Browsing All posts tagged under »Alzheimer’s«

Answer to Medical Challenge | Altered Mental Status

October 26, 2011


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Does Size Matter?

March 31, 2011


Fortunately, at least when it comes to dementia and certain brain injuries, the answer is no.  That’s thanks to something referred to as one’s “cognitive reserve.” When comparing the two images, you might assume that the owner of the brain on the left has severely reduced mental capacity – but you’d be wrong.  That decimated […]

Great Quotes in Medicine | The (Modern) Art of Medicine

February 6, 2011


What makes your doctor’s education unique from that of other health care providers? Recently, I was sitting in on a lecture by one of my favorite physician-teachers (certainly my favorite neurologist).  I’ll call him Dr. Deeds (for his resemblance to a character from the movie, Mr. Deeds).  He was giving a sort of broad, generalized […]

Weekend Health Wrap-Up | February 5th, 2011

February 5, 2011


The past few days were terribly busy & have kept me from posting.  Here are some of this week’s most interesting findings: Aerobic exercise boosts hippocampal volume: The hippocampus is a small region of brain that is critical to the storage & retrieval of long-term memory and spatial reasoning – it’s also the first to […]