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Dialysis, Cognition, and Mortality

Dialysis patients face a multitude of metabolic challenges, including metabolic bone disease, volume overload, and electrolyte abnormalities. However, cognitive impairment may be an independent predictor of death, and presents several opportunities for doctors to affect care in ESRD and CKD patients. 840 more words


Study shows new reason for cognitive decline in Alzheimer's patients

The protein orexin, which regulates normal sleep and waking, has been shown to parallel cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s patients as its levels increase. The correlation is due to an increase of the tau protein in the cerebrospinal fluids of Alzheimer’s patients, according to a study by Dr. 130 more words

A Phrase That Should Be Considered Obscene

That phrase is “senior moment.” First of all, it is an instance of ageism, which is just as pernicious as racism or any of the other “isms.” But more importantly, it is inaccurate. 383 more words

Human Memory: Theory And Data

Memory Loss Associated With Alzheimer's Reversed For The First Time

Small trial from UCLA and Buck Institute succeeds using systems approach to memory disorders.

Patient one had two years of progressive memory loss. She was considering quitting her job, which involved analyzing data and writing reports, she got disoriented driving, and mixed up the names of her pets.

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Back to the business of Dementia after Menopause

You must forgive me. I sometimes skirt some issues in favor of others. I get on a topic like Dementia after Menopause and then some other topic crosses my path, catches my attention and I get side-stepped like crazy. 301 more words

Elderly Care

Brain Training on Trial: Passing Judgement

The global industry for products designed to monitor or improve brain health is currently estimated to be worth over $1 billion. That is expected to increase six-fold by 2020 (source: … 1,339 more words


Why Our Brains Never Fill Up

The answer to this question can be found in the September/October 2012 Scientific American Mind in the article “Making New Memories.” Actually readers of the healthymemory blog should already know the answer to this question. 482 more words

Human Memory: Theory And Data