Blog

Aug

15

Catching up on me and AD and related disorders

Friday, August 15, 2014 - 10:34am

I've been too, too busy at the desk and also on the road – all of it trying to make sense of Alzheimers disease, dementia and the aging brain/mind. Some key events included attending the Alzheimer's Association International Congress (AAIC) in Copenhagen, Denmark. The image is...

Learn More

May

28

How to assess decisionmaking capacity... an audio lecture

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 8:18pm

In April 2014, I delivered on on-line lecture on the assessment of decisionmaking capacity. The talk was organized by NAPSA, the National Adult Protective Services Association, and you can...

Learn More

May

25

We all have Alzheimer's....

Sunday, May 25, 2014 - 7:00am

The April issue of Health Affairs, is dedicated to Alzheimer’s disease. It’s a thorough and thoughtful set of articles edited by Darmouth’s Julie Bynum, MD.

AlzForum covered the...

Learn More

Mar

13

A blood test for Alzheimer's??? Not so fast....

Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 12:22pm

Nature Medicine published a study reporting how in a cohort of 500 someodd adults -- average age in their 70's -- a blood measure of various lipids predicted the group who, over three yeas of follow up, was likely to develop either mild cognitive impairment or Alzheimers' disease dementia. I spoke with...

Learn More

Feb

16

Medicine by the numbers

Sunday, February 16, 2014 - 2:19pm

Follow this link to my NY Times op-ed on the new American College of Cardiology guidelines on the treatment of cardiovascular disease. I write how the guidelines that feature an "omnibus risk calculator" -- that name! -- are yet another example of the rise of actuarial practices in medicine, what I have coined "...

Learn More

Feb

16

How learning your genetic risk can transform you....

Sunday, February 16, 2014 - 2:12pm

The American Journal of Psychiatry reports two remarkable findings: After cognitively normal older adults learns they have the ε4 allele of the APOE gene that increases risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease dementia, they perform worse...

Learn More

Syndicate content