When we think of dementia, we usually envision the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease — memory loss, word-finding problems, difficulty with daily activities. A different type of dementia targets behavior and judgement instead.
The fastest-growing segment of epilepsy patients in the United States is over age 65, and their condition is potentially difficult to diagnose. One reason is that seniors often don’t experience epilepsy symptoms until these later years, and they rarely have convulsions. Instead, they have different, more understated symptoms, says epileptologist Andreas Alexopoulos, MD. These symptoms … Read More
A new study finds that Alzheimer’s disease may contribute to almost as many deaths as heart disease or cancer. Rush University Medical Center researchers studied more than 2,500 people who were age 65 and older. The researchers tested the people every year for dementia. Almost half of the people died after an average of eight years. … Read More