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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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Dual Task Training for the Win

For those of you crossword puzzle junkies out there… those of you who love your daily JUMBLE in the newspaper… those who spend big bucks on computerized brain games like Luminosity… I commend your commitment to brain health, although the ...

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Gift Ideas for the Mentally Blah

I know a sweet woman who is wheelchair bound and has a full-time, live-in caregiver.  The caregiver is pleasant, and competent, and fulfills her duties very efficiently.  But she’s not big on engagement.  The woman, Daisy, sits most of the ...

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