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Chronic Stress and Dementia: The Lost Keys Paradox

From its earliest onset, dementia induces stress. Memory impairment, language problems, emotional dysregulation… most people are aware of these changes in the early stages of neurodegeneration. This awareness is upsetting, and it can trigger a cascade of hormonal changes that ...

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After the Neurologist: What Comes Next?

  At last, you’ve seen the neurologist.  You’ve finally taken that big step to get some answers.  The long awaited diagnosis has come, or at least other diagnoses have been ruled out.  You leave the neurologist’s office with a prescription ...

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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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