Aging · Dementia and Neurological Problems · Uncategorized

Tips to enhance thinking and deal with memory loss

Dear Doc Column 1-27-18  Dear Doc, I’ve just turned 75 and the old brain isn’t like it used to be.  I keep forgetting where I’ve parked.  I forget names, lose things, forget to take my pills, and have been re-watching movies, forgetting I’ve already seen them.  Any recommendations to keep me going? Hello, and thanks… Continue reading Tips to enhance thinking and deal with memory loss

Aging · Dementia and Neurological Problems · Uncategorized

My aunt has dementia

Dear Doctor Column 1-20-18  Dear Doc, doctors tell us my aunt has "dementia."  I know dementia has something to do with the memory, but what exactly is it?  Are there any treatments?  I'm sorry to hear about your aunt, but it's great that you're trying to learn more about what's going on with her.  Hopefully… Continue reading My aunt has dementia

Dementia and Neurological Problems · Uncategorized

Am I getting Alzheimer’s?

Ask the doctor: 1-14-18.  Dear Doc, I'm in my 70's and have noticed my memory seems to be slipping.  I’m having problems remembering people’s names. Does that mean I'm getting Alzheimer's? Many people have just that same question.  As they age, they develop problems remembering names and occasionally forget where they parked their car, and… Continue reading Am I getting Alzheimer’s?