexpectedly spent a few nights in a row as an in-patient. I had elected to stay in a quad room, which placed me with two roommates on the orthopedic surgery...

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Women, Men and Alzheimer's

(1) Comments | Posted May 20, 2014 | 2:50 PM

"Why does Alzheimer's disease strike women more often than it does men?" Well, actually, it doesn't. When you hear that an illness affects one group more than another, your first question should be, "Is that based on incidence or prevalence?" Although we assume the report is about incidence (how frequently...

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Are You Stressing Yourself Towards Alzheimer's Disease?

(0) Comments | Posted March 3, 2014 | 4:57 PM

Consider managing your stress before it manages you. Regardless of whether you've chosen your good stressor (planning a big party for someone special), keeping yourself in stress mode for weeks, months, or years at a time will do a number on your hippocampus that sets up vulnerability to Alzheimer's disease....

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Whose No. 1 Valentine Are You?

(0) Comments | Posted February 11, 2014 | 4:58 PM

There's a crafty independent short film starring John C. Reilly conducting a man-in-the-street interview. He starts with the single question, "Are You the Favorite Person of Anybody?" and exposes some poignant moments of social isolation.

In point of fact, the only person responsible for making sure you feel...

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Last Minute New Year's Resolutions To Help Avoid Alzheimer's

(0) Comments | Posted January 27, 2014 | 7:27 AM

It's late January but not too late for New Year's Resolutions to save your brain! Some people think of resolutions as opportunities to get to items on their bucket lists, or to kick bad habits. Ever since I realized that my grandmother died of Alzheimer's disease, I've been working to...

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