Accurately diagnosing dementia can involve working with several different medical specialists.
Jul 16 2014

Parents and dementia: Getting the right diagnosis and treatment

Family Caregiving  •  By Miles Varn 80 percent of dementia cases Vascular dementia Dementia with Lewy bodies Parkinson’s disease Frontotemporal dementia Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease Normal pressure hydrocephalus Huntington’s disease Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome. Although an accurate diagnosis is... Read More

Mar 12 2019

What you do and eat can affect your risk of dementia

Health Risk Management  •  By Miles Varn, MD develop all forms of dementia than those with low levels of mental activity. The women who were most physically active were 53% less likely to develop vascular dementia (dementia... Read More

Dec 17 2019

Navigating the holidays when a loved one has dementia

Family Caregiving  •  By Miles Varn, MD

...and explaining the dementia diagnosis, possible prognosis, and treatment options Connecting patients with physicians to manage not only their dementia but also any other chronic conditions or serious diseases they... Read More

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living with dementia
Nov 27 2018

5 things you can do to improve quality of life for loved ones with dementia

Family Caregiving  •  By Miles Varn, MD

In spite of stereotypes that paint people living with dementia as perpetually anxious and unhappy, recent research has found that the majority of years people live with cognitive impairment are... Read More

treatments for dementia
Apr 23 2015

Study finds non-drug treatments more effective for dementia symptoms

Family Caregiving  •  By Miles Varn

...effective way to deal with the behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia was to train the family members caring for the person with dementia to identify the modifiable causes of... Read More

Apr 29 2014

Don’t just rely on brain games to delay dementia

Preventive Care  •  By Miles Varn

...easy to remember, such as appointments or conversation details, or impaired thinking and reasoning skills. While MCI is not a direct risk factor for dementia, those who have MCI are... Read More

Dec 14 2019

Navigating the holidays when you’re a caregiver for a loved one living with dementia


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Jul 3 2014

When is a ‘senior moment’ a sign of something more serious?

Family Caregiving  •  By Miles Varn dementia, early diagnosis is important to ensure proper diagnosis, treatment and planning.Types of dementia include Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease and dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB).... Read More

Consuming food rich in vitamin D may help prevent dementia.
Sep 11 2014

Are you getting enough vitamin D? Research uncovered a new health risk

Preventive Care  •  By Miles Varn, new research reveals that this deficiency may also increase the risk of dementia. Given that dementia significantly decreases both quality of life and your ability to live independently, both... Read More

Are there health risks from heartburn medications?
Mar 22 2016

Are there health risks linked to heartburn medications?

Disease Management  •  By Miles Varn

...29,000 of the people in the study had developed Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia. The researchers controlled for other factors that can contribute to the development of dementia,... Read More

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