Alzheimer's

November 1, 2018

Medical researchers are increasingly exploring medications used to treat chronic illnesses to see whether they also might stave off cognitive decline.

October 25, 2018

Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia and accounts for 60 to 80 percent of all cases.

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October 23, 2018

Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor announced Tuesday that she has been diagnosed with “the beginning stages of dementia, probably Alzheimer’s.” 

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October 24, 2018

It's best for patients to express concerns about memory problems to their doctor early on, before symptoms become worse.  Their doctor can either rule out a medical problem or put into motion diagnostic tests for dementia.  The goal is to be pre

October 24, 2018

Doctors and patients should do a better job of talking to each other about cognitive problems and the potential diagnosis of dementia, says Barak Gaster, a primary-care p

August 9, 2018

Several media outlets covered the finding a significant link between three degenerative eye diseases – age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma – and Alzheimer’s disease.

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August 8, 2018

Dr. Cecilia Lee, assistant professor of opthalmology with the University of Washington School of Medicine, is lead author of a study published Aug.

August 8, 2018

Alzheimer’s disease is difficult to diagnose as well as treat,  but researchers now have a promising new screening tool using the window to the brain:  the eye.

May 25, 2018

Q-13 highlights a solution to help people living with dementia and their families. 

May 7, 2018

Mother's Day can be a struggle if your mother or loved one has memory loss or dementia. Karen Clay, a social worker with the UW Medicine Memory and Brain Wellness Center in Seattle, offers tips for having a good day with your loved one.

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