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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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The Prevention Paradox

We humans are an interesting breed. We have the capacity to learn what causes disease, how to treat it, and how to cure it. We spend a boatload of money on medical research, looking for disease treatments and cures.  And ...

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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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