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Cognitive Impairment

Yagana Shah

The Disturbing Link Between Memory Loss And Death

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 04.24.2014 | Fifty

Mild cognitive decline can make day-to-day life more difficult for older adults. But a new study says age-related thinking problems and memory loss ma...

A Simple Blood Test Could Predict Alzheimer's Years In Advance

Posted 03.10.2014 | Fifty

Predicting Alzheimer's could be as easy as a quick blood test, a breakthrough discovery suggests. Researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center ...

5 Things Your Surgeon Forgets to Tell You

Richard C. Senelick, M.D. | Posted 09.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Richard C. Senelick, M.D.

Going into surgery soon? Make sure you know about the "five little pearls" -- bits of practical wisdom that won't be in that fancy color pamphlet that the surgeon gives you or the packet of loose papers that the nurse shoves into your hands as you're hurried out the door after surgery.

Eat This Later In Life And You May Lose Your Mind

Posted 10.17.2012 | Fifty

In a world filled with nonstop ideas on what people should and should not eat comes a new study highlighting even more dangers associated with carbs a...

Alzheimer's Journal: My Love's Stunning Reaction To Old Photo

Marie Marley | Posted 10.18.2012 | Fifty
Marie Marley

"Ah . . . She loved me," he murmured, an affectionate expression on his face. He kept looking at the photo in silence. He didn't realize that I was the woman in the photo.

Another Sweet Reason To Eat Dark Chocolate

Posted 08.13.2012 | Fifty

Here's another sweet reason to eat chocolate: Consuming cocoa may help people with mild cognitive impairment -- a condition that affects an estimated ...

How I Got My Stubborn, Beloved Romanian Soul Mate to Stop Driving

Marie Marley | Posted 10.13.2012 | Fifty
Marie Marley

I tried to convince myself it wouldn't have happened had he not been driving after dark. In my denial, I failed to make a connection between that event and the many lapses of memory and other signs of confusion he'd been showing for some time.

ASCO, Where Have You Been? It's Time to Recognize Cognitive Issues in Your Patient Consent Document

Idelle Davidson | Posted 08.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Idelle Davidson

If the professional association that sets standards for oncologists doesn't seem to concern itself with timely disclosures, is it any wonder that clinicians in their hospital and community practices dismiss their patients' concerns as frivolous?

Catherine Pearson

Blueberries And Strawberries May Slow Cognitive Decline

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 04.26.2012 | Healthy Living

Consuming berries regularly may help curb cognitive decline among older adults, a new study finds. It suggests that eating one or more servings of blu...

Catherine Pearson

Mild Memory Problems More Common Than We Think?

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 01.25.2012 | Healthy Living

A new study suggests that rates of mild memory problems may be higher than previously thought -- and men are at higher risk than women. "We know t...

Is 'Chemo Brain' a Disability Under the Americans With Disabilities Act?

Idelle Davidson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Idelle Davidson

Chemotherapy may have cured them -- and they rejoice in that -- but they mourn the loss of the person they once were.

Catherine Pearson

At Risk For Stroke? Cognitive Problems Could Follow, Study Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 01.07.2012 | Healthy Living

Having high blood pressure may up your risk of cognitive decline, according to a new study from the National Institute of Health, which shows simply h...