Chronic loneliness can worsen memory in older adults and cause other declines in mental and physical health. Here’s how to check in on elderly relatives during the pandemic,
Memory difficulty is a typical symptom of menopause, but some might fear that it’s an early sign of dementia or Alzheimer’s. Many describe a sudden inability to recall simple facts as “brain fog.”
When are memory lapses a normal part of aging, and when are they potentially an early sign of Alzheimer’s disease? A geriatric medicine specialist explains.
Lewy body dementia (LBD) is a lesser-known type of dementia, but it’s one of the most common causes of dementia in older people. LBD is different from Alzheimer’s but can be tricky to diagnose.
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I often tell my patients not to blame something they are experiencing on “just getting older,” because they might miss something that could be treatable.
Sleep apnea — a sleep disorder in which breathing is briefly and repeatedly interrupted during sleep — may be doing more than affecting the quality of your sleep and making you tired. A recent study finds a link between abnormal breathing patterns during sleep – like heavy snoring and apnea – and cognitive decline at an earlier … Read More
Epilepsy is growing in adults over age 65. But it’s often hard to diagnose because it is often mistaken for dementia. Here’s what symptoms you should look out for.
When are your parents too old to drive? If you’re worried, our expert explains what factors you should consider and how to get them evaluated.