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Will I Inherit Dementia?

“My mother had dementia, so I will too.” I hear this common misconception all the time, so allow me to clarify a few things.  Dementia is not a disease or trait.  It is not a genetic certainty like eye color ...

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#ENDALZ: A Personal Call to Action

I’ve been thinking about this massive #ENDALZ movement- the hashtag, who uses it, what it means… I taped it on my back in 2013 when I ran the Baltimore Marathon.  I thought I’d use the 26 miles to spread awareness ...

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T2 Protect AD Study

There is a new study for Alzheimer’s treatment opening across the county, and it’s exciting for many reasons. The T2 Protect AD Study (Troriluzole Trial for Alzheimer’s Disease) is unique because it focuses on people already affected by the disease- ...

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Ambiguous Loss

I wish I had known about these books sooner.  I wish I had known the term “ambiguous loss” years ago as it so aptly describes the messy, mysterious, and gradual losses associated with dementia. Ambiguity is a great word.  It ...

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